The round was led by existing investors, including General Mills’ venturing arm 301 Inc. CAVU Venture Partners, and (according to an SEC filing) Whole Foods Market.
Good Idea Drinks is a dietary supplement sparkling water product that is made with a blend of five amino acids and a mineral (chromium picolinate). The product, which comes in three flavors including Sparkling Orange Mango, Sparkling Dragonfruit, and Sparkling Lemon Lime, is very much about functionality.
The Coca-Cola Company has announced Brian Smith will take over as the new president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company on Jan 1., 2019, after the board of directors today elected the 21-year company veteran to succeed CEO James Quincey in the role.
Rob Sands will step down as CEO of Constellation Brands on March 1, 2019, the New York-based alcohol beverage company announced today.
Bend, Ore.-based Riff Cold Brewed Coffee today announced it has raised $1 million in an angel round of investment from a “who’s who” group of Oregon technology and consumer products executives.
President and CEO, Josep Bassaganya-Riera, calls Pervida a revolutionary functional drink. The brand uses all-natural ingredients and patented technology to develop highly functional beverages for the health-conscious consumer.
Speaking with BevNET at the NACS show, Susan Gambardella, vice president of convenience retail for Coca-Cola North America, explained how the company is implementing its “total beverage” strategy within the C-store channel.
The Los Angeles-based brand, which officially launches exclusively on Amazon today, uses a ring around the neck of each 20 oz BPA free PET bottle made from a polymer infused with natural oils that replicate the experience of drinking flavored water -- without the use of any additives to the liquid itself
Truronia is a line of USDA Organic HPP juices that feature aronia berry as its key ingredient. The product line currently includes four single serve 100 percent juice varieties including Original, Mango, Coconut, and Pineapple.
In July, Fiji left the Keurig Dr Pepper allied brands portfolio to handle its own distribution. The transition marks the start of a new era for the premium water brand, and at NACS this month the company’s president Elizabeth Stephenson gave BevNET some insight into what the future might look like.
BluePrint founders Zoë Sakoutis and Erica Huss discussed the brand’s origins, early wins and struggles, and how a voicemail left by former Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz factored into their decision to sell the company. They also spoke about their experience moving into the food space with Erzo, a brand of vitamin-infused biscuits, and explained how their new podcast has provided a way to address some unfinished business.
“Distributed kitchen” startup brand incubator Pilotworks abruptly ceased operations nationwide this weekend, leaving hundreds of food and beverage businesses without production and storage facilities or distribution to retail outlets.
OWYN Aims to Triple Store Count, Enters Walgreens and CVS; Dunn’s River Brands Partners with Big Geyser for Sweet Leaf Distribution; Wandering Bear Expands in Target with Grab-and-Go Placement; Alkaline88 Adds 7,500 Stores
In this roundup of news from the 2018 NACS trade show in Las Vegas, BevNET checks in with Red Bull and Hint about recent line extensions, examines developments in the sparkling water space, learns about new CBD drinks from New Age Beverages, and samples Brew Dr. Kombucha's new C-store exclusive innovations.