People Moves: Hain Celestial Announces Executive Appointments

Hain Celestial announces executive appointments, former Pabst CEO to head lettuce company, Top Note Tonic hires former Heineken VP and Mike Jaeger leaves C. Mondavi & Family which will now be helmed by interim CEO John Lennon.

Review: MALK Organics Pecan Malk Nog

Malk’s “Pecan Malk Nog” is a special holiday-edition product which, as you can probably guess, is a play on eggnog.

Divinia Finishes Seed Round With $800K in Funding

Divinia Water, a premium filtered line which touts itself as “the cleanest bottled water on Earth,” has finished its seed funding round, pulling in $800,000. The funding will go toward new retail and distribution initiatives beyond its home market of Idaho.

AQUAhydrate Makes Multi-Channel Distribution Gains

Achieving full availability in all 4,600 Rite Aid locations nationwide represents a significant step forward in AQUAhydrate’s efforts to penetrate into drug stores. The water will be available on ambient shelves in all Rite Aid stores and in coolers at 900 locations.

Press Clips: U.S. Congressmen Target Non-Dairy “Milks”

U.S. Congressmen lobby the FDA to ban use of the term "milk" for non-dairy products, Pepsi's CEO joins President-elect Trump's economic advisory council and a Philadelphia judge upholds the city's controversial "Soda Tax."

VPX Ends the Year with a ‘Bang’

Vital Pharmaceuticals, the maker of VPX sports drinks and supplements and Redline and Bang energy drinks, is wrapping up a busy year. In 2016 Vital launched a range of new products, increased its social media presence and expanded distribution of its brands, all of which led Gene Bukovi, the company’s Vice President of Beverage Sales, to predict the highest sales for the company in four years.

Cascara Cascade? Starbucks, More Hope So

Though Starbucks represents the largest food service platform for cascara, other coffee shops have already been making their own versions of the drink.

Review: BeeBad Energy Drink

While there are a lot of energy drinks just recycling the same old stuff, BeeBad Energy Drink has managed to do something that seems different and fresh. Made with honey, which makes up 14 percent of the volume of the drink, this product has a very unique approach both in flavor and functional makeup.

Bulletproof Relaunches FATwater

Nearly a year after Bulletproof’s FATwater line was recalled from the market, the enhanced waters are back with a new formulation and package.

Upstart Water Enhancer Brands Stalk MiO

As larger companies depart the category, a number of smaller, nimbler brands aimed at younger consumers have moved to occupy the fertile ground left behind.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 38: Mouthwatering Innovation? FoodMinds Says It’s In the Can.

In this edition of the BevNET Podcast, we're joined by Grant Prentice, the vice president of strategic insights for FoodMinds, a food nutrition communications and consulting firm, who talked about recent research on how packaging can impact beverage drinkers’ experiences and reinforce or complement beverage brand equities.