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Review: KeVita Adds Two New Kombucha Flavors for Summer 2017

Having been acquired by PepsiCo in late 2016, Kevita is continuing to forge ahead with new line extensions. Their latest products are these two additions to their USDA Organic certified Master Brew Kombucha lineup: Roots Beer and Blueberry Basil.

Video: Bill Moses On Starting, Growing, Disrupting and Selling KeVita

During an interview at BevNET Live Summer 2017 in New York, KeVita founder and former CEO Bill Moses spoke at length about his experiences starting, growing and selling the company in his first interview since it was acquired by PepsiCo for around $230 million last November.

First Beverage Closes $64M Second Fund

First Beverage CEO Bill Anderson told BevNet that the addition of new capital as well as new team members and investors would allow the firm to provide a broader range of insights from within and outside the beverage industry.

Koia Announces $7.5M Fundraise

As part of the round, Bill Moses, co-founder of probiotic beverage brand KeVita, which was acquired by PepsiCo last year, will join Koia’s board of directors.

Suja To Launch Kombucha At Costco This Month

The San Diego-based brand will unveil a four-SKU line of organic kombucha at Costco stores in three regions later this month, with a broader launch in natural and conventional grocery channels set to commence this fall.

BevNET Live Summer 2017: Day Two Recap

If day one of BevNET Live Summer 2017 offered the goods on how to innovate and scope out the future of the beverage industry, day two was a crash course in the nitty gritty details of monetizing that future.

BevNET Live Summer 2017: Day One Recap

The delivery of the message was softer, with a few jokes thrown in, but the connective lesson from presentations at Day One of BevNET Live Summer 2017 was quite clear and quite serious: In a rapidly changing world, your business needs to keep up the pace or get stuck in the past.

Analysts: A PepsiCo/Vita Coco Deal Would Reshape Coconut Category

Last week a Reuters report that PepsiCo was in talks to acquire Vita Coco maker All Market Inc. had the beverage industry buzzing over what could be yet another billion-dollar acquisition of an entrepreneurial beverage company by a strategic giant.

Chris Lansing Departs PepsiCo Amid Management Shuffle

Lansing’s departure was followed by other changes in PepsiCo’s warehouse team -- covering items like Tropicana, Gatorade, and other key direct-shipped products -- which had taken over the sales responsibilities for the Naked team in 2015.

Health Leads the Way in PepsiCo Q4 Growth

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announced that the company’s low- and reduced-calorie beverages were among its top and fastest-growing products in its 2016 Q4 and year-end report to investors on Wednesday. Spurred by an initiative to create and market healthier products, net revenue from new products has averaged more than $5 billion since 2013.

KombuchaKon 2017 Recap

Category growth, testing methodology and distribution strategies were just a few of the topics bubbling inside the Long Beach Convention Center over the weekend at the fourth annual KombuchaKon.