While we've been busy publicizing our sessions over the past couple of months, you’ll notice that we've layered in a whole bunch of cool stuff that we haven’t even had time to brag about.
Unable to secure a set of retail authorizations that the company hoped would take Ibex to the next stage of development, Skyland Foods founder and CEO Brandon Partridge decided that further investment in the brand would be unwise.
Bob Burke, the founder of Natural Products Consulting, has seen dozens of new brand pitches in his 25+ years working in the food and beverage industries. In each encounter with a new entrepreneur, Burke says that he asks a few simple questions to gauge whether or not a brand will have a chance in the marketplace.
Pour-over adherents claim that the coffee offers elevated notes of flavor as compared to other brewing methods, while the process itself is often lauded as exquisite and ceremonious. Nevertheless, the cost of café-bought versions can add up quickly; the drinks are made to order and a single cup can cost upwards of $4.
Rob Paladino will attempt to bring the brand’s nutrient-rich, cold-pressed watermelon juice to the masses.
Mary-Ann Somers, the General Manager & Senior VP of Coca-Cola’s Water, Tea, and Coffee portfolio will discuss expanding product offerings without creating confusion or breaking momentum.
We’ve seen a variety of pickle juice products come to market, but none have made it past the initial buzz to become anything more than a novelty product. While there’s obviously a big taste hurdle to overcome for a product like pickle juice, looking at Stu’s Sour Elixir makes us wonder if its predecessors' biggest mistake was in how they branded and positioned their product.
With seven varieties in the Bai5 Bubbles lineup, we had a hard time figuring out which ones to focus in on. While some are better than others, none of them disappoint, especially against other zero- or similarly low-calorie products.
Are you one of the 400+ already registered for the event? If not, don’t delay another day; seats are rapidly filling up, and the conference is on pace to sell out well before it begins.
Unoco’s Raw Coconut Water is a high pressure processed, “raw” coconut water that comes in a single flavor. The liquid is intentionally pink; when exposed to light, the high phenol content in the coconut water gives it the color. It's certainly one way to separate the brand from competing versions, and Unoco has taken a step further with a highly differentiated label.
Now in its second rendition, the premise of Dust Cutter is slightly revised. This time around, you’ll still find a mainstream-oriented, sugar-sweetened (with a touch of stevia) beverage at the product’s core, but the added ginseng and B vitamins have been removed. This leaves the product focused exclusively on refreshment, which is certainly what it does best.
BevNET Live Winter ’14 will once again feature a special edition of Beverages 101, a session that offers valuable information geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs and industry newcomers.
Whether it be for health, cost, convenience, environmental considerations, dietary restrictions, or just plain vanity, consumer demand for meat-alternative sources of protein has risen dramatically in recent years. Although there are many factors behind this protein revolution, the news here seems to be how the different generational groups are reacting to it.
Last week, photos began circulating online of a Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew being served to students at Ohio’s Kent State University.