RISE Brewing Co. launches oat milk as standalone product

Having watched as oat milk fueled its successful recent round of coffee innovation, Rise Brewing Co. is betting the increasingly popular ingredient can work just as well on its own.

The New York City-based coffee company began producing its own supply of organic oat milk last year, for use in its both its retail cafes and in a three-SKU line of nitrogen-infused cold brew lattes.

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People Moves: ROAR Organic Hires Former Chef’s Cut Chief

Former Chef’s Cut Real Jerky CEO Bart Silvestro has joined low calorie sports drink maker ROAR Organic as president and COO, the company announced this week. Speaking with BevNET, Silvestro said he was attracted to the brand by its flavor quality and its strategy of targeting female consumers in a category that has historically struggled to attract women.

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James Quincey named Chairman of Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola president and CEO James Quincey was named the company’s new chairman, assuming the role from his predecessor as chief executive, Muhtar Kent. Kent, a 40-year veteran of the company, will remain as chairman until April when he will formally retire following the company’s 2019 annual meeting.

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