The Flow: BevNET Live Distributor, Natural talks;Nawgan Video


  • BevNET recently interviewed the Nawgan creator, Dr. Robert Paul and company CEO and president, James von der Heydt. The pair discussed the beverage and how it will fit into the functional category. Link
  • A BevNET Live presentation by the CEO of FRS, Carl Sweat, will discuss how entrepreneurs can boost their company’s growth and learn to partner with a larger entity. Link
  • A BevNET Live panel with David Karr (Co-Founder and Director, Guayaki); Jeremy Black (Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Sambazon); Tom Lebon (President, Xing Tea and New Age Beverage Co.); Perry Abbenante (Former Whole Foods Senior Global Director of Grocery and Private Label); Bob Sipper (President, Managing Brands LLC) will focus on growing brands in the natural channel Link
  • Distributors will discuss a variety of DSD strategies during BevNET Live, from specialty firms to large beer houses developing non-alcoholic beverage portfolios. Link


  • The protein-enhanced sports beverage Fitness Edge is now available in more than 200 7-Eleven stores across Colorado. Link
  • Renewal Laboratories has developed a line of bottled teas that include omega3 fatty acids. Link


  • DS Waters has signed a 3-year distribution agreement to sell FIJI Water through its home and office delivery service to the DS Waters customers. Link


  • Coca-Cola India will create a new local division that will focus on pure juices, according to Kam City. Link
  • According to a recent article posted on, the CSD market may be bouncing back thanks to positive third-quarter results for Coca Cola and reported improvements from PepsiCo and Hansen in the convenience store channel. Link


  • The PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling initiative has partnered with Miami Dolphins’ home Sun Life Stadium. 70 new recycling bins and other information kiosks are now available throughout the stadium and parking lot. Link


  • Frigoglass has reported an increase of 55.3 percent for its third quarter of 2010. For the first nine months of the year, the company has revealed that it also experienced a 37.1 percent increase of its consolidated net sales. Link
  • SkyPeople Fruit Juice experienced sales growth of 71.5 percent for the third quarter of 2010. The total revenue for this time was $18.2 million. Link


  • The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded $10,000 to $25,000 grants to 16 different organizations in California, Texas and New York. The money will be used to support physical activity and nutrition education programs for the whole family. Link


  • PepsiCo has appointed Timothy P. Cost to its recently-created executive vice president, global corporate affairs position. Cost will take on this role as of December 1. He has prior experience as the senior vice president, corporate affairs, for Wyeth and was the executive vice president, corporate affairs at ARAMARK. Link
  • Mark Theno has becoming the new food safety product manager at MOCON, coming to the company with related experiences at other rigid and flexible packaging companies. Link