FDA Seizes 90,000 Bottles of RelaKzpro

The FDA’s action arrives as the latest in a series of measures it has taken against dietary supplements containing kratom, stemming from concerns regarding the toxicity of the botanical in internal organ systems.

Review: Happy Tree Maple Water Ginger

Happy Tree’s Ginger Maple Water is a blend of two ingredients: organic maple water and organic ginger juice. Like the brand's other two varieties, it's high pressure processed (HPP) and low in calories. The formulation is top-notch and perhaps the best tasting maple water product on the market.

Lance Leonard Departs as CEO of True Drinks

Though no reason for his departure was given, the filing states that “Mr. Leonard’s resignation is not due to any disagreements with the company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.”

Evolution Fresh Enters Canada

On Tuesday Evolution Fresh announced its debut in Canada where its juices will be sold in 1,300 Starbucks cafes nationwide.

Nielsen Numbers: CSD Price Hikes Can’t Offset Volume Declines

Wells Fargo Securities’ latest report covering Nielsen xAOC (expanded all outlets combined) year-over-year sales data indicates that dollar sales of soda declined by 0.2 percent in the four-week period ending December 26, with a 2.3 percent increase in unit pricing failing unable to offset a 2.4 percent decrease in volume.

Review: Giggle

Giggle is a line of USDA Organic certified carbonated beverages that are marketed as sparkling water and designed for kids. With 15 calories per 8.4 oz. can, the drinks are great tasting and a nice low-calorie soda option, but Giggle seems to be going after the wrong segment of the market.

Splash Beverage Group Files Claim Against KonaRed

In a statement released to BevNET, Splash revealed that it has filed a claim against KonaRed Corporation “seeking to compel it to honor the parties’ 2014 distribution and marketing agreements.”

Review: Rau Chocolate

Rau has made a few updates to its line of high pressure processed cacao beverages and added a couple new varieties. Now packaged in 12 oz. bottles, the line includes the recently launched semi-sweet and banana flavors.

Top 10 Stories of 2015: Our View

Here’s what we thought were the most important stories and trends that we followed throughout 2015.

Top 10 Stories of 2015: Your View

Our most viewed stories centered around distribution moves, legal issues, and strategic investment.