In the Courtroom: Defy Claims Trademark Infringement in Lawsuit

Colorado-based CBD drink maker Defy LLC filed a lawsuit last month against Tennessee-based hydration beverage brand Defiance Fuel, claiming the latter company infringed on its trademarks; A new lawsuit against 75 members of Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) leadership team is accusing the co-op of extortion and cartel-like tactics; Family of late Hansen’s Beverage Co. founder Hubert Hansen were awarded $17 million in a ruling against The Coca-Cola Company and Monster.

In the Courtroom: Court Tosses Wanu Water Suit in Blow to Founder [Updated]

A lawsuit filed by Wanu Water against shareholders and former directors was dismissed last week; Monster and Coke lost a jury trial last week which ruled in favor of the family of Hubert Hansen; LaCroix maker National Beverage Corp. declared victory in a class action lawsuit after the plaintiff retracted allegations that the brand was falsely advertised as “100% natural.”

In the Courtroom: Coca-Cola Goes to Trial with Hansen Family

Coca-Cola Goes to Trial with Hansen Family; White Claw and Coke Fight Over ‘Surge’ Name; Vitamin Shoppe Files Trademark Suit Against PLNT; PepsiCo Owes $2.65 Million to Iowa Bottling Company; Ocean Spray May Pay $5.4 Million in Class Action

Monster: Company Beats Expectations for Strong Q4

Bolstered by international growth, Monster Beverages Corp. beat analyst expectations in its fourth quarter and full year earnings, reporting a 14.1 percent year-over-year increase in revenue, according to financial results released yesterday by the company.

In the Courtroom: FDA Confiscates CBD Edibles at Arizona Smoke Shop

The FDA confiscated CBD edibles at an Arizona smoke shop last week, taking products manufactured by companies Hempful Farms and CBD Living Water; Jammin Java loses appeal over Marley Coffee trademark and must pay $2.4 million; Monster Energy lead counsel dismissed in Bang/VPX lawsuit.

The Top 10 Most Read BevNET Stories of 2018

It's time to look back at the past year by reminiscing on the exciting innovations, landmark deals, and major developments that changed the beverage industry. And there’s no more objective way to do that than list to our most read articles of 2018.

Monster: Coke Energy Dispute Revealed in Q3 Earnings

Monster is fighting against increased competition in the energy space, CEO Rodney Sacks said during the company’s Q3 earnings report yesterday, including from one of its most prominent shareholders: The Coca-Cola Company.

People Moves: Leadership Shuffle at VEB

Leadership moves at VEB focus on Hansens; Mike Fransz joins C2O marketing team; Revive Kombucha brings on KeVita vet to head sales.

Java Monster Adds Salted Caramel Flavor

This marks the company’s sixth flavor in the Java family joining Mean Bean, Loca Moca, Kona Blend, Vanilla Light, and Irish Blend.

Monster Energy Announces Partnership with Ronda Rousey

Along with her illustrious and untouchable career in UFC, Rousey has a budding career as an actress and has landed roles in major films to include the Expendables 3, an action-packed role in Furious 7, and her most recent role in Entourage.

Q2 Recap: WhiteWave Sets Sales Records

As non-dairy milk alternatives continue to carve out space on retail shelves, one of the category’s biggest players is reaping the profits.

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