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LifeAID Launches Immunity Line

ImmunityAID is the latest product from LifeAID Beverage Company, a brand of functional beverages that serve specific consumer need states. The new orange-flavored SKU launched today at the NACS Show 2018 in Las Vegas.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 2: Want Brand Loyalty? ‘Be Consistently Great,’ Says Uncle Matt’s Founder; Insight Into the KDP/Core Deal

In this episode, we feature an interview with Matt McLean, the founder of organic beverage company Uncle Matt’s, who discussed the brand’s evolution from its launch nearly 20 years ago through to its sale to dairy conglomerate Dean Foods in 2017. We also sit down with BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman, who offered insight and perspective into Keurig Dr Pepper’s $525 million acquisition of Core Nutrition.

Soylent Launches Innovation Lab for Food Tech Startups

Upon launching, meal replacement drink Soylent married its Silicon Valley origins with the CPG space, using science and technology to fulfill a company mission of making “complete nutrition” accessible and affordable. Now, the company wants to help others in the food tech space do the same with the Soylent Innovation Lab, a new co-working space designed for similarly disruptive food and beverage brands in Los Angeles.

Brand Profile: New Flavors, Partnerships Keep Flow Water Moving Forward

With the introduction of two new flavors, Blackberry-Hibiscus and Grapefruit-Elderflower, Flow Alkaline Spring Water is continuing to capture “the sophisticated flavor tone of what our target market is looking for in hydration but also in an infused flavor around detoxing," according to founder and CEO Nicholas Reichenbach.

People Moves: Bhakti Chai Hires New VP of Sales

Bhakti Chai Hires New VP of Sales, Cuts Two Execs; Welch’s Names Bynum as CEO; Humm Kombucha Hires New VP of Marketing; Mark Walen Joins Topa as CEO of Beverage Distribution Group; Distill Ventures Taps New Non-Alc Leader

FORTO Launches Full-Size RTD Line

FORTO is coming for Starbucks and Monster with a new full-size, ready-to-drink “Energy Coffee” line debuting at the 2018 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Las Vegas on Oct. 8-10.

Distribution Roundup: Sprig CBD Soda Expands

Distribution Roundup: Sprig CBD Soda Expands; HFactor Expands Into Sprouts; Califia Farms Expands Drinkable Yogurt Line; Hoplark HopTea Adds Whole Foods

Magazine Feature: Big Guys Pursue the Bubbles

With U.S. consumers expected to purchase around 821 billion gallons of sparkling water just this year, the likes of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé and other major beverage manufacturers have all taken significant steps to expand and strengthen their respective positions in this high growth category.

Expo East 2018 Video: DrinkSimple on Rebranding and Diversifying

Earlier this year, Vermont-based maple water maker DrinkMaple rebranded itself as DrinkSimple, a move to accommodate and better define a growing product portfolio that included new types of plant-based beverages such as watermelon water.

CORE: Investors, Distributors React to Sale

Going from launch to a nine-figure exit in just 3 1/2 years is a rare feat in the beverage industry, but several of the key players in CORE Nutrition’s $525 million sale to Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) aren’t surprised.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 1: How Country Archer Turned Rejection Into a Multi-Million Dollar Idea

In Episode 1 of Taste Radio Insider, a new podcast focused on news, trends and innovation in business of food and beverage, we’re joined by Eugene Kang, the co-founder and CEO of fast-growing meat snack brand Country Archer. In our interview, Kang explained how perseverance and thinking outside-the-box have paid huge dividends for the brand. We also discussed trends and innovation in notable beverage categories, including RTD coffee and alt-dairy, as seen at Natural Products Expo East 2018.