Wells Fargo: Competition, Volume Drops Hurting Monster

Wells Fargo securities analysts expressed growing concern that dragging volumes and competitive pressure from an ascendant rival are starting to take their toll on Monster Beverage Corp. In a “data deep dive” released on Tuesday, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog raised a number of challenges currently facing Monster, ranging from questions over pricing strategy to speculation around the future of its relationship with distribution partner The Coca-Cola Company.

Starbucks Launches $100M Venture Fund

During the company’s annual investor meeting, Starbucks Coffee today announced the launch of Valor Siren Ventures L.P. (VSV), a new $100 million fund to support “the next generation of food and retail start-up companies.”

Review: Yönale

Yönale is a line of birch tree water beverages made with ingredients sourced from Finland. The USDA Organic certified line presently includes two flavors, original and with bilberry juice.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Coffee + Tea

In this slideshow gallery, we highlight some of the notable new coffee and tea products from Expo West 2019, including new shelf-stable cold brew lines from Chameleon and High Brew, a nitrogen-infused Thai iced tea with oat milk, and Hiball’s return to the cold brew category.

Mike Repole, Bodyarmor & Vitaminwater Co-Founder, to Speak at BevNET Live

Bodyarmor and Vitaminwater co-founder Mike Repole will lead off the speaker lineup for BevNET Live in New York on June 12 and 13. Repole’s first -- and much anticipated -- appearance at the event will begin two days of high-impact learning and networking at the Metropolitan West.

Review: Deep Rose

Deep Rose is a new rose lemonade beverage that markets itself as an antioxidant rich premium beverage with 50 calories per 10 oz. bottle.

Expo West 2019 Recap Pt. 2: Sparkling Water Innovates, Brain Function Rises

In the second part of our Natural Products Expo West coverage, we take a look at how new entrants in the sparkling water space are moving the category away from natural flavors in favor of botanicals and other infusions. As well, we look at how MCT Oil and nootropics are fueling a rise in brain function beverages.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Kombucha + Drinking Vinegars

In this slideshow gallery, we highlight some of the notable new kombucha and drinking vinegar products and brand redesigns as seen at Expo West 2019, including shelf-stable cans from Revive, a new look for Better Booch, and Odwalla’s hybrid “Smoobucha.”

Expo West 2019: Honest Tea Co-Founder Talks Growing Product Family

In this interview from Natural Products Expo West 2019, BevNET managing editor Martin Caballero caught up with Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman to discuss recent company updates and innovations aimed at growing the brand’s reach with consumers of all ages, plus retail expansion and efforts to improve sustainability.

Expo West 2019 Video Recap: CBD, Oat Milk Driving Beverage Innovation

In this video recap, BevNET founder and CEO John Craven and managing editor Martín Caballero discuss some of the notable trends and new products seen at this year’s Expo West, including the proliferation of CBD and hemp-infused drinks, why oat milk has emerged as the hottest category in the plant-based milk segment, and how leading kombucha brands are pushing the category closer to mainstream audiences and retail channels.

Review: GT’s Dream Catcher

First announced at BevNET Live Winter 2018, GT’s Dream Catcher is a “sparkling wellness water” that has been enhanced with 25 mg of CBD.