Neil Martinez-Belkin

Neil Martinez-Belkin

Former Staff Writer

Posts by Neil Martinez-Belkin

Blossom Water Doubles its Store Count with Kroger Deal

The Kroger deal follows the brand’s distribution deal with TJX earlier this year, which saw the brand enter select T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls stores across the country.

Nawgan to Rebrand as INVIA

Whereas Nawgan was a supplement packaged as a ready-to-drink beverage, INVIA will transition the formula into a powdered stick format, a move Dr. Paul said will extend its use occasions.

A Check-In with RAU Chocolate

Rau co-founders Daren Myers and Brian Watrous stopped by BevNET’s West Coast office in San Diego this week to share the latest from the growing San Diego-based brand.

People Moves: Executive Shifts at Mamma Chia

Beginning this week at Mamma Chia is Lance Dermeik, who has come aboard as the company's new vice president of operations. Dermeik joins Mamma Chia, a maker of chia-based beverages and snacks, after eight years at Hain Celestial as director of contract manufacturing where he oversaw operations on more than 40 contract manufacturers and 15 natural and organic brands.

ROAR Announces Upcoming Launch of ROAR Organic

At next month’s Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore, the New York-based brand will debut an organic line extension of “electrolyte infusions” targeting an older demographic and tilting toward more female consumers, the founder says.

The Litchfield Fund Announces Investment in Genius

Announced Friday via press release, Tom Malengo, chief business officer at The Litchfield Fund, discussed the investment in a call with BevNET, saying he was impressed by Genius’ recent brand revamp and gains in distribution and founder Alex Bayer’s vision for the company.