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Karma Culture Raises $2.25 Million with Green Circle Capital Partners

Company founder and CEO CJ Rapp discussed the deliberately “modest” capital raise in a call with BevNET, saying the company raised the necessary funds to support its recent “Push For Better” campaign alongside the recent launch of its Karma Probiotics line extension.

Project Juice Takes Aim At Off-Premise, Hires Leader of Wholesale Development

Project Juice announced the news in a press release on Tuesday, in which CEO Susan Shields said the addition of Jirik - and the creation of the new position - arrives as part of Project Juice’s efforts to expand its wholesale business beyond its brick and mortar locations and the business’ continuing evolution from “from a cold pressed juice to a plant-powered nutrition brand."

Amid a Surge in Distribution, Genius Juice Gets a New Look

Genius Juice, which has made significant strides in the distribution of its organic coconut smoothies, recently unveiled a new look. The revamp comes with a simplified name for the brand, now known simply as “Genius,” and two new flavor varieties.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 14: Confused About Carbonation? Spindrift Wants to Keep It Simple.

In this podcast, recorded at Spindrift headquarters in Waltham, Mass., we sit down with founder and CEO Bill Creelman and CMO Strick Walker to discuss the company’s approach to an upcoming label refresh and how it incorporated consumer feedback into the redesign. They also delve into competitive set for craft soda and sparkling water, Spindrift’s strategy for winning new retailers and consumers, and the brand’s roots and positioning in the food service channel.

Danone to Acquire WhiteWave Foods for $12.5 Billion

The deal will nearly double the size of Danone’s North America footprint, increasing it from 12 to 22 percent of the company’s total portfolio and align it with several fast-growing brands focused on healthy and sustainable lifestyles.

Saint Archer Beer Founders Launch New Food/Bev Platform

Hoping to emulate the early success of his San Diego-based beer company Saint Archer Brewing, which was purchased by MillerCoors last September, entrepreneur Josh Landan is doubling down on the beverage business.