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BevNET Podcast Ep. 25: What Are The Next Billion Dollar Brands? Tom First Tells.

This week, the podcast team is joined by veteran entrepreneur, investor and advisor Tom First who offers his take on emerging trends in the beverage business, including why he sees a big future for gut health and protein. First also shares his thoughts on the kind of beverage companies that are primed to become billion dollar brands.

Lizard King Redux: Bello Aiming for REED’s Board of Directors

Famous for building SoBe and selling it to Pepsi for close to $400M, Bello is one of two or three potential strategic additions to the board that Reed is hoping will help him hold off a new slate of directors: activist investors met with the ginger brew and root beer maker on Monday, he said, discussing their own slate of board members.

Zevia Announces New Stevia Exclusive Blend

As of 2013, Zevia has been using a stevia blend based primarily on the compound Rebaudioside A, with natural sweeteners erythritol and monkfruit added to balance the intense flavor.

Ceres Launches Organic 100% Fruit Juices and Smoothies

Ceres Pure Organic Smoothies in a 110g (3.9oz) pouch as an on-the-go adult snack which contains 100% fruit with a smoothie texture with fruit bits. Smoothies will be available in Mango, Tropical and Apple Berry flavors.

LIFEAID Beverage Co. Updates Can Design

Each new can design has its own distinct function and corresponding icon that helps consumers easily identify what each of the products will do for them.

Yellow Rose Distilling Launches New Packaging and Products

The new custom cylindrical shaped bottle embossed with the Yellow Rose logo stands slightly taller, in order to maximize visibility on liquor store shelves and back bars. A refined labeling strategy makes it easier to distinguish the different products in the Yellow Rose line-up, and prominently highlights the brand’s Texas roots.

Distiller’s Art Collection Joins Preiss Imports Portfolio

Produced by Hunter Laing & Co. Ltd., one of the most respected and trusted names in the Scotch whiskey industry, these single malts are chosen from rare bourbon and sherry casks, and bottled at the ideal maturation stage, unadulterated with caramel or chill-filtration, to showcase the character of a certain region or specific distillery.

Saratoga Juice Brings New Bottles and Shots to Expo East

Saratoga Juice Bar’s cold pressed juice and wellness shots can be found on the East Coast in retail stores including Whole Foods, Wegmans, Fairway Markets, Hannaford's, Roche Bros., CVS and many more

Rooibee Red Tea Rebrands With New Flavors and Packaging

The Newport, Ky.-based company is switching from 12 oz. to a 16 oz. plastic bottle featuring an updated logo, a move CEO David Salmon says will help the brand to better reflect consumer preferences within the RTD tea market.

Daily Greens Launches Green Ade Line at Natural Products Expo East

The Green Ade line will expand upon the current Green Lemonade flavor for a total of five Green Ade flavor options. In addition, Daily Greens will expand on their already successful existing 12 oz core “green” with three additional “Just” Veggies flavors including “Just Greens,” “Just Carrots™,” and “Just Beets.”

Hint Founder Kara Goldin Joins National Advisory Council

Goldin will work with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and the Economic Development Administration to influence federal policies that support business leaders in developing a globally competitive workforce.

Pizzey Ingredients Launches Flaxseed For Plant Based Milk

Unlike other flax milks currently on the market that contain flax oil, flax milk made with BevPur Ultra™ gives consumers all of the benefits of flaxseed – ALA Omega-3, fiber, protein and lignans.