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BevNET's Best of 2020 Awards

Each year, BevNET’s annual Best Of awards honors companies, brands, individuals, products, ideas and trends from across the dynamic and ever-changing beverage landscape. Including Oatly: Brand of the Year, Poppi: Best Packaging Design, and Health-Ade: Best New Product.

Once Upon a Farm Releases New 'Farmer Jen's Sweet Potato Pie' Blend in Partnership with Save the Children

Inspired by Once Upon a Farm Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer Jennifer Garner's family recipe, every purchase of Farmer Jen's Sweet Potato Pie blend will help Save the Children provide meals to hungry children.

Thrive Market Membership Approaching a Million, says CEO: ‘And we’re barely scratching the surface’

Thrive Market – which generates 28% of its sales from private label products - has gained 300,000 new members since the coronavirus pandemic hit, taking membership numbers to almost a million.

Jennifer Aniston And Vital Proteins Partner To Bring Wellness To The World

Vital Proteins and Jennifer Aniston are shaking up the wellness industry with a global partnership as Aniston joins the Vital Proteins team as Chief Creative Officer, putting her spin on new product innovations and overall brand strategy.

How Oatly Accelerated Growth During the Pandemic

Of the food industry success stories emerging from the pandemic, oat milk is the biggest. Though sales have moderated a bit since the explosive pantry stocking peak in March, they're still growing at an exponential rate.




Invest Like the Best: Rohan Oza & Jason Karp - The Power of Brand

Rohan Oza and Jason Karp discuss how to think about investing in brands, what makes for a great brand, how partnerships with influencers and celebrities can turbocharger a brand, and more.

WHOOP Raises $100 Million In Series E Funding

WHOOP, the human performance company, has closed a $100 million Series E financing at a $1.2 billion valuation. This new round of investment follows a period of tremendous growth, and it will unlock new opportunities for the company.

How John Foraker and Jennifer Garner Are Bringing Nutritious Convenient Food to All Kids

Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner share their journey in building an impact-driven brand from the ground up, and insights and lessons learned in building this mission-driven company.

SkinnyDipped Launches New Line of Thinly Dipped Peanuts

SkinnyDipped, creator of insanely delicious snacks, announced the launch of thinly-dipped peanuts in two nostalgic and spontaneously snackable flavors, Milk Chocolate and PB & J.




Bulletproof Announces Brand Refresh, New Cold Brew Line

Bulletproof’s new packaging is aimed at streamlining the brand’s look and feel across all products, including beverages, food and supplements. The new design is aimed at helping the brand stick out on shelf in retail.

Thrive Market unveils B-Corp certification

Organic and natural online marketplace Thrive Market announced its B Corp certification, signifying the retailer’s commitment to balancing purpose and profit. Thrive Market is the first major grocer and largest non-GMO food retailer to be B Corp certified. 

Something New Under the Cap: Functional ‘Pops’ Take on Soda

A new generation of sodas is popping up led by Poppi & Health-Ade Booch Pop.

Staying true to values helped SkinnyDipped secure funding, drive YOY growth of more than 6,000%

The funds from both Shakira and CAVU will help the brand continue to innovate, expand distribution and build brand awareness.




CAVU Venture Partners Adds New Partner

CAVU Venture Partners welcomes a new partner Alexandre Cohen who will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing investment opportunities, as well as partnering with the executive team in pursuing the firm’s long term investment strategy.

Poppi Prebiotic Soda Announces Distribution Expansion

Poppi announces its latest distribution partnerships with Big Geyser in New York and Classic Beverage in Southern California.

Hims, a direct-to-consumer health company, is going public via SPAC

Hims, Inc., a direct-to-consumer company that sells health products and services targeted at millennials, is going public just three years after it got its start.

How I Built This with Guy Raz: Health-Ade Kombucha: Daina Trout

In seven years the Health-Ade team went from brewing Kombucha in their kitchen to brewing 120,000 bottles everyday.




Thrive Market CTO Sasha Siddhartha on supercharged growth and the grocery website’s future

Thrive Market had been growing at a rate of 40% a year, but with new customers joining the membership-based online grocery service, that growth rate has more than doubled to 90% a year.

