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Pulse rolls out line of coconut water

BY Ryan Chavis

DENVER — Pulse Beverage Corp. announced that it is expanding its product line with the debut of Natural Cabana Coconut Water and Natural Cabana Pineapple Coconut Water. The new additions will be available in Albertsons grocery stores later this month.

"Coconut water has rapidly become its own category, and we are able to introduce a product that contains high-quality ingredients, superior taste and competitive pricing that appeals to a broad and diverse marketplace," said Bob Yates, CEO of Pulse. "Now that we have grown an expansive distribution network in a relatively short period of time, we look forward to introducing our coconut water to convenience and grocery stores that we believe will resonate with our product."

Pulse will officially launch its coconut water in early March at Natural Products Expo West, a tradeshow venue for natural and organic products.

 

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Sneakz shake gets national launch

BY Ryan Chavis

DENVER — Sneakz Organic announced the national launch of a children’s beverage that delivers a full serving of vegetables in the form of an organic shake. The 8-oz. shake includes a mix of nutritious foods like sweet potatoes, carrots and broccoli.

"Moms recognize the important role nutrition plays in helping children develop and lead healthy lives, but often struggle to get their kids to eat vegetables," said co-founder and CEO Charlie Philp. "We wanted to offer an easy and fun solution for parents to feed their little ones their daily veggies." 

Every shake provides 2 g of fiber from vegetables, 8 g of protein and vitamins from whole food sources. Sneakz contains no GMOs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones, and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

"Sneakz effectively delivers vegetables and key nutrients that young children need at their age, along with more fiber and less sugar than other leading flavored milks in the marketplace," nutrition and natural health expert, Keegan Sheridan, said. "As a mom of two, I know first-hand the challenge many parents face in getting their little ones to eat their veggies, and Sneakz’s great taste provides a win-win for everyone."

Sneakz is available in Chocolate flavor and is packaged in an on-the-go Tetra-Pak container. The beverage is sold for $1.99 at natural stores and major retailers like Whole Foods Market stores, Wegmans and Hy-Vee as well as online at Amazon.com.

 

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Nature Valley debuts new products

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MINNEAPOLIS — Nature Valley on Tuesday announced the introduction of two new products: Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits and Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Protein bars, which are geared towards people with active lifestyles, the company said. The company also is adding an additional variety to its Nature Valley Protein Granola line in the form of Cranberry Almond.  

"We’ve heard people asking for satisfying snack options that fit their busy schedules, and we’re excited to introduce these new product offerings that will help them take on those busy mornings and refuel later in the day," said Kerry DeLaney, marketing manager for Nature Valley. "For most people, every day is a balancing act, navigating daily activities without the time for a break in the day. It’s important to take a minute to recharge with foods that provide energy to help you do more of the things you love." 

Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits provide 26g of whole grain in each four-biscuit serving. The biscuits are available in two varieties — blueberry and honey — and come with a suggested retail price of $3.89 for a box with five servings.

Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Protein Bars are made with real fruit, crunch peanuts and almond pieces, and offer 10 g of protein per serving. The bars are available in two fruit varieties: mixed berry and strawberry. The Greek yogurt protein bars are available for a SRP of $4.19 for a five-bar box.

Nature Valley Protein Granola in Cranberry Almond packs 10 g of protein and at least 22 g of whole grain. The product can be found at retailers nationwide for an SRP of $4.49 for an 11-oz. bag. The brand’s Protein Granola also is available in two other varieties: Oats ‘n Honey and Oats ‘n Dark Chocolate.

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