Brad Avery

Brad Avery

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Brad is a Reporter for BevNET.com.

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Distribution Roundup: SAS Launches Kickstart Florida

SAS Sales & Marketing launch Kickstart Florida to help emerging brands in the local market; FitWhey signs with KeHE for first major footprint expansion in two years; Sipp Sparkling Organics enter Midwest Giant stores; Tickle Water signs with Dora's Naturals

DRY Soda Co. Launches Zero Sugar Line

DRY Soda Company built its brand by offering low-sugar sparkling beverages with exotic flavors, but thus far the company has shied away from releasing diet products.

TSG Consumer Partners Takes Minority Stake in Nuun

Nuun president and CEO Kevin Rutherford told BevNET Wednesday the strategic partnership comes in the midst of the company’s five-year plan for growth and at a time when it is seeking to scale.

Dora’s Naturals Brings Brand-First Focus to Distribution

As the founder and CEO of Dora’s Naturals, Cyrus Schwartz oversees distribution, manufacturing, and processing. But despite playing various roles, his passion lies in helping build successful beverage businesses.

FYLO Begins Retail Launch in NYC

FYLO, a brand of “digestive wellness” shots, is launching at retail, following last week’s announcement of its partnership with distributor and marketer Gotham Brand Managers.

Flow Announces Flavored Line Extension

The new SKUs, Lemon-Ginger and Cucumber-Mint, will join the core 8.1 pH alkaline water line in at least 4,000 stores in December.

People Moves: ‘Exclusive Beverage’ Founder Joins Jones Soda

Steve Gress joins Jones Soda as executive vice president of U.S. sales; IZZE co-founder becomes advisor at Top Note Tonics; John Blackington enters hemp-infused market with role at Rocky Mountain High Brands; Former Coke, Juicero VP joins Koia

Dairy Farmers of America Acquires Cumberland Dairy

Dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced last week that it had acquired New Jersey-based Cumberland Dairy, a family-owned producer of ultra-pasteurized food and beverage products, for an undisclosed sum.

Plant-Based Brands Lobby Against Dairy Pride Act

Last week, representatives from dairy alternative producers including MALK, Good Karma Foods, New Barn and Oatly traveled to Washington to argue against the Dairy Pride Act.

Nestlé Acquires Chameleon Cold-Brew

Nestlé USA today announced its acquisition of Chameleon Cold-Brew for an undisclosed sum, roping the Austin, Tex.-based brand into its widening coffee portfolio.

NACS 2017 Video: HEYDAY Founder On Filling a Gap in Coffee

Speaking with BevNET, founder and CEO Bart Smith discussed his vision for the company -- which is his first foray in the beverage industry -- and how HEYDAY is positioning itself as an affordable, tasty, and non-indulgent cold brew.