Ray Latif

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Video: Cawston Press to Make U.S. Debut at Expo West 2016

Randy Shefshick, the founder of sparkling water brand Something Natural and Mocked Up, a line of non-alcoholic cocktail blends, is heading up the U.S. launch as part of a joint venture with Cawston Press.

Daily Greens Raises $5.5 Million in New Funding

The financing comes 13 months after Earthbound Farms, a subsidiary of food and beverage conglomerate WhiteWave Foods, made an $3 million investment in Daily Greens in exchange for a minority stake in the company.

Hansberry to Depart as President of Evolution Fresh

Juicy news coming out of California: Jeff Hansberry, the president of Starbucks’ Evolution Fresh unit, has taken a new role as president and chief commercial officer of sales and marketing broker Advantage Solutions.

Early-Stage Intros: Meeting The Next Generation of Beverage Brands

It’s fair to say that tea-based tonics, birch tree water and canned wine are beverage concepts that might not be ready for mainstream grocery aisles. However, they may represent the kind of bleeding-edge innovation that has propelled significant change on beverage shelves over the past decade.

Cogo Northwest Reduces Area Coverage

The move, confirmed by company president Jimmy Stewart, represents another reduction in area coverage for Cogo Northwest, which in addition to Columbia Gorge juices carries those from Stumptown Coffee, GT’s Kombucha and HotLips Soda, among others, on its trucks.

Reboot: New CEO, Investor Group Take The Reins at Life Juice

Life Juice founder Ety Deutsch is still the face of the cold-pressed, high pressure processed juice brand, but a new investment team and CEO are now at the helm and they’ve pushed the reset button on distribution and retail placement.

Video: Purity Organic Eyes Super-Premium Launch For New Tea Line

In an interview with BevNET, Purity Organic president Dave Minnick explained that the genesis of the teas sprung from New York beverage wholesaler Big Geyser, which distributes the company's juices in the region.

Video: Cocktail Mixers, Craft Soda Shine at 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

Yes, the Fancy Food Show has evolved. Yes, it now attracts food and beverage products not traditionally viewed as “specialty.” But make no mistake: the event is still a showcase for decadent and unique flavors, and the 2016 winter edition didn’t disappoint.