NACS 2016 Day 2&3 Photo Gallery

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) 2016 show came to a close today, but our coverage of event is just beginning. In this Instagram photo gallery, we revisit new products, line extensions and brand updates introduced at the NACS show.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 31: What’s Trending Among London’s Libations?

For this week’s episode of the BevNET podcast, we’ve crossed the Atlantic to explore a beverage market that’s outside of our usual coverage area: London. Joining the podcast are Hugh Thomas and Joe Benn of Ugly Drinks, which is a U.K.-based startup that produces unsweetened flavored sparkling water.

Review: Koia Takes Plant-Based Protein To New Levels

Koia is a plant-based protein drink brand that is launching in three flavors. Koia's key selling points are its protein content (16-19 g per bottle depending on the variety), low sugar content, and non-GMO vegan formulation. It also has some really sharp looking packaging.

Justin Timberlake Invests In Bai

Speaking with BevNET at the NACS 2016 show in Atlanta, Alana Radmin, vice president of communications for Bai, said the partnership came together after Timberlake met founder Ben Weiss through another investor in the company.

NACS 2016 Day 1 Photo Gallery: New Products, Brand Updates

The 2016 edition of the National Association of Convenience Stores show is in full swing and BevNET is on hand to cover the massive event, held from Oct. 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. This photo gallery covers new products, brand intros and news on trends in the convenience store channel that we saw on the first day on the convention.

Review: Mr Mak’s Ginbao

Mr. Mak’s Ginbao is this new company’s take on an Asian ginger bao (broth) that is delivered in ready-to-drink form. The product comes in three flavors, Original Dynasty, Dragonwell, and Queen Bee, each of which is packaged in an attractive looking 13.9 oz. glass bottle.

Pressing Forward, Juicero Taps Dunn as New CEO

Dunn, most recently the president of Campbell Soup’s Campbell Fresh (C-Fresh) division, takes the reins from Juicero founder Doug Evans, who will retain his role as chairman of the company.

N.C. Kombucha Brands Plot Growth With New Facilities

Charlotte-based organic kombucha and beer brewer Lenny Boy moved into a new 29,000 square foot production facility in September, while Buchi is preparing to relocate to a similarly sized space near Asheville by the end of 2016.

Reed’s Reports Record Q3 Sales Amid Board Restructuring

Speaking with BevNET after the earnings call, Reed said that four independent board members with expertise in marketing, supply chain, governance and finance, respectively, would be announced in about a week and a half.

Review: Bowery Coffee Co. Cold Brew

Bowery Coffee Co. is a Los Angeles, Calif.-based company that recently launched a five-flavor line of ready-to-drink cold brew coffee beverages. In an overflowing pool of cold brew brands, does Bowery do enough to tell its story in such a way that connects with consumers?

KeVita/PepsiCo Deal on Track

Sources have confirmed that a deal for PepsiCo to acquire KeVita is nearing the end stages, with the larger company paying between $400 and $500 million for the brand.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 30: The Dirty Secret About Beverage Success

In this edition of the BevNET podcast, we’re joined by Gerry Khermouch, a longtime beverage reporter and the editor of email newsletter Beverage Business Insights. Khermouch shares insights from over two decades as a beverage journalist, including what he calls the “dirty secret” about successful beverage brands.

Early Registration for BevNET Live Winter 2016 Ends TODAY

Today is the last day to take advantage of early registration pricing for BevNET Live Winter 2016. The two-day business conference will be held on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. After today, tickets will increase by $200 per person.