Press Clips: L.A. Clippers Sponsors Flee, Rebuke

Before the NBA fined and handed down a lifetime ban to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, most sponsors of the basketball franchise were fleeing and expressing their criticisms. While some sponsors have already returned to the Clippers, a few beverage companies haven't done the same.

The O.N.E. Coconut Water Team Is Inspired While Giving

November 21, 2012 – ONE Coconut Water donated 4,400 cases of their beverages to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort through Feed the Children , a charity that is using its resources to help get food into the effected areas. Local O.N.E. employees have also personally gone into action providing assistance in several commnunities.

O.N.E. has a history of providing free product at charity events …

O.N.E. Coconut Water Celebrates The Gracie Academy’s Bullyproof

Los Angeles, CA (July 24, 2012) — For nearly 100 years, the Gracie family has been teaching people of all ages to stand up for themselves using Gracie Jiu-Jitsu; building confidence, capacity and well-being in the process. With the increasing prevalence and awareness of bullying, the Gracie Academy’s Bullyproof program is truly a gift to kids, their parents and society.

In keeping with its commitment …

O.N.E.’s LaShawn Merritt Runs Fast & Deep Wins 400 M with Best Time

Los Angeles, CA (June 28, 2012) — When gold medal sprinter LaShawn Merritt won the men’s 400-meter finals last Sunday, he had two things on his mind. One, defending his world championships.  Two, his deceased, older brother Antwan, who is the inspiration for his running and for much of what he does with his life.

As he does with every race, Merritt touched two fingers …

O.N.E. Coconut Water and Professional Volleyball Star Erin Gray Join Forces to Inspire Young Women Worldwide, to MOVE!

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–O.N.E. Coconut Water announces its collaboration with pro beach volleyball star Erin Gray.

“O.N.E. Ambassadors are more than celebrities,” observes O.N.E. Marketing VP Chris Cook, “they are people who perform at exceptionally high levels, while living fulfilling lives, exhibiting deep concern for people and serving humanity in meaningful ways. Erin is a world-class athlete in a very demanding sport and …

Founder Veloso Leaves Operational Role at O.N.E.

The founder of O.N.E. Coconut Water, Rodrigo Veloso, is giving up his day-to-day operational role at the company. Veloso, who had been CEO of the company since he started it with his wife - and former president, Emilie Fritz Veloso -- is moving into a position he calls "Chief Visionary Officer," or CVO. In that job he will be more focused on international growth and supply chain objectives, as well as other broad goals, he said.

Changes Roiling Functional Beverage Category

Shareholder concerns at O.N.E. Coconut Water and Celsius Holdings appear to have reached a boiling point as both companies ousted top executives this week. As first reported in Beverage Business Insights, O.N. E. Coconut Water dismissed both Steve Coston, the president of the O.N.E., and Steve Vasquez, the vice president of sales. O.N.E. founder Rodrigo Veloso said that the moves were part of a general restructuring at the company, though he declined to explain the exact reasons behind Coston and Vasquez’ seemingly abrupt exit.

O.N.E. Coconut Water Honors Champions for Children’s Health

Los Angeles, CA (October 06, 2011) – O.N.E. Coconut Water presents the 12th annual Healthy Child Healthy World Awards tonight, hosted by Jenna Elfman, and honoring CNN, Los Angeles Social Venture Partners, Dr. Alan Greene and Laila Ali. In keeping with its commitment to promoting health and well-being – for people and planet – O.N.E. Coconut Water recently launched the Liquid Revolution to catalyze a …

O.N.E. Rebrands Active, adds Supply from Philippines

It wasn’t an easy summer for O.N.E.

Expectations that the brand would be entering the Pepsi distribution system on a national level – and that the product itself would be converting to organic certified across the breadth of the line – were put on hold as the company fought to secure adequate supply.  Sales numbers dwindled as the brand fought to fill its supply pipeline, …

O.N.E. Coconut Water Launches the Liquid Revolution and Announces the Formation of the O.N.E. World Fund

September 14, 2011, LOS ANGELES, CA – O.N.E. Coconut Water (O.N.E.) announces the launch of the Liquid Revolution, a movement to change people’s lives through the choices they make about what they drink –– improving their health, benefiting farmers and enhancing the environment in the process. The Liquid Revolution reflects O.N.E.’s commitment to drive positive change and playfully invites people to think about how they …

O.N.E.™ Coconut Water Serves As Official Title Sponsor for the First Annual Ultimate Air Race Championship

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 20, 2011)– Underscoring their ongoing support for athletes and others who stretch the boundaries of human performance, O.N.E.™ Coconut Water is excited to announce its title sponsorship for the first-ever Ultimate Air Race Championship (UARC), a high-speed, high-action aviation race competition kicking off on August 20-21 in Camarillo, California as part of the annual Wings Over Camarillo Air Show.

The …

Drink to Your Health: ONE Natural Experience Introduces O.N.E.T Amazon Açaí: Grow Line of “Better for You” Beverages From Brazil

Los Angeles and San Francisco – Jan. 2007 – at the Winter Fancy Food Show, O.N.E.T (One Natural Experience) World Enterprises announced the launch of O.N.E.T Amazon Açaí, (pronounced: ah-sigh-ee) the second product offering in the company’s line of healthy, natural beverages from Brazil.

“The response to O.N.E.T Coconut Water since our launch last summer has been extremely positive and we are excited to expand …