John McKenna


John McKenna has written and consulted extensively in the area of foods and beverages. Before joining BevNET to write Energy Drinks 2003, John authored a report on Functional Foods and Beverages and worked as a reporter for FDC Reports covering dietary supplements. John is a graduate of Tufts University.

Posts by John McKenna

Enter Flavorman

When Marty Snyder, Business Director for Flavorman, returned home from BevNET LIVE earlier this month, he did so with a fresh sense of purpose and list of to-do’s. One of…

SupplyExpo 2010: Stevia 2.0

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SupplyExpo took place from March 12-14 at the Anaheim Convention Center. SupplyExpo is part of Natural Products Expo West, which attracted over 55,000 attendees/exhibitors to this…

IFT09, naturally sweet!

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BevNET was on hand at this year’s IFT Show to sample the many cutting cutting-edge beverage concepts on display. IFT09, the Institute of…

NACS 2007 Show Recap

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The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual tradeshow took place in Atlanta, Georgia between November 6-9. Due to the importance of ready-to-drink beverages in the…

2007 Expo East Recap

New beverage launches at Expo East, perhaps more than in recent memory, pushed the boundaries of innovation and novelty. Some came from overseas; others owe…

2007 FMI Show Recap

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@@img1The 2007 FMI Show, held May 6-8 in Chicago, showcased over 70 beverage companies and their brands. Beverage exhibits could be found on the FMI show…

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Over 300 exhibitors…

2007 NBWA Show Recap + Photos

The biennial tradeshow for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) took place this week in Las Vegas at the Bally’s & Paris casinos between Sept 30…

2007 IFT Show Recap

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Serving up a hefty dose of flavor to help the health go down, exhibitors at this week’s Foodsmarts IFT 2007 – the annual…