In addition to fueling the company’s own ambitions, innovation has put Vita Coco in pole position to drive growth in Keurig Dr Pepper’s (KDP) allied brands portfolio – and throughout KDP itself – after a year of change.
The industry vet, who previously held positions at Jones Soda Co, Starbucks and Stumptown, told BevNET he connected with More Labs CEO and co-founder Sisun Lee last year and joined the company as a retail sales advisor to its board last March.
Reebok senior marketing executive Melanie Boulden has been appointed as president and general manager of The Coca-Cola Company’s Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB) division, effective August 5, according to an internal company email sent to employees yesterday.
Before teaRIOT established a multi-channel retail footprint that stretches across the U.S., and before its acceptance into the Chobani Incubator program, and before its recent $3 million Series A funding round, co-founders Laura and Steve Jakobsen were simply focused on building a brand.
Executives for Monster Energy Corp. struck an upbeat tone at the company’s 2019 annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, projecting that the brand’s latest release, REIGN, will achieve over $300 million in sales this year. The company also announced its arbitration hearing with The Coca-Cola Company had been completed and that the decision will be announced by the end of the second quarter.
Relentless Trade Solutions, a new “spinoff” merchandising company from L.A. Libations services all CPG categories, launched in Southern California in March and has since expanded throughout the state and plans to expand to the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, and Las Vegas by the end of the year, according to L.A. Libations CEO Danny Stepper.
The video released by Animal Recovery Mission this week showed repeated acts of animal cruelty by workers at Fair Oaks Farm, including beating, kicking, and tossing newborn calves. The footage is sourced from a four-month undercover investigation conducted between August and November 2018.
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is facing a class action lawsuit accusing the beverage giant of willfully ignoring repeated warnings over a period of years that its imported Peñafiel brand water products include dangerous levels of arsenic, including concerns raised by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors.
Randy Ornstein -- who oversaw the sales strategy for alcoholic brands like Bon & Viv spiked seltzer, and non-alcoholic offerings such as Hiball Energy as the vice president of Anheuser-Busch’s Beyond Beer division -- has departed the company as of June 4.
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held its first hearing on cannabis products, including CBD food and drink products. Over 100 speakers, health professionals, manufacturers, consumers and others, urged the FDA to act quickly to create federal guidelines for the growing — and largely unregulated — industry.
Indianapolis-based Circle City Kombucha has rebranded as Circle Kombucha. Along with its recent upgrade from a 2,000 square foot production space to a new 14,000 square foot facility, both moves are aimed to help the brand expand into other Midwest markets including Ohio and Chicago.
In this episode, we sat down with Andrea Illy, the chairman of illycaffè and one of the global coffee industry’s most influential figures. As part of our interview, he spoke about how Illycaffe’s commitment to quality and ethical standards has positioned the company for long-term success. He also shared his perspective on the three most important attributes for “good coffee”and why the beverage should be treated with the same reverence as wine.
Launched by Vita Coco parent company All Market, Ever & Ever, a new line of purified water packaged in resealable 16 oz. aluminum bottles, is now available in still and sparkling varieties at select retailers in New York City, on Amazon and at drinkeverandever.com for a suggested retail price of $1.99 per bottle or $23.99 for a 12-pack.
New Age Beverages today announced an agreement for the acquisition of Brands Within Reach (BWR), a deal which brings global brands such as NESTEA, Volvic, Evian and illy into the Colorado-based company’s portfolio.