Brad Avery

Brad Avery

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People Moves: Soylent Founder Steps Down, Crowley Named CEO

Soylent founder and CEO Rob Rhinehart stepped down today, announcing in a blog post that it was time to “pass the reins” to a leader with more management and beverage industry experience. He will remain on the company’s board of directors as executive chairman and is the largest shareholder.

BevNET Live Winter 2017: Day Two Recap

The second day of BevNET Live Winter 2017 at the Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. took a deep dive into the internet’s total reconstruction of the marketplace.

Bruce Cost and His Ginger Ale Look to Separate Futures

A rocky divorce last summer saw Cost sue the company he founded to prevent the use of his name on zero sugar products, but today the dust, along with the lawsuit, has settled and both parties are looking to the future with ventures new and old.

BevNET Live Winter 2017: Day One Recap

The first day of BevNET Live Winter 2017 in Santa Monica probed the coffee category for answers on how entrepreneurs can handle competitions and asked retailers and consultants about how they think ecommerce is changing the marketplace for beverage.

Nutpods Secures New Funding Ahead of Retail Expansion

Approaching its third anniversary, plant-based non-dairy creamer brand Nutpods is heading into 2018 with its eye on the grocery channel as the brand enlarges its brick-and-mortar footprint with 3,000 new retail accounts and new funding from past investor CircleUp.

The Ginger People Announce Shots, Turmeric Line

The company, which markets a variety of ginger-based consumer packaged goods, announced it will add new turmeric-based variations of several existing products -- including beverages, candies and sauces -- next year.

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.