“We think there’s a lot of promise in how you combine these plant-based milks with coffee and then elevate the experience,” Steltenpohl told BevNET. “This is the first time I think it’s all come together in one package.”
In this podcast, we examine how the Summer Fancy Food Show has evolved to become an important event for beverage brands seeking local and national retail opportunities. We also discuss a thriving scene for Brooklyn-based food and beverage companies as seen at the convention and the ways that some are marketing the borough as part of their brand. Finally, we offer our take on some of our favorite products from the show.
Less than a year after PepsiCo removed aspartame from Diet Pepsi, the company is bringing back the controversial artificial sweetener.
In this video, we sift through notable product launches and line extensions and identify emerging trends in craft soda, sparkling water, RTD coffee and tea on display at the specialty foods convention. We also examine the growing ranks of beverage exhibitors that were targeting food service opportunities at the event.
Harmless Harvest, which pioneered and leads the super-premium segment of the coconut water category, has filed a lawsuit claiming that labels and packaging for Vita Coco’s new Coco Community line are “confusingly similar” to its own.
On June 17, HP Hood LLC initiated a recall of select Muscle Milk products produced in its Sacramento, Calif. facility. The recall was posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Safety Alerts page, which indicated that a possible packaging defect may have resulted in product spoilage.
Tea-based cocktail mixer brand Owl’s Brew has introduced its first line of ready-to-drink products. Dubbed “Owl’s Brew Radlers,” the new beverages are made with premium light beer, fresh-brewed organic tea and infused with real fruits and botanicals. Owl’s Brew featured the line at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show, which was held earlier this week.
Over the course of the three-day specialty foods convention, held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, we encountered a broad array of new products, design revamps and line extensions, all of which are included in this photo gallery.
In this edition of the podcast, we examine the evolution of BevNET Live’s New Beverage Showdown competition and the categories in which entrepreneurs are identifying opportunities for innovative concepts. The discussion leads to one about the market for cold-pressed juice and RTD coffee and ways that we saw entrepreneurs attempt to stand out from the pack.
Deryck van Rensburg, the head of the now-defunct Coke/Keurig partnership and the first president of Coke’s Venturing and Emerging Brands unit (VEB) has left the company to take a position as dean of the business school at Pepperdine University.
The line will debut in July, with Sprouts as its launch partner, and then soon after move into other retailers. Over the course of roughly 90 days, Züpa (which will retail at $6.99) will be tested in about 1,000 stores up and down the West Coast.
Honest co-founder and current ‘TeaEO Emeritus’ Seth Goldman said Honest Sport came out of his participation in a triathalon and are “designed to refresh, refuel and rehydrate athletes after rigorous activity.”
After Day One of BevNET Live’s summer session took a look at the plight of the entrepreneur and an exploration of some of the keys to finding success in the beverage business as an upstart, Day Two began with a data-driven dive.
The news that beverage incubator L.A. Libations had spawned Aloe Gloe as an independent brand partially funded by Coke’s Venturing & Emerging Brands Group (VEB) means a new stage for both entities.