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REBBL Names Sheryl O’Loughlin CEO

O’Loughlin’s 25-year career in food and beverages began with stints at food giants Kraft and Quaker Oats, followed by a decade at Clif Bar, the last three years of which she spent as CEO.

5-hour Energy Founder Invests in Global Change

Eleven years since the launch of 5-hour Energy, sales of the energy shots have made founder Manoj Bhargava a billionaire several times over. He’s already pledged to give the vast majority of that wealth to charitable causes before he dies. Now he’s using some of his money to fuel innovation that addresses global health and sustainability issues.

True Drinks Announces New Bottling Agreement

In a press release, True Drinks CEO Lance Leonard said the new partnership “allows True Drinks to focus resources on the sales and marketing of AquaBall Naturally Flavored Water and removes the capital-intensive process of procurement, transportation and manufacturing of our product.”

Sri Lanka Gold Aims to Seize Space in HPP Coconut Water

As for the hefty challenge of competing with Harmless Harvest or any of its distant second place contenders like UNOCO, Invo or Pure Brazilian, Sri Lanka Gold is looking to separate itself from the pack by hanging its hat on Sri Lanka’s orange (or “gold”) king coconut, indigenous to the island country.

Humm Kombucha Teams Up with the Seattle Seahawks

All nine of the Bend, Oregon-based brand’s flavors are now available for purchase at CenturyLink Field’s new Grab and Go Market and Humm’s two best-selling flavors - Pomegranate Lemonade and Coconut Lime - are also available for sale on tap at the stadium.

Video: A Recap of NACS 2015

Many beverage exhibitors at the 2015 NACS show indicated that convenience store operators are -- like their counterparts in grocery and club -- increasingly looking to add natural and better-for-you beverages to their shelves and coolers. It’s a trend that, for C-stores, has been bubbling at the surface for years, but appears to have achieved significant traction over the past 12 months.

NACS 2015 Video: Voss Finds Its Flavor

Premium water brand Voss has introduced its first flavored line extensions. Packaged in Voss’ cylindrical glass bottles, Lemon Cucumber and Tangerine Lemongrass joined the brand’s subset of sparkling waters.

ZICO Drops Coconut Water from Concentrate

The discontinuation of the concentrate formula comes as part of a greater revamp for the brand, which ZICO’s parent company, Coca-Cola, revealed in a press release Wednesday when previewing its participation at the National Association for Convenience Stores trade show in Las Vegas next week.

TTB Launches New Kombucha Page

In a move indicating its continued vigilance of the kombucha category, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has updated and consolidated information on its website regarding the production, labeling and sale of kombucha beverages.

FBU Boston: Throwing the Books at Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday morning, a room of food and beverage entrepreneurs gathered at WGBH Studios for FBU Boston, a one-day crash course on the food and beverage industry put on by the staff of BevNET and Project NOSH.