Kombucha brand Health-Ade announced longstanding partner First Bev has acquired a controlling stake in the company, with investment help from Manna Tree. Daina Trout, who co-founded Health-Ade in 2012, has taken on the new role of Chief Mission Officer and will work in partnership with Jack Belsito, Managing Partner of First Bev, who will assume the role of CEO. Daina and Jack will be working to cultivate further growth for the fast-growing business, capitalizing on increasing consumer demand for gut-healthy products and expansion opportunities in retail accounts domestically and internationally.
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, the world's first frozen Greek yogurt bar and the #5 novelty brand is excited to announce today, the launch of its first snackable offering with the debut of Yasso Poppables, ridiculously creamy frozen Greek yogurt bites covered in a chocolatey coating and sprinkled with quinoa crunch.
Wrapped in the brand's signature red wax and created to meet the rising consumer demand for functional products in 2021, an extra dose of "good for you" just got easier. Babybel introduces a new range of functional dairy snacks this month available in two varieties, Babybel Plus+ Probiotic and Babybel Plus+ Vitamins.
World of Chobani Probiotics is a portfolio of yogurts and drinks, kids pouches and shakes, and non-dairy products featuring probiotics.
December 11, 2020
Chobani, maker of Greek yogurts, oat milks, probiotic drinks, and creamers, announced the debut of the new World of Chobani Probiotics, a full portfolio of probiotic yogurts and drinks, kids pouches and shakes, and non-dairy functional beverages with immunity-supporting probiotics. Chobani also added new items to the company's batch-made oat-based platform, including the vegan-friendly Chobani Oat Zero Sugar1 with 0 grams of sugar and two new Chobani Oat Coffee Creamers.
GT's COCOYO, from the maker of the world's best-selling Kombucha brand, GT's Living Foods, debuted refreshed labels that bring a brighter and bolder atmosphere to the stark white yogurt aisle. GT's COCOYO is crafted with raw young coconut meat and cultured to probiotic perfection, unlike the traditional yogurt category that is primarily based on dairy. This rich, creamy, and fully fermented coconut yogurt takes the digestion support and immunity-boosting benefits the company is known for beyond its beverage line, creating a complete and nutritious offering of probiotic diversity.
Aqua ViTea, the largest kombucha brand on the East Coast, has made four strategic executive hires: Chris Gallant, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer; Steve Konczal, Chief Financial Officer; and Chip Nolin, Chief Operating Officer. To capitalize on the fast-growing market of hard kombucha, the company is also bringing on Billy Keighley as Sales Director of its alcoholic kombucha line, AfterGlow. With their combined knowledge and experience, the four industry veterans will join forces to expand Aqua ViTea's retail presence as the company focuses on its next stage of growth.
Springfield Creamery, makers of Nancy’s Probiotic Foods, has named Ed Regnier CFO, making him only the second CFO in the company’s history. The co-founder and co-owner of Springfield Creamery, Sue Kesey, has held the position of CFO since the company’s inception in 1960 and will now assume the role of CEO.
New facility in Kentucky will flash-freeze plant-based meats and probiotic products.
August 6, 2020
Dippin’ Dots, the nation’s leading flash-frozen beaded ice cream company, has opened a new manufacturing facility focused on supporting the demand for Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics, L.L.C., an arm of the company that lends the brand’s patented technology and equipment for applications to other industries beyond ice cream.
Laura Chenel, America’s original producer of high-quality goat milk cheese for chefs and consumers, is building on the success of its award-winning fresh and aged cheeses with expanded distribution of Laura Chenel Probiotic Goat Milk Yogurt. A flavorful, healthy alternative to cow’s milk yogurt, Laura Chenel Probiotic Goat Milk Yogurt in Plain and Vanilla is available in grocery stores throughout California including Whole Foods and Mollie Stone’s, New Seasons in Portland, Oregon, specialty retailers, and online.