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Juice R.W. Knudsen Family has launched five new vegetable juice blend and beverage varieties, including Organic Tomato Sriracha, Organic Tomato Red Bell Pepper, Organic Carrot and Organic Beet at natural and conventional retailers. The company also launched its Organic Carrot Ginger Turmeric juice at natural retailers nationwide. The juice blends contain no preservatives. All varieties are USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Packaged in 32 oz. glass bottles, the drinks retail for $3.49-7.49, depending on variety. For more information, please call R.W. Knudsen at (530) 899-5010. Old Orchard Brands has launched Organic 100% Juice. Made with organic and non-GMO ingredients, the new line comes in four flavor varieties, including Apple, Apple Cherry, Peach Mango and Wild Berry. The products contain no added sugar and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The beverages are USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Each 64 oz. bottle provides eight, 8 oz. servings and has a suggested retail price of $3.49. For more information, please call Old Orchard at (616) 233-0500
Sports Drinks Gatorade has launched an organic line extension. The brand’s G Organic series is a line of USDA certified organic drinks formulated with seven ingredients: water, organic sugar, citric acid, organic natural flavor, sea salt, sodium citrate and potassium chloride. The line comes in three flavor varieties — Lemon, Mixed Berry and Strawberry — each containing 120 calories and 29 grams of sugar per 16.9 oz. bottle. They are available for sale at Kroger and Amazon.com and have a suggested retail price of $1.69 per bottle. For more information, please call PepsiCo at (914) 253-2000.
Water Green Sheep Water has launched a carbonated line extension. The new products are made with glacial aquifer-sourced water and packaged in Ball 10 OCTOBER 2016 BEVNET MAGAZINE
Corp.’s 16 oz. Alumi-tek bottles. The bottles are 100 percent recyclable. The products are available in coolers and the bottled water aisle at select retailers and retail for $1.99. For more information, please call Green Sheep at (305) 771-1357.
Functional Beverages Vita-Rite LLC has launched VBURST Vitamin shot, a liquid nutrition beverage. Packaged in 20 oz. bottles, the drinks come in two formulations and three flavor varieties: the antioxidant blends are available in orange lime and tropical mango flavors, and the fitness blend has a strawberry lemonade flavor. Each contains 16 vitamins and minerals. The antioxidant blend also contains grape seed extract, green tea extract, and panax ginseng. The fitness blend includes five amino acids: leucine, Isoleucine, valine, L-glutamine, and L-proline. The products are sweetened with monk fruit and have no sugar or calories. The beverages are available in over 120 retail locations across the Northeast. A 6-pack retails for $8.99 and a 12-pack sells for $17.99. For more information, please call Vita-Rite at (315) 212-6799. KeVita, a producer of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages promoting digestive and immune health, has launched three new flavor varieties in its line of Cleansing Probiotic Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics: Meyer Lemon, Ginseng Mandarin, and Elderberry. Meyer Lemon is available nationwide. Ginseng Mandarin and Elderberry are available at Whole Foods Market stores in exclusive partnership with the retailer. All three products are handcrafted with apple cider vinegar, KeVita’s proprietary water kefir culture, 4 billion colony forming units of live probiotics, 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C, and 25 calories per 8 oz. serving. The beverages retail for $3.49 per 15.2 oz bottle. For more information, please call KeVita at (805) 200-2250.
Coconut Water COCO5, a brand of all-natural flavored coconut water beverages, has revamped its packaging. Originally developed for professional athletes, the drinks are now positioned as lifestyle beverages. The products are sold at grocery stores in the Midwest and have a suggested retail price of $1.99. For more information, please call COCO5 at (312) 243-1115.
Smoothies Genius has added a new coffee-flavored variety to its line of organic coconut-based smoothies. Made with coconut water and coconut meat, the drinks