Trend Oracle: Expert Insights On The Future Of The Beverage Business

We often ask event speakers to consult their crystal balls for the future of the beverage business. This time, we reached out to friends so that you wouldn’t have to travel. So here’s what they’re thinking about as they look down the road, and also, what we think some of our biggest questions are for the industry in 2016.

Review: Miron Energy Drink

The makers of Miron Energy Drink have set out to deliver a unique beverage experience that combines energy with excellent taste. Like every energy drink that comes to market, there’s a big challenge of establishing a niche that is both meaningful and is otherwise unoccupied.

Review: Clearly Kombucha (New Lemonade Varieties)

Clearly Kombucha has introduced two new lemonade-flavored products. The company's Ginger Mint Lemonade Kombucha and Raspberry Lemonade are both well-executed additions to the brand.

Video: A Look Back at BevNET Live Winter 2015

Watch it again. BevNET Live Winter 2015 took place on December 8 and 9, 2015.

Review: Forager Probiotic Cashew Smoothies

Forager has a launched a pair of cashew milk-based smoothies that are infused with probiotics. Available in Banana Date and Strawberry Banana varieties, the products are a nice extension for Forager's nut milk line.

Review: Alta Palla

Alta Palla is a new brand of organic and fair trade-certified sparkling juices. Produced by the makers of Hiball, the juices come in four varieties. We sampled the Lemonade and Grapefruit products for this review.

Early-Stage Intros: Meeting The Next Generation of Beverage Brands

It’s fair to say that tea-based tonics, birch tree water and canned wine are beverage concepts that might not be ready for mainstream grocery aisles. However, they may represent the kind of bleeding-edge innovation that has propelled significant change on beverage shelves over the past decade.

Review: Juicera

Cold-pressed and HPP juice brand Juicera has revamped its packaging and added two new varieties: Simply Orange and Coconut Lemon Water. Without question, the new look is cleaner and more polished looking. However, it’s somewhat easy to miss the Juicera logo.

Wells Fargo C-Store Survey: Monster Is Back On Track

Monster Energy appears to be returning to form following a period of growing pains and “transition issues” that resulted from the energy drink giant’s transition into The Coca Cola Company’s distribution system last year.

Review: UVO

UVO is a first-of-its-kind “sun protective supplement” drink that claims to provides 3-5 hours of sun protection. It’s a function that’s definitely going to require a significant leap of faith to trust the functionality of this product (if it doesn’t work, you get sunburned, right?).