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BevNET Podcast Ep. 42: Rounding Out the Numbers With CircleUp

Last week the podcast team visited CircleUp’s San Francisco office to speak with Ben Lee, the managing director of CircleUp Funds, the company’s investment arm. We sat down with him to discuss the ways in which CircleUp aims to support early-stage fundraising for beverage entrepreneurs.

Cocktail Mixers Push Towards Premium

If you are drinking a premium spirit, why wouldn't you pair it with a premium product? Across the mixer and cocktail-enhancer category, that's the question brands at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco were asking both consumers and retailers.

Reuters: Vita Coco Exploring Sale Valued At $1 Billion

Reuters Friday reported that coconut water leader Vita Coco is exploring a sale of the company, citing “multiple sources.” Vita Coco has hired investment bank JP Morgan to advise for an upcoming sale that could value the company at up to $1 billion.

Photo Gallery: The 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show

Over the course of the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show, we encountered a broad array of new brands, design revamps and line extensions, all of which are included in this photo gallery.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2017 Video: BevNET Staff Picks

BevNET correspondents sifted through the many of the new beverages that debuted at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show, and in the above video, they offered their takes on the drinks that have the potential to be most impactful for the industry.

Big Geyser Signs Agreement To Distribute B-Tea Kombucha

Big Geyser, the largest independent non-alcoholic beverage distributor in metro New York, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with New Jersey-based B-Tea Kombucha.

Non-Alcoholic Spirit Seedlip Launches In U.S.

Each of Seedlip’s two expressions, Spice 94 and Garden 108, contains a variety of botanical ingredients, such as thyme, rosemary, orange peel, hay and oak.

2017 Winter Fancy Food Show Recap

Probiotics are on the rise, exciting new innovations are coming to cold brew, and tea is introducing some new ideas of its own. The 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco was an exciting start to the beverage industry's new year.

In the Courtroom: Hint and Zico Face Class Actions

A pair of class action lawsuits filed in California last week accuse two well-known beverage companies of making false and misleading claims on their packaging and in marketing materials.

Press Clips: Blue Diamond To Pay $9 Million in Settlement

Blue Diamond reported to be settling class action lawsuit for about $9 million, Justin Timberlake is set to star in Bai's upcoming Super Bowl commercial, and the FDA cracks down on alleged camel milk "miracle cure."

Hal’s Beverage Debuts Ginger Ale Line Extension

Hal’s Ginger Ale will be sold in 20 oz. plastic bottles in two varieties: Original, which contains 21 grams of pure cane sugar per serving, and a zero-calorie Diet version, which is sweetened by sucralose.

Tio Gazpacho Moves to 10 oz. Bottles, Drops Organic, Adds Corn Variety

In a move designed to enhance the brand’s ability to sell in conventional grocery stores, drinkable soup brand Tio Gazpacho has replaced its 12 oz. bottle with a new 10 oz. size. It’s one of two key changes for the brand as the year begins, as it has also dropped its USDA certified organic status.

Download BevNET’s 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show Planner

The 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show, one of the largest conventions for the specialty, natural, and gourmet food and beverage industries, begins this Sunday in San Francisco. For attendees of the show, we’ve compiled a useful list that will help you navigate the floor and reach nearly 100 beverage companies and beverage-related exhibitors.