Review: Rau Chocolate Salted Caramel

On the surface, salted caramel is something that says indulgence and dessert, so a pairing with a chocolate beverage is appealing and intuitive. But, just like the other Rau flavors, the flavor is quite mellow.

B Sweet Doubles Down on Nitro with New Teas

B Sweet, which added a canned Nitro Cold Brew Matcha Green Tea to its portfolio in recent months, will debut a Nitro Hibiscus Tea at Natural Products Expo West 2017 next week.

Happy Tree Completes Fundraising Round, Debuts Updated Label

In an interview with BevNET, Happy Tree CFO/COO Will Finkelstein called the new investment a recognition of the company’s potential and “a good validation of our brand and the maple water category” after a year in which the brand expanded to over 400 new retail locations and debuted several new SKUs.

Powell & Mahoney Launches Canned Sparkling Mixers

Powell & Mahoney is thinking small. The premium cocktail mixer brand will roll out a new line of 12 oz. canned sparkling mixers drinks at next week’s Natural Products Expo West 2017.

Distill Ventures Delivers Innovation to Diageo

As the CEO of Distill Ventures, the venture capital arm of British spirits conglomerate Diageo, Shilen Patel is always on the lookout for emerging and innovative brands that are ripe for investment.

High Brew Drops Stevia

Based on internal research that found approximately one-third of coffee consumers have an aversion to stevia, High Brew has removed the zero-calorie sweetener from three of its products.

Vega Enters RTD Market with Protein+ Shake

Marketing the new product as a meal replacement, the shelf-stable, non-GMO shakes contain 20g of protein sourced from pea, hemp, and pumpkin seed, vitamins and minerals, 3-4g of fiber, 1g of Omega-3 ALA, and a veggie mix made from leafy greens, green algae, and vegetables.

Gerry David Stepping Down As CEO At Celsius

Over the course of David’s tenure as CEO, Celsius made impressive gains in the fitness beverage category, posting record revenues for five consecutive years and an 18-fold increase in its stock price.

Review: Thirty Natural Recovery

Thirty is a low-calorie beverage that is billed as a “health-focused recovery drink.” The product’s formulation includes electrolytes, which, according to the company are intended to be “nearly triple” the amount found in a standard sports drink.

CAGNY 2017: Coke & Pepsi Outline Growth Goals

The Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo embraced expansive and ambitious changes to their product portfolios during presentations to market analysts at the 47th annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference.