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Green Rush: The Beverage Business and CBD Part 2

Following our coverage of CBD as a rising functional ingredient in beverage, Part 2 of this story looks at how brands are looking to bring it to market and the challenges they face with production, distribution, branding, and an uncertain regulatory and shipping environment that drags on what is expected to be a huge business.

New Riff Distilling to Release Bourbon Whiskey

New Riff Distilling, a Northern Kentucky distillery offering a new riff on American whiskey, today announces the release of its Bourbon that has been patiently aging for four years.

Champagne Laurent-Perrier US Announces Team Growth

Champagne Laurent-Perrier US, a subsidiary of the renowned, family-owned Laurent-Perrier House, announces new positions and team members to further bolster its growth and support its distribution partners.

RISE Brewing Co. To Launch Nitro Oat Milk Lattes

With the announcement of its new three-SKU line of nitrogen-infused cold brew lattes, two of which are made with oat milk, Rise Brewing Co. is aiming to bring one of the hottest trends in coffee out from behind the espresso bar and into shelf-stable RTD coffee category.

Quaker City Mercantile and Diageo Launch Quaker City Shrubs

Spirits industry pioneer Steven Grasse, in partnership with Diageo, is pleased to announce the release of Quaker City Shrubs - a brand new line of sparkling, tart, and tangy canned alcoholic beverages made with apple cider vinegar.

Chameleon Cold-Brew Launches Multifaceted Sustainability Program

Chameleon Cold-Brew, a leading provider of organic, sustainably grown and ethically sourced coffee, announced today the debut of its sustainability program, which in its inaugural year will establish five community-driven projects in four countries to empower farmers with the technical assistance and resources to not only improve the quality of organically produced coffee, but their livelihoods as well.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: Gender Diversity in Private Equity

In this interview recorded at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City, four high-ranking women at different private equity firms discuss the need for gender diversity within the beverage industry and how investors can boost female-helmed companies.

Abrams Takes Majority Stake, Named CEO of Purity Organic

An investor group led by beverage industry veteran Douglas Abrams has taken a majority stake in organic beverage company Purity Organic, the company announced today in a press release. Abrams will assume the CEO role immediately.

8th Wonder Tea Launches RTD Tea Line

8th Wonder Tea, a Colorado-based company, is launching ready-to-drink, artisan teas that meet the growing demand for high quality teas on-the-go.

Fibersol Included on the FDA Approved List of Fibers

ADM/Matsutani LLC, the joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland Company, Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., and Matsutani America, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has included Fibersol on its list of approved dietary fibers.

Cuvaison Unveils New Branding and Website

Napa Valley’s acclaimed Cuvaison winery is excited to announce the unveiling of new branding, including new packaging for its entire portfolio of wines, and a new website designed to enhance consumer engagement.

Distribution Roundup: Diabolo Expands with Kroger

Diabolo Adds More Than 1,200 Stores with Kroger; Soylent Signs Strategic Partnership with Kroger; SOM Sleep Goes Nationwide in GNC, Makes Grocery Gains; Purpose Tea Enters Wegmans; FORTO Coffee Shots Go Nationwide in Walmart

SnackNation Acquires Love With Food

SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, today announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with one of the nation's largest direct-to-consumer snack subscription services.