Martín Caballero

Martín Caballero

Managing Editor, BevNET

Martín writes news articles and feature stories covering the non-alcoholic beverage industry for BevNET. A graduate of Boston University, Martín's previous work has appeared in USA Today, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald.

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Richard’s Rainwater Sets Sights on Advancement

Texas-based Richard's Rainwater is doubling down on its belief that its unique sustainability message can help forge new paths forward in retail. Since 2002, the brand has been bottling and distributing purified rainwater in both still and sparkling varieties, the first company in the U.S. to receive approval to do so.

BevNET Magazine Feature: Iced Tea’s Fizz Factor

The massive success of carbonated waters, led by brands like LaCroix, Sparkling Ice and Bubly, has not gone unnoticed by the broader beverage space. Brands in categories such as coffee, coconut water and now tea have all sought to inject fizzy innovations into their respective products.

Celsius: Domestic Revenue Drives Q2 Growth

Fitness energy drink Celsius saw year-over-year revenue grow 73% during the second quarter of 2019, according to financial results released by the company yesterday.

New Age: Revenue Up in Q2

New Age Beverages recorded a 397% increase in net revenue and a net loss of $11.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, according to financial results released by the company this morning.

Monster vs. Bang: New VPX Complaint Contains ‘Conspiracy’ Claims

The latest volley in the ongoing legal skirmish between Monster Energy Corp. and Bang Energy manufacturer Vita Pharmaceuticals/VPX Sports was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida. The complaint accuses Monster and its executives of engaging in a “conspiracy” to “suppress, obstruct, and conceal” alleged health risks related to consumption of the brand’s energy drink products.

Monster: Net Sales Grow, But Miss Projections

Monster Energy Corp. recorded total net sales of $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2019, an 8.7% increase from the same period last year, according to financial results released this morning.

Diageo Acquires Majority Stake in Seedlip

International spirits conglomerate Diageo announced today that it has acquired non-alcoholic distilled spirits maker Seedlip. The liquor company had been an investor in the brand through its venture capital arm, Distill Ventures.

California Cannabis Beverage Copacker Spacestation Goes Online

Spacestation, the brainchild of Blackeye Roasting Co. founder Matt McGinn, recently opened in northern California with the goal to help startup cannabis beverage brands with both the industry guidance and manufacturing muscle to find success in the nascent category.

Dunn’s River Brands Sells Controlling Interest in Temple

Turmeric-based beverage brand Temple today announced that Natur International Corp., a producer of plant-based food and beverages based in the Netherlands, has acquired a controlling interest in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CBD Brand Sunday Scaries Extends to RTD With Infused Energy Shot

This month, San Diego-based Sunday Scaries, which produces CBD infused tinctures and gummy supplements, introduced its first ready-to-drink product: YOLO, a 2 oz. shot that pairs 50 mg of full spectrum CBD with a 200 mg dose of natural caffeine.

Nutpods Secures Investment From VMG Partners

Non-dairy creamer brand Nutpods, which markets a line of dairy-free almond and coconut-based creamers, has closed a round of fundraising with VMG Partners for an undisclosed amount, the company told BevNET last week.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Joins VOSS As Investor, Advisor

Imported Norwegian premium water brand VOSS announced this morning that actor and wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has joined the company as an investor and strategic advisor. The 47-year old California native will also serve as the face of a new marketing campaign entitled “Live Every Drop.”

King’s Brew Revamps, Extends Cold Brew Line

After launching with a single cold brew product last year, New Hampshire-based coffee roaster King’s Brew is eager to build out the line this summer by rolling out new flavors, a new pack size and a new design aimed at expanding both its customer audience and retail footprint.