Report Questions Effectiveness of Berkeley Soda Tax

Over the past two years, several studies examining the effect of Berkeley, California’s sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax, voted into law by residents in 2014 and implemented in the spring of 2015, have shown a drop in soda consumption.

BevNET Live 2018 Extended Super Early Registration Ends Next Monday

BevNET Live, the leading conference series for the U.S. beverage industry, will be returning to New York and Santa Monica in 2018. 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 $300! Super early registration pricing is extended through Monday, January 22nd.

Review: Wave Soda

Wave Soda is a product that is going after the diet soda drinker with a clean label product that is made with 85 percent sparkling water and 15 percent fruit juice.

Outside Investment Fuels Vertical Growth at Guayaki

Guayaki co-founder David Karr emphasized that new investment from Sonoma Brands will allow the company to continue operating independently while supporting and enhancing the brand’s longstanding mission.

Review: Blackeye Roasting Co. Nitro Cold Brew

For the purposes of this review, we’re taking a look at Blackeye Nitro Cold Brew as well as their White Chocolate and Nitro Cocoa offerings. All three are packaged in 12 oz. slim cans that feature a black sleeve label and a painted black top.

Distribution Roundup: Rise Heads West

Rise Brewing Co. launches in the Pacific Northwest and announces a new taproom; FitWhey enters Arizona Sprouts stores; Xing Tea finds placements in 3,000 CVS stores

‘High Pressure Certified’ Consumer Seal To Debut This Month

This month, the Cold Pressure Council (CPC), an industry group focused on supporting and promoting the HPP industry, is launching a seal for use on HPP food and beverage packaging that certifies the item has been properly processed and independently verified for safety.

Diet Coke Announces Brand Revamp

The Coca-Cola Company today announced a relaunch of the Diet Coke line that includes new packaging and new flavors, while retaining the same fan-favorite formula.

Review: Rivvibe Moringa Sports Tea

Rivvibe is a beverage that is billed as “a drink that includes all the electrolytes and antioxidants of a sports drink and is brewed like a tea.” It’s currently available in a single flavor,packaged in a 16 oz.clear plastic bottle that’s most commonly used for juice.

Reed’s Inc. Puts Los Angeles Facility Up for Sale

On Monday, Reed's Inc. announced it has retained Gordon Brothers, a Boston-based advisory, restructuring and investment firm, to manage the sale of its Los Angeles manufacturing facility, which was brought online in 2001.