Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz to Step Down

Starbucks Corporation executive chairman and former CEO Howard Schultz announced Monday he will leave the company on June 26, ending his 36 years with the brand he led from its origins as a local Seattle chain to a global coffee juggernaut.

Fever Tree Opens U.S. Headquarters

British premium mixer maker Fever Tree opened a new U.S. headquarters today in Brooklyn, N.Y., taking direct control of all U.S. operations and signifying an increased focus on the North American market.

Anheuser-Busch VP of Non-Alcohol Departs

Michael Taylor, the vice president of non-alcohol at Anheuser-Busch who oversaw the acquisition of the Hiball and Alta Palla brands last year, has left the company to join Green Flash Brewing as CEO.

Nielsen: Positive Signs for CSDs, Java Fuels Monster Gains

Carbonated soft drink (CSD) unit sales increased 3 percent in a year-over-year comparison for a four-week period ending on May 19, as reported in a generally positive Wells Fargo Securities beverage report on Nielsen sales data released earlier this week.

Review: Limitless Coffee Sparkling Water

Chicago-based Limitless Coffee, which, at least until now, has been producing cold brew coffee, matcha tea, and coffee beans, has made a jump into the flavored sparkling water category. In this case, they are doing it with a product that is juiced with caffeine extracted from coffee beans.

Ex-Voss CEO Jack Belsito Joins First Beverage Ventures

Roughly six months after departing premium water brand Voss of Norway as CEO, beverage industry veteran Jack Belsito has joined private equity firm First Beverage Ventures as a managing partner.

BevNET Live Afterparty Continues the Conversation Under the City Sky

BevNET Live is now just one week away, and it’s time to talk fun. Conference attendees are invited to join the official BevNET Live Afterparty on the evening of June 6th. Powered by ForceBrands with the support of Giannuzzi Group, Whipstitch Capital, Interact, and MWNY, the Afterparty is an exclusive event for BevNET Live attendees to have casual conversations and unwind after an exhilarating day of strategic thinking.

Review: Gloe Sparkling

The Gloe brand is something that has to date been used exclusively to market the Aloe Gloe line of still aloe beverages, but recently the company has expanded it into sparkling beverages. They’ve also stepped beyond aloe, with Gloe standing alone for its first time.

BKON Extraction Tech Aims to Unlock Specialty Cold Brew Market

As it develops a network of regional co-packer partners for its proprietary RAIN extraction system, beverage technology company Bkon is first focusing on cold brew, a category in which the company believes RAIN can hone in on the subtle flavors and notes of specialty coffees to recreate the diversity and sophistication seen in third-wave hot coffee.