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Press Clips: Chuck Norris Launches Bottled Water Company

Chuck Norris launches a bottled water company, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi talks about protecting the environment while growing a major company, Thrillist looks at sparkling waters to challenge LaCroix, and The New York Times profiles Rohan Oza in the wake of the $1.7 billion Bai sale.

Temple Turmeric Debuts New Drinking Vinegars and Shots in New York

Continuing to branch out from its signature elixir brand, Temple Turmeric expanded its lines of turmeric-based raw drinking vinegars and pure prana shots this month. The company debuted four new SKUs in New York last week, with plans to expand their distribution nationally by mid-spring.

New Soft DRINK Bar Lands in Times Square

DRINK is a first of its kind non-alcoholic beverage bar located inside the American Eagle Outfitters in Times Square, New York City. Funded by venture capital firm Cleveland Avenue, the bar stocks 20 different small craft beverage brands from nearly every category in the industry.

Rise Brewing Co. Hits the Gas with Nitro

Cold brew coffee is one of the fastest-growing segments in the beverage industry and surging demand has attracted hundreds of new brands to the market. Despite a crowded field, New York City-based Rise Brewing Co. believes its nitro-infused cans and kegs -- and a penchant for experimentation -- will help it rise above the rest.

Identity Crisis Brews For Alt-Milks As Congress Pushes FDA Scrutiny

As the last year ended, a group of 32 U.S. congressmen threw those drinks a holiday-season curveball in the form of a letter that argued so-called “alt-milks” aren’t “milk” at all, and pressured the FDA to take action to reserve that descriptor for dairy products only.

The Top 10 Most-Read BevNET Stories of 2016

As 2016 nears the finish line, it’s time to reflect on some of the biggest beverage stories of the past year. We at BevNET checked the most popular stories on our site and have put together our Top 10 of the most read of the past year.

Humm Kombucha Amps Up Production At New Facility

Humm Kombucha is gearing up for a big year as the Oregon-based company prepares to move into a new manufacturing facility that will give it the ability to dramatically increase production of its fast-growing kombucha line.

Harmless Harvest Settles Lawsuit Questioning Organic Claims

On Tuesday Harmless Harvest announced in a statement emailed to BevNET that it had agreed to settle the lawsuit, citing a desire to avoid a long and costly legal battle. However, the company “vigorously” denied any wrongdoing and liability and asserted the legitimacy of its organic certification. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

People Moves: Hain Celestial Announces Executive Appointments

Hain Celestial announces executive appointments, former Pabst CEO to head lettuce company, Top Note Tonic hires former Heineken VP and Mike Jaeger leaves C. Mondavi & Family which will now be helmed by interim CEO John Lennon.

Divinia Finishes Seed Round With $800K in Funding

Divinia Water, a premium filtered line which touts itself as “the cleanest bottled water on Earth,” has finished its seed funding round, pulling in $800,000. The funding will go toward new retail and distribution initiatives beyond its home market of Idaho.

Press Clips: U.S. Congressmen Target Non-Dairy “Milks”

U.S. Congressmen lobby the FDA to ban use of the term "milk" for non-dairy products, Pepsi's CEO joins President-elect Trump's economic advisory council and a Philadelphia judge upholds the city's controversial "Soda Tax."

VPX Ends the Year with a ‘Bang’

Vital Pharmaceuticals, the maker of VPX sports drinks and supplements and Redline and Bang energy drinks, is wrapping up a busy year. In 2016 Vital launched a range of new products, increased its social media presence and expanded distribution of its brands, all of which led Gene Bukovi, the company’s Vice President of Beverage Sales, to predict the highest sales for the company in four years.