Suja has a new backer–Coca Cola!

The beverage giant is trying to diversify as more consumers turn away from sodas. Coca-Cola has acquired a minority stake in organic juice maker Suja, a fast-growing beverage brand that has already sold more than 40 million bottles. The investment will give San Diego-based Suja access to Coke’s massive distribution network to additional stores across the U.S., and also help the juice company boost manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for the company’s beverages. Suja will also benefit from Coke’s supply chain strength to buy simple materials like bottles and caps at a lower cost. “We … realized that for us to take the business to the next level and provide cold-pressured juice to even more people, we needed to find the right strategic partner,” said Jeff Church, co-founder and CEO of Suja. “Coca-Cola has the ability to help us get there.” Goldman Sachs is also investing, according to Forbes, and in a round of fundraising announced earlier this year other backers included actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Sofia Vergara. Read more of the story, here. Source:...

Recognizing Exceptional Work in Energy Conservation

Conserving energy is now more important than ever and Cenergistic Inc, formerly Energy Education, is making leaps and bounds to do so. The company has been awarded the lauded name of Energy Star Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence. The company is a technology powered and data driven company that is dedicated to the principles and efforts of conservation. Cenergistic helps companies across the world reduce their energy use as well as their consumption of natural gas, electricity, fuel oil, and water. Their proven approach is built on the principles of proprietary methodology which optimizes the existing infrastructure of the company at hand to make them the most energy efficient that they can be. Cenergistic works with the companies they are partnered with to find the most effective and sustainable way to use the infrastructure that is already in place to make energy savings not only possible, but also cost effective. This approach allows the companies that Cenergistic works with, places like school districts, universities, health care organizations, churches, and so much more to reinvest the savings that they have made into the surrounding communities and the lives that they serve. Cenergistic has the ability to help those that they are working with to sustain and to really save in the energy department so that they can grow their business and make a better life for those that they work with. Not only does Cenergistic help in the short term, they provide help in creating long term energy saving programs for the clients that they work with to help insure that their clients are going to be able...