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New Beverage Showdown To Feature Vastly Expanded Field: 20+ to Compete in Semifinal Round

Posted by Jeffrey Klineman at 4:24 PM on October 11, 2012

New Beverage Showdown To Feature Vastly Expanded Field: 20+ to Compete in Semifinal Round

BevNET Live’s signature competition, the New Beverage Showdown, is expanding its field and duration. A new Semifinal Round will allow a field of 20 or more new beverage entrepreneurs attending BevNET Live to show off their business plans and new products and receive immediate feedback from a judging panel on Dec. 3. That panel will then choose the six companies that will move on to compete in the Final Round, to be held on Dec. 4.



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BevNET TV: A Recap of the 2012 NACS Show – Part 1

Posted by Ray Latif at 2:09 PM on October 11, 2012

BevNET TV: A Recap of the 2012 NACS Show – Part 1

As part of BevNET’s continuing 2012 NACS show coverage, the BevNET editorial team examines key trends seen at the show including the boom of line extensions from top energy drink companies, the overall trend of natural and functional products crossing into the c-store channel, how packaging innovation has spurred growth in energy, relaxation, and better-for-you segments, and why some beverage companies are tailoring new products to small, but emerging, consumer sets.



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Review: Red Bull’s “Editions” (aka New Flavors)

Posted by BevNET.com Staff at 1:09 PM on October 11, 2012

Review: Red Bull’s “Editions” (aka New Flavors)

One of the biggest product launches at the 2012 National Association of Convenience Stores Show was Red Bull’s new “Editions” products.  These are the first flavored energy drinks to ever be added to their lineup.  Read our review to find out how they stack up.…



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