Gerry Khermouch

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Gerry Khermouch is the editor of Beverage Business INSIGHTS (BBI). BBI is an electronic newsletter, published at least 90X per year. BBI breaks important news developments; reports key trends and provides exclusive coverage of non-alcoholic beverages, including soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, juices, teas and coffees.

Posts by Gerry Khermouch

Natural Ascension – And Its Inherent Lag

For a few years now the impression has been spreading – promulgated by folks like me – that natural foods are rapidly going mainstream and that it’s only a matter of time before you can grab a 6-pack of kombucha at the local c-store. Hyperbole aside, is there much truth to that sentiment? As an informal gauge, I’ve found it interesting to observe the growing (if still small) numbers of natural foods exhibitors at the Natural Products Expo West that turn up as exhibitors at the NACS c-store extravaganza in the fall not long after their Expo debuts. That migration simply didn’t happen in such short order in the past.

The Entrepreneurial Gene

After getting my newsletter out in New York the other day, I rewarded myself with a bike ride to the Upper East Side in quest of a coffee or a beer. Turned out it was going to be coffee – or maybe hot chocolate – that day, once I spied a nicely designed corner place with the odd name Little Brown Chocolate Bakery & Coffee. It had recently opened and, wouldn’t you know it, the owner was perched on a stool, observing his customers’ grazing habits, monitoring activity at the Starbucks across the street, bantering with anyone who wanted a moment of his time. The bald head, alert, friendly eyes and thick earring certainly made him look familiar.

Summer Fancy Foods 2006 Recap

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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 11 2006 – The biggest beverage-related topic of discussion at this year’s NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show wasn’t a new product…