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Harmless Harvest will use $30m investment to increase and optimize its sustainable production capacity in Thailand, raising brand awareness, and expanding geographic distribution.

Harmless Harvest secures $30m led by Danone investment venture arm

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Harmless Harvest, a US refrigerated premium coconut water brand, has secured $30m in growth capital from Danone Manifesto Ventures and others to support expansion plans of its organic portfolio with an emphasis on meeting sustainable quality standards.

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Expo East

5 approaches show coconut water still has room to grow

By Elizabeth Crawford

The coconut water category in the US may be crowded, but it still has room to grow with sales projected to reach $1.97 billion in 2019 -- up from $778 million in 2015, according to Statista. Much of this growth likely will come from innovative twists...

“Our goal is really to establish coconut water as an additional juice to blend with other juices. It’s not so much about the coconut water concentrate, but making coconut water a component of fruit juice blends, just like pineapple,” said iTi Tropicals president Gert van Manen. (Pictured: van Manen at a sustainability summit in Thailand, courtesy of iTi Tropicals)

Interview with iTi Tropicals' Gert van Manen

iTi: Coconut water concentrate could be the next pineapple juice concentrate

By Maggie Hennessy

Gearing up for this week’s launch of coconut water concentrate acidified with acerola, ingredient supplier iTi Tropicals’ president Gert van Manen caught up with FoodNavigator-USA to talk about the market potential for coconut water, the ongoing attack...

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