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Organic Food Incubator Reborn In New Jersey

In an interview with BevNET, Schwartz said that he looked at approximately 30 potential new locations throughout New York’s five boroughs last year in an effort to retain the company’s identity. However, the cost savings available by moving to New Jersey were too enticing to ignore.

New Soft DRINK Bar Lands in Times Square

DRINK is a first of its kind non-alcoholic beverage bar located inside the American Eagle Outfitters in Times Square, New York City. Funded by venture capital firm Cleveland Avenue, the bar stocks 20 different small craft beverage brands from nearly every category in the industry.

People Moves: Q Drinks Adds Honest Tea Vets; New COO for Zevia

Fast-growing premium mixer brand Q Drinks has added two longtime Honest Tea executives to its sales team as it looks to bolster its presence at retail stores. Meanwhile, Zevia today announced the promotion of Hank Margolis to the role of COO.

Rise Brewing Co. Hits the Gas with Nitro

Cold brew coffee is one of the fastest-growing segments in the beverage industry and surging demand has attracted hundreds of new brands to the market. Despite a crowded field, New York City-based Rise Brewing Co. believes its nitro-infused cans and kegs -- and a penchant for experimentation -- will help it rise above the rest.

Survey Results Reveal Manufacturers’ Support for HPP

The anonymous survey, conducted in September and October, asked participants to answer 15 questions about HPP safety, quality and efficacy, and to compare HPP to other pasteurization methods.

Courts: Health Groups Sue Coke; Wonder Fuel Targets POM

In a move that some experts have described as similar in strategy to the legal actions taken against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, a new lawsuit accuses Coke and CSD-friendly trade group American Beverage Association (ABA) of engaging in a 40-year “elaborate campaign of disinformation” to minimize the health risks associated with soft drink consumption.

Industry Voices: Predictions for 2017

What will 2017 hold for trends, innovation and emerging categories in the non-alcoholic beverage industry? We asked 10 veteran beverage executives and observers for their takes on what’s to come.

Christine Perich Appointed as CEO At WTRMLN WTR

In an interview with BevNET, WTRMLN WTR co-founder and creative director Jody Levy explained that Perich’s experience in building brands would be an asset as the company enters a new stage in its development in 2017.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 40: The Trends to Watch in Beverage, Beer and Food

In this edition, the podcast team is joined by BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman and the editors of BevNET’s sister sites, Brewbound’s Chris Furnari and Project NOSH’s Carol Ortenberg, each of whom offered their take on the most pertinent trends and issues within the industries they cover.

Identity Crisis Brews For Alt-Milks As Congress Pushes FDA Scrutiny

As the last year ended, a group of 32 U.S. congressmen threw those drinks a holiday-season curveball in the form of a letter that argued so-called “alt-milks” aren’t “milk” at all, and pressured the FDA to take action to reserve that descriptor for dairy products only.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on New Nutrition Facts Label

The draft guidance, a series of recommendations addressing issues ranging from manufacturer compliance and the declaration of added sugars to appropriate spacing between lines on the label itself, is an in-progress version of guidelines that will represent the current thinking of the FDA when finalized.