Good Culture Attains B Corporation Certification

Good Culture’s B Corporation certification solidifies their commitment to the wellbeing of the planet and people living on it.

Why One CPG Investment Firm Built An In-House Creative Group

Most investment firms recommend creative agencies to their portfolio companies, CAVU provides direct hands-on support with Uncommon, an in-house group fully dedicated to their brand partners.

Bulletproof Closes $13M Capital Raise Led by Beliv, Rocana Ventures, CAVU Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures

With health optimization on the minds of consumers in the current environment, Bulletproof is uniquely positioned to address heightened interest in immunity, energy, stress relief and sleep products. 




Whole30 Launches First Line of Salad Dressings and Dipping Sauces Exclusively on Thrive Market

Nick Green, co-founder, CEO of Thrive Market, says Whole30 and Thrive Market share the mission to make healthy living easy by providing access to foods that are better for you and better for the planet. 

CAVU Venture Partners Sells Stake In Waterloo Sparkling Water

“CAVU’s insights around category trends, branding and channel management allowed Waterloo to grow rapidly from launch while maintaining authenticity and a lifestyle-oriented message that resonates with our consumers.”

How Skinny Dipped Made Millions At Target… After Sneaking Into Google

Breezy Griffith, co-founder and CEO of Skinny Dipped, speaks about her background as an entrepreneur and how her experience building businesses post-college fueled the launch and development of Skinny Dipped.

Health Ade’s New Function-Forward ‘Plus’ Line Launching at Whole Foods

Health Ade Kombucha is set to debut its second new product line this year with this month’s launch of Health Ade Plus, a seven-SKU line featuring functional ingredients aimed at specific needs and use occasions.

Mini Bar, Big Boost: ONE Brands Debuts ONE Minis

ONE Brands announces a new addition to their lineup: ONE Minis.

Shakira Invests In Nut Snacks Company Skinny Dipped

A fan of Skinny Dipped, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Shakira has invested in the company.




Waterloo Sparkling Water Launches Lemon-Lime Flavor

Keeping the health and happiness of each person at the heart of this launch, Waterloo’s Lemon-Lime delivers fresh flavor without compromising on functional benefits.

Thrive Market launches frozen meals

Thrive Market is entering the frozen category with a line of paleo and plant-based meals.

Brett Thomas: The Health & Wellness Investment Visionary on the Future of Consumer Packaged Goods

CAVU Co-founder and Managing Partner shares his vision on what's next for the industry.

Soda Is Finally Getting a Wellness Makeover Thanks to These Healthy Brands

Poppi is here to upgrade the sugary carbonated beverages of the past. A healthy soda revolution? Oh, it’s happening.

How COVID-19 has changed the way we eat, according to five experts

Thrive Market has always served conscious consumers, but during COVID, everyone has become a conscious consumer, increasing the company’s demand.

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we help make the news.

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Taste Radio: Allison & Stephen Ellsworth, Poppi

Allison & Stephen talk about working with Rohan Oza and CAVU Venture Partners' creative team UNCOMMON on poppi's rebranding.

Poppi Prebiotic Soda Announces Natural Channel Retail Expansion

Poppi’s innovative, Shark Tank-winning sodas are now available on shelves in over 400 Wegmans and Sprouts Farmers Market grocery stores nationwide.

Health-Ade bids for slice of $35bn soda market, with launch of Health-Ade Booch Pop

Health-Ade launches Health-Ade Booch Pop, a sparkling organic beverage made with a base of kombucha and cold pressed juice.

Nestlé Health Science Acquires Vital Proteins

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc), a global leader in the field of nutritional science, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in America’s top-selling collagen brand.

Changing the world,

one click at a time.

Changing the world, one click at a time.

Taking an Entrepreneurial Leap

Rohan Oza helps one woman take an incredible leap of faith, leaving her traditional job behind to follow her dream.

Skinny Dipped Launches New Flavors  

Skinny Dipped announces the launch of two new flavors, Super Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt and Lemon Bliss. 

Female-Led Company: Skinny Dipped

Skinny Dipped co-founder Breezy Griffith shares the inspiring story of Skinny Dipped and the company’s guiding values.

