Nightshade Tequila Launches With Five Varieties

Entrepreneurs Duke & Ginny Mahl set out on a mission to develop a ‘mixologist-quality’ margarita that could be enjoyed at home or on the go. The result is Nightshade Partners, Inc. – producing premium craft margaritas, gluten free, ready to dink, over ice, directly from the bottle.

Angel’s Envy Announces Cask Strength Limited-Edition Release in Select Markets

Angel’s Envy begins as a super-premium whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, aged up to seven years to the perfect level of richness and maturity. But only a few of those barrels meet the brand’s incredibly high Cask Strength standards. These hand-selected barrels are then blended and receive a lengthier finishing process in Portuguese port wine casks.

FDA Enlists Public for Potential “Healthy” Label Revision

In its newest guidance document, the agency released an interim definition, as well as a temporary enforcement policy, that stated it does not intend to enforce the regulatory requirements for certain products that use “healthy” (or related terms such as “healthful,” “healthier,” or “healthfulness”) on their labeling.

Distribution Roundup: COCO5, Reed’s Expand in Target; Honest Kids Hits Subway

COCO5 today announced new distribution of its all-natural flavored coconut water beverages in 415 Target stores across the U.S. Meanwhile, premium soda and kombucha maker Reed’s, Inc. announced that its Reed’s Ginger Brew products are now available in 1,335 Target stores throughout the country.

BevNET’s 2016 NACS Show Planner Now Available for Download

The 2016 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual show begins next week. Held at the Georgia World Congress Center the event is a key show for the beverage industry. This year’s show features over 110 beverage companies and for attendees, we’ve compiled a handy list help you navigate the show.

Texas-based Pepe Z Tequila Gets New Look

Austin designer, Trina Bentley, of Make & Matter Studio, created the new label keeping the iconic Z but taking inspiration from both colonial and mid-century modern Mexican styles.

Long Island Ice Tea Announces Food Lion Partnership

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is one of the largest supermarket chains in the Southeast United States with over 1,000 locations in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states employing more than 65,000 associates.

Research Confirms GanedenBC30 Probiotic Helps Protein Digestion

The findings are being released less than two months after Ganeden's 24th study was published, confirming that the patented and science-backed strain enhances the body's utilization of animal-based protein and helps with muscle recovery.

People Moves: KonaRed Adds Soylent COO to Board

Brad Paris, Soylent KonaRed Adds Soylent COO to Board of Directors In the midst of “a major period of revenue growth,” KonaRed, a producer of coffeefruit drinks and cold brew…

Mansi Joins AccelFoods Portfolio

Last week food and beverage accelerator and investor AccelFoods announced the addition of six brands to its portfolio, including calamansi juice brand Mansi. Calamansi is a high-intensity citrus fruit that is used extensively in the Philippines, and Mansi’s single SKU blend is the company’s version of a “Filipino lemonade.”