“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 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.
A first time exhibitor at Natural Products Expo West, Koa markets a uniquely formulated zero-calorie, juice-based beverage that it calls “olakino.” In the above video, Koa CEO Adam Louras speaks with BevNET about the company's approach to innovation and new product development. He also discusses Koa’s distribution goals for 2016, and the addition of beverage industry veteran Ken Sadowsky as an advisor.
Having raised millions in new capital, WTRMLN WTR is pressing forward with brand-building and marketing initiatives as well as a new sourcing partnership to support growing distribution of the cold-pressed, high pressure processed juice.
In the video, Weiler discusses the growth of Drinkmaple, which made its official launch a year ago and the brand’s recent authorization at Kroger.
In this video, Carmichael discusses the genesis of La Colombe's Draft Latte, the coffee's innovative can and how Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya, who is the primary investor in La Colombe, will be involved in the rollout of the new product.
As more Americans seek healthy alternatives to soda, a growing number of natural beverage companies are innovating with carbonation and adding sparkling sub-lines to their portfolios.
In an interview at Expo West, GoodBelly CEO Alan Murray explained that the development of GoodBelly Sparkling Drink and GoodBelly Ade stems from an innovation strategy that seeks to “constantly rejuvenate the energy behind probiotics.”
In this video, filmed at Natural Products Expo West 2016, BevNET’s John Craven and Ray Latif discuss current trends in the cold-pressed and high pressure processed (HPP) juice category.
From large producers like WhiteWave and Califia Farms to tiny upstarts, including Pop & Bottle, Malk and Three Trees, BevNET’s John Craven and Ray Latif discuss the role that innovation and branding has played in the development of each and the overall segment.
BluePrint, which helped pioneer the category of high pressure processed, cold-pressed juices, is attempting to pivot away from its roots in detoxifying cleanses with new branding and products designed to appeal to a broader set of consumers.
In the following video, BevNET CEO John Craven and BevNET Managing Editor Ray Latif sifted through the dozens of new beverages that debuted at Expo West and offer their take on the most notable and impactful for the industry.
Randy Shefshick, the founder of sparkling water brand Something Natural and Mocked Up, a line of non-alcoholic cocktail blends, is heading up the U.S. launch as part of a joint venture with Cawston Press.
In October, Humm was authorized for sale at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field and given the title of the “official kombucha of the Seattle Seahawks.”