Jones Soda has named Mark Murray as its permanent president and CEO; Vermont-based kombucha maker Aqua ViTea announced an expansion of its leadership team with three new additions to its c-suite; Soylent co-founder Rob Rhinehart has stepped down as chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Aqua ViTea, the largest kombucha brand on the East Coast, is today announcing a partnership with Acosta, a leading sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, to expand its retail presence across the United States.
Aqua ViTea, the alcohol-aware kombucha company, is today reaffirming its commitment to "responsible kombuchaing" with the rebranding of its bottles and cans.
Aqua ViTea is launching Pineapple Lemonade Kombucha, a refreshing, non-alcoholic, premium alternative to unhealthy soda and sports drinks. Sweet and tangy Pineapple Lemonade, the Vermont beverage maker’s 11th non-alcoholic Kombucha flavor, is organic, low-calorie, and gluten-free.
In emphasizing strong customer service and close relationships with local brands, Boston-based Shirazi Distributing has grown from a small one-truck operation to an established supplier to restaurants, coffee shops and independent stores.
In July, the Vermont-based kombucha brewery debuted Aqua Vodka, an organic vodka made from a distillate created in the kombucha production process, as well as a new self-service draft program that allows users to flavor kombucha with an assortment of cold-pressed juices from Ripe Craft Juice.
During the company’s tenure in Bristol, Aqua ViTea experienced 75 percent growth annually and transitioned away from self-distribution, allowing for deeper market saturation throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States.