Zero-proof beverages among the predictions for the coming year
October 22, 2019
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020 in the retailer’s fifth annual trends predictions announcement. Regenerative agriculture, zero-proof drinks, West African foods, meat-plant blends and new varieties of flour are among the food influences and movements expected to take off in the next year.
Line extension features plant-based drinks that support digestive health
September 30, 2019
Emeryville, Calif.-based REBBL announced the launch of Sparkling Prebiotic Tonics, a line of plant-based beverages with 6 grams of prebiotic fiber to support digestive health. The effervescent drinks boast flavor profiles like cold-brew cola and ginger turmeric, with only 6 to 8 grams of sugar in each bottle, according to the company.
Los Angeles-based Koia announced the launch of its new Koia Keto 100 percent plant-based protein beverage line, in collaboration with Austin-based Whole Foods Market. The dessert-inspired line offers consumers a convenient indulgence to complement their ketogenic diets, the company says.
List highlights botanical use in beverages and growth of sparkling drinks
November 7, 2017
Whole Foods Market, a division of Seattle-based Amazon, announced the most anticipated food trends for the year ahead. Floral flavors, functional mushrooms and root-to-stem recipes are just a few of the picks expected to take off in 2018.
In August, Seattle-based Amazon finalized its $13.7 billion acquisition of natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas. The acquisition has translated into big changes not only in the pricing of many natural and organic products sold within Whole Foods stores, but likely will impact the ways that consumers purchase consumer packed goods (CPG).
Argo launches new RTD, cold-brew tea at stores nationwide
October 9, 2017
Chicago-based Argo Tea announced that is partnering with Whole Foods Market, a wholly owned division of Seattle-based Amazon, to launch a line of ready-to-drink (RTD) cold-brew, single-estate bottled teas into the retailer’s stores nationally. The release of the RTD line follows a successful test of the handcrafted single-estate, cold-brew teas in the company’s Argo Tea cafés last year, 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.
Seattle-based Amazon and Whole Foods Market Inc., Austin, Texas, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 a share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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