Posts by Brad Avery
Food and beverage industry lobbying groups filed comments with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today, ahead of this afternoon’s deadline for public response on the use of dairy terminology for plant-based products.
Icelandic-style yogurt brand Smári is branching out with a new line of “Icelandic Protein Coffee” drinks set to launch in March and a lower priced line of yogurt cups. Smári founder and CEO Smári Ásmundsson said the products are designed to tap into a growing consumer interest in international products.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is enjoying its moment as one of the hottest ingredients in the food and beverage industry. But even as regulations on hemp production have been lifted and more states adopt pro-cannabis stances, consumer education remains a key concern for the nascent CBD market.
Novamex has acquired Tio Gazpacho for an undisclosed sum, the company announced today, more than a year after the Hispanic-focused beverage marketer first invested in the drinkable soup brand. Primarily an importer of Mexican brands such as Jarritos and Mineragua, Novamex said in the announcement that it is focusing on becoming a growth platform for natural and organic beverages, such as the organic certified Tio Gazpacho.
On the second day of NOSH Live Winter 2018, entrepreneurs, investors, analysts, and executives gave their perspective on how to innovate, differentiate, and navigate in a rapidly changing industry.
In this video, NOSH reporter Meagan McGinnes and BevNET reporter Brad Avery examine developments within the sports nutrition space and recap the most notable keto products from this year’s show, including brands like Kitu Life, Rebel, Cave Shake and Love Good Fats.
Nutritional supplement company Bulletproof 360, makers of Bulletproof Coffee and bar products, has raised $40 million to fund the company’s continued growth as an omni-channel lifestyle brand.
In California, a revised FAW issued by the state Department of Public Health effectively prohibits the sale of hemp-derived CBD products, while the debate over defining an identity for the plant-based dairy category moves forward.
Five snack makers fought for the title, including popped lily seed maker Bohana, natural ice cream line Grateful Sons, better-for-you brittle Sarah’s Snacks, and protein ball brand Simply Fuel.
Nuun has made health-through-exercise a core tenet of the brand identity for its line of hydration tablets and powders. But now the company says it is looking to take care of its consumers around the clock with Nuun Immunity, a new line launching next month.