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Lain Hancock Named New Bai CEO

Parent company Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) did not cite a reason or provide any further details regarding Ben Weiss’s departure from the brand he founded in 2009, but included a brief statement from the former CEO in a press release.

Ben Weiss Departs as Bai CEO

BevNET has learned that Bai Brands founder and CEO Ben Weiss has left the company. Although sources close to the company confirmed to BevNET that Weiss has departed, it’s unclear at this time whether he was dismissed by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG), which acquired Bai in February, or if he resigned.

Video: Bill Weiland Talks Bankable Trends in Beverage

In a wide ranging presentation on beverage trends, Weiland discusses topics such as the rapid growth of drinkable bone broths and fermented beverages, why cold brew coffee still has room to expand, and why he thinks tree waters are a way off from competing with coconut and watermelon waters.

Key Takeaways From Whole Foods’ Dialogue with Employees

Following the Friday announcement that e-commerce pioneer Amazon would be purchasing natural products retailer Whole Foods Market, there has been rampant discussion over what the merger means for the retailer and industry. In communications to team members, both through email and a “town hall meeting” at Whole Foods headquarters, some information has come to light.

Webb & Gerritsen to Distribute Langlade Springs Bottled Water

Webb & Gerritsen supplies over 1,000 retail and specialty outlets throughout Wisconsin and Illinois, including Piggly Wiggly grocery stores, convenience stores, the University of Wisconsin and other educational institutions.

North Dakota Duo Launches Ax-Water, An Aronia Berry-Infused Beverage

North Dakota natives, Blake Johnson, CEO and Wade Gronwold, COO, have released ax-water, aronia berry-infused and disruptor in the beverage industry. The super water hit the shelves of retailers in March locally, and has since grown regionally, with national deals in the works.

Seagram’s Vodka Launches Juicy Watermelon Flavored Vodka

Launching on the heels of Seagram’s Vodka’s recent introduction of Ruby Red Grapefruit and Golden Apricot flavors, Seagram’s Juicy Watermelon Vodka is refreshing, sweet and juicy with a smooth finish, according to the company.