In the following videos, we take a deeper dive into the fast-growing segment, having queried brand owners and company executives at the recently held 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show — including Powell & Mahoney co-founder Mark Mahoney, Jim Pickett, the co-founder of Pickett’s Ginger Beer, Q Drinks founder Jordan Silbert, Owl’s Brew co-founder Maria Littlefield, among several others — about the continued development of bottled cocktail mixers.
The evolution of Golazo continues in 2015 with refined flavors, USDA Organic certification, and updated packaging. The shift appears to be an effort to make the products more mainstream and intuitive. The same can be said about other changes to the packaging, which further reduce to the soccer theme that Golazo used as a launching pad.
Following the publication of our article that examined the on-going battle between Shire City Herbals and organizers of a campaign called “Free Fire Cider,” Amy Huebner, a co-founder of Shire City, contacted BevNET to discuss the history of the quarrel and her company’s approach to resolving the dispute.
As part of a discussion about the three-day event, BevNET CEO John Craven noted that "the types of products really evolved," at the Fancy Food Show to that point that beverages "you'd see at the Natural Products Expo has really bled into this show."
Ready-to-drink gazpachos, cocktail mixers, and beverages utilizing high pressure processing made their presence felt at the Jacob Javits Center.
Mucho Gazpacho produces a three-SKU line of bottled gazpacho drinks, each made with a very clean list of ingredients, including tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet onions, and bell peppers, olive oil, white wine vinegar and salt.
Based in San Francisco, Clearly Kombucha produces a line of organic raw kombucha that are blended with a hint of juice and also include natural flavors and colors. On the outside, the product has been given a major packaging upgrade since we first saw it a few years back.
BevNET will be on hand to report on flavor, ingredient and beverage technology exhibitors at the event, which is expected to draw over 23,000 food industry professionals.
Cans have become a more important part of the overall packaged water strategy for many brands in the past year, particularly with regard to sparkling beverage types.
Califia Farms recently added a two-SKU line of horchata drinks to its portfolio of dairy alternative, juice and coffee beverages. Made with a base of rice milk and almond milk, the products come in Cinnamon and Vanilla varieties, each packaged in 48 oz. carafes.
In this photo gallery, we feature a range of new brands, products and design revamps that we encountered at the 2015 Fancy Food Show, as culled from our Instagram feed.
Described as “fully-functional thirst-quenchers,” Temple Turmeric Super Lights are designed to attract a broader base of consumers as compared to those of the brand’s flagship line. The beverages launched as part of Kroger's “Taste of Tomorrow” program, a set of emerging beverages promoted within the grocer’s Fred Meyer and Ralph’s stores.
Announced yesterday as the top cold beverage product at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show, White and Vine is the fourth flavor variety for Owl’s Brew. The cocktail mixer is a blend of white tea, pomegranate, lemon peel and watermelon. Here's our take:
While Chuice is carried by a just handful of retailers in its homebase of Atlanta, Ga., Taste of Earth Acquisition LLC, which markets the brand, recently received a major cash infusion via former Alibaba executive Sanjay Varma, who invested $500,000 in the company.