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Slang Beverages Launches in New York

Slang Beverages has announced the launch of its ready-to-drink beverages and other products. Included in the launch are the company's La Pela Energy Drink, LOL Superfruit Iced Tea, and LOL Agua Fresca.

KO Distilling Completes Distillery Expansion

In a time-honored maritime tradition, the proud Co-Founders of KO Distilling in Manassas, VA today rang a merchant ship’s bell celebrating the completion of a $900,000 expansion which has more than tripled their production capacity and will create more jobs.

Taste Radio Ep. 84: Rocking Out With Halen Brands CEO Jason Cohen

Build hot brands, grow relationships with buyers, and sell companies with Halen Brands’ Jason Cohen; dive into consumers’ relationship with sustainable seafood with Ken Plasse, CEO of Fishpeople; an elevator windup-and-pitch from sports drink brand KRā.

In the Courtroom: Soda Titans Under Fire Over “Diet” Claims; Forager Sued

In this In the Courtroom roundup, the country's three largest soda companies face multiple lawsuits alleging their diet products are false and misleading to consumers trying to lose weight, while Forager Project gets hit with a class action suit claiming its cold-pressed juices are also misleading.

23 Food & Bev Innovators Land Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

In the seventh iteration of Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 List list, 14 CPG innovators and entrepreneurs were recognized for being young adults who made major contributions to food and drink innovation in 2018.

DRY Soda Co. Launches Zero Sugar Line

DRY Soda Company built its brand by offering low-sugar sparkling beverages with exotic flavors, but thus far the company has shied away from releasing diet products.

FDA Issues GRAS No Objection Letter for BESTEVIA Reb D Stevia Leaf Sweetener

The manufacturing process, ingredient composition and other factors were provided to the FDA in GRAS notice No. 715. The FDA acknowledged in a letter dated Oct. 24, 2017 that it evaluated the application and has no further questions regarding the conclusion that BESTEVIA Reb D is GRAS under its intended conditions of use.

The Mountain Valley Named Exclusive Water Sponsor of Made South Holiday

In an effort to bring regional and local craftsmen into the national spotlight, the event showcases unique artisan gifts created by more than 150 merchants. The two-day event also features food from southern chefs, craft cocktails from nearby distillers and breweries, live music and art in an all-inclusive family friendly experience.

American Craft Spirits Applauds Senate Finance on Tax Reform

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released his Chairman’s markup of the long-awaited major tax reform proposal, which included a landmark provision to create tax fairness for the country’s 1,589 small, independent craft distillers.

CB Insights Webinar Highlights Influential Food & Bev Startups

Zoe Leavitt, Retail Food & Technology Analyst at strategic data analytics firm CB Insights, today discussed the evolving relationship between large CPG corporations and emerging startups during a webinar titled “Startups Shaping the Future of Food.”