NACS 2016 Day 2 & 3 Photo Gallery: New Products, Brand Updates

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.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 31: What’s Trending Among London’s Libations?

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.

Justin Timberlake Invests In Bai

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.

NACS 2016 Day 1 Photo Gallery: New Products, Brand Updates

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.

Pressing Forward, Juicero Taps Dunn as New CEO

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.

N.C. Kombucha Brands Plot Growth With New Facilities

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.

Reed’s Reports Record Q3 Sales Amid Board Restructuring

Speaking with BevNET after the earnings call, Reed said that four independent board members with expertise in marketing, supply chain, governance and finance, respectively, would be announced in about a week and a half.

KeVita/PepsiCo Deal on Track

Sources have confirmed that a deal for PepsiCo to acquire KeVita is nearing the end stages, with the larger company paying between $400 and $500 million for the brand.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 30: The Dirty Secret About Beverage Success

In this edition of the BevNET podcast, we’re joined by Gerry Khermouch, a longtime beverage reporter and the editor of email newsletter Beverage Business Insights. Khermouch shares insights from over two decades as a beverage journalist, including what he calls the “dirty secret” about successful beverage brands.

FDA Enlists Public for Potential “Healthy” Label Revision

In its newest guidance document, the agency released an interim definition, as well as a temporary enforcement policy, that stated it does not intend to enforce the regulatory requirements for certain products that use “healthy” (or related terms such as “healthful,” “healthier,” or “healthfulness”) on their labeling.

Distribution Roundup: COCO5, Reed’s Expand in Target; Honest Kids Hits Subway

COCO5 today announced new distribution of its all-natural flavored coconut water beverages in 415 Target stores across the U.S. Meanwhile, premium soda and kombucha maker Reed’s, Inc. announced that its Reed’s Ginger Brew products are now available in 1,335 Target stores throughout the country.

BevNET’s 2016 NACS Show Planner Now Available for Download

The 2016 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual show begins next week. Held at the Georgia World Congress Center the event is a key show for the beverage industry. This year’s show features over 110 beverage companies and for attendees, we’ve compiled a handy list help you navigate the show.