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Coca-Cola VEB Set to ‘Sharpen Focus’ on Incubation in 2019

Changes are afoot at The Coca-Cola Company’s Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) unit, with an internal memorandum detailing structural changes set to take effect in the new year, including staff reductions and a shifting of select brands into the broader Coke system.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 11: We’re Talking BevNET Live, British Booch & Moju Juice

Exploring the evolving market for food and beverage in the U.K. from the perspective of two London-based entrepreneurs: Jarr Kombucha co-founder Adam Vanni and Moju Drinks co-founder Rich Goldsmith. Also in this episode: the hosts discussed notable moments and presentations from day one of BevNET Live Winter 2018.

Portuguese Juice Brand SoNatural Launches in U.S.

PHILADELPHIA — SoNatural, a Portugal-based company, known for being a third generation, farmer-owned juice company that creates innovative HPP’d juice and wellness shots, is coming to the United States and…

Revolution Brands Launches Sparkling Water Brand ‘Slice’

CHICAGO — Today, Revolution Brands LLC announced it had begun accepting wholesale pre-orders for Slice – a new sparkling water flavored only with USDA-certified organic fruit juices, organic flavors and…

Elmhurst 1925 Utilizes ‘Old School’ Split Flap Display

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Natural Products Expo, the world’s premier trade show for the organic and healthy products industry, brings together thousands of brands, buyers, entrepreneurs, investors and experts from around…

Boston Innovation Lab to Convert Pilotworks to Incubator Model

Adam Melonas, CEO of innovation lab Chew, announced his intention this week to take over the kitchen space and offices of Pilotworks’ former Brooklyn location. The new venture, known as Nursery, will serve as an incubator for emerging brands.

Elevator Talk: Shaka Tea Takes Hawaii-Grown Mamaki Tea National

Shaka Tea Co-founder and President Bella Hughes aims to deliver an authentic Hawaii-grown mamaki tea to a broader audience. The herbal tea has no caffeine or added sugar and comes in a variety of island-inspired flavors. Hughes has made a commitment to regenerative agriculture farming practices with a focus on empowering the local mamaki farming community and economy.

MATI Pivots to Organic, New Packaging

With an eye towards capturing consumers from outside the traditional energy drink space, natural energy drink MATI is rolling out a series of changes for the brand, including organic certification, new sugar-free SKUs, and a redesigned package for its cans.