Steaz Expands Distribution to QuikTrip

Green tea brand Steaz, which markets organic certified and fair trade RTD iced green teas, energy drinks and prickly pear water, has launched iced tea and energy with QuikTrip. Hitting shelves in March, four iced green tea flavors will be in 790 locations and four energy flavors will be in 580 locations.

Protein2o Launches Protein2o Plus Energy

Protein2o, the nation’s number-one low-calorie protein beverage water, is excited to announce the launch of Protein2o Plus Energy, which boasts 125 mg of caffeine in addition to 15 g of protein.

PepsiCo Vet Bryan Welsh Named SodaStream USA General Manager

SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum announced today the appointment of Bryan Welsh as new General Manager of SodaStream USA. In his new role, Welsh will oversee all operations and business development for the brand in the United States and will report directly to Daniel Birnbaum, chief executive officer of SodaStream.

KRa Sports Drink Announces New Packaging and Distribution

KRa, The REAL Sports Drink, a USDA certified-organic sports drink made with just a few real ingredients, is now available in Safeway locations throughout Northern California, Giant and Martin’s Stores in the Mid-Atlantic and has increased distribution in the Midwest adding all Wisconsin Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save locations.

Susie Garvin Joins MGP Beverage Alcohol Sales Team

MGP Ingredients, Inc., a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, today announced the appointment of spirits industry veteran Susan (Susie) Garvin as international premium beverage alcohol sales manager.

Ample Announces Formula Updates and Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Ample Foods, a company that makes convenient and nutritious full meal replacements, has kick-started the new year by re-introducing a complete line of updated formulas in conjunction with the launch of their equity crowdfunding campaign on Republic, a platform for anyone to be an angel investor.

Dirty Lemon Launches Thermogenic Elixir +chromium

Dirty Lemon introduces +chromium, an elixir designed to compliment your health and fitness goals by boosting metabolic stimulation and building lean muscle mass. The high-tech, full-flavored beverage features a targeted dose of 600 mcg of chromium per bottle.

LIFEAID Beverage Company Anticipates Sales and Distribution Growth in 2019

LIFEAID Beverage Company, the range of function-driven and nutrition-focused products popular with performance-conscious consumers, achieved significant business and brand-building milestones in 2018. LIFEAID enters 2019 in an exceptional position to become a recognized leader in the functional beverage category, health and wellness supplements and the emerging category of nootropics.

CBD Wellness Brand Aethics Launches

Aethics, a CBD sports wellness brand that has designed to help everyday athletes train, perform and recover quickly, has officially launched. Founded and operated by a group of athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs who recognized a need for a trusted source of CBD products, Aethics prides itself in being uniquely a seed-to-sale company.

Zest Tea Raises $1 Million in Funding Round

Zest Tea, maker of high-caffeine tea beverages, has secured $1 million in a funding round led by Maryland-based Momentum Fund and Lord Baltimore Fund. The round also included various angel investors.

Oral I.V. Hydration Shot Increases Distribution Nationwide

ORAL I.V., Inc., the creator of the only 2-ounce all-natural Daily Rapid Hydration Activator Shot, ORAL I.V., increased its distribution nationwide with McLane Company. ORAL I.V. has been a secret weapon for professional athletes and fitness-minded individuals for the last four years and more recently, performed very well at the convenience-store level during its test runs with Rotten Robbie in Northern California.  

Gratitude Health To Launch Ketogenic Meal-Replacement Beverage

Gratitude Health Inc, a beverage industry brand developer dedicated to promoting healthy nutrition through innovative functional drinks, today announced its plans to launch KetoRefuel, the world’s first ready-to-drink line of ketogenic meal-replacement shakes.

Circle City Kombucha Expands into Chicago with CBC Specialty Beverage

Circle City Kombucha is growing a Feel Good community, one pour at a time. The Indiana-based beverage line, known for its approachable, low-to-no added sugar kombuchas, announced that it has expanded distribution into the Chicagoland market in partnership with CBC Specialty Beverage (