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BevNET Live: Legal Experts Talk About How Brands Can Stay Out of Court

In a breakout session at the recently-completed BevNET Live Winter 2016 conference, a trio of lawyers examined jurisdictions in which consumer suits are commonplace to demonstrate the key ways companies who are building their brands also need to protect themselves from consumer and false advertising class actions.

Long Island Iced Tea Acquires ALO Juice

Long Island CEO Phil Thomas said the company saw ALO Juice as a two-fold opportunity to enter the growing functional beverage market and acquire a brand with a strong established presence in the Southeast.

Muhtar Kent To Step Down as Coke CEO

Confirming months of industry speculation, The Coca-Cola Company today announced a restructuring of the company’s senior leadership structure that will see company president and COO James Quincey succeed Muhtar Kent as CEO, effective May 1, 2017.

BevNET Live Day Two: Data, Investors and Innovators

Investors and innovators took the stage Tuesday during day two of BevNET Live Winter 2016, offering an audience of entrepreneurs insight into the decisions big money funders make before deciding on which brands to back.

Mother Takes New Beverage Showdown 12 Title

The Dallas, Tex.-based husband and wife team Stephen and Allison Ellsworth head back to the Lone Star State with $10,000 in cash and prizes after a comprehensive presentation at the end of the competition’s final round sealed the win.

BevNET Live Winter 2016: Day One Recap

The opening day of BevNET Live 2016 featured a wide array of speakers and presentations that underscored the importance of creating unique, compelling beverage brands that fulfill specific needs, and then working closely with the right retailers to nurture and develop them further.