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Consumer Reports Slams Sports, Plant-Based Drinks

In a new article titled “Don’t be fooled by coconut water and other new sports drinks,” Consumer Reports hammers away claims of enhanced hydration and elevated nutrition as touted by beverage brands in a range of categories, including plant-based waters and electrolyte-fortified drinks.

Mintel: Older Millennials Consuming More Energy Drinks

Millennial consumers are increasingly aware of and concerned about energy drink ingredients, but that hasn’t slowed their consumption of highly caffeinated beverages, according to a new report from Mintel. Notably, it’s older millennials, including those with or planning for children, who are consuming more energy drinks than ever before.

Agua Drops the Enerviva in Brand Revamp

In a sweeping revamp, Agua Enerviva is now known simply as Agua. While still identified as an "energy water," a reworking of the label gives far greater prominence to its low-calorie formulation, something that founder Carol Dollard calls “one of the most important things that consumers are looking at when they pick up a beverage.”

Howell Departs Rooibee, Meissner Joins Board

Howell, who joined Roobiee Red Tea as its chief executive officer in 2010, has left the company to become the director of innovation for spirits giant Brown-Forman. Meanwhile, longtime beverage veteran Bill Meissner, most recently the president and CEO capsule-based coffee company Tazza Pronto, has joined Rooibee’s board of directors,