Revere Launches, Lands $2 M in Seed Funding

Plant-based, health startup Revere launched last week with plans of bringing personalization to athletes’ pre- and post-workout mixtures. Now, the direct-to-consumer drink mix company has announced it raised $2 million in a seed round led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures prior to the launch.

Press Clips: Bevi Raises $16.5M to Expand Business

Bevi raises $16.5M in Series B funding round; NFL wide receiver under house arrest claims kombucha caused him to fail court-ordered breathalyzer tests; Land O'Lakes seeks to restore dairy growth with startup accelerator; Popular Science explores food waste; ACON Investments acquires Borden Dairy

People Moves: Ex-REBBL CFO Joins Sipp

Former REBBL Beverages CFO Jim Arsenault joins Sipp, KonaRed gains a new board member and an executive management shakeup at Long Island Iced Tea.

Review: Soylent Adds New Flavors and Updates the Packaging

Soylent is continuing its evolution from being a bag of largely tasteless powder into a full-fledged beverage brand. Their latest offerings, Cafe Vanilla and Cafe Chai, are their best-tasting and best-looking products to date and prove to be a really great showcase for what Soylent can do.

Congressman Wants Hearing on Amazon’s Whole Foods Deal

Speculation that Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods might spark legal backlash came to fruition this week as U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, called for the subcommittee to hold a hearing on the online retail giant’s latest acquisition.

Beverages on Broadway: Non-Alcoholic Innovations Showcased in New York

Earlier this week, BevNET visited New York City to meet with two companies taking inspiration from the craft spirits movement to help elevate non-alcoholic drinking through complex flavors, eye-catching presentation or immersive on-premise experiences.

Review: Matero Sparkling Yerba Mate

Matero, which is a sparkling yerba mate drink, is a very straightforward product that was, according to the company’s website, inspired by the German drink Club-Mate.

Sol-ti Heads East with New Distribution

Looking to shine a bright light in the cold-pressed juice category, Sol-ti have already expanded from their native California into seven more states this year, with eyes on picking up another four or five by the year’s end.

People Moves: PepsiCo’s Khan Joins Indigo Board

Mehmood Khan joins Indigo Ag board of directors; Val Stalowir begins as new CEO of Reed's following founder's resignation; Mamma Chia hires new sales SVP; Mark Ellis moves on to next project with Rally; Caribou Coffee announces new CEO and President

Review: Sail Away Cold Brew

Sail Away's cold brew coffee is currently available in two varieties: Unsweetened and Sweetened. The products, which are processed with sterile filtration and require refrigeration, are produced using a 24-hour cold-brewing process. The result is something that’s extremely smooth.

Analysts React to Stonyfield Acquisition

In discussing the deal with BevNET, analysts and experts in the organic grocery space noted that while the deal was ostensibly about freeing Danone to secure the bigger prize of acquiring WhiteWave, it also affirms the long-term value of a strong organic brand.

Evy Tea Closes $1 Million Seed Round

Founded in 2014, Evy Tea’s ready-to-drink line is now available in roughly 500 stores throughout the Northeast, and Chen said she wants to dominate the region before expanding further. The company is currently in serious talks with several top beverage distributors.