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Falling gas prices offer growth opportunity for private label

Falling gas prices offer growth opportunity for private label

By Elizabeth Crawford

Tumbling gas prices that are lining consumers’ pockets with savings may provide an unexpected opportunity for private label to steal market share from national brands, rather than the other way around, recent consumer survey results reveal. 

Find out where KeVita co-founder Bill Moses sees the opportunities in the beverage aisle at our innovation summit on Feb 4

Hear from the founders of Jin+Ja, Core Power, Vertical water, Reed's, Mamma Chia...

What are the key beverage trends - and companies - to watch in 2015?

By Elaine Watson

Whether it’s a new ingredient (coffee fruit, maple water, coffee leaf tea), novel technology (barrel-aged tea, ‘raw’ tea), or different way of looking at established categories (soup in a bottle, boxed water), disruptive companies are always thinking...

Chameleon Cold-Brew produces consistent coffee for consistent sales

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Chameleon Cold-Brew produces consistent coffee for consistent sales

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consistency born from thoughtful attention to detail and hiring specialists before they were needed helped start-up Chameleon Cold-Brew rapidly expand distribution by three to four times, launch a new line of ready-to-drink coffees and scoop up a prestigious...

Chia is here to stay, thanks to long-term planning by The Chia Co.

Chia is here to stay, thanks to long-term planning by The Chia Co.

By Elizabeth Crawford

A few years ago, chia seeds were virtually unheard of in the U.S., but now they are available across food categories and retail channels in a plethora of finished consumer goods and as an ingredient, thanks largely to long-range planning by The Chia Co.

Tio Gazpacho: Thinking outside the bowl...

This merges soup and beverages; we’re creating a new category...

Tio Gazpacho cold soup-in-a-bottle CEO: I wanted to stand out, not to fit in

By Elaine Watson

While some retailers didn’t know quite what to make of his ‘chilled soup in a bottle’ when he first started pitching the concept last year, around 75% “just got it immediately”, says Tio Gazpacho founder Austin Allan. “And then they would say: How come...

Keurig Green Mountain ties up with Dr Pepper on Keurig Cold

Keurig Green Mountain teams up with Dr Pepper on Keurig Cold

By Elaine Watson

Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) have struck a deal to develop products for the hotly-anticipated Keurig Cold at-home beverage system, following Keurig’s 2014 deal to work with Coca-Cola on the Cold platform.

ALO Drink expands into c-stores after dominating the natural channel

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ALO Drink expands into c-stores after dominating the natural channel

By Elizabeth Crawford

The maker of ALO, a top-selling beverage brand in the natural channel, is hoping to break into the convenience-store channel and expand its reach to more mainstream shoppers with the launch of a pulp-free version of its aloe vera drinks.

Private label products such as Simple Truth accounted for 26% of dollar sales at Kroger in the latest quarter (excluding  fuel and pharmacy)

Two-year time frame 'would almost certainly drive an increase in food prices'

Switching to new Nutrition Facts label in two years is not feasible, says Kroger

By Elaine Watson

The two-year time frame in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects the food industry to switch to new-look Nutrition Facts labels is unrealistic, and “would almost certainly drive an increase in prices of food products”, claims Kroger.

Fire Cider offers sustainable, Earth-friendly drink

Healthy Beverage Innovation

Fire Cider offers sustainable, Earth-friendly drink

By Elizabeth Crawford

For the makers of Fire Cider, an apple cider vinegar-based supplement and drink concentrate, keeping the Earth healthy is just as important as helping people stay healthy.

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