John McKenna

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Download BevNET’s SupplySide West 2014 Show Planner

SupplySide West 2014 will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from Oct. 6-10. Attendees can download our printable Supplyside West show planner for all beverage-related exhibitors listed both alphabetically and by booth number.

Trendspotting at IFT

BevNET dug deep into this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) show and spotted trends — emerging and yet to surface alike.

Keeping Cool Under Pressure at Pack Expo

Tetra Pak Wedge Aseptic With the fresh juice craze reaching a fever pitch in the U.S., product preservation technology was featured prominently at this year’s PACK EXPO International, held from…

Taste Tests on Display at IFT

Beverage scientists shared their latest sweetener compositions earlier this month at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) conference at McCormick Place South in Chicago.

Grinding it Out at IFT

Delivering the keynote address at The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual trade show last week in Las Vegas, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz related how Starbucks endured and eventually mitigated the effects of its recent troubles.

Suppliers Show Off at Engredea, Nutracon

Feeding off the energy surrounding Expo West, Nutracon and Engredea posted record attendance last week in Anaheim. Engredea is the trade show section for supplier companies at Expo West, while Nutracon is the conference event for supplier companies that occurs during the two days before the trade show. Nutracon and Engredea drew over 220 exhibitors and 7,500 attendees.

Powders Power SupplySide West (and Photo Gallery)

Powdered drink formulations dominated the recent SupplySide West tradeshow, held October 11-14 in Las Vegas. Though often overshadowed by their RTD counterparts, manufacturers believe that powdered beverages – sometimes called…

Showing the Goods at Pack Expo (+ Photo Gallery)

Sometimes the best thing a package can do is get out of the way and show its contents. This approach has paid major dividends for those PET bottle manufacturers that have recently grabbed a significant share of the multi-serve juice container market from the from hitherto unchallenged carton suppliers.

BevNET Company Directory Relaunched; User Reviews Added

The Company Directory, which has listings for almost 2,000 companies that service the industry (including suppliers, services, legal, investors, and distributors), has been given a makeover. While we've added some new features to help increase visibility for the companies that are listed (such as links to their presences on Twitter and Facebook), the biggest change is the addition of user reviews. Our goal is to create a place where industry professionals can go to learn what kinds of experiences, both good and bad, their peers have had with the countless vendors that are in this space. That said, we highly encourage you to find your company's listing and make sure that the information is current -- and we hope that you'll ask your customers to write a review on your company's page. Click the link below to view the Company Directory now.

Supply Side East Expo Attracts 3000

BevNET recently had the chance to attend the Supply Side East conference, which was held in Secaucus, NJ at the Meadowlands Exposition Center from May 2-4. More than 3,000 global food and beverage, cosmetic and personal care, and dietary supplement executives attended to examine the wares of more than 200 companies. Read on to view photos and hear about the trends of SupplySide East 2001.

Ingredients Flow Fruitfully at engredea

Best known as a trade show for all-natural consumer products, Natural Products Expo West (which ended last weekend) also dedicates a section of its floor-space to those business-to-business supplier companies…

BevNET New Product Insider sample issue

Here’s a free look at today’?s BevNET New Product Insider. Featuring new beverage brands and line extensions, New Product Insider is delivered via email alerts exclusively to paid subscribers. The…

Green Packaging at Pack Expo; Photos

Pack Expo took place this week in Chicago at the McCormick Convention Center. The annual event is produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI). The show covers packaging of…