Good Culture Launches Probiotic Smoothies

Continuing to expand into the drinkables category, Good Culture pursues innovation with the launch of its Probiotic Smoothies.

There's a shift happening,

and we're part of it.

There's a shift happening, and we're part of it.

Rohan Oza talks ‘Shark Tank’ and 2020 Health Trends

Rohan Oza talks the big three health trends of 2020: gut health, ingestible beauty, and snacks with less sugar.

Make Your Product Stand Out Without a Celebrity Endorsement

Rohan Oza shares the 3 things that will make your brand succeed even if you don’t have a celebrity endorsement.

The Plant-Based Cheese Revolution

Innovation in the plant-based cheese space is shaping up to be equal parts art and science.

ONE Brands and Hershey Deal

Peter Burns, President & CEO of ONE Brands discusses the art of deal making at NOSH Live Winter 2019.

Prebiotic Soda Mother Rebrands as Poppi

Poppi a prebiotic soda (formerly apple cider vinegar drink Mother Beverage) launches with an exciting rebrand.

Hims & Hers x Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez

Hims & Hers announces partnership with global superstar Jennifer Lopez and legendary athlete and entrepreneur Alex Rodriguez.




Bulletproof Founder Says These 2 Habits Can Help You Live Longer

Dave Asprey plans on living to 180 years old and shares his two most important life-extending hacks. 

CAVU Ventures Raises its 3rd and Largest Fund Yet

CAVU’s 3rd fund will help the firm continue its mission of democratizing healthy living for as many humans as possible.

Good Culture Launches Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots

A new category for Good Culture, its Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots mark the next chapter for the cultured foods brand.

Rohan Oza: Hollywood’s Brandfather

Rohan shares how he began his career in manufacturing, the importance of being passionate about what you do, and how he decides what brands to work with.

Guayakí Self-Distribution Model Rolls On

Within 10 years, Guayakí is aiming to hire 10,000 formerly incarcerated employees to distribute its products across the U.S. and Canada via a fleet of 100% electric vehicles.

What’s next for Hippeas?

Hippeas​ plans to continue scaling its distribution and outreach to become a household name. It also plans to launch new products, expanding on its puffs. 

CAVU answers: “What’s the next best food item to invest in?”

CAVU Venture Partners co-founders and managing partners Rohan Oza and Brett Thomas discuss how their company finds winners in the market.

The Rise of Waterloo Sparkling Water

Waterloo prepares to launch several new (and top secret) flavors next spring. 

Vital Proteins Expands Portfolio

Vital Proteins goes beyond beauty, launching a line of bars, sports drinks, and liquid creamers to target a wider array of shoppers.

Kite Hill Gains Traction

Before he founded the plant-based burger company Impossible Foods, Patrick Brown, also co-founded Kite Hill – the company closed a round of funding last fall bringing its total funding to around $80 million. 

Health-Ade Kombucha’s Dedicated Culture

Health-Ade co-founder and CEO, Daina Trout, speaks to the companies “succeed at any cost” attitude rooted in their founding.

Hershey Acquires ONE Brands for $397 Million

Hershey is set to strengthen its foothold in the snacks space by acquiring the maker of a line of low-sugar and high protein bars, ONE Brands.

KFC and Beyond Meat Partnership

Kentucky Fried Chicken is going beyond chicken with the help of Beyond Meat, selling plant-based chicken nuggets at a single restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia.

Bringing Health & Wellness

to the Forefront.

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Forefront.

Thrive Market Ditches Promotions

Thrive Market is de-emphasizing one-time promotions and instead, is analyzing certain behaviors that are better indicators of driving consistent sales.

Coca-Cola invests $20M in Health-Ade Kombucha

Coca-Cola continues to evolve its product portfolio to support its vision as not just a soda business, but "a total beverage company," with investment in Health-Ade Kombucha.

Health-Ade Kombucha Founder Daina Trout’s Career Path

Daina Trout shares how her 28th year shaped her career trajectory and brought us Health-Ade Kombucha.

MVP Quarterback Nick Foles Partners with Bulletproof

As a longtime enthusiast of Bulletproof, the current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback joins in a partnership with the brand.

Why Beyond Meat soars on IPO

Brett Thomas shares his perspective on the adaptation of plant-based product.