In this podcast, we look back at previous editions of BevNET's New Beverage Showdown and identify key attributes of successful presentations and commonalities among winners. We also discuss where some brands stumbled and things to avoid while under the spotlight.
Designed as one-of-a-kind small batch sodas that use fresh and seasonal ingredients, Cannonborough Sodas are certainly not your average tasting CSD.
The division of labor for the joint venture will see Starbucks “contribute Teavana’s tea expertise, industry-leading retail activation, and consumer engagement capabilities,” while Anheuser-Busch “leads production, bottling and distribution to retailers nationwide,” the companies revealed via press release.
Revive Kombucha's packaging, which was previously either a swing-top heavy glass bottle or a growler, was always the part of the brand that needed the most improvement. The new 11 oz. bottles, which are what we’re reviewing today, are a huge step forward.
Seven months after ceasing operations and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the New York City juice and food chain has re-opened its Bleecker Street location, with plans to re-open an additional five stores.
The plaintiffs claim that because some Vita Coco products are manufactured in other countries, including the Philippines, and Malaysia, All Market “is unjustly enriched by continuing to market and sell its [coconut water] in a way that misleads consumers into believing that all Vita Coco is Brazilian, manufactured in Brazil and made from Brazilian coconuts.”
The team had a chance to evaluate some products with beverage industry investor, advisor, board member and raconteur Ken Sadowsky when dropped by the BevNET Podcast studio for an interview recently.
With decades of experience in brand building, retailing, investing, distribution and marketing, our judges will offer participants and attendees valuable insights on what makes for a successful beverage brand.
The agency recommends that food and beverage companies that list evaporated cane juice as an ingredient instead use “sugar” and optionally accompany it with “a truthful, non-misleading descriptor to distinguish the ingredient from other cane-based sweeteners.”
Rawpothecary, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer of high pressure processed juices and smoothies, has launched a new line of products labeled as both Probiotic Water and “Probitonix." They’re low-calorie, organic offerings that blend water, vegetables and/or fruit, probiotics, and, in two of the varieties, stevia.
Creative re-use is starting to rule the day.
In this edition of the BevNET Podcast, Chris Furnari, the editor of Brewbound, joins us to discuss his takeaways from the massive, 14,000-attendee Craft Brewers Conference and Brew Expo America, including some of the factors that are enabling massive growth in the craft beer category.
Vive Organics is a recently launched line of cold-pressed organic shots that the company calls “Wellness Shots.” The company describes them as plant-based formulations featuring ingredients that “we know to be beneficial” that have been cold-pressed and are delivered in the “closest possible form to the living plants they originated from.”
At the top of 2016, Forbes published its own “30 Under 30” list, which included Annie Lawless, co-founder of Suja Juice, and Maria Littlefield, co-founder of Owl’s Brew cocktail mixers.