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BevNET Live: Dr. Jay Udani to Share Intelligence from the Regulatory Battlefield

Dr. Udani, the founder and CEO of Medicus Research, will be speaking to the main BevNET Live audience as a correspondent from the trenches of the regulatory battlefield to discuss best practices for a beverage industry that is becoming increasingly engaged in the same conflicts and discussions with the agencies that govern supplements and drugs.

New Beverage Showdown 8 – Is Your Brand “The Next Big Thing”?

New Beverage Showdown, BevNET’s signature beverage brand competition, will return for an eighth edition, joining the agenda at the upcoming BevNET Live Winter ’14 conference. The contest is expected to offer perhaps the most talented line-up of entrepreneurs and promising brands since its debut in 2011. Think you’re brand has a shot to win it all? Now’s your chance to find out!

BevNET Live Winter ’14: Grow Your Challenger Brand with Peet’s CMO

An astute marketer, Ricks will be speaking on “the elements of challenger brands” – a topic he knows well from his work with Mountain Dew, Bear Naked and Plum, Inc. In each case, those brands were challengers that carved shelf space and profitability from an established category hierarchy: Mountain Dew from the established cola brands, Bear Naked from moribund cereal and granola companies, Plum by applying organic ingredients to the baby food category.

BevNET Live: Inside the Boulder Brands Investment Group with Duane Primozich

Duane Primozich, Executive Vice President at Boulder Brands, is also one of three managing partners of the Boulder Brands Investment Group (BIG). He will offer a discussion of Boulder Brands' venture capital strategy, particularly with regard to beverage, as well as his overall views on the state of the beverage market and the natural foods industry.