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.

CORE Hydration Announces Partnership with Tone It Up

Led by founders and personal trainers Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, Tone It Up is a fitness community that inspires millions of women to be their best selves through workout videos, fitness challenges, meal plans and the duo’s infectious positivity.

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.

Our/Los Angeles, A New Vodka Distillery in Downtown L.A., Launches

Our/Los Angeles is born of a partnership between Steven Ocheltree and Tyler Simmons —co-founders of creative agency Sew— and Pernod Ricard's Our/Vodka brand, which teams up with local entrepreneurs around the world to give select cities their own vodka.

Video: Discussing Califia Farms' New Nitro Coffee

“We think there’s a lot of promise in how you combine these plant-based milks with coffee and then elevate the experience,” Steltenpohl told BevNET. “This is the first time I think it’s all come together in one package.”

Jones Soda Launches Birthday Party Variety Pack at Sam’s Club

The pack will be available at select Sam’s Club locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas and Virginia.