News | January 15, 2019

Stillwater Ingredients Fuels VYBES, Largest Hemp CBD Beverage By Market Share In The U.S.

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As it rounds out its first year of sales, VYBES, a line of organic, ready-to-drink beverages, has become the largest Hemp CBD beverage by market share in the U.S. – based on first-year sales, national expansion, distribution and 2019 trajectory. Powered by Stillwater Ingredients’ RIPPLE SC, the product is available in five flavors, each containing 15 mg of hemp CBD per 14 oz. bottle.

Launched in Los Angeles in January 2018, VYBES is now available in more than 1,400 stores in 17 states, and carried by 29 distributors. With celebrity fans that include Halsey, Diplo, The Chainsmokers and Stevie Wonder, among others, VYBES was the first line of Hemp CBD beverages to launch nationally, produced more than 1.1 million bottles and generated more than $8 million in retail sales in its first year alone.

RIPPLE SC (Soluble Cannabinoids) is a suite of standardized, clean-label, shelf-stable formulations of isolated cannabinoids that mix easily into wet or dry food systems, withstanding standard commercial food processes and temperatures. The ingredient allows manufacturers to simply and easily introduce fast-acting, water-soluble cannabinoids into any food environment using standard commercial kitchen or food production equipment, with no noticeable impact on flavor, consistency, texture or appearance – no specialized knowledge or processing required.

“While finalizing the formula of VYBES, and searching for a water soluble CBD solution, I came across Stillwater Ingredients and RIPPLE SC in the media,” said Jonathan Eppers, CEO of VYBES. “Because of the service the brand provides, its commitment to quality and its ability to scale with us, it presented itself as the perfect addition to our line of beverages.”

As multiple research firms and media outlets continue to identify CBD as a top culinary trend in 2019, Stillwater Ingredients expects its client roster, which also includes The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD), Canada’s global leader in delivering organic cannabis consumer packaged goods, to continue to grow.

“Non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD provide a host of wellness benefits,” said Stillwater CEO Justin Singer. “In time, we believe cannabinoids will become their own segment in the functional ingredients world, on equal footing with probiotics, flavonoids and Omega-3s.”

About Stillwater

Stillwater is a functional foods company specializing in the processing, manufacturing, and distribution of soluble cannabinoid-infused consumer packaged goods and specialty ingredients. The company’s business-to-consumer arm, Stillwater Brands, produces some of Colorado’s leading THC- and CBD-infused edibles, including Ripple dissolvable cannabinoids, Stillwater Tea, Whitewater Tea, and Clockwork Coffee. Its business-to-business arm, Stillwater Ingredients, manufactures RIPPLE SC (Soluble Cannabinoids), a suite of standardized, clean-label, shelf-stable formulations of isolated cannabinoids that mix easily into wet or dry food systems, withstanding standard commercial food processes and temperatures. RIPPLE SC allows manufacturers to simply and easily introduce fast-acting, water-soluble cannabinoids into any food environment using standard commercial kitchen or food production equipment with no noticeable impact on flavor, consistency, texture, or appearance – no specialized knowledge or processing required. Backed by service, supported by execution, and designed for scale, RIPPLE SC turns cannabinoids into just another standard ingredient, allowing brands to spend their time and money on what they do best.


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