Headlines

People Moves: Suja VP Embarks on Military Career

Weiland Jr., discussed his career pivot during a call with BevNET last week, where he described a longtime passion for the military as “a calling that’s been burning inside me for the last few years.”

BevNET Podcast Ep. 4: Downloading With The Founder of Juicero

In this podcast, BevNET CEO John Craven interviews Doug Evans, the founder and CEO of Juicero, a new high-tech countertop juicing machine. Evans discusses the development of Juicero, its introduction to the market and how it fits into the expanding landscape for cold-pressed juice. He also responds to criticism about the unit’s price tag ($700) and talks about his long-term vision for Juicero.

Talking Rain CEO Discusses Sparkling Ice’s Int'l Expansion

On Monday the fast-growing flavored sparkling water brand announced new distribution to the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it’s launched its three top-selling SKUs - Black Raspberry, Orange Mango and Peach Nectarine - at more than 8,000 stores, with a targeted presence in London, Dublin and Belfast.

PepsiCo Tests Heated Beverages in Boston

PepsiCo recently completed a test of warmed soft drinks and teas at approximately 12 CVS locations in the Boston area. Packaged in 7.5 oz. cans, the beverages, which included colas and teas, were displayed in a countertop warming cabinet heated to 122°F.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 3: The Office Cooler -- What Drinks Get the Love

Every week we receive samples of new drinks sent to us from a wide variety of beverage companies. Most of the products are loaded into a cooler in the front of the office and available to everyone. While some drinks fly off the shelf, others sit around for weeks on end. In this podcast, we discuss why this happens and attempt to delineate the reasons behind consumption decisions in the office.

Celsius Adds AQUAhydrate CEO Kravitz to Board of Directors

Before Kravitz joined AQUAhydrate as CEO in November 2014, he spent over 30 years as an officer and leader at Coca-Cola, earning credentials in general management, strategy and planning, operations, sales, marketing, business development and revenue management.

Ripple Foods Launches at Whole Foods

The Emeryville, Calif.-based brand is the brainchild of founders Neil Renninger, co-founder and former chief technology officer at Amyris Biotechnologies, and Adam Lowry, co-founder of sustainable cleaning products company Method.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 2: Juice Served Here, There and Everywhere

In this edition of the BevNET podcast, Alex Matthews, the co-founder and CEO of Juice Served Here, discusses the thriving market for cold-pressed juice in Southern California -- “there’s probably going to come a moment when there’s a juicery on every street corner here in L.A.,” he says -- and why he believes “staying true to your mission” will be the key factor for success among the growing range of juice companies in the region.

Core Hydration Joins Dr Pepper Snapple’s Allied Brands Portfolio

The announcement follows a successful test in which DPSG distributed Core in Northern California, parts of Nevada and western Pennsylvania beginning in September, 2015. Core president and operating manager Paul Nadel said that the goal of the trial was “to see how the two companies interacted” and evaluate potential for a larger partnership.

Beyoncé Invests in WTRMLN WTR

Beyoncé’s investment was part of a capital raise that closed in February, according to WTRMLN WTR co-founder Jody Levy. That raise included funding from CAVU Venture Partners and other undisclosed investors, however, Levy declined to offer details on the total amount of the raise and Beyoncé’s contribution, citing investor confidentiality.

People Moves: Brent Willis Named Interim CEO at Bucha

Willis, the former chief commercial officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev and before that president of the Coca-Cola Company’s North Latin America division, will also serve as chief financial officer and as a director of Bucha.

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.