Review: Bhakti’s RTD Shelf Stable Chai

When Bhakti first launched a few years back, the company did so with a refrigerated product that had a relatively short shelf life. At the time, delivering a ready-to-drink chai that used nut milk and had a fresh taste was a bit of a pipe dream.

All Market Inc. Acquires Runa

All Market, Inc. (AMI), the parent company of coconut water maker Vita Coco, today announced the acquisition of Runa, an organic energy drink brand made with the guayusa leaf. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Independent Craft Beer Pays Big at Retail

Compared to Big Beer acquired brands, independent craft has 24% higher household penetration, has 12% larger purchase size, and is purchased 34% more frequently per year. Take advantage of the independent craft movement with our new point-of-sale materials that are free to download.

GoodBelly Lands $12M Round, Led By 301 Inc.

Today NextFoods Inc, the producer of GoodBelly Probiotics, announced the close of a $12 million round of funding led by 301 Inc, the venture arm of General Mills.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: ‘High’ Risks and Rewards in Cannabis Beverages

In a wide-ranging discussion at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City earlier this month, Lauren Rudick, partner at law firm Hiller, PC, and Erik Knutson, president of the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp, spoke to both the enormous opportunities and significant challenges of working with cannabis-infused drinks.

Review: Petal

Petal is a USDA Organic zero calorie sparkling beverage that features a blend of botanicals in each of their three flavors.

Review: Ugly Lands in the US with New Formulations

Originally launched in the U.K. a few years ago, Ugly Drinks, which is a line of zero calorie flavored sparkling waters, has now launched in the U.S. with an updated look and formulations that were adjusted for the U.S. market (the product is also produced in the U.S.).

BeyondBrands Launches Cannabis-Infused Tonic Mood33

BeyondBrands is looking to bring consumers one step closer to that potential future with their latest venture: Mood33, a cannabis-infused sparkling tonic. The brand launched earlier this year with a party on April 20 and began selling in California dispensaries on June 1.

Sources: Report on Essentia Sale Premature

After CNBC reported that premium water brand Essentia was exploring a potential sale, sources close to the situation confirmed to BevNET that the company has been working with Credit Suisse for more than a year, but that there is no official sales process underway.

CORE Launches Summer Campaign With Demi Lovato

For the second year running, Core Hydration is building its summer marketing campaign around one of its star shareholders, as the brand announced today that singer/actress and brand investor Demi Lovato will be the face of a new primarily digital-based national marketing blitz that emphasizes “balance and authenticity."

People Moves: Harmless Harvest Hires New CEO

Harmless Harvest Hires New CEO; DRY Soda Adds New CFO and VP of Sales; Red Bull Appoints New President?; Organic Valley Reshuffles Sales Department; Temple Lifestyle Makes Marketing, Operations Hires

Review: Zinger Shots

Zinger Shots are a line of USDA Organic shelf stable shots that feature intense flavors in a small 2.4 oz. format. The product currently comes in five flavors, including Organic Ginger Zinger, Xtra Ginger Zinger, Lime Chilli Zinger, Golden Turmeric Zinger, and Acai Caffeine Zinger.