5@5: Dirty Lemon opens NYC store | Coca-Cola considers CBD beverages

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September 18, 2018

2 Min Read
5@5: Dirty Lemon opens NYC store | Coca-Cola considers CBD beverages
Dirty Lemon

Dirty Lemon is opening its first store

The wellness beverage brand that started online and isn’t available in stores is opening its own retail space this week in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. Shoppers will purchase their items via cellphone in the unstaffed space. Read more at CNBC


I don't like this store and it will be very successful

Richard Kestenbaum, co-founder of Triangle Capital LLC, doesn’t care for the staff-less store idea, but he is pretty impressed with the innovative products Dirty Lemon and Moon Juice have created, as well as their social-media-based marketing and growth plans. Read more at Forbes


Coca-Cola eyeing the cannabis market

The Coca-Cola Co. is looking to enter the cannabis-infused drinks market, talking to Aurora Cannabis of Canada about developing the beverages. The possible move follows Constellation Brands Inc.’s announcement it will increase its stake in another Canadian marijuana producer, and Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s joint venture with Hexo’s Corp. Read more at Bloomberg


These 10 cities are embracing 100% renewable energy

Ten cities across the United States—including Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Denton, Texas —have committed to 100 percent clean energy, according to a new report from the Sierra Club. Several other cities already receive at least 70 percent of their energy needs from renewable sources. Read more at Mother Nature Network


When bees go rogue, call the N.Y.P.D.

Recently, 30,000 or so bees decided to convene at Times Square in New York City, then took up residence on a hot-dog cart’s umbrella. Surprisingly, two New York Police Department beekeepers responded and rescued the bees. Each officer keeps bees at home, but one also keeps a hive on the roof of his precinct. Read more at The New Yorker

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