We’re days away from BevNET Live Summer ‘15 in New York City, and it’s time to reveal the slate of judges for BevNET Live’s signature competition, the New Beverage Showdown.
Max Baumann and Jenia Kokotuha have partnered up to launch a retail merchandising firm with a focus on developing and sustaining the in-store presence of emerging beverage brands.
To develop a picture of the lending market with regard to beverage entrepreneurs, BevNET Live will feature a talk with a pair of experts on financing and access to capital.
VEB has met with a group to figure out the main challenges and concerns that entrepreneurs face on a short-term and long-term basis.
BevNET Live Summer ’15 is just one week away, and there are less than 25 tickets remaining for the event! If you haven’t yet signed up for the conference, which will be held on June 2 and 3 at Metropolitan West in New York City, NOW is your last chance to register.
The upcoming 2,000 sq. ft. space is slated to be up and running later this summer, and will serve as the company’s “innovation center,” according to Spindrift founder Bill Creelman.
The emerging water brand – notable for its 7.4 pH, its founder, Lance Collins, and most distinctively, a custom cup-shaped overcap – is ditching that last bit of distinction as part of a sports cap line extension.
Hiball’s Black Cherry Organic Energy Drink is the latest addition to its line of sweetened offerings. With added organic sour cherry juice concentrate (5 percent juice), his one takes shape quite nicely.
Maté Bros, which comes in an 8 oz. slim can, is positioned as a yerba mate “energy” product. Based on packaging and label, the product seems to be skirting around some of the same challenges that other yerba mate products have come to struggle with: is it a tea, an energy drink, or something else?
Honest Tea has extended its "Summer Refershers" line with a new Watermelon Lemonade variety. The product, which is made with 9 percent juice, including both lemon and watermelon juices (Honest Tea also includes natural flavorings and organic lemon extract), delivers a straightforward flavor: it almost tastes like something you’d make at home.
While carbonated soft drink giants continue to lean on price hikes as a way to offset volume declines, the industry continues to struggle.
LaCroix’s NiCola is a sweetener-, color-, and calorie-free sparkling water that is formulated with cola flavoring. Admittedly, our hopes were not high for this product, but after our first sip, we were quickly won over.
Outlaw Energy, a new energy drink brand developed by serial beverage entrepreneur Lance Collins, announced that it has finalized a partnership with Avanzar Sales and Distribution for coverage in Southern California.
Califia Farms has extended its line of cold brew coffee and almond milk blends with three new varieties: Dirty Chai, Mocha Mexica and Triple Shot. While we'd prefer a slightly more dialed up flavor for the coffee, the products are otherwise well-formulated.