The Flow: Sweat, Goldman talk at BevNET Live


  • Carl Sweat of FRS discussed ways to help beverage companies grow at BevNET Live on Monday. Link
  • On Tuesday, it was Honest Tea's TEA-E-O Seth Goldman's turn. Link
  • SAVE THE DATE: BevNET Live Summer 11, June 6 & 7, 2011 at the Sheraton Tower NYC. Program details coming soon.


  • Blue Monkey has launched its line of all natural, tropical beverage line of coconut water, coconut water /juice blends and instant coconut powder mixes. In mid -January 2011, product will be in Whole Foods nationally, Ralphs and regional divisions, Amazon and health food retail outlets. Link
  • Ex Drinks has launched a new line of enhanced waters, Ex Aqua Vitamins. Link


  • DynaPep has signed a new distribution agreement with Imperial Distributors, bringing the product to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. Link
  • Red Leaf water has signed a distribution agreement with Crescent Crown, which will exclusively distribute redleaf Water in the convenience and refrigerated channels throughout metropolitan Phoenix. Link
  • CUBA Beverage Company will be distributed in schools through the San Diego Union School District in San Diego, California. Link
  • The Topplez Corporation announced a new distribution partnership Agreement with BEVERAGE EXPRESS, located out of Bridgeport, Connecticut (USA).


  • Former Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk has developed the stevia-sweetened beverage Olade. It was recently featured on Link
  • The New York Times featured a story questioning the ability of energy drinks to improve athletic performance. Link
  • There's a proposal to ban energy drink sales to teens on Long Island, reported the New York Post. Link


  • Xyience has expanded its team and added UFC Fighter Jon "Bones" Jones to its team of brand ambassadors. Link
  • ABB Performance Beverages has launched a new website which can be accessed from and Link
  • To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2011, the R.W. Knudsen Family has launched 5,000 commemorative bottles of its Sparkling Concord Grape Juice. Link
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group has partnered with the MTVN Music Group to promote and distribute the beverage Sun Drop. MTV Scratch will develop brand marketing for Sun Drop – ranging from new packaging graphics to advertising and promotions and it will appear on the 25th anniversary season of "The Real World." Link


  • New research presented at the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that betaine supplementation helped improve athletic performance. After the supplement was taken for a week, both men and women that participated in the study reported improved sprint power. Link
  • The national recycling rate for PET plastic bottled water containers now stands at 31 percent for 2009, according to new data from two new studies: '2009 Post Consumer PET Bottle Bale Composition Analysis" and "2009 Report on PET Water Bottle Recycling." Link


  • Icelandic Glacial is being used exclusively by Dior to hydrate its skincare cosmetics products. The first Dior skincare products infused with Icelandic Glacial water will be officially launched in 2012, with pilot production in 2010 and 2011. Link
  • Following the sale of a European manufacturing plant, Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announced it would spend more than $700 million to upgrade its North American operations, including plants and marketing efforts. Link


  • Casey Container Corp. has received an order to produce 225,000 biodegradable preforms on a weekly basis over a year period. The combined orders represent over $2 million in revenue to the Company over their first one-year term, based on current pricing for the preforms. Link


  • First it was Warren Buffett, then his son: Howard Buffett is now on the Board of Directors at Coca-Cola. Link


  • Coca-Cola will bring eco-friendly 3D vending machines to Japan in early 2011. Dubbed "3D-Vis," the vending machines use mini solar panels, energy-saving LED lighting and a feature that shows the social contributions each machine's sales have made, according to an article in Link