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Waiakea Responds to Accusations of Misrepresented Water Sourcing

Reached by phone Thursday, Waiakea founder and CEO Ryan Emmons called the complaints “slander” coming from a competing brand, and that the company resolved the aforementioned labeling issues with the agencies earlier this year.

Video: Powell & Mahoney Co-Founder Talks Surging Sales, Facility Expansion

Bolstered by national distribution at Target, Powell and Mahoney pulled in nearly $3.13 million in sales for the 52-week period ending on May 15, up 75.6 percent year-over-year, according to IRI. Co-founder Mark Mahoney attributes swelling growth to rising consumer demand for premium and natural options within the mixer set, along with brand’s focus on high-quality ingredients and its recent innovation with carbonated varieties.

LifeAID Founders Discuss KarpReilly Investment

LifeAID co-founders Aaron Hinde and Orion Melehan discussed the investment in a call with BevNET on Tuesday, indicating the amount of the raise was in the “high seven figures.”

Spindrift Reveals Packaging Refresh

The sparkling beverage brand shared the revamp - featured across its soda and carbonated water product lines - with BevNET ahead of its upcoming rollout into stores and foodservice outlets next month.

Suja to Launch Line of Drinking Vinegars

Made with organic apple cider vinegar, cold-pressed fruits and vegetables, and four billion vegan probiotic cultures, the line extension is set to debut at Whole Foods Markets across the country beginning in September.

Wells Fargo C-Store Survey: Monster’s Sales Slow

Convenience store sales of non-alcoholic beverages were up 4.6 percent for the second quarter of 2016, according to Wells Fargo Securities’ latest “Beverage Buzz” report.

Karma Culture Raises $2.25 Million with Green Circle Capital Partners

Company founder and CEO CJ Rapp discussed the deliberately “modest” capital raise in a call with BevNET, saying the company raised the necessary funds to support its recent “Push For Better” campaign alongside the recent launch of its Karma Probiotics line extension.

Project Juice Takes Aim At Off-Premise, Hires Leader of Wholesale Development

Project Juice announced the news in a press release on Tuesday, in which CEO Susan Shields said the addition of Jirik - and the creation of the new position - arrives as part of Project Juice’s efforts to expand its wholesale business beyond its brick and mortar locations and the business’ continuing evolution from “from a cold pressed juice to a plant-powered nutrition brand."

Amid a Surge in Distribution, Genius Juice Gets a New Look

Genius Juice, which has made significant strides in the distribution of its organic coconut smoothies, recently unveiled a new look. The revamp comes with a simplified name for the brand, now known simply as “Genius,” and two new flavor varieties.