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People Moves: Brew Dr. Names Marty Wall as President

Brew Dr. Kombucha has appointed EVP of Business Development Marty Wall as the company’s first President, the company told BevNET on Wednesday; John Fieldly approved as permanent CEO of Celsius

Mate, Mission Fuels Growth for Clean Cause

Clean Cause — which markets a natural energy drink line, a premium water and a ready-to-drink sparkling yerba mate beverage — is helping individuals struggling with substance abuse addiction begin the process of rebuilding their lives after completing a rehabilitation program.

Press Clips: Starbucks to Review Policies After Accusations of Racism

Following nationwide controversy after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks the company has said it will review its policies; PepsiCo trials Aquafina dispensers; Public outcry after Nestle is cleared to increase its pumping of Michigan groundwater; Finlays opens a Rhode Island facility; Lavazza reveals it turned down offers to sell from both JAB and Nestle.

Taste Radio Ep. 106: Daphne Oz: Eating Healthy Food ‘Should Feel Like An Indulgence’

Daphne Oz believes that healthy eating should never mean sacrificing flavor. Hear why in our interview with the Emmy award-winning TV host, social media maven and chief innovation officer of Pure Spoon. Plus, original takes on meat and meatless brands in the latest edition of Elevator Talk. This episode is presented by RISE Brewing Co.

Kombucha Dog Targets Four Brands in Lawsuits

Having filed multiple lawsuits over the past year against brands such as Health-Ade, Humm, and GT’s Living Foods, Tortilla Factory -- the parent company of Kombucha Dog -- filed complaints against an additional four kombucha brands earlier this week.

Looking to Future, Night Shift Distributing Takes on Non-Alcoholic

As Boston-based operation Night Shift Distributing prepares to expand its portfolio to include products from seven non-beer beverage brands, the company is looking ahead to the long term prospects for a secondary business that has developed into a substantial operation.

Beyond Milk: Perfect Day Innovating with Animal-Free Dairy

Perfect Day, a food tech startup, is utilizing a proprietary process to create the same protein found in cow’s milk, allowing the company to develop lactose-free milks, cheeses, yogurts, and other such products with the same nutritional benefits of dairy without sourcing from animals.

SEC Filing: Core Raises $39M In Past Year

Functional beverage company Core Nutrition, LLC has raised almost $39 million in funding over the past 12 months, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).