BevNET Live: Extended Early Reg Pricing Ends Tomorrow; Prices Jump $200

BevNET Live, the leading conference series for the U.S. beverage industry, will be returning to New York on June 6&7. Focused on innovation and the cutting-edge of the industry, BevNET Live creates a two-day forum that fuels strategic thinking, business development and industry connections. Time is running out to save $200! Early registration pricing ends Friday, April 20th.

C-Store Survey: Coke, Monster Spur Incremental Growth

Respectable growth from The Coca-Cola Company and Monster Energy Corp. helped non-alcoholic beverage sales in C-stores rise 3.4 percent in Q1 despite poor weather, according to a survey of over 15,000 retailers conducted by Wells Fargo Securities.

Yes We Can: Kombucha Looks to Future Outside Glass Bottles

As kombucha continues to penetrate mainstream retailers, brewers are exploring new ways to capture a larger share of the expanding set and create differentiation within it. Following the example of craft beer, they are increasingly looking to cans as a way to realize kombucha’s full potential.

People Moves: Brew Dr. Names Marty Wall as President

Brew Dr. Kombucha has appointed EVP of Business Development Marty Wall as the company’s first President, the company told BevNET on Wednesday; John Fieldly approved as permanent CEO of Celsius

Mate, Mission Fuels Growth for Clean Cause

Clean Cause — which markets a natural energy drink line, a premium water and a ready-to-drink sparkling yerba mate beverage — is helping individuals struggling with substance abuse addiction begin the process of rebuilding their lives after completing a rehabilitation program.

Early Registration for BevNET Live Summer 2018 Ends Friday

Only three days remain to take advantage of early registration pricing for BevNET Live Summer 2018. The premier business conference for the beverage industry will bring together hundreds of beverage founders, investors, retailers, suppliers and industry professionals on June 6th and 7th in New York, NY. If you plan to attend, now is the time to register and save money. After Friday ticket prices will increase by $200 per person.

Press Clips: Starbucks to Review Policies After Accusations of Racism

Following nationwide controversy after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks the company has said it will review its policies; PepsiCo trials Aquafina dispensers; Public outcry after Nestle is cleared to increase its pumping of Michigan groundwater; Finlays opens a Rhode Island facility; Lavazza reveals it turned down offers to sell from both JAB and Nestle.

Taste Radio Ep. 106: Daphne Oz: Eating Healthy Food ‘Should Feel Like An Indulgence’

Daphne Oz believes that healthy eating should never mean sacrificing flavor. Hear why in our interview with the Emmy award-winning TV host, social media maven and chief innovation officer of Pure Spoon. Plus, original takes on meat and meatless brands in the latest edition of Elevator Talk. This episode is presented by RISE Brewing Co.

Kombucha Dog Targets Four Brands in Lawsuits

Having filed multiple lawsuits over the past year against brands such as Health-Ade, Humm, and GT’s Living Foods, Tortilla Factory -- the parent company of Kombucha Dog -- filed complaints against an additional four kombucha brands earlier this week.

Review: Hälsa Organic Oatgurt

Hälsa is a line of plant-based yogurt drinks made with a base of fermented organic whole grain oats. The product is available in three flavors at its launch and its clean label is one of its key selling points.