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.”

BevNET Podcast Ep. 7: Coffee With the Beverage Whisperer

The team had a chance to evaluate some products with beverage industry investor, advisor, board member and raconteur Ken Sadowsky when dropped by the BevNET Podcast studio for an interview recently.

New Beverage Showdown 11: Meet the Judges

With decades of experience in brand building, retailing, investing, distribution and marketing, our judges will offer participants and attendees valuable insights on what makes for a successful beverage brand.

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.”

Review: Rawpothecary Probiotic Waters

Rawpothecary, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer of high pressure processed juices and smoothies, has launched a new line of products labeled as both Probiotic Water and “Probitonix." They’re low-calorie, organic offerings that blend water, vegetables and/or fruit, probiotics, and, in two of the varieties, stevia.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 6: The 2016 Craft Brewers Conference

In this edition of the BevNET Podcast, Chris Furnari, the editor of Brewbound, joins us to discuss his takeaways from the massive, 14,000-attendee Craft Brewers Conference and Brew Expo America, including some of the factors that are enabling massive growth in the craft beer category.

Review: Vive Organic Wellness Shots

Vive Organics is a recently launched line of cold-pressed organic shots that the company calls “Wellness Shots.” The company describes them as plant-based formulations featuring ingredients that “we know to be beneficial” that have been cold-pressed and are delivered in the “closest possible form to the living plants they originated from.”

BevNET Live: Tuesday Night Afterparty

This year, in place of our traditional cocktail and networking event on-site, we’re all heading a couple blocks away for a rooftop reception in cooperation with our buddies at BevForce.

Review: Bolthouse Farms 1915 Protein

Announced prior to Natural Products Expo 2016, Bolthouse Farms has extended its 1915 line of organic beverages to include three plant-based protein drinks.

New Age Marriage: Bucha, Xing Announce Merger

Brent Willis, the CEO of Bucha, a publicly traded kombucha company, announced the merger today with Xing, a Colorado-based natural tea line that is also owned by Tom Lebon and Scott Lebon, the brothers who run Denver distribution powerhouse New Age Beverage.