Company plans to expand team, retail presence, marketing campaign
July 18, 2017
Los Angeles-based Koia, a manufacturer of plant-based protein beverages, announced that it has closed on $7.5 million of Series Seed capital in a funding round led by KarpReilly, alongside existing institutional investor AccelFoods.
Survey second wave of coconut water brand’s What’s Inside Everything campaign
July 13, 2017
ZICO Coconut Water, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced a new, national survey that explores what is “at the core” of each us and how one’s filter and perspective on life — whether it be different attitudes or mindsets — can impact life’s journey.
Consumers’ desire for healthy hydration recently helped bottled water ascend to the No. 1 beverage sold in the United States on a volume basis; however, healthy hydration also has given rise to plant-based waters, which offer nutritional benefits beyond hydration.
In the Berenstain Bears’ book “Learn About Strangers,” Mama Bear uses “strange-” and traditional-looking apples to explain to Sister Bear to use caution around strangers because, like apples, you can’t tell the good from the bad by their outside appearance.
The juice and juice drinks category has been challenged to maintain its share of the beverage market as consumers look for products that contain less sugar. On the upswing, juice concentrates experienced dollar sales increases of 4.5 percent for the 52 weeks ending May 14 in U.S. multi-outlets and convenience stores, and shelf-stable bottled juices were up 1.1 percent for the same timeframe, according to Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI). However, IRI data indicates that dollar sales for aseptic juices were down 0.7 percent, canned juices were down 1.6 percent and refrigerated juice/juice drinks were down 1.5 percent.
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. introduced its newest handmade juice: Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice. Specially crafted to fight inflammation, the blend is made with just four ingredients: fresh, American-sourced carrots and apples, and a mix of ginger and turmeric, the company says.
Austin, Texas-based Daily Greens announced that its new Just Veggies line hit shelves in Central Markets stores throughout Texas. The lineup will also launch in 375 Whole Foods Market locations nationwide by September, the company says.
PicoBrew announced the release of PicoStill, a patent-pending, small-batch distilling device that is designed to work with all of the company’s countertop brewing appliances. Topped with a copper distilling coil that fits over the Pico C Keg, the machine can be used to distill hop oil, water and essential oils, the company says.