Taste Radio Ep. 117: How Does Industry Insider Bill Weiland Identify The Next Big Trends in Food?

Industry insider and Presence Marketing founder/CEO on how the natural foods industry has “grown up” and his approach to identifying disruptive brands and concepts; Taza Chocolate founder/CEO Alex Whitmore on how a focused and uncompromising approach to quality has differentiated Taza from the competition and why only recently the company decided to accept outside investment for the first time

Leadership Shakeup Announced Ahead of Keurig, DPS Merger

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and Keurig Green Mountain unveiled the leadership team that will take the helm at the new Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) when the merger transaction between the two companies closes, which is expected to happen next month.

Review: Turveda Sparkling Turmeric Tonics

Turveda’s Sparkling Turmeric Tonics is a three SKU line of lightly carbonated beverages that touts 166 mg of curcumin (the active element in turmeric that is known for its anti-inflammatory properties) content as its key benefit.

Kill Cliff Rebrands, Adds Energy Line

Performance beverage maker Kill Cliff announced today the launch of Ignite, a new pre-workout energy sub-line that completes the brand’s self-described “Full System” of fitness beverages.

Revive Revamps Bottle Design To Showcase Ingredients

California-based Revive Kombucha has unveiled a new look for its 12 oz. glass bottles featuring a simplified and streamlined visual identity that founder Sean Lovett said would bring greater attention to the liquid itself.

Green Rush: The Beverage Business and CBD Part 2

Following our coverage of CBD as a rising functional ingredient in beverage, Part 2 of this story looks at how brands are looking to bring it to market and the challenges they face with production, distribution, branding, and an uncertain regulatory and shipping environment that drags on what is expected to be a huge business.

RISE Brewing Co. To Launch Nitro Oat Milk Lattes

With the announcement of its new three-SKU line of nitrogen-infused cold brew lattes, two of which are made with oat milk, Rise Brewing Co. is aiming to bring one of the hottest trends in coffee out from behind the espresso bar and into shelf-stable RTD coffee category.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: Gender Diversity in Private Equity

In this interview recorded at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City, four high-ranking women at different private equity firms discuss the need for gender diversity within the beverage industry and how investors can boost female-helmed companies.

Review: Bhakti’s RTD Shelf Stable Chai

When Bhakti first launched a few years back, the company did so with a refrigerated product that had a relatively short shelf life. At the time, delivering a ready-to-drink chai that used nut milk and had a fresh taste was a bit of a pipe dream.

Abrams Takes Majority Stake, Named CEO of Purity Organic

An investor group led by beverage industry veteran Douglas Abrams has taken a majority stake in organic beverage company Purity Organic, the company announced today in a press release. Abrams will assume the CEO role immediately.

Distribution Roundup: Diabolo Expands with Kroger

Diabolo Adds More Than 1,200 Stores with Kroger; Soylent Signs Strategic Partnership with Kroger; SOM Sleep Goes Nationwide in GNC, Makes Grocery Gains; Purpose Tea Enters Wegmans; FORTO Coffee Shots Go Nationwide in Walmart

All Market Inc. Acquires Runa

All Market, Inc. (AMI), the parent company of coconut water maker Vita Coco, today announced the acquisition of Runa, an organic energy drink brand made with the guayusa leaf. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

GoodBelly Lands $12M Round, Led By 301 Inc.

Today NextFoods Inc, the producer of GoodBelly Probiotics, announced the close of a $12 million round of funding led by 301 Inc, the venture arm of General Mills.