Sneakz Organic Lands Distribution At Walmart

Walmart stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Oregon are scheduled to stock Sneakz in October.

Banjo Cold Brew Launches In Augusta, Georgia

The Hive and The Bee’s Knees carry Banjo nitro on tap, as well as bottles, and Whole Foods Market of Augusta carries bottles of Banjo Sweetly Tuned and Pitch Black.

KeVita/PepsiCo Deal on Track

Sources have confirmed that a deal for PepsiCo to acquire KeVita is nearing the end stages, with the larger company paying between $400 and $500 million for the brand.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 30: The Dirty Secret About Beverage Success

In this edition of the BevNET podcast, we’re joined by Gerry Khermouch, a longtime beverage reporter and the editor of email newsletter Beverage Business Insights. Khermouch shares insights from over two decades as a beverage journalist, including what he calls the “dirty secret” about successful beverage brands.

Black Button Distilling Releases Limited Edition Barrel Reserve Citrus Forward Gin

This half gin, half whiskey spirit is the latest innovation available from Black Button Distilling, and is a limited release. With great oak and pine notes on the nose, it finishes with the warmth of a whiskey but the middle is bright with fruit and herbs, like Black Button Distilling’s Citrus Forward Gin.

Nightshade Tequila Launches With Five Varieties

Entrepreneurs Duke & Ginny Mahl set out on a mission to develop a ‘mixologist-quality’ margarita that could be enjoyed at home or on the go. The result is Nightshade Partners, Inc. – producing premium craft margaritas, gluten free, ready to dink, over ice, directly from the bottle.

Angel’s Envy Announces Cask Strength Limited-Edition Release in Select Markets

Angel’s Envy begins as a super-premium whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, aged up to seven years to the perfect level of richness and maturity. But only a few of those barrels meet the brand’s incredibly high Cask Strength standards. These hand-selected barrels are then blended and receive a lengthier finishing process in Portuguese port wine casks.

FDA Enlists Public for Potential “Healthy” Label Revision

In its newest guidance document, the agency released an interim definition, as well as a temporary enforcement policy, that stated it does not intend to enforce the regulatory requirements for certain products that use “healthy” (or related terms such as “healthful,” “healthier,” or “healthfulness”) on their labeling.

Distribution Roundup: COCO5, Reed’s Expand in Target; Honest Kids Hits Subway

COCO5 today announced new distribution of its all-natural flavored coconut water beverages in 415 Target stores across the U.S. Meanwhile, premium soda and kombucha maker Reed’s, Inc. announced that its Reed’s Ginger Brew products are now available in 1,335 Target stores throughout the country.

BevNET’s 2016 NACS Show Planner Now Available for Download

The 2016 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual show begins next week. Held at the Georgia World Congress Center the event is a key show for the beverage industry. This year’s show features over 110 beverage companies and for attendees, we’ve compiled a handy list help you navigate the show.