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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.

Wells Fargo C-Store Survey: Monster Is Back On Track

Monster Energy appears to be returning to form following a period of growing pains and “transition issues” that resulted from the energy drink giant’s transition into The Coca Cola Company’s distribution system last year.

Caliwater Adds Peach and Berry Flavors to its Range

The launch of new flavors at the top of 2016 follows what was a year of high-profile media placements for cactus water, along with notable gains in distribution for Caliwater.

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.