BevSpec's assets were acquired by The Organic Beverage Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integrated BioPharma, Inc.
Unlike typical diet soft drinks, which use artificial sweeteners, The Organic Beverage Company's products use only natural ingredients. SYZMO ENERGY(tm), BevSpec's first product offering and the first certified organic mainstream energy drink, debuted at the National Association of Convenience Stores annual conference in 2005. It was developed for consumers of energy drinks sensitive to health and wellness considerations. In addition to the distribution already established by BevSpec, The Organic Beverage Company expects to expand into the convenience channel in 2007 and to further expand its line of premium organic beverage products.
E. Gerald Kay, Chief Executive Officer of Integrated BioPharma, Inc., said "We believe the market is looking for healthier beverages with only natural sweeteners and organic ingredients. The acquisition of these assets allows us to expand our line of healthful products into consumer beverages. We expect to realize significant benefits and synergies with this acquisition as a result of the experience and relationships developed in our nutraceutical health drinks business."
From the March 26, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash