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Sheryl O’Loughlin Resigns as REBBL CEO

REBBL CEO Sheryl O’Loughlin announced her resignation this week after a four year tenure with the plant-based beverage brand. Former thinkThin CEO Michele Kessler will assume the chief executive position effective today.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 38: How To Create a Foundation for Breakout Success

In this episode, we feature an interview with Sisun Lee, the co-founder and CEO of More Labs, a next-generation maker of biohacking beverages known for hangover supplement Morning Recovery. As part of our conversation, Lee discussed the factors and strategic decisions that led to Morning Recovery’s rapid development, and how More Labs is attempting to create a platform for functional products.

BevNET Magazine Feature: Issues & Challenges in Hemp/CBD

Now that the market has begun to take off, the beverage space is flush with new hemp and CBD ingredient suppliers eager to work with innovative brands in the category. That means drink makers looking for partners are spoiled for choice, and also that suppliers must do more to rise above the noise.

Cann Wins New Beverage Showdown 17

The founders of cannabis-infused “social tonic” Cann are riding high today after being named the winners of New Beverage Showdown 17 at BevNET Live Summer 2019, held June 12-13 in New York City.

Hank’s Craft Soda Offshoot Aqwi Organics Set to Launch This Summer

Liberty Beverages, the parent company of Hank’s Craft Soda, is set to diversify its beverage interests with the launch of Aqwi Organics, a new line of zero calorie flavored water infused with sea salt and antioxidants sourced from kelp.

Six Finalists Advance in New Beverage Showdown 17

Twelve new beverage startups faced off today, pitching their products to a panel of expert judges during the semifinal round of New Beverage Showdown 17 at BevNET Live Summer 2019, but only six were selected to move on to the final round.

BevNET Magazine Feature: ‘Fit’ Energy Arrives with a Bang

Bang’s slow-then-sudden rise fits within the context of a years-long food and beverage trend toward fitness and better-for-you products. The brand’s success is remarkable, but it’s one of many emerging fitness energy drinks that include Celsius, C4, Kill Cliff, LifeAID, EBOOST, Reign, and Adrenaline Shoc.

MTN DEW Introduces Sweet Lightning Exclusively at KFC

Mountain Dew and KFC are partnering to electrify their beverage lineup with Sweet Lightning, an out-of-this-sky refreshment lit up with a punch of peach and a touch of honey flavors.

Role Tea Shuts Down

Washington, D.C.-based iced tea brand Role Tea is ceasing all operations, the company revealed in an email to customers earlier today.

Taste Radio Ep. 166: Popchips/RightRice Founder On Why Success Starts With Passion & Package Design

In this episode, we’re joined by Popchips and RightRice founder Keith Belling, who discussed the origins of both brands and how lessons learned from building the former are being applied to the latter. He also spoke about the importance of branding and why he’s overinvested in package design, how celebrity investors supported the development of Popchips and the challenges of leveraging success. This episode is presented by ZoomEssence, the cool-tech powder flavor people.