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Bob Nakasone Joins First Beverage Ventures

Following the departures of Nantucket Nectars co-founder Tom First and former Glaceau executive Jason Camillos last year, the firm’s fund, First Beverage Ventures, has brought on a pair of investment professionals and a seasoned industry operator to manage its investment portfolio.

Monster Investor Call Reflects Mixed Fortunes in 2016

Executives from Monster Beverage Corporation discussed a variety of topics on Thursday during the company’s annual investor call, including the performance of its new Mutant “super soda” drink and the status of its forthcoming coffee innovation, Cafe Monster.

Press Clips: Chuck Norris Launches Bottled Water Company

Chuck Norris launches a bottled water company, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi talks about protecting the environment while growing a major company, Thrillist looks at sparkling waters to challenge LaCroix, and The New York Times profiles Rohan Oza in the wake of the $1.7 billion Bai sale.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 41: Sensing Success with Whipstitch's Burgmaier

In this edition of the podcast, Burgmaier, who’s worked with several fast-growing and high-profile food and beverage brands, including Essentia, Spindrift and KeVita, discussed the current climate for CPG financing, competition for investment dollars and what he views as the key attributes for successful brands.

Kill Cliff Launches “Kill The Quit” Campaign

The Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks that have helped elite fitness athletes and CrossFit Games competitors in their training is launching a new campaign, new website, and new can design to help Americans stick to their New Year’s goals to improve their health and fitness.

Moonshine Sweet Tea Announces Expansion into Harris Teeter

Moonshine Sweet Tea announced it will be available in 230 Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food & Pharmacy stores across the Southeastern United States. The deal marks the first time for the Texas-brewed sweet tea to be hitting grocery shelves in Harris Teeter stores.

Simply Launches Two New Flavors

Simply Beverages is expanding its line of great tasting, all-natural juices and juice drinks with two delicious and refreshing new flavors. Simply Peach and Simply Lemonade with Strawberry will be available nationwide starting this month.

Rob Paladino Joins Pure Brazilian As CEO

Paladino joins the company following a two-year stint as CEO of WTRMLN WTR, where he oversaw record triple-digit growth for the cold-pressed juice brand.

Temple Turmeric Debuts New Drinking Vinegars and Shots in New York

Continuing to branch out from its signature elixir brand, Temple Turmeric expanded its lines of turmeric-based raw drinking vinegars and pure prana shots this month. The company debuted four new SKUs in New York last week, with plans to expand their distribution nationally by mid-spring.

Mehta to Birth Brands at Born Wild

Today entrepreneur and investor Zubin Mehta announced the launch of Born Wild Brands. Mehta most recently served as CEO at Nourish Snacks, a better-for-you snack company founded by TODAY’s Joy Bauer.

Wyoming Whiskey Releases Single Barrel Bourbon

Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon is available once again in six U.S. markets. This highly anticipated release of Single Barrel is the first since two pallets sold out before the bottles could hit shelves in November of 2015.