Video: A Recap of Expo East 2016

A showcase for emerging and fast-growing beverage trends, Expo East 2016 most prominently featured the continued evolution of cold brew coffee and the swelling ranks of brands participating in the space.

Pitch Your Beverage Brand at New Beverage Showdown 12

On December 5 and 6, a pack of 15 beverage entrepreneurs will attack the main stage with presentations of their brands and business plans to a panel of expert judges for a chance at a $10,000 grand prize.

Go STATIC™ With This Grocery Store Invasion

STATIC™ is a series of video broadcasts produced by Virun Nutra-BioSciences® to boost the use of better ingredients into products by showcasing innovations within the food, beverage, supplement and pharmaceutical…

Review: Cham Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Given the proliferation of cold-brew coffees out there, it’s no surprise that there are brands out there hoping that this will spill over into other categories. In the case of Cham, that category is tea.

Expo East 2016: Steady to the Kor

Since launching Kor at Expo West 2015, founder Jordan Retamar has found fertile ground for the development of the brand in the spaces between the functional supplement and cold-pressed juice categories.

Review: BluePrint’s New Tea-Infused Energy Drinks

As far as organic beverages go, these products are not short on on-trend ingredients. Each flavor uses a different base, including varieties with guayusa, yerba mate, and matcha (the only one that is actually derived from tea). They are accented with some slightly more bleeding edge ingredients,

BevNET Podcast Ep. 25: What Are The Next Billion Dollar Brands? Tom First Tells.

This week, the podcast team is joined by veteran entrepreneur, investor and advisor Tom First who offers his take on emerging trends in the beverage business, including why he sees a big future for gut health and protein. First also shares his thoughts on the kind of beverage companies that are primed to become billion dollar brands.

Lizard King Redux: Bello Aiming for REED’s Board of Directors

Famous for building SoBe and selling it to Pepsi for close to $400M, Bello is one of two or three potential strategic additions to the board that Reed is hoping will help him hold off a new slate of directors: activist investors met with the ginger brew and root beer maker on Monday, he said, discussing their own slate of board members.

Zevia Announces New Stevia Exclusive Blend

As of 2013, Zevia has been using a stevia blend based primarily on the compound Rebaudioside A, with natural sweeteners erythritol and monkfruit added to balance the intense flavor.

Review: Bramo Ready to Drink Cold Brew

Bramo’s ready to drink cold brew is a step up from its original offering, which was a pouch-based cold brew coffee concentrate, but it still feels a bit behind the category. Let us explain.

Rooibee Red Tea Rebrands With New Flavors and Packaging

The Newport, Ky.-based company is switching from 12 oz. to a 16 oz. plastic bottle featuring an updated logo, a move CEO David Salmon says will help the brand to better reflect consumer preferences within the RTD tea market.

Review: Shine H2O

Shine H2O is a self-described “wellness & performance” water that features a low-calorie formulation that is fortified with vitamin D along with magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B12.