The career of Danny Stepper, a co-founder of beverage incubator L.A. Libations, is one that comes with lot of stories -- and he's happy to tell them.
Llanllyr Source is targeting premium mixers in an expansion of its natural spring water line.
In an interview with BevNET, Jerry Reda, the COO of Big Geyser, said his belief in the management and marketing team at Minnesota-based food conglomerate Hormel Foods, which acquired Muscle Milk parent company CytoSport Holdings in 2014 for approximately $450 million, was a key component of the deal.
In an investor call held this morning, DPS president and CEO Larry Young said that the company is “excited to see this team continue the breakthrough and disruptive innovation providing consumers with great-tasting and low-calorie beverages” and hailed the acquisition of Bai as one that “makes a tremendous amount of sense for us.”
Tio Gazpacho will collaborate with Andrés, a culinary innovator often credited with the Spanish tapas boom in the U.S and whose company owns 25 restaurants in the U.S. and Mexico, on new marketing, retail and sourcing initiatives for the brand.
As part of our discussion, Health-Ade’s founding trio ruminated on the rapid evolution of the company, which launched in 2012 and is now one of the leading kombucha makers in the U.S.
In this edition of the podcast, we sit down with Mark Rampolla, the founder of Zico and the co-founder and managing partner Powerplant Ventures. As part of a broad-ranging discussion, Rampolla explains why food and beverage investors are embracing ideas that meld idealism and technology and what’s driving systematic changes in the food industry.
Aloe-infused water brand detoxwater has announced new distribution at retailers across the U.S. Detoxwater is now available at approximately 1,700 retailers from coast-to-coast.
Researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine determined that overconsumption of energy drinks led to toxic levels of niacin in a man's liver.
As part of a wide-ranging discussion, Scott Uzzell, the president of Coca-Cola's Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) unit, discusses the three pillars of VEB's investment strategy and why he views modern marketing and integrated technology as critical to the future of the beverage industry.
The brand extensions, which include a new two-SKU line of low-calorie drinks dubbed BodyArmor “Lyte” and a line of electrolyte-infused bottled waters, were introduced as retail sales of BodyArmor continue to surge.
Stur is once again leading innovation in the drink mix category with five flavors under its new Stur Organic Drink Mix Sticks line - Tropical Punch, Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Lemon Iced Tea, and Orange. The organic drink mixes are made from organic fruit flavor extracts, and naturally sweetened with a blend of organic cane sugar and stevia.
Last week BevNET met with dozens of non-alcoholic beverage exhibitors at the National Association of Convenience Stores 2016 show, and most indicated that health and wellness trends continue to have a gradual, yet significant, impact on the way that beverages are sold and marketed in the channel.
After a few weeks on the road, the podcast team finally made it back in the conference room at BevNET HQ, where we recently chatted about our travels. The discussion leads to one about BevNET’s product review process and the elements that make for a top-rated beverage.