Watch Office Hours: Brand Building During a Time of Crisis

We are taking a short one-week hiatus from our regular Office Hours schedule this week to bring you a special encore presentation from BevNET & NOSH Virtually Live Summer 2020, featuring a panel discussion with Greg Fleishman, CEO and co-Founder of cooking and lifestyle brand Foodstirs; Maya French, co-founder of plant-based beverage brand Koia; and Raquel Tavares, founder and CEO of ghee butter brand 4th & Heart about brand building during a time of crisis.

Taste Radio Ep. 212: How The Unlikely Duo Of NASCAR’s Kyle Busch And Suja’s Jeff Church Are Attempting To Defy The Odds In Energy

This week, we’re joined by the team behind upstart brand Rowdy Energy, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch and Suja co-founder Jeff Church. The duo spoke about their decision to enter the competitive energy category, leveraging Busch’s fame and fan base in an authentic way and how Church is incorporating lessons from the Suja playbook into Rowdy’s business strategy.

Elevator Talk Livestream Round 4: Suja, Poppi, Daily Greens

We're back for a 60 minute livestream today, March 26th. The fourth round of food and beverage brands includes Suja, Coolhaus, Poppi, Cappello's, and Tempo. As a special treat this week, we also have Darren Rovell, who is a Partner at Tastemaker Capital and former ESPN reporter, weighing in on the brands and providing feedback.

Suja to Showcase New Elevated Nutrients Line and Packaging Redesign at Expo West

Suja, the nation’s leading cold-pressed, organic and non-GMO beverage company will be debuting the brand’s innovative new line of functional beverages, alongside new packaging for the full product lineup, at this year’s Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 3rd through March 7, 2020. 

Sparkling ACV Drink Vina Set For Relaunch

Here Studio, the Los Angeles-based branding and design agency founded by former Juice Served Here CEO Alex Matthews, is set to relaunch sparkling apple cider vinegar brand Vina this month, the first product incubated in-house by the agency.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Juice, Shots, and Sparkling Drinks

The juice category has found new inspiration with shots. At Natural Products Expo West this month, brands unveiled new takes on the emerging shots category, as well as some fresh spins on traditional juices and sparkling drinks.

Expo West 2019: Suja Exploring Launch of Hemp Extract Shot

Coke-backed beverage maker Suja shared samples of a 2 oz. juice shot that contains hemp extract at the Natural Products Expo West trade show held this week in Anaheim, Calif. The SKU, called Relax, is being deliberated as the potential next addition to the brand's line of high pressure processed (HPP) cold-pressed juice shots introduced in July 2018.

The Top 10 Most Read BevNET Stories of 2018

It's time to look back at the past year by reminiscing on the exciting innovations, landmark deals, and major developments that changed the beverage industry. And there’s no more objective way to do that than list to our most read articles of 2018.

Coca-Cola VEB Set to ‘Sharpen Focus’ on Incubation in 2019

Changes are afoot at The Coca-Cola Company’s Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) unit, with an internal memorandum detailing structural changes set to take effect in the new year, including staff reductions and a shifting of select brands into the broader Coke system.

Coke Takes Minority Stake, Distribution Rights For BodyArmor

The Coca-Cola Company today announced it has agreed to purchase a minority stake in BodyArmor, a move that will see the sports drink brand exit its distribution partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and enter Coke’s nationwide bottling system.

Humm Develops Non-Alcoholic Kombucha Brewing Process

Bend, Ore.-based kombucha maker Humm has developed a new proprietary fermentation process that the company says prevents the liquid from reaching an alcohol by volume (ABV) of over 0.5 percent.

Review: Suja Expands into Wellness Shots

The company’s offering, which is packaged in 2 oz. plastic bottles, takes the form of three functional varieties: Energy with Coffeeberry & Reishi, Digestion with Turmeric & Probiotics, and Immunity with Ginger & Probiotics.

ACG Closes $350M Fund to Invest in ‘Rising Star’ Brands

Private equity firm Alliance Consumer Growth, which includes beverage maker Suja in its portfolio of investments, announced this week the close of its fourth fund at $350 million.

Califia Announces $50M Investment, New CFO

Plant-based beverage brand Califia Farms announced this morning it has closed a $50 million round of financing led by Luxembourg-based investment bank Ambrosia Investments and including a slate of celebrities including Academy Award-winning actors Jared Leto and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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