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Wells Fargo: Monster Still Lagging Behind Category Growth

Monster Energy Corp. showed mixed sales results for the four-week period ending September 7 as the company’s growth continues to lag the broader energy category, according to a Wells Fargo Securities analysis of Nielsen data.

Expo East 2019 Recap Pt. 1: Honest Tea Embraces Cold Brew, Mood33 Targets Mainstream

At Natural Products Expo East 2019, BevNET’s editorial team saw established brands tackle new innovations and new strategies, including Honest Tea’s take on cold brew coffee, Mood33’s new CBD line, DrinkSimple exploring growth through B2B partnerships, and a reshuffling of Great Point Brands’ product portfolio.

Distribution Roundup: Hoplark HopTea Goes Nationwide in Whole Foods

Hoplark HopTea Goes Nationwide in Whole Foods; CELSIUS Looks to Accelerate C-Store Business; Eternal Water Partners with Honickman Group; TEN Spring Water Adds United Supermarkets; KiiTO Adds South Pacific Whole Foods Stores; Oral I.V. Adds 120 Military-Based GNC Stores

Tinley Opens Turnkey Facility for Cannabis-Infused Beverages

Tinley Beverage Company, maker of a line of cannabis-infused spirit and cocktail-inspired drinks, has completed work on its West Coast production facility, where it will provide turnkey co-packing services for other cannabis beverage brands.

Wells Fargo: C-Stores Report Solid Growth Over Labor Day Weekend

Convenience stores are capping off a strong summer with 4.1% growth in Labor Day beverage sales, according to Wells Fargo Securities’ latest Beverage Buzz c-store retailer survey released today. The survey collected responses from retailers representing nearly 20,000 convenience stores nationwide. Overall beverage sales, including alcoholic drinks, were up 4.1%.

National Beverage: Q2 Earnings Show Slower Summer for LaCroix

LaCroix maker National Beverage Corp. saw year-over-year revenue drop 9.9% to $263 million in the second quarter, marking the Florida-based company’s fourth consecutive quarter in which it underperformed analyst expectations. The diminished year-over-year results reflect a subdued summer for LaCroix.

People Moves: Stratus Group Hires CORE Vets to Lead Sales Growth

Stratus Group Hires CORE Hydration Veterans to Lead Sales Growth; KOPU Names Richard Harrison as Director of Sales; Owl’s Brew Expands Advisory Board; Waterloo Co-Founder and Former CMO Launches CANTEEN Spirits; BevMo! Names Matthew Champion as SVP and CMO; Pawan Kalra Named CEO at Pressed Juicery

In the Courtroom: 5-Hour Energy Aims to Protect Trademark in Series of Lawsuits

Innovation Ventures, LLC, the Michigan-based maker of 5-Hour Energy shots, is no stranger to flexing its legal arm in order to protect its brand name. Having engaged in several trademark infringement lawsuits over the past 10 years, the company is now targeting two more energy shot makers it claims are treading on its intellectual property.

Brand Profile: Basis Clean Hydration Preps Expansion

Two years after its launch, hydration beverage brand Basis has built a presence in its home market of Colorado. As it works to develop traction in natural channel retailers, the startup is now looking to break out of the Rocky Mountain region and make a play to disrupt the hydration space.

Ginseng Up Invests $2M in Co-Packing Facility Expansion

Ginseng Up, a Massachusetts-based producer of ginseng beverages, has invested $2 million into upgrading and expanding its co-packing facilities, including the launch of a new product development arm intended to provide turnkey services for beverage startups.