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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.

AquaBall Distribution Expands DSD Partners

True Drinks, Inc., makers of AquaBall Naturally Flavored Water, the healthiest children's beverage on the market with no sugar, preservatives, calories, or artificial flavors, today announced an update on the development of its DSD network.

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.

Steaz Announces National Sales Partnership with C.A. Fortune

Top-selling organic and fair trade green tea-based beverage company Steaz has inked a new national sales and distribution agreement with C.A. Fortune. The leading full-service consumer products sales and marketing agency has a specialization in the natural channel and will enable Steaz to continue enhancing distribution within the channel and creating new business across all platforms – Steaz Iced Green Tea, Steaz Cactus Water and Steaz Energy.

Flavorman Celebrates 25 Years in Beverage Industry

From its humble beginnings in a small Louisville, Kentucky condo, 25 years later, Flavorman has evolved into an international custom beverage development company with worldwide brands in energy drinks, flavored spirits, ready to drink beverages, juices and mixers.

Spirit Works Distillery Announces Promotion of Lauren Patz to Head Distiller

California grain-to-glass craft spirits pioneer Spirit Works Distillery announces the promotion of Production Manager/Distiller, Lauren Patz, to Head Distiller. With the elevation of Patz into production and distilling leadership, Ashby Marshall, Distillery Co-Founder and former Head Distiller, is shifting to a new role as Brand Director, responsible for leading the overall brand vision, direction and voice of the Distillery as it continues to grow and evolve.

CVS to Carry Khortytsa Vodka in California

Khortytsa Vodka, imported to the United States by Global Spirits USA, is now available in CVS Pharmacy retail locations throughout the state of California. Khortytsa Vodka (750-mL) will be available in approximately 700 CVS Pharmacy locations for a suggested retail price of $15 beginning mid-January.

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.

Juice It Up! Launches Premium Cold Pressed Bottled Juices

Designed for functionality and flavor, Juice It Up!'s Cold Pressed Juices feed bodies with whole nutrition and are designed to support a healthy metabolism, hydrate, produce natural energy, boost immunity and aid in digestion.