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.).

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

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.

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.

L.A. Libations to Act as Broker for OWYN

The Coke-aligned beverage incubator, which consults and helps to secure retail placement for emerging brands, has begun working with Halen Brands as a broker of record to grow the retail footprint of Only What You Need (OWYN) in national accounts including Walgreens and 7-Eleven.

Back In Service? Juice Served Here Plots Comeback

After ceasing operations and closing its remaining juice bars in December, Juice Served Here co-founder Greg Alterman, who issued the post, told BevNET that, despite facing a range of challenges, he’s confident that the brand has much more left to offer consumers.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Day Two Recap: Exits, Acquisitions and Platforms

On the second day of BevNET Live Summer 2018, attendees heard from beverage and venture leaders at Nestlé and PepsiCo about how the conglomerates pick their brand investments, as well as topics such as how to prepare a brand for acquisition and building an optimal growth platform.

Simply Soupreme Claims Top Prize in New Beverage Showdown 15

The company took the crown from a group of five other innovative early stage beverage brands -- NITRO Beverage Co, Sip City, Cusa Tea, Drink Peloton and Element Shrub -- participating in the final round of the Showdown.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Day One Recap

The journey from startup to major brand -- and the nebulous in-between -- was a line through many of the presentations and fireside chat interviews on stage during the 19th edition of BevNET Live.

Clearly Kombucha Acquired by Molson Coors

California-based Clearly Kombucha has been acquired by Molson Coors for an undisclosed fee, marking the multinational brewing company’s first purchase of a non-alcoholic beverage brand.

Trimino Raises $6 Million from Capital Infusion

Protein infused water maker Trimino Brands has raised $6 million in capital infusion, led by investment firm Vineyard Point Associates, LLC, the company announced this week.

HeatGenie Secures $6 Million Investment For Self-Heating Can

Austin, Texas-based beverage technology company HeatGenie, which manufactures a self-heating aluminum can, has closed a $6 million round of funding led by ARTIS Labs, with additional investment from Almanac Investments and private individuals.