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Video: Cocktail Mixers, Craft Soda Shine at 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

Yes, the Fancy Food Show has evolved. Yes, it now attracts food and beverage products not traditionally viewed as “specialty.” But make no mistake: the event is still a showcase for decadent and unique flavors, and the 2016 winter edition didn’t disappoint.

Golazo Ceases Operations

Golazo founder and CEO Richard Tait said that despite continued growth of the brand in natural and conventional grocery channels as well as a loyal customer base, the company hadn’t reached profitability and was unable to secure the capital necessary to “take it to the next level.”

Hiball’s Todd Berardi Introduces Alta Palla

Having extended Hiball into caffeinated coconut water, cold brew coffee and protein drinks, Berardi is set to launch a new line of caffeine-free refreshment drinks as well.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016 Recap

The further use of coconut as an ingredient (beyond just its juice) was one recurring trend that could be seen across a handful of brands and categories, from established leaders to first-time exhibitors.

2016 Winter Fancy Food Show: New Product Photo Gallery

In the following gallery, culled from our social media coverage of the Fancy Food Show, we offer a comprehensive look at new products and brand updates from beverage companies exhibiting at the event.

Brynwood Partners to Acquire Sunny Delight Beverages Co.

The deal, announced via press release Thursday, will see Brynwood Partners acquire Sunny Delight’s three beverage brands - Sunny D, Fruit2O and Veryfine - and the company’s four production facilities, located across the United States.

Sipp Hits the Target

Sipp Sparkling Organics today announced that, beginning in March, four of the brand’s varieties will be carried by 1,200 Target stores across the U.S.

Voss Water Sells Majority Stake to Reignwood Group

Voss CEO Jack Belsito discussed the investment in a call with BevNET Monday evening, saying that the company had begun scouting potential strategic investors about a year ago, eventually connecting with Reignwood Group via Goldman Sachs, which served as an advisor to Voss throughout the process.