Brad Avery

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Brand Profile: Pillars Drinkable Yogurt Plots Path to National Growth

Pillars,a Massachusetts-based startup which launched in 2016, is seeking to position itself as a healthier alternative to many of the other drinkable yogurts on the market, promoting call outs such including no added sugars, grass-fed cows, and both prebiotics and probiotics.

Fiji Exits Distro Agreement After Keurig-DPS Merger

Premium bottled water brand Fiji will discontinue its distribution partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper, effective October 1, the company announced today. The brand will take control over much of its distribution and plans to build out a direct store delivery (DSD) network supported by its parent The Wonderful Company.

PepsiCo Reports Mixed Q2 Results, Plans to Focus on Incubation

Despite tepid growth numbers for the spring, PepsiCo is placing an increased emphasis on innovation and incubation, chairwoman and CEO Indra Nooyi told investors and analysts during the company’s second quarter earnings call today.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: The Role of Leadership with Bill Weiland

Bill Weiland founded Presence Marketing in 1990 and has grown it to be the largest independent natural and organic products broker in the U.S. In his presentation at BevNET Live Summer 2018, Weiland shares the lessons he’s learned as a CEO and the qualities great business leaders need.

Distribution Roundup: Seven Sparkling Expands in Target

Seven Sparkling Launches New Mocktails, Spritzers in Target Stores; King’s Row Coffee RTD Line Launches in Whole Foods; HyVIDA Partners with UNFI; XYIENCE Enters Target; Hank’s Gourmet Beverages Expands in Tri-State Area; Hotshot Coffee Hits Amazon, Adds New Distributors

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: Euromonitor’s Five-Year Outlook

Speaking at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City, Howard Telford, head of soft drinks research at the market research firm, examined how beverage trends will develop over the next five years, pinpointing several of the top growth areas in the space.

Euromonitor: North America Driving Global Coffee Trends

North American consumers are helping shape global trends in ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee while Asian markets are fueling the category’s international growth, according to a presentation today by Euromonitor International senior analyst Matthew Barry.

Press Clips: SEC Looking Into National Beverage

SEC Looking Into National Beverage; California Decides Coffee Doesn’t Cause Cancer After All; Seattle Scraps Head Tax After Pressure from Amazon, Starbucks; Struggling Dairy Farmers Turn to A2 Milks; Gatorade Wins ‘Sports Fuel’ Trademark Case

Kill Cliff Rebrands, Adds Energy Line

Performance beverage maker Kill Cliff announced today the launch of Ignite, a new pre-workout energy sub-line that completes the brand’s self-described “Full System” of fitness beverages.

Green Rush: The Beverage Business and CBD Part 2

Following our coverage of CBD as a rising functional ingredient in beverage, Part 2 of this story looks at how brands are looking to bring it to market and the challenges they face with production, distribution, branding, and an uncertain regulatory and shipping environment that drags on what is expected to be a huge business.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: Gender Diversity in Private Equity

In this interview recorded at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City, four high-ranking women at different private equity firms discuss the need for gender diversity within the beverage industry and how investors can boost female-helmed companies.

Abrams Takes Majority Stake, Named CEO of Purity Organic

An investor group led by beverage industry veteran Douglas Abrams has taken a majority stake in organic beverage company Purity Organic, the company announced today in a press release. Abrams will assume the CEO role immediately.