05Jun 2018

By: Greg Trotter, Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune TeaSquares will begin selling its tea-infused energy bars in all 187 Chicago-area Jewel-Osco stores later this year — a significant milestone in a challenging journey for the South Side food startup. Tucked away in a nondescript brick building on West 75th Street in the West Chatham neighborhood, TeaSquares hopes […]

15Apr 2018

Element Shrub’s Honeydew Jalapeno Shrub & Club just won a SOFI award (Broze Medal) in the Cold Beverage – Ready to Drink category. Here is the link of winners – scroll down to see. https://www.specialtyfood.com/awards/sofi/winners/

14Mar 2018

Flavored coconut water brand COCO5 last week announced it has completed a $1.5 million round of fundraising led by Spiral Sun Ventures and Loop Capital CEO Jim Renyolds. Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Montreal Canadiens right winger Andrew Shaw also participated in the round, the company’s first. “The majority […]

26Feb 2018

Brad Avery  Feb. 26, 2018 at 5:53 pm The Dream of the 90’s is Alive — Slice Is Coming Back! Just when 90’s nostalgia looked like it might be hitting its peak, another blast from the past arrives. Slice, a fruit-flavored soda formerly manufactured by PepsiCo, is being relaunched as a low-calorie soft drink sweetened […]

20Feb 2018

JESSICA FECTEAU February 14, 2018 02:15 PM Get ready to feel the nostalgia! Slice soda is officially making a comeback, causing all children of the 80s and 90s to rejoice at the thought of the sugar-filled cans of sweetness. According to the Chicago Tribune, entrepreneur Mark Thomann is the man to thank for obtaining the trademark […]

15Feb 2018

Bill and Wendy sit down with Chicago entrepreneur Mark Thomann. Mark has just bought up the trademark rights to Slice and plans on relaunching the classic soda band as a low-calorie, low-sugar alternative. In this interview, Mark talks about why he chose to resurrect Slice, the business of rebranding, and much more. Listen to the full audio here […]

13Feb 2018

The reincarnated version of the ’90s favorite will be low calorie and flavored with fruit juice. ELISABETH SHERMAN February 13, 2018 Nineties kids will likely remember Slice, the once-popular orange soda that eventually faded away and got discontinued. In the age of reboots, however—from classic Pepsi commercials to Fuller House and Gilmore Girls—Slice is also getting a chance at its comeback. A Chicago-based entrepreneur […]