Circling the show floor, BevNET visited with dozens of the beverage booths at the event and came away with a number of highlights regarding brand innovation, line extensions and new products.
“With the addition of a Chief Growth Officer to the leadership team, we are creating a new structure within the business that will build upon our current successes and focus on long-term, margin enhancing and profitable growth opportunities across our beer, wine and spirits businesses," said Constellation CEO Rob Sands.
Having updated its leadership ranks via internal promotion and external hires, Purity Organic is now aiming to round out its executive team with a proven manager to head up its sales department.
A look back at top headlines from the past year, including financial deals, marketing wins (and blunders), category evolution and important regulatory updates.
Beverage executives often spend dozens hours combing over sales and marketing data hoping to gain some insight into what consumers think of their brand. But why not just ask them directly?
The position had been vacant since May, 2013, when John Cochran left the company to become CEO of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.
Nearly four months after its launch of a juicing facility in Southern California, Vital Juice has announced its arrival in the New York City market.
An uptick of cold-brew coffee and kombucha exhibitors signals a desire for brands in each category to take on a greater market presence via the specialty channel and beyond.
Ito En last month released the preliminary details of an acquisition in which the Japanese tea giant will purchase Distant Lands Coffee Co., a vertically integrated coffee company.
Centre Partners, which focuses on “control investments” in the consumer, healthcare and business services industries, today announced the purchase of a majority interest in Sun Orchard, a leading provider of juices and other beverages for the foodservice industry.
Nearly four months after acquiring Inko’s, Braintrust Investments has purchased another tea brand, albeit one with a much shorter track record.
GoodBelly now sports a tagline of “Drink daily for healthy digestion,” and features fruit images that are more reminiscent of those found on conventional multi-serve juice products.
The question is whether brands should try to present themselves as an alternative category to the average Starbucks drink – which some describe as a dairy type of beverage – or as another part of the coffee mix.
According to multiple sources, the Brooklyn-based company, which markets a line of bottled iced coffees and made functionality a key point of differentiation from competing products, has laid off most of its staff and is said to be seeking a new infusion of capital in hopes of a restaging its coffee line.