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Dyla Brands Running Concentrate, Powder Mix Business For KDP

Through a long-term licensing agreement, Dyla Brands, the parent company of Stur and FORTO Coffee, has been overseeing marketing, manufacturing and sales for Keurig Dr Pepper’s (KDP) liquid concentrate and powdered mix products since late 2019.

KDP Furthers Investment in FORTO Maker Dyla Brands With $20M Capital Round

Dyla Brands, the parent company behind FORTO Coffee and Stur, is tightening its relationship with Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), securing a $20 million raise led by the beverage giant and bringing in former CORE SVP of sales Jon Crecy to build its national DSD infrastructure.

BevNET Live Winter 2018 Video: FORTO – Guiding a Brand in Transition

In this clip from day one of BevNET Live Winter 2018, FORTO founder Neel Premkumar went deep into what’s worked for him, what hasn’t, and his advice to entrepreneurs on navigating the market with a fast-growing brand transitioning from small startup to a national player.

BevNET Live Day 1 Recap: Taking the Journey

Entrepreneurship is a journey, and the speakers on stage during the first day of BevNET Live Winter 2018 shared their personal stories of traversing the beverage industry. Speaking today in Santa Monica, Calif., industry leaders from emerging and established companies shared their insights into building a thriving beverage business in the current landscape.

‘Powered By FORTO’ Brings JAB Coffee Brands into Shots

FORTO has announced it has entered an agreement to produce a line of coffee shots for brands including Donut Shop, Gevalia, Green Mountain, and Krispy Kreme that will be brewed with their respective source coffees and sold in the same package as its core line.

FORTO Launches Full-Size RTD Line

FORTO is coming for Starbucks and Monster with a new full-size, ready-to-drink “Energy Coffee” line debuting at the 2018 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Las Vegas on Oct. 8-10.

Distribution Roundup: Diabolo Expands with Kroger

Diabolo Adds More Than 1,200 Stores with Kroger; Soylent Signs Strategic Partnership with Kroger; SOM Sleep Goes Nationwide in GNC, Makes Grocery Gains; Purpose Tea Enters Wegmans; FORTO Coffee Shots Go Nationwide in Walmart

Distribution Roundup: FORTO Partners with Juice Press

FORTO Adds Juice Press Stores for On Premise Growth; Tio Gazpacho Hits Walmart; KonaRed Accelerates National Growth; Celsius Announces Deeper C-Store Penetration; Ito En Partners with Kimball Distributing

The New, New Niches Part II: Brands Target eSports

While fitness enthusiasts are off pursuing the physical challenges of CrossFit and Spartan Race which we explored yesterday --elsewhere, technology has allowed a new type of “athlete” to emerge and a new avenue for brands to reach them and their fans.

Taste Radio Ep. 83: How Saffron Road Excels At Meeting Millennial Mouths; Forto CEO Takes His Best (Coffee) Shot

Episode 83 features an interview with Adnan Durrani, the founder and CEO of Saffron Road. We also speak with Neel Premkumar, the founder and CEO of Dyla Brands. And in Elevator Talk, we chat it up with BJ Mccaslin and Jason Trawick, the co-founders of Minute Mixology. This episode is presented by Sovereign Flavors.

Taste Radio Ep. 81: How a Tech Perspective Helped Hint’s Kara Goldin Build a $100 Million Brand; An Iconic Interview with Billy Bosch

In this week’s episode of Taste Radio, we spoke with Hint Water founder/CEO Kara Goldin about how her experiences in tech helped shape the business strategy for the brand, which is nearing $100M in annual sales. We also speak with Billy Bosch, the co-founder/CEO of Iconic, who offered insight into lessons learned and key takeaways from his journey as an entrepreneur. And in the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Mikaela Ray, the Owner/CEO, of Mikaela's. This episode is presented by Sovereign Flavors.

Forto Partners With The Hershey Company For New SKU, JAB Invests

Forto today announced the launch of two new reduced caffeine SKUs to its line of organic cold brew coffee shots: Pure Black Espresso and Hershey’s Chocolate, a co-branded release developed in partnership with The Hershey Company. The new flavors, which contain 100mg of caffeine in each 2 oz. serving, will be showcased for the first time on the NACS show floor ahead of a planned roll out on November 1.

Press Clips: BYU Gets Caffeine Buzz; Yoko Ono Sues Bev Brand

In this Press Clips roundup, Brigham Young University brings caffeinated soft drinks back after an over 50 year hiatus, Yoko Ono sues to protect image rights for John Lennon from a Polish beverage brand, and the U.K. becomes a major consumer of coconut water.

Ken Sadowsky Joins Dyla Brands as Investor and Advisor

Ken Sadowsky is known by insiders in the beverage business as “the beverage whisperer” for having an incredible track record of investing in and advising many of the fastest-growing and most successful new beverages over the last 20 years, including Glaceau/VitaminWater, VitaCoco, and Bai.

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