Super-premium green juice outpaces juice segment, IRI reports
June 26, 2014
Super-premium green juice is outpacing the growth of the $1.6 billion super-premium juice category, according to Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co., citing data from Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI). Additionally, Greek yogurt, which five years ago represented less than 10 percent of yogurt sales, today represents nearly 50 percent, according to the market research firm’s data.*
Director of expositions passed away June 23 at the age of 45
June 25, 2014
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), Reston, Va., announced the passing of Director of Expositions A.J. Janosko, who passed away June 23 as the result of an accident over the weekend.
As the weather warms up, it looks as though people are finding favor with iced varieties to give themselves a little pick me up. In Beverage Industry’s May New Products poll, readers voted Verve MoJoe as the top release posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month.
Coffee company will invest $337 million in the plant over five years to support new Keurig Cold platform
June 20, 2014
Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Waterbury, Vt., closed on the purchase of a 585,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Douglasville, Ga., which will be responsible for producing pods for the company’s new Keurig Cold platform, set to launch in fiscal-year 2015.
Apple-based juices exclusively launched in select Whole Foods Market stores
June 17, 2014
Federal Way, Wash.-based Fresh Matters LLC’s ‘tude Juice brand is launching four new cold-pressed, high-pressure processed (HPP) juices in Apple Marionberry, Apple Cranberry, Apple Blueberry and Apple Ginger + Turmeric varieties. The new additions to the 'tude Juice line will be exclusively available in 166 Whole Foods Market stores in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions during July and August. The juices will be available to retailers nationwide beginning Sept. 1.
Limited-edition flavor available nationwide this summer
June 17, 2014
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Gatlinburg, Tenn., is rolling out a limited-time flavor for the summer. Ole Smoky Sweet Tea Moonshine celebrates America’s traditional summer refreshment in a 40-proof moonshine, the company says.