Video: Eyeing Sweeter Demand for Indulgent Coffee, Ito En Doubles Down on Jay Street

Sweeter and denser that the primary line, Ito En's new Jay Street Extra Rich coffees were formulated to address consumer demand for creamier, thicker option similar to that of the familiar taste and mouthfeel of Starbucks’ Frappuccino products. Packaged in 9.1 oz. bottles, and at 150 calories and no fat, however, Adam Hertel, Ito En’s vice president of sales for grocery and natural, views the drinks to be, like the flagship products, a healthier option for consumers.

Video: Chris Reed Explains Facility Expansion

Reed's, Inc. CEO Chris Reed figures that tripling the speed of the production will help the company move forward with less labor and roll out more product to absorb his facility’s inherent overhead figures.

Where Can I Find Potential Investors For My New Brand?

As one of the co-founders of Nantucket Nectars and a Managing Director at First Beverage Group, Tom First is well-versed in what it takes to launch and run a successful beverage company. In this video on BevNET Food and Beverage University, First draws on his expertise in financing new ventures to discuss where and how entrepreneurs can look to find investors for their brand.

Video: BevNET’s Mid-Year Report, Part 2

In part of two of our segment, we discuss investment deals seen in the non-alcoholic beverage business and offer predictions on what’s to come for growth categories in the second half of 2014.

Video: BevNET’s Mid-Year Report, Part 1

As emerging categories continue to evolve, BevNET CEO John Craven and Editor-in-Chief Jeff Klineman discuss notable developments in the beverage industry during the first half of 2014.