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Video: Hain Celestial CEO Discusses Beverage Acquisition Strategy

Hain Celestial markets just a handful RTD beverage brands, but the natural foods conglomerate is eying a few more to add to its portfolio, according to a recent interview with founder and CEO Irwin Simon. Simon attended BevNET Live Summer 2016 and discussed Hain’s beverage acquisition strategy as part of the conference’s “Livestream Lounge.”

Black Medicine Raises $1 Million on CircleUp

Company founder and CEO Chris Cooper said the new funds will be put towards “[accelerating] the brand’s Western U.S. expansion and [bolstering] our resources to support rapid growth.”

BevNET Podcast Ep. 10/11: Legal. Design. Let’s Go.

BevNET Summer 2016 brought together some of the best and brightest minds in beverage industry. We thought it best to take advantage of the opportunity and invite a couple of those bright minds -- Justin Prochnow and Fred Hart -- to join us on the podcast.

Monfefo Wins New Beverage Showdown 11

High pressure processed organic ginger shot Monfefo punched well above its 1.7 oz. weight class to take home the title, along with $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Energy Expeditions

A look at the energy category shows the products at its center, and the edges, where expeditious line extensions lie.

Keurig Discontinues KOLD System

Company spokesperson Suzanne DuLong also revealed that the Keurig Green Mountain is laying off 130 employees, the majority of which worked on Kold manufacturing and support teams.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 8: How to Win the New Beverage Showdown

In this podcast, we look back at previous editions of BevNET's New Beverage Showdown and identify key attributes of successful presentations and commonalities among winners. We also discuss where some brands stumbled and things to avoid while under the spotlight.

Starbucks, A-B Partner to Produce RTD Teavana Tea

The division of labor for the joint venture will see Starbucks “contribute Teavana’s tea expertise, industry-leading retail activation, and consumer engagement capabilities,” while Anheuser-Busch “leads production, bottling and distribution to retailers nationwide,” the companies revealed via press release.

Organic Avenue Re-Opens with Denise Mari at the Helm

Seven months after ceasing operations and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the New York City juice and food chain has re-opened its Bleecker Street location, with plans to re-open an additional five stores.

Lawsuit Targets Vita Coco’s “Born in Brazil” Tagline

The plaintiffs claim that because some Vita Coco products are manufactured in other countries, including the Philippines, and Malaysia, All Market “is unjustly enriched by continuing to market and sell its [coconut water] in a way that misleads consumers into believing that all Vita Coco is Brazilian, manufactured in Brazil and made from Brazilian coconuts.”

FDA: Evaporated Cane Juice is “False or Misleading”

The agency recommends that food and beverage companies that list evaporated cane juice as an ingredient instead use “sugar” and optionally accompany it with “a truthful, non-misleading descriptor to distinguish the ingredient from other cane-based sweeteners.”