Jeffrey Klineman

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Oscar on Board: DiCaprio Invests in Runa

Guayusa-powered natural energy drink Runa confirmed today the long-rumored addition of Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor, joining a new wave of high-profile individual investors including fellow thespians Marlon Wayans and Adam Rodriguez.

No Brakes on Food and Beverage Investment: Video

In the month since Natural Products Expo West closed, food and beverage companies have announced millions of dollars’ worth of investment, from strategic investment in companies like Juicero and Body Armor to advanced funding rounds in brands like Perky Jerky and Health Ade.

$11 Million for Q Drinks, Led by First Beverage

Premium mixers have been one of the hottest categories in the beverage business in the past few years and Q Drinks has led its growth, transforming the carbonated beverage aisle in many specialty and mainstream retail accounts.

Kirban, All Market Go Artisanal, Not HPP, With Coco Community

The company behind Vita Coco has formed a new partnership, called Coco Community, with Thai coconut processor Cocos Enterprises to produce an organic, fair-trade, single-origin coconut water in what CEO Mike Kirban is calling “the artisanal coconut water” segment.

Trend Oracle: Expert Insights On The Future Of The Beverage Business

We often ask event speakers to consult their crystal balls for the future of the beverage business. This time, we reached out to friends so that you wouldn’t have to travel. So here’s what they’re thinking about as they look down the road, and also, what we think some of our biggest questions are for the industry in 2016.

Top 10 Stories of 2015: Our View

Here’s what we thought were the most important stories and trends that we followed throughout 2015.

Top 10 Stories of 2015: Your View

Our most viewed stories centered around distribution moves, legal issues, and strategic investment.