Brad Avery

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Ethan’s Launches MCT Shot Line

The company announced the new four-SKU MCT Shot line last month, including Coffee, Matcha, Orange Cacao, and Turmeric Ginger varieties. Each product uses a base of 8g of MCT oil with added organic ingredients.

CBD Bev Leaders Mount Response to California Regulations

Beverage brands are at the front of a campaign to protect sales of cannabidiol (CBD) in California, after the state’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a revised FAQ stating the hemp-derived ingredient is not approved as a food or dietary supplement.

Investment Insight: Uncertainty At KDP, Confidence in Kombucha

Whipstitch Capital's Mike Burgmaier, Blueberry Ventures' Arif Fazal, and Green Circle Capital Partners' Stu Strumwasser weigh in on hot topics in the beverage industry including the future of the DPS allied brands portfolio, new competition for natural energy drinks, and why alcohol companies are interested in kombucha.

Genius Announces Line Extension, Opens Series A

Having re-released its flagship product last year, premium coconut smoothie maker Genius is growing its line with the launch of two new flavors set to debut later this year: Coffee and Turmeric.

Kroger Announces Launch of Wellness Your Way Festival

Kroger is taking its focus on wellness to a bigger stage, announcing this week the launch of the Wellness Your Way Festival to be held in Cincinnati from October 4-7, 2018 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Fat Profits! The Rise of Keto Beverages

While diet trends come and go, the rapid rise of the ketogenic diet represents a new variation on the evergreen low-carb approach to nutrition.

Brand Profile: Mother Kombucha Goes Deep in Florida

Looking to create a drink that goes down easy in the Florida heat, Mother founder Tonya Donati has crafted the brand’s identity and products around a light, approachable, and healthy formulation.

Bulletproof Raises $40 Million in CAVU-Led Series C

Nutritional supplement company Bulletproof 360, makers of Bulletproof Coffee products, has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round led by previous investor CAVU Venture Partners, the company announced in a press release Tuesday.

People Moves: Bevi Brings on Tech Talent

Bevi Brings on Tech Executives as Company Scales; Monster Promotes Tierre, Carling; Vivian Rhoads Leaves Verge for Supplements Company; Acosta Names Former C&S Wholesale Exec as CEO; Convergent Coffee Co. Brings on New VP of Sales, Operations Director; AB InBev Creates New Executive Leader Roles

Coke: Diet CSDs Fuel 5 Percent Growth

The Coca-Cola Company’s revamped diet and zero sugar soft drinks continue to bolster overall sales. On a call with investors and analysts, the beverage conglomerate announced organic revenue was up by 5 percent.

Rethink Closes $6.7 Million Round Led by AccelFoods

Venture capital fund AccelFoods has re-upped on its initial investment in carton water company Rethink Brands, leading a $6.7 million round announced in a press release Monday.