The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) 2016 show came to a close today, but our coverage of event is just beginning. In this Instagram photo gallery, we revisit new products, line extensions and brand updates introduced at the NACS show.
For this week’s episode of the BevNET podcast, we’ve crossed the Atlantic to explore a beverage market that’s outside of our usual coverage area: London. Joining the podcast are Hugh Thomas and Joe Benn of Ugly Drinks, which is a U.K.-based startup that produces unsweetened flavored sparkling water.
Speaking with BevNET at the NACS 2016 show in Atlanta, Alana Radmin, vice president of communications for Bai, said the partnership came together after Timberlake met founder Ben Weiss through another investor in the company.
Sparkling Ice maker Talking Rain has announced the hire of Brian Kuz as its new CMO. Kuz’s career spans over 30 years with CPG companies. Kuz was most recently the Global Head of Trade Marketing and Insights at Red Bull GmbH in Austria.
The 2016 edition of the National Association of Convenience Stores show is in full swing and BevNET is on hand to cover the massive event, held from Oct. 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. This photo gallery covers new products, brand intros and news on trends in the convenience store channel that we saw on the first day on the convention.
Like all High Brew Coffee® varieties, Creamy Cappuccino + Protein uses a no-heat brewing process and has twice the natural caffeine of traditionally brewed hot coffee.
Red Bull introduces new Red Bull Purple Edition Sugarfree and Red Bull Lime Edition Sugarfree launching in January 2017, offering the functionality of Red Bull with the tastes of Acai Berry and Limeade, respectively.
Dunn, most recently the president of Campbell Soup’s Campbell Fresh (C-Fresh) division, takes the reins from Juicero founder Doug Evans, who will retain his role as chairman of the company.
BSP's National Field Marketing program for SToK includes Field Teams supporting Stok sales efforts and increasing brand awareness in key US markets by executing in-store samplings & brand education at grocery, specialty, convenience and big-box retailers.
The new executives are Karen Gifford, Califia’s first ever Chief People Officer; Jim Whitaker, Vice President Sales, Immediate Consumption (IC); Demir Vangelov, Chief Financial Officer, and Vilma Livas, Vice President, Marketing, both focused on meeting and extending Califia’s double digit growth, expanding its distribution channels and executing on the company’s strategic vision of being the food and beverage company of the future.
Perfectly balanced with just the right amount of fizz, Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry will be available in Kroger stores starting in early October 2016, and at retailers nationwide starting in January 2017.
Charlotte-based organic kombucha and beer brewer Lenny Boy moved into a new 29,000 square foot production facility in September, while Buchi is preparing to relocate to a similarly sized space near Asheville by the end of 2016.
During the three month period ended September 30, 2016, KonaRed's comparative revenue grew by 132% from $174,000 in Q3 2015 to $404,000 in Q3 2016.
pureLYFT is an all-natural energy product that delivers 125mg of CLEAN CAFFEINE® into the beverage of the consumer's choice through a patented single use stir stick, allowing them to skip coffee, sugary sports drinks and artificial energy supplements.