The Flow: First on sport owater; Miller resigns from Function



  • Video: BevNET Interviews owater CEO Tom First Part I of IV. Tom First of owater discusses the redesign of owater infused to “sport owater.” Link
  • Function Drinks Sales Chief Bob Miller Resigns – It had the makings of a dream pairing: Function Drinks, a fast-growing, doctor-formulated brand, and Bob Miller, a veteran sales jockey with a reputation for a golden touch with entrepreneurial brands after successes building sales networks with SoBe and Glaceau. Link
  • Cha Dao Tea announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with BYB Brands, Inc. In addition to an undisclosed amount of cash, BYB will provide Cha Dao with brand development expertise, access to its operational and supply chain experience and capabilities, logistical support and other services Link
  • Update Beverage School Agenda; Bill Sipper Added  – Bill Sipper, the founding partner of Cascadia Consulting Group, will be a lead instructor at the first Beverage School this Dec. 7 at the Loews’ Beach Hotel Santa Monica. Link
  • BevNET Live: Updated agenda posted; New Speaker Additions; Limited Seats Remain. Link


  • bot beverages is targeting a new audience – 18-34 year olds – with the launch of big bot enhanced water. Link
  • Hydro One Premium Beverages announced Böde Memory Health. Link
  • Minute Maid Enhanced is introducing three varieties — Minute Maid Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored 100% Juice Blend of 5 Juices, Minute Maid Pomegranate Lemonade and Minute Maid Strawberry Kiwi Flavored Juice Drink — in new 12 oz. shrink-wrapped single-serve bottles. Link


  • Hawaiian Springs announced the official launch of its online store at to complement its growing network of retail locations. Link
  • Skinny Nutritional Corp. announced that Skinny Water’s availability in Southern California will now include San Diego through distributor San Diego Beverage Group. Link
  • Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, Inc. announced that the company has entered into an agreement with Indianapolis-based Pure Beverage Company to expand the reach of drank throughout the state of Indiana. Link
  • Bond Laboratories, Inc. announced two more Anheuser-Busch distributors for Kansas: Flint Hills Beverage of Manhattan and Strathman Sales of Topeka. Link
  • Bebida Beverage Company announced that it has partnered with Austin Beverages to distribute KOMA UNWIND in Texas. Link
  • DNA Beverage Corporation announced that its wholly owned distribution company, Grass Roots Beverage Corporation, has added VPX/Redline to its portfolio. Link


  • Former Pepsi-Cola vice president Joseph A. Juliano was arraigned Wednesday in federal court in White Plains after being indicted on charges of embezzling more than $600,000 from the company, the U.S. attorney said. Link


  • A growing number of states are moving to allow higher alcohol content in beer. Alabama and West Virginia have passed laws increasing the legal alcohol-by-volume cap for beer from 6 percent to as high as 13.9 percent this year. Similar efforts are underway in Iowa and Mississippi. Link
  • A prankster claiming to be an executive at The Coca-Cola Co. Inc. touted “a new era for Coca-Cola,” in which its Dasani bottled water will be labeled “Deception.” The mock press conference, part of Boston-based Corporate Accountability International’s Think Outside the Bottle campaign, protested Coca-Cola’s refusal to state Dasani’s origin – public water sources – on its labels. Link


  • Shotz Nutrition announced that it has signed Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten as the company’s first spokesperson. Link
  • PepsiCo has partnered with Uncharted 2 for a PlayStation 3 bundle giveaway. Link
  • The Coca-Cola Co. Inc. announced it would be the presenting sponsor of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which will air nationally as a two-hour program. Link
  • XYIENCE and Circle K Stores announced Shannon Moore of Tucson as the winner of the XYIENCE/ Circle K Harley-Davidson giveaway.
  • Red Bull is holding an action sports photography contest called Red Bull illume. Link


  • Women who get the recommended amount of fiber in their diets may have lower estrogen levels and ovulate less often than women who eat less fiber, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Link
  • Children who consumed full fat milk regularly had a lower body mass index compared to those who seldom or never drank milk, claims a Swedish study. Link
  • A recent survey from the Centers For Disease Control indicates that fewer middle school and high school students have access to fatty, salty snacks and sugary soft drinks at school. Link


  • WPIX in New York City featured Code Blue on the morning news cast. Link
  • The editorial board of The Kansas City Star accused the American Academy of Family Physicians of taking “tainted money” from The Coca-Cola Co. Inc. Link
  • Tom Scott, co-founder of Nantucket Nectars, spoke with American Express Open Forum during an interview in which he credited the juice brand’s success to having “the courage to throw it all away.” Link
  • Bond Laboratories Inc. announced that Founder and Chairman, Scott Landow, and CEO, John S. Wilson, have conducted an audio-taped webcast interview with `The Green Baron Report.` Link
  • The UK’s Financial Times published a package called “Investing in Brazil,” with a sidebar on coconut water that sums up the rapid growth of the category in the U.S. Link


  • Celsius Holdings, Inc. announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET to review third quarter 2009 financial results. The call will be open to any interested persons. To access the live webcast, visit: or
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. reported third quarter 2009 earnings of $0.59 per share compared to $0.41 per share in the prior year period. Link
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated announced it earned $15.4 million in the third quarter of 2009 compared to a loss of $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2008. Link
  • Hansen Natural Corp posted higher third-quarter results, but missed market expectations as it spent more to promote its energy drinks in international markets. Link
  • Jones Soda Co. announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. The Company reported a net loss of $1.5 million for the third quarter 2009 an improvement of 72 percent over the third quarter 2008 net loss of $5.3 million. Link
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. reported third quarter 2009 revenue of $613 million, one percent lower than the prior year quarter. Link


  • TNT Energy Products LLC, which had a contract with the University of Iowa to package an energy drink bearing the school’s logo, said the university is unfairly trying to terminate its contract after being pressured by The Coca-Cola Co. Inc. Link


  • Suffolk, Va. leaders and officials from the Pepsi Bottling Group celebrated the opening of a new 11,000 square-foot distribution facility. Link


  • PepsiCo Inc. has remained in the top 50 companies listed by the EPA Green Power Partnership. Link
  • DSM‘s lactotripeptide blood pressure ingredient, tensVida, has received accolades at this year’s European Outsourcing Awards. Judges in the category of Outstanding Application in Nutraceuticals commended DSM’s strategy for developing and launching tensVida.
  • PepsiCo Inc. announced the publication of its 2008 Corporate Citizenship Report executive summary entitled “Performance with Purpose: Creating a Better Tomorrow for Future Generations.” Link


  • Vita Coco announced the hiring of Jeff Rubenstein, 30, as the company’s new vice president of consumer marketing. Prior to joining Vita Coco, Rubenstein worked at New York-based marketing firm, Strategic Group. Rubenstein started his career at the Coca-Cola Company, where he worked as a brand manager in the Global Innovation division.


  • compiled a list of the 10 best commercial jingles of all time, which included Dr Pepper’s “Be a Pepper,” Budweister’s “Here Comes the King,” and, of course, “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke.” Link
  • A Canadian man told a judge his addiction to energy drinks drove him to steal from a grocery store. Link