BOS Aims for Rooibos Revival With U.S. Launch

As it begins rolling out its ready-to-drink line this Spring, starting in Southern California, South African brand BOS is seeking to build a broad U.S. consumer audience for iced rooibos tea.

Review: HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Water

HyVIDA is a line of sparkling, hydrogen-infused waters that are currently available in three varieties: Pure, Raspberry, and Lemon Lime. All three of the flavors are unsweetened, contain zero calories, and are packaged in a 250ml can.

Expo West 2018 Video: Lifeway’s Smolyansky on Challenging Consumers

Now producing lines of elixirs, farmer’s cheese, and skyr, the company has become a gut health minded maker of probiotic foods and drinks. At Natural Products Expo West 2018 the company also revealed its first entry into the dairy alternative category with Plantiful, a line of plant-based probiotic beverages.

Health-Ade, Brew Dr. Targeted In Separate Class Action Lawsuits

Issues regarding the accuracy of sugar, alcohol and probiotic content in kombucha continue to haunt some of the category’s fastest-growing brands, as evidenced by a pair of class action lawsuits filed earlier this month.

Expo West 2018 Video: New Packaging and Functional Offerings Fuel Kombucha Innovation

In this video, BevNET’s John Craven and Martin Caballero discuss how some of the major trends in kombucha as seen at Expo West 2018 -- including the introduction of smaller package sizes -- could impact kombucha’s presence across retail channels and highlight new line extensions aimed at addressing consumers’ shifting dietary needs and preferences.

Expo West 2018 Video: Cold Brew’s Wave Still Rising

In this video, BevNET’s John Craven and Martin Caballero discuss some of the new RTD cold brew products that debuted at Natural Products Expo West 2018 and explore how they fit into the larger macro trends that continue to shape the coffee category.

Keen Capital Acquires Stake in Dahlicious Organic

Massachusetts-based brand Dahlicious, which markets a line of organic lassis, or milk-based Indian-style drinkable yogurts, has sold a stake in the company to investment fund Keen Growth Capital, the company announced in a press release last week.

Spindrift Raises $20 M in Series B Round

Speaking with BevNET earlier today, Spindrift founder and CEO Bill Creelman said he is “a big believer” in lead investor VMG’s model of operation and called the private equity firm a full partner in guiding Spindrift’s strategy and growth.

Expo West 2018 Video: What’s Bubbling Up at High Brew

During last week’s Natural Products Expo West, held in Anaheim, Calif., High Brew CEO David Smith sat down with BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman to discuss the reasoning behind this latest line extension, as well as the key factors that are shaping the evolution of the cold brew category.