BevNET Podcast Ep. 8: How to Win the New Beverage Showdown

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.

Starbucks, A-B Partner to Produce RTD Teavana Tea

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.

Review: Revive Kombucha Ups Its Game with Refined Labels and Packaging

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.

Organic Avenue Re-Opens with Denise Mari at the Helm

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.

Lawsuit Targets Vita Coco’s “Born in Brazil” Tagline

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.”

BevNET Podcast Ep. 7: Coffee With the Beverage Whisperer

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.

New Beverage Showdown 11: Meet the Judges

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.

FDA: Evaporated Cane Juice is “False or Misleading”

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.”

Review: Rawpothecary Probiotic Waters

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.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 6: The 2016 Craft Brewers Conference

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.

Review: Vive Organic Wellness Shots

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.”