Review: RISE Brewing Company’s RTD Lattes Shine

We taste three new flavors from Rise Brewing Company: Mocha Latte, Oat Milk Latte, and Classic Latte, each of which is packaged in a 7 oz. slim can with a widget that allows the products to be shelf-stable but still have an authentic nitro experience.

Law & Policy: California Soda Tax Battle Continues

California bans new soda taxes for the next 12 years, while also moving to remove sugary drinks as the "default beverage" item at kids' menus at restaurants. Also, Red Bull wins a trademark lawsuit and Coca Cola Refreshments USA settles a bias complaint for $2.25 million.

Stay Fresh Foods Doubles Co-Packing Capacity

Connecticut-based high pressure processing (HPP) provider Stay Fresh Foods has doubled its annual co-packing capacity to more than 50 million bottles with the expansion of its facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

BevNET Live: Where the Beverage Community Meets

BevNET Live is the leading U.S. beverage industry conference. Top brands, investors, retailers, and experts are there to meet face-to-face, try new products and, together, map the road ahead. The industry will meet next at BevNET Live Winter 2018 in Santa Monica, Calif. this December 3 and 4.

WTRMLN WTR Launches Sports Line

WTRMLN WTR is cutting into the sports drink space with the launch of its WTRMLNSLCE, an enhanced watermelon water that includes electrolytes and only 2g of natural sugar without artificial sweeteners.

Review: Dirty Lemon +CBD

Functional beverage maker Dirty Lemon, which has operated a direct-to-consumer business model since the company's inception, recently announced the introduction of a new CBD-enhanced product offering.

Nielsen: Beverage Sales Rise Across All Channels

Overall snack and non-alcoholic beverages sales were up 5 percent during a four-week period ending on August 11, according to a report on Nielsen all-channel data by Wells Fargo Securities.

Review: Cuvee Nitro Horchata Coffee

Austin, Tex. based Cuvee Coffee, one of the first companies to create Nitro cold brew in ready-to-drink form, has continued to push forward when it comes to launching creative and innovative offerings. This product, which is an horchata flavored coffee, continues that trend.

PepsiCo Acquires SodaStream For $3.2 Billion

PepsiCo this morning announced it has entered into a $3.2 billion agreement for the purchase of Israel-based SodaStream International Ltd., makers of tabletop machines that allow users to make carbonated water in reusable bottles.

People Moves: Celsius Names Full Time CFO

Celsius has named Edwin Negron-Carballo as the company's new CFO, who told BevNET his experience in supply chain logistics and distribution can help correct inventory shortfalls that impacted the company's Q2 earnings. Also, NWNA and Kohana Coffee get new hires, while Hoist appoints an advisory team.

Ethan’s Launches MCT Shot Line

The company announced the new four-SKU MCT Shot line last month, including Coffee, Matcha, Orange Cacao, and Turmeric Ginger varieties. Each product uses a base of 8g of MCT oil with added organic ingredients.