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Lance Leonard Departs as CEO of True Drinks

Though no reason for his departure was given, the filing states that “Mr. Leonard’s resignation is not due to any disagreements with the company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.”

Evolution Fresh Enters Canada

On Tuesday Evolution Fresh announced its debut in Canada where its juices will be sold in 1,300 Starbucks cafes nationwide.

Nielsen Numbers: CSD Price Hikes Can’t Offset Volume Declines

Wells Fargo Securities’ latest report covering Nielsen xAOC (expanded all outlets combined) year-over-year sales data indicates that dollar sales of soda declined by 0.2 percent in the four-week period ending December 26, with a 2.3 percent increase in unit pricing failing unable to offset a 2.4 percent decrease in volume.

Splash Beverage Group Files Claim Against KonaRed

In a statement released to BevNET, Splash revealed that it has filed a claim against KonaRed Corporation “seeking to compel it to honor the parties’ 2014 distribution and marketing agreements.”

Top 10 Stories of 2015: Our View

Here’s what we thought were the most important stories and trends that we followed throughout 2015.

Top 10 Stories of 2015: Your View

Our most viewed stories centered around distribution moves, legal issues, and strategic investment.

Koa Makes Strides in Education, Distribution of Olakino Beverages

Despite challenges building awareness and educating consumers about its uniquely formulated calorie- and sugar-free juices, Koa is making headway using a carefully planned marketing strategy to carve out shelf space in specialty and natural retailers in Southern California, Texas and parts of the Northeast.

Kombucha’s Great Gas Cloud

A near-avalanche of filings about the relative alcohol and sugar content of a stunningly popular beverage.

Harmless Harvest Suspends Bottling After FDA Warning Letter

Harmless Harvest's recently appointed CEO, Gianella Alvarez, addressed the issue in a statement published on Harmless Harvest's website, saying the company is currently working alongside "FDA regulators, other oversight agencies and expert consultants" to make "process enhancements" that will ensure compliance with the FDA's regulatory regulations.

Worth a Shot

No matter how hackneyed a play the copycat energy shot might be, there are plenty of brand owners tinkering with the possibility that they can extend their platform into pocket-sized bottles.