Headlines

Courts: Health Groups Sue Coke; Wonder Fuel Targets POM

In a move that some experts have described as similar in strategy to the legal actions taken against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, a new lawsuit accuses Coke and CSD-friendly trade group American Beverage Association (ABA) of engaging in a 40-year “elaborate campaign of disinformation” to minimize the health risks associated with soft drink consumption.

Industry Voices: Predictions for 2017

What will 2017 hold for trends, innovation and emerging categories in the non-alcoholic beverage industry? We asked 10 veteran beverage executives and observers for their takes on what’s to come.

Christine Perich Appointed as CEO At WTRMLN WTR

In an interview with BevNET, WTRMLN WTR co-founder and creative director Jody Levy explained that Perich’s experience in building brands would be an asset as the company enters a new stage in its development in 2017.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 40: The Trends to Watch in Beverage, Beer and Food

In this edition, the podcast team is joined by BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman and the editors of BevNET’s sister sites, Brewbound’s Chris Furnari and Project NOSH’s Carol Ortenberg, each of whom offered their take on the most pertinent trends and issues within the industries they cover.

Identity Crisis Brews For Alt-Milks As Congress Pushes FDA Scrutiny

As the last year ended, a group of 32 U.S. congressmen threw those drinks a holiday-season curveball in the form of a letter that argued so-called “alt-milks” aren’t “milk” at all, and pressured the FDA to take action to reserve that descriptor for dairy products only.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on New Nutrition Facts Label

The draft guidance, a series of recommendations addressing issues ranging from manufacturer compliance and the declaration of added sugars to appropriate spacing between lines on the label itself, is an in-progress version of guidelines that will represent the current thinking of the FDA when finalized.

Private Label Functional Beverages Taking Root in Grocery

In an interview with BevNET, Susan Viamari, vice president of thought leadership at IRI, explained that embracing functional and better-for-you beverages is a way for private label brands to move away from “me-too” types of innovation and carve out more specialized niches.

The Top 10 Most-Read BevNET Stories of 2016

As 2016 nears the finish line, it’s time to reflect on some of the biggest beverage stories of the past year. We at BevNET checked the most popular stories on our site and have put together our Top 10 of the most read of the past year.

FDA Warning of Stay Fresh Raises Questions Over Low-Acid Juice Policy

While both regulators and industry experts have indicated skepticism about the ability of HPP to inhibit spore growth to an acceptable level in a low-acid beverage, there seems to be no definitive rule that clearly indicates their safety or acceptability.

Humm Kombucha Amps Up Production At New Facility

Humm Kombucha is gearing up for a big year as the Oregon-based company prepares to move into a new manufacturing facility that will give it the ability to dramatically increase production of its fast-growing kombucha line.