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The BevNET Podcast is a weekly podcast that explores current trends and news from the food and beverage industries. Featuring discussions with the BevNET Team as well as interviews with founders, industry experts, and other interesting people. Have suggestions or ideas for the Podcast? Email us at podcast@bevnet.com.

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BevNET Podcast Ep. 41: Sensing Success with Whipstitch's Burgmaier

In this edition of the podcast, Burgmaier, who’s worked with several fast-growing and high-profile food and beverage brands, including Essentia, Spindrift and KeVita, discussed the current climate for CPG financing, competition for investment dollars and what he views as the key attributes for successful brands.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 40: The Trends to Watch in Beverage, Beer and Food

In this edition, the podcast team is joined by BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman and the editors of BevNET’s sister sites, Brewbound’s Chris Furnari and Project NOSH’s Carol Ortenberg, each of whom offered their take on the most pertinent trends and issues within the industries they cover.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 39: What Happens at BevNET Live…

It took us a couple of weeks to recover from the biggest BevNET Live conference yet, but in this edition of the podcast, we reflect on the three-day event, which was held from Dec. 4-6 in Santa Monica, Calif.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 38: Mouthwatering Innovation? FoodMinds Says It’s In the Can.

In this edition of the BevNET Podcast, we're joined by Grant Prentice, the vice president of strategic insights for FoodMinds, a food nutrition communications and consulting firm, who talked about recent research on how packaging can impact beverage drinkers’ experiences and reinforce or complement beverage brand equities.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 34: Why Investors Love Brands Focused on Systematic Change

In this edition of the podcast, we sit down with Mark Rampolla, the founder of Zico and the co-founder and managing partner Powerplant Ventures. As part of a broad-ranging discussion, Rampolla explains why food and beverage investors are embracing ideas that meld idealism and technology and what’s driving systematic changes in the food industry.

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.

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.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 29: Why Suja Investor ACG Doesn’t “Make Bets”

Trevor Nelson, the co-founder and managing partner of private equity firm Alliance Consumer Growth shares some details about the firm’s approach to evaluating investment opportunities. In particular, Nelson explains why ACG, which closed on a new $210 million fund in February, doesn’t “make bets” when it comes to funding decisions.