On May 31, the US Food & Drug Administration held its first public hearing on the regulation of cannabidiol, known more commonly as CBD. The ingredient is at the center of a burgeoning functional beverage category in the US and abroad. Here are the key takeaways from the FDA hearing...
Last month, Freedom Leaf Health, a publicly-traded developer of hemp-based CBD products and ingredients, announced a new water-soluble hemp extract for beverages under its IrieCBD brand. This Q&A with Garrett Wood, IrieCBD's product development and sales manager, will take the mystery out of CBD for beverages.
Beverage Innovators Embrace CBD, Shots, Keto and More
March 15, 2019
BD attended the Natural Products Expo West show last week at the Anaheim Convention Center & Arena outside Los Angeles. The event has become a showcase for products capitalizing on consumer health trends, which often evolve to mainstream appeal and drive acquisitions by large consumer products companies. Food and beverage offerings as usual dominated the show, which included more than 3,500 exhibitors spread across the equivalent of almost 10 football fields. Here’s an analysis of beverage themes and trends that emerged from this year’s show:
One Year After Refranchising, What’s Next for Coke’s Largest U.S. Bottler? Katz Sees Complexity Management, Segmentation Among Keys to Growth
March 15, 2019
Last August, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated named Dave Katz president and COO. He spent 25 years preparing for the role. BD spoke to Katz about refranchising, competition with a reorganized PepsiCo beverages unit, methods to fuel revenue growth and even CBD.
Plus, Reed’s Poised to Test New CBD Ginger Beer as FDA Plans New Rules
March 1, 2019
Sales of CBD-infused drinks reached $86 million in 2018 and will grow to more than $1.4 billion in 2023, Zenith Global and Beverage Digest have concluded in a joint report. Favorable federal regulation in the U.S. would...
The company has launched an Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola and Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. The products will be fully available by the end of the month, the company said. Packaging will include the red disc and colored neck band that is part of Coke’s global “One Brand” design strategy