Review: Pressery Bone Broth — Bone Broth Meets Cold-Pressed Juice

For Pressery, which produces HPP cold-pressed juices and drinking vinegars, a line of bone broths might not seem like the most logical brand extension. After all, the company's other lines are purely vegan and bone broth takes the company into the carnivore realm.

Review: Genius Drops HPP and Gets a New Package

From a packaging perspective, the new green label more effectively catches the eye than prior efforts. You are almost immediately drawn to the “Original Coconut Smoothie,” which is both the flavor name and the descriptor of what’s inside the bottle.

Hoist Successfully Grows in Enhanced Water Market

Superior hydration drink, Hoist, successfully grew its footprint in the competitive water market with a rebranding and smart transportation partnership. Working with Zipline Logistics, a beverage transportation specialist, they saved thousands in operation costs, built strong retailer relationships, and delivered on brand promises.

Karma Culture Raises $2.25 Million with Green Circle Capital Partners

Company founder and CEO CJ Rapp discussed the deliberately “modest” capital raise in a call with BevNET, saying the company raised the necessary funds to support its recent “Push For Better” campaign alongside the recent launch of its Karma Probiotics line extension.

Video: Livestream Lounge Interviews at BevNET Live

Rewatch the Livestream Lounge interviews that took place at BevNET Live Summer 2016 on June 14+15 in NYC.

Project Juice Takes Aim At Off-Premise, Hires Leader of Wholesale Development

Project Juice announced the news in a press release on Tuesday, in which CEO Susan Shields said the addition of Jirik - and the creation of the new position - arrives as part of Project Juice’s efforts to expand its wholesale business beyond its brick and mortar locations and the business’ continuing evolution from “from a cold pressed juice to a plant-powered nutrition brand."

Review: Vita 500 Seems Lost in Translation

Vita 500 is a vitamin drink that is popular in South Korea, which is where the product is manufactured. Its key benefits are its 500mg of vitamin C (830% RDA) as well as B vitamins, which come inside a formulation that tastes somewhat like a non-carbonated cousin of an energy drink.

Amid a Surge in Distribution, Genius Juice Gets a New Look

Genius Juice, which has made significant strides in the distribution of its organic coconut smoothies, recently unveiled a new look. The revamp comes with a simplified name for the brand, now known simply as “Genius,” and two new flavor varieties.

Review: Marin Kombucha

For the purposes of this review, we sampled two flavors, Pinot Sage and Apple Juniper. As far as “mainstream” kombucha flavors go, these definitely seem far from it. The products have only trace amounts of bubbles, a modest amount of sweetness, and a slight oak note.

Review: Jittery John’s Cold-Brew Uses Variety of Formats to Differentiate

Jittery John’s offers a diverse line of cold-brew coffee offerings. They have seemingly every type of cold-brew covered: ready to drink, nitro, concentrate, office delivery, single origin, New Orleans style, and even a high pressure processed variety with Brazil nut milk.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 14: Confused About Carbonation? Spindrift Wants to Keep It Simple.

In this podcast, recorded at Spindrift headquarters in Waltham, Mass., we sit down with founder and CEO Bill Creelman and CMO Strick Walker to discuss the company’s approach to an upcoming label refresh and how it incorporated consumer feedback into the redesign. They also delve into competitive set for craft soda and sparkling water, Spindrift’s strategy for winning new retailers and consumers, and the brand’s roots and positioning in the food service channel.

Review: Love Grace Herbal Energy

Love Grace’s Herbal Energy is a three-flavor line of USDA organic certified high pressure processed beverages that was created to complement its cold-pressed juice lineup. The common theme across the three flavors is described in the tag line “energy and nutrition balanced.”

Danone to Acquire WhiteWave Foods for $12.5 Billion

The deal will nearly double the size of Danone’s North America footprint, increasing it from 12 to 22 percent of the company’s total portfolio and align it with several fast-growing brands focused on healthy and sustainable lifestyles.