Big Geyser COO Jerry Reda oversees a distribution network that includes over 25,000 retail accounts in the tri-state area. It’s a 24/7 job, but Reda, who we recently interviewed for this edition of the BevNET Podcast, says that he wakes up every day and loves what he does.
Mike Repole, the co-founder of BodyArmor, is unsatisfied. Why? Because BodyArmor, despite its impressive growth in recent years, is not the world’s top-selling sports drink brand. Repole, who also co-founded vitaminwater and is a horse-racing magnate and billionaire, clearly does not lack ambition.
Last week, the podcast team visited the Boston offices of Bevi, a high-tech water cooler that customizes still and sparkling water with unsweetened, zero-calorie, or organically sweetened natural flavors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Steltenpohl, the CEO of Califia Farms and a beverage entrepreneur for nearly four decades, is constantly thinking about innovation.
The career of Danny Stepper, a co-founder of beverage incubator L.A. Libations, is one that comes with lot of stories -- and he's happy to tell them.
As part of our discussion, Health-Ade’s founding trio ruminated on the rapid evolution of the company, which launched in 2012 and is now one of the leading kombucha makers in the U.S.
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.
As part of a wide-ranging discussion, Scott Uzzell, the president of Coca-Cola's Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) unit, discusses the three pillars of VEB's investment strategy and why he views modern marketing and integrated technology as critical to the future of the beverage industry.
After a few weeks on the road, the podcast team finally made it back in the conference room at BevNET HQ, where we recently chatted about our travels. The discussion leads to one about BevNET’s product review process and the elements that make for a top-rated beverage.