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Drake Invests in MatchaBar, Whole Foods Picks Up RTD Line Nationwide

Ray Latif

Drake Invests in MatchaBar, Whole Foods Picks Up RTD Line Nationwide

Matcha beverage maker and retailer MatchaBar is nearing completion of a new Series A funding round that includes rap icon Drake as an investor. The $2.5 million round is expected to close within the next few weeks and comes on the heels of a new distribution deal with Whole Foods, which will carry MatchaBar’s line of RTD beverages in its stores nationwide beginning in September.

Chicago Adopts Soda Tax

Martín Caballero

Chicago Adopts Soda Tax

The one-penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages, which officially goes into effect today, makes Chicago the most populous American city to adopt legislation aimed at steering consumers away from sugary drinks in the name of public health.

Distribution Roundup: Tio Gazpacho Triples Retail Presence

Brad Avery

Distribution Roundup: Tio Gazpacho Triples Retail Presence

Tio Gazpacho announces it has tripled its distribution footprint over the course of the past two months; Avitae enters CVS Health nationwide; Sweettauk Lemonade adds Gold Coast Distributors and expands with UNFI to add three additional warehouses.


NVE Pharmaceuticals is ramping up to 12oz sleek aluminum cans for 2018!
Get your brand ready for 2018 now! Recent reports indicate that sparkling water sales are expected to increase 20% in 2017 while energy drinks continue their solid gains year after year. The latest retail data shows that ginger and other botanical based sodas and a myriad of other functional beverages are trending and are able to command better pricing and retail placement in 12oz sleek cans. After 12 years of 8.4oz carbonated cold fill co-packing, NVE is fully committed to making the shift on January 1st to one of the most popular aluminum cans available today and their state-of-the-art plant will be able to produce finished product at 800 cans per minute. As well as being able to efficiently shrink sleeve label those smaller projects and multiple sku brands on-line, NVE is very flexible with multi pack and tray configurations. NVE uses reverse osmosis purified limestone aquifer well water and line time is available – start planning NOW for January production! Learn how our geographic location in the northeast will make your logistics and shipping costs much more efficient! Email Walter Orcutt at for more 12oz sleek details today!
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Industry Newswire / Press Releases

AQUAhydrate Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

Mountjoy Sparkling Releases Cannabis-Infused Sparkling Water

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Announces Leadership Appointments

Clare Rose, Inc. adds C+SWISS Hemp Ice Tea to Portfolio

Boxed Water Welcomes Rob Koenen as Chief Marketing Officer




MOJO Organics inc


NEW! Territory Sales Representative - Ohio

Lord Hobo Brewing Co

Cleveland/Cincinnati, OH

NEW! Brewer

Weyerbacher Brewing Company - Easton, PA

Easton, PA

Sales Manager (Triangle/Coast Region)

Wicked Weed Brewing

Raleigh, NC

Brewer wanted at Stony Creek Brewery

Stony Creek Brewery

Branford, CT

Philadelphia Brewery Sales Representative

Cape May Brewing Company


Packaging Assistant Manager, Canning

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, OR

Territory Sales Representative - Florida

Lord Hobo Brewing Co

Orlando/Tampa, FL

Internal Distributors, Route Specific

Fresh Bev, Ripe Hand Crafter Juice

New Haven, CT

Sales Account Administrator

Groundwork Coffee

North Hollywood, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Groundwork Coffee

North Hollywood, CA

Retail Operations Manager

Groundwork Coffee

North Hollywood, CA

Director of Coffee

Groundwork Coffee

North Hollywood, CA

Regional DSD Manager

Groundwork Coffee

North Hollywood, CA

VP of Manufacturing & Wholesale Operations

Groundwork Coffee

North Hollywood, CA



NEW! Delivery Supervisor

Bay Area Distributing Company INC

Richmond, CA

NEW! Mobile Filling Specialist

Hopsy Inc.

New York, NY

NEW! Field Marketing Manager

Biena Snacks

Boston, MA

NEW! Microbiologist

Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido, CA

NEW! Category Manager

Hopsy Inc.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

NEW! New England Market Manager

BeatBox Beverages, LLC

Boston, MA

NEW! Dairy Commodity Buyer

Berner Food and Beverage

Dakota , IL

NEW! Lead Cidermaker

Artifact Cider Project

Everett, MA

NEW! Warehouse Wizard

Brewery Vivant

Grand Rapids, MI

NEW! On Premise Activation Specialist - Washington, DC

Inspira Marketing

Washington, DC

NEW! Sales Representative

Founders Brewing Company

Dallas, TX

NEW! Account Manager

Half Pint Ciders

San Francisco, CA

NEW! Director of Sales & Marketing

B-52 Brewing Co.

Conroe, TX

NEW! Beer Coordinator

Montvale Wine, Liquor and Beer

Montvale, NJ

NEW! Market Manager- Northern Colorado/ Southeastern Wyoming

Upslope Brewing Company



Food News (Project NOSH)

Metamorphosis: Cricket Companies Leap to Attract Early Adopters

Impossible Foods Beefs Up Funds With $75 M

Beyond Burger Breaks Through Meat Section at Kroger

Report: Varying Consumer Definitions of ‘Natural’ May Impact Innovation

ProYo Sees Distribution Gains With Ice Cream ‘Pints’


Spirits News / Press Releases

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. Launches American Gin Line-up

Campari Veteran Shelly Saunders to Join Eastside Distilling’s Board of Directors

Painted Stave Distilling Release SunSeeker Whiskey for Solar Eclipse

Preiss Imports Brings 19th Century La Fee Absinthe to U.S.

James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, KY Receives Historic Distillery License


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