Packed to the walls with an estimated 28,000 attendees and over 2,700 exhibitors, the 2014 Fancy Food Show was the largest event in its history, and beverage companies took advantage.
Just a few months after reassuming control of Rising Beverage Company, the marketer of Activate Drinks, co-founder Anders Eisner announced the sale of the cap-dispensing brand.
White space is hard to come by in the energy category, but Mamma Chia has introduced a new line that CEO Janie Hoffman sees as filling a gap in the sub-segment often referred to as “clean energy.”
As Keurig gets closer to launching its at-home cold beverage maker, Starbucks announced that it’s getting fizzy, and Faygo is facing a lawsuit that might get the AARP in a tizzy.
Daily Greens founder Shauna Martin credits Texas as a key launching pad for the brand, with the Lone Star State offering new and fertile ground for a now-thriving cold-pressed juice category.
Amid record demand for specialty food, the show is expected to attract 28,000 buyers, including delegations from Uruguay, Paraguay, Albania, and China, not to mention thousands of buyers from top names in U.S. retailing and restaurants including Whole Foods, Kroger, Dean & DeLuca, Gourmet Garage, Mollie Stone’s Markets, and more.
In part of two of our segment, we discuss investment deals seen in the non-alcoholic beverage business and offer predictions on what’s to come for growth categories in the second half of 2014.
From start-ups and early stage brands to mature and established operations, executives cited the show as offering an opportunity to breaking into or enhance their presence in New York City.
Nine months after the company, which markets the well-known Muscle Milk brand, put itself on the auction block, Hormel Foods today announced that it has has agreed to acquire Cytosport.
Counter to prevailing beliefs about the beverage, kombucha doesn’t have to taste bad, says Live Soda Kombucha CEO Trevor Ross.
Cold-pressed juice is growing fast, but sales of green varieties are “greatly outpacing” counterparts within the super-premium juice category, according to Starbucks.
In a recent interview with BevNET, John Showalter, the Director of Business Insights for Red Bull North America, provided a rare glimpse into the strategic vision of the energy giant.
Plenty of distribution news coming our way in the last couple of weeks, as both early-stage and established beverage companies announced new agreements with wholesalers from across the U.S.
As emerging categories continue to evolve, BevNET CEO John Craven and Editor-in-Chief Jeff Klineman discuss notable developments in the beverage industry during the first half of 2014.