Review: Aqua Kola Revamped

Previously launched as Aqua back in 2016, Aqua Kola is a restaged and more polished looking product than its predecessor.

MatchaBar Closes Celebrity Backed $8 Million Funding Round

The New York-based matcha brand announced today the completion of an $8 million Series A round led by a slate of celebrity investors including DJ/producer Diplo (born Thomas Wesley Pentz), Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, actor Ansel Elgort and singer Billie Eilish.

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Our Elevator Talk pitch series showcases up-and-coming beverage and food brands to the industry. Meet the founders behind the freshest brands hitting the market and hear their plan to stand out on shelves. Catch this series on YouTube and Instagram TV, with new pitches shared every week! Want to be next? Apply to pitch: http://forms.bevnet.com/Elevator-Talk-Application.aspx

Fountain Service Moves Forward

The types of beverages being offered in fountain service is changing, and helping shift the way users interact with and think about their selections at the point-of-sale.

People Moves: Essentia Adds to Creative Team

Premium water brand Essentia expands its in-house creative team through a pair of new hires, while BOS Brands brings on a new U.S. managing director ahead of a national launch.

IFT18 Set to Feature 1,200 Exhibitors

Over 23,000 CPG manufacturers, marketers and formulators will gather next week at McCormick Place in Chicago for IFT18, the annual show for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Rampolla Departs Beanfields as Califia Exec Steps Up

Snack brand Beanfields announced today that Mark Rampolla, founder of coconut water brand Zico, has left his role as CEO of the company and former Califia Farms executive Arnulfo Ventura has stepped into the role.

BevNET Live 2018 Video: Navigating Negotiations with Nick Giannuzzi

During his presentation at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in June, Nick Giannuzzi, managing partner at The Giannuzzi Group, highlighted the need for brands to thoroughly prepare ahead of a potential exit or investment, even from an early stage.

Brand Profile: Pillars Drinkable Yogurt Plots Path to National Growth

Pillars,a Massachusetts-based startup which launched in 2016, is seeking to position itself as a healthier alternative to many of the other drinkable yogurts on the market, promoting call outs such including no added sugars, grass-fed cows, and both prebiotics and probiotics.

Fiji Exits Distro Agreement After Keurig-DPS Merger

Premium bottled water brand Fiji will discontinue its distribution partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper, effective October 1, the company announced today. The brand will take control over much of its distribution and plans to build out a direct store delivery (DSD) network supported by its parent The Wonderful Company.