Ugly Drinks Announces New Investment, Launch of Energy Line

A little over one year after launching in the U.S., London-based sparkling water brand Ugly Drinks is targeting further stateside expansion with the launch of a caffeine-infused sub-line, Energized, along with the announcement of a new round of financing.

Distribution Roundup: Cheribundi Goes Chainwide in Walmart

Cheribundi doubles its store count with Walmart to expand its 32 oz multi-serve cherry juice chainwide; Ugly Drinks partners with Rainforest Distribution to continue New York expansion; Sunshine Beverages reformulates to reduce sugar and builds out Southeast retail presence; CELSIUS partners with Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo distributors.

Ugly Sparkling Water Set for U.S. Launch

Ugly Drinks, an United Kingdom-based sparkling water brand, is launching in the U.S. on May 14 via a direct-to-consumer ecommerce platform and at independent retailers in the New York metro area.

Green Park Brands Partners With Ugly Drinks For 2018 U.S. Launch

Green Park CEO Livio Bisterzo described the venture as a true partnership, noting that Ugly will operate as separate, stand-alone vertical with co-CEOs and co-founders Joe Benn and Hugh Thomas at the helm.