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New CEO at Nestlé Waters; VEB Names New VP of Marketing

Former Coke brand manager Kellam Mattie returns to the company as the new VP of Marketing and Innovation for VEB, while Nestlé elevates Fernando Mercé to CEO of Nestlé Waters North America.

Blue Island Coffee Aims For Escapism

Chris Hopkins wants to take you on a tropical vacation. His mode of transport? Coffee. A longtime beverage sales executive, Hopkins recently launched Blue Island Coffee, a brand designed to carry consumers “away from their daily routine through coffee innovation.”

Le Herbe Brings Ultrasonic Technology to Cannabis Beverages

Cannabis beverage manufacturer Le Herbe wants to help consumers get their buzz faster, and has partnered with ultrasonic liquid processing company Qsonica to develop new methods of extraction, preservation, and processing of drinkable cannabinoids.

A Balancing Act: Indulgence in Cold Brew

Given the investments into a cohort of cold brew companies and the pervasiveness of the new style, it’s likely that stores and distributors are going to need to find room for both clean and sweet cold brew styles. Thus far, it’s been left to individual companies to carve out their own philosophy towards indulgence.

CB Insights: Investors Still Drooling Over Disruptive Brands

Zoe Leavitt, Retail & Food Technology Analyst at CB Insights, led the online presentation, which explored recent investments, current trends and forward-thinking innovations in the food and beverage industries.

Expo West 2017 Video: Dairy Alternative and Nut Milk Trends

In this video, BevNET’s John Craven and Ray Latif examine current trends in the dairy alternative category through the lens of the product developments on display at the recently-concluded Natural Products Expo West 2017.

Wasted Not: Beverage Brands Advance Upcycling – Part 1 of 2

Great taste will always be paramount, but several brands that use crops like coconuts, bamboo and watermelon are taking a closer look at upcycling, the practice of using discarded waste and byproducts from the production process, as a way to promote sustainable farming practices and responsible environmental stewardship.

Chris Lansing Departs PepsiCo Amid Management Shuffle

Lansing’s departure was followed by other changes in PepsiCo’s warehouse team -- covering items like Tropicana, Gatorade, and other key direct-shipped products -- which had taken over the sales responsibilities for the Naked team in 2015.

Coke Announces Executive Shakeup Alongside New CEO

With President and COO James Quincey set to take over as CEO of The Coca-Cola Company on May 1, the beverage giant today announced that several other executive moves will also go into effect on the new chief executive’s first day.