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Cheerwine and Krispy Kreme Revive Drink Collaboration

From now through September 2017, Cheerwine Kreme is available in 2-Liter and 20 ounce bottles in major grocery chains and select convenience stores in North Carolina and South Carolina, and online at Cheerwine.com.

People Moves: Ex-REBBL CFO Joins Sipp

Former REBBL Beverages CFO Jim Arsenault joins Sipp, KonaRed gains a new board member and an executive management shakeup at Long Island Iced Tea.

Jim Arsenault Joins Sipp Sparkling Organics

Arsenault has over 20 years of experience as a corporate Chief Financial Officer and Controller for public and private companies, with a focus in the beverage industry for the past 10 years.

Lori’s Original Lemonade Launches Two New Flavors

The new flavors, Wild Strawberry Lemonade and Original Lemonade will be joining their three existing flavors, Lavender Lemonade, Ginger Lemonade, and Lemongrass Lite Lemonade.

Holy Kombucha Showcases New Packaging

Having worked together on the initial Holy Kombucha product design in 2012, Berlin Packaging was up for the challenge and began design on a new bottle aimed to be more streamlined and operationally effective.

Koia Announces $7.5M Fundraise

As part of the round, Bill Moses, co-founder of probiotic beverage brand KeVita, which was acquired by PepsiCo last year, will join Koia’s board of directors.

Juicero Cuts Staff, Evans Steps Back

In a letter sent to employees on Friday and shared with BevNET, Juicero CEO Jeff Dunn explained that the staff reduction, which was mainly sales and marketing employees, would allow the company to shift towards “more focused investment on product development, manufacturing, shipping and improving our sourcing of organic produce.”

RumChata Launches FrappaChata RTD Alcoholic Iced Coffee

FrappaChata is a custom blend of Arabica and Robusta coffees blended with award-winning RumChata cream liqueur. The result is the flavor of rich, dark roast coffee highlighted by the sweet smooth taste of RumChata.

Natural Drink Mix Q Drink Healthy Launches

Quercetin, the primary ingredient in Q Drink Healthy, is a flavonoid - a naturally occurring compound found in fruits and vegetables that increases the amount of mitochondria in the body's cells.

T. Hasegawa USA Acquires Affinity Flavors

The acquisition is an integral part of T. Hasegawa Co. Ltd.’s strategy to accelerate its growth, by increasing investment in international markets.

Abelei Flavors Adds New Facility Expansion

The project will include a 20,000 +/- SF addition, as well as renovations to the existing building, to accommodate an increase in production capacity for the thriving family-owned business.

Congressman Wants Hearing on Amazon’s Whole Foods Deal

Speculation that Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods might spark legal backlash came to fruition this week as U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, called for the subcommittee to hold a hearing on the online retail giant’s latest acquisition.

ROAR Beverages​ Launches Kids Line Featuring Marvel Superheroes

ROAR Beverages, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) today announced the launch of ROAR KIDS a new line of water-based beverages naturally flavored, aimed at kids, teenagers and fans featuring Marvel Super Heroes.