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VIVIC Launches Botanical-Infused Sparkling Coffee Line

As the ready-to-drink coffee category continues to grow and innovate, California-based VIVIC launched last month with a line of sparkling coffees, which its co-founders hope will stand out with unique flavor profiles infused with roots and botanicals.

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Resigns

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigned today, effective next month. According to The Washington Post, the move was unexpected. Gottlieb was reportedly well-liked in the government, but told officials he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Taste Radio Ep. 152: Why Boxed’s CEO Believes The Future of Online Food Shopping ‘Will Feel Like Netflix’

Dubbed the “Costco for millennials,” online retailer Boxed has made waves since its debut in 2013. In this episode, co-founder/CEO Chieh Huang spoke about the rapid growth of the company, how it curates its product assortment and why user experience has been central to its success. He also discussed the evolution of online food shopping and why its future “will feel like Netflix.”

Revive Introduces Shelf-Stable Sparkling Kombucha in Cans

California-based kombucha maker Revive is testing a new four-SKU shelf-stable sparkling kombucha line in 12 oz. cans, as part of what the brand called a refocusing on its core mission of replacing carbonated soft drinks.

Former CORE CMO Eric Berniker Joins Roar Organic

Veteran CPG marketing executive Eric Berniker, who most recently served as CMO of CORE Hydration, has joined organic sports drink maker Roar Beverage Company as its new CMO and its investor AccelFoods as an operating partner.

RISE Brewing Co. Launches Oat Milk As Standalone Product

This Thursday, Rise will debut its oat milk as a standalone product at Natural Products Expo West 2019 and begin offering it for sale through its website in one liter Tetra Pak cartons for a suggested retail price of $5.99 and $29.99 for a 6-pack.

KDP Furthers Investment in FORTO Maker Dyla Brands With $20M Capital Round

Dyla Brands, the parent company behind FORTO Coffee and Stur, is tightening its relationship with Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), securing a $20 million raise led by the beverage giant and bringing in former CORE SVP of sales Jon Crecy to build its national DSD infrastructure.

Kuli Kuli Raises $5M, Will Launch Supplier Arm for Moringa

Moringa-based food and beverage brand Kuli Kuli announced yesterday it has raised $5 million in a Series B round co-led by product development company Griffith Foods and previous investor eighteen94 capital, the venture capital arm of the Kellogg Company.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 23: How Successful Entrepreneurs Network, Use Equity & Partner With Celebs

Ryan Lewendon, a partner with influential CPG law firm The Giannuzzi Group, shared insights and advice based on over a dozen years spent working with high-profile food and beverage brands, including how to avoid early mistakes that can haunt entrepreneurs down the line and the keys to effective networking, plus tips on considering the valuation of your company and working with celebrities.

Health Ade to Debut Six New Flavors This Summer

California-based Health-Ade Kombucha is preparing for a “full-on offensive court press” this summer with the launch of six new flavors and new 4-packs of 8 oz. glass bottles.

Riff Cold Brewed Makes Natural Energy Play

After less than a year on the market, Bend, Ore.-based coffee maker Riff Cold Brewed is expanding its brand platform with a new line of Sparkling Superfruit Teas made from dried cascara, which will launch next week at Natural Products Expo West 2019 in Anaheim, Calif.

Positive Beverage Partners with L.A. Libations

California-based Positive Beverage has partnered with beverage incubator L.A. Libations to fast-track the brand’s retail expansion. Launched in 2015, Positive markets a line of electrolyte-infused sparkling drinks.

BevNET Magazine Feature: A Look at Whiskey, Brandy, Gin and Other Spirits

Anytime someone mentions the American spirits market, it’s more than likely that the first thing that comes to mind is whiskey. However, other categories have been aggressively inserting themselves into the conversation and whiskey, increasingly, has been ceding some of the spotlight.