WFFS17 Video: Brands Within Reach Localizes Foreign Beverages

In an interview at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show, Brands Within Reach CEO Olivier Sonnois said that the company and its supplier partners have benefited greatly from modern consumer trends toward healthier, all-natural products.

Genius Drops Coconut Smoothie for New Superfood Line

Genius last week announced that it has discontinued its line of coconut smoothies and in its place launched a new line of organic “Superfood Smoothies.” Positioned as a healthy meal replacement drinks, the products are made with almond milk, superfood ingredients, including quinoa and maca, and plant-based protein.

WFFS 2017 Video: Health-Ade Talks Innovation, Strategy For 2017

In this video interview, Trout and Dew discuss the brand’s expansion into on-premise service at Juice Served Here and other accounts, opening in conventional retailers like Safeway and Target and its plans to build a new brewery by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Pure Steeps Acquires Kombucha Wonder Drink

Kombucha Wonder Drink is looking fresh after the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show; it came prepared to the annual food and beverage convention, with new flavors, new labelling, and a new parent company.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 42: Rounding Out the Numbers With CircleUp

Last week the podcast team visited CircleUp’s San Francisco office to speak with Ben Lee, the managing director of CircleUp Funds, the company’s investment arm. We sat down with him to discuss the ways in which CircleUp aims to support early-stage fundraising for beverage entrepreneurs.

Cocktail Mixers Push Towards Premium

If you are drinking a premium spirit, why wouldn't you pair it with a premium product? Across the mixer and cocktail-enhancer category, that's the question brands at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco were asking both consumers and retailers.

Reuters: Vita Coco Exploring Sale Valued At $1 Billion

Reuters Friday reported that coconut water leader Vita Coco is exploring a sale of the company, citing “multiple sources.” Vita Coco has hired investment bank JP Morgan to advise for an upcoming sale that could value the company at up to $1 billion.

Photo Gallery: The 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show

Over the course of the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show, we encountered a broad array of new brands, design revamps and line extensions, all of which are included in this photo gallery.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2017 Video: BevNET Staff Picks

BevNET correspondents sifted through the many of the new beverages that debuted at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show, and in the above video, they offered their takes on the drinks that have the potential to be most impactful for the industry.

Review: Temple Turmeric Raw Vinegar Drinks

Temple Turmeric is a brand that has been about bleeding edge innovation since the company’s inception. Its latest effort, a line of raw vinegar drinks, continues with that trend as it attempts to pioneer what appear to be some first-of-their-kind formulations.

Big Geyser Signs Agreement To Distribute B-Tea Kombucha

Big Geyser, the largest independent non-alcoholic beverage distributor in metro New York, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with New Jersey-based B-Tea Kombucha.

Non-Alcoholic Spirit Seedlip Launches In U.S.

Each of Seedlip’s two expressions, Spice 94 and Garden 108, contains a variety of botanical ingredients, such as thyme, rosemary, orange peel, hay and oak.