Review: NoMI Sparkling Water

NoMI Sparkling Water is a zero calorie unsweetened sparkling water made by Mitten Fruit Company of Kalamazoo, Mich. The product’s key feature is its use of real fruit extract, which is the only other ingredient aside from carbonated water. 

Gallery: June’s New Products

Summer is officially upon us and brands are offering consumers a variety of new beverage options for the warmer months ahead, such as Owen’s Craft Mixers’ collaboration with Barstool Sports and a new zero sugar CBD sports drink from Defy. Check out the gallery for June’s notable releases, including new flavor launches from Minna, Rebbl and Perrier.

Dash Water Takes Aims at U.S. Premium Sparkling Segment Via Iris Nova

UK-based Dash Water is crossing the pond to enter the U.S. market through a partnership with digital beverage house Iris Nova. Founded in 2017, the brand is positioned as a premium sparkling water that infuses its flavors using real fruit rather than extracts.

Capitol Peak Partners, KKR to Acquire Borden Dairy

Colorado-based private equity firm Capitol Peak Partners and New York-based firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) are set to acquire “substantially all” assets of Borden Dairy Co. following a successful $340 million bid for the bankrupt dairy producer, the company announced Friday.

Watch Office Hours: Brand Building During a Time of Crisis

We are taking a short one-week hiatus from our regular Office Hours schedule this week to bring you a special encore presentation from BevNET & NOSH Virtually Live Summer 2020, featuring a panel discussion with Greg Fleishman, CEO and co-Founder of cooking and lifestyle brand Foodstirs; Maya French, co-founder of plant-based beverage brand Koia; and Raquel Tavares, founder and CEO of ghee butter brand 4th & Heart about brand building during a time of crisis.

Taste Radio Ep. 220: Is This The Next Billion-Dollar Brand? It’s Starting To Look Like One.

Jim, Jake and Jordan DeCicco, co-founders of surging “Super Coffee” brand Kitu Life, explained why success is as much about avoiding the wrong moves as it is about making the right decisions. They also discussed the role of mentors in steering strategy, adjusting their management style to meet the needs of an evolving workforce and their perspective on raising capital and aligning with strategic investors.

More than a Seed: Brands Adjust Strategies to Innovate with Chia

The small but mighty chia seed has increasingly moved beyond beverages, bars and the bulk bin toward savory snacks and breakfast food as consumers seek added function from everyday foods. But after a temporary boom in attention during the middle of the last decade, under brands like Health Warrior, the Chia Company, and Mamma Chia, the ingredient still hasn’t fully reached the masses.

Health-Ade Launches Booch Pop Prebiotic Drink Line

Health-Ade Kombucha announced today the launch of Health-Ade Booch Pop, a line of kombucha-based prebiotic drinks that marks the brand’s first product extension into shelf-stable sets. Health-Ade co-founder and CEO Daina Trout said the line is the first new innovation outside of kombucha and is centered around the concept of “Feel Good Bubbly Beverages.”

Virtually Live Recap: Black-Owned Businesses Speak Out

This week during BevNET & NOSH Virtually Live, several food and beverage brands had the opportunity to showcase their companies in a virtual Brand Showcase room, where they could interact with attendees and exchange contact information. But Jomaree Pinkard, co-founder and CEO of Hella Cocktail Co., saw an opportunity to use the online platform to get a vital message out to the industry.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 91: How Best In Class Brands Win At Whole Foods And Beyond

This edition of Taste Radio Insider features highlights from interviews with six entrepreneurs and experts who joined us during the first half of 2020, including TRUFF hot sauce founders Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni; Anouck Gotlib, CEO of Belgian Boys; Nona Lim, founder/CEO of Nona Lim; GT’s Living Foods founder/CEO GT Dave; Ashley Thompson, co-founder/CEO of MUSH; and Lee Robinson, director of dairy and beverage for Whole Foods Market.

Social Nature: CPG Adjusts to the New Retail Landscape

In a webinar last week, health and wellness market insights firm Social Nature outlined how better-for-you CPG companies are adapting to changing shopper behavior as consumers’ focus shifts toward health and wellness products and e-commerce.

WATCH: New Audiences and Innovations Shape the Future of Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Over recent years, the explosion in craft distilleries across the U.S. has sparked renewed interest in cocktail culture and mixology. Now, a new generation of ready-to-drink cocktail brands are taking that ethos and injecting new life into a category that has been previously defined by flavored malt or wine-based beverages.

Review: Humm Zero

Announced in February, Humm Zero is the Oregon-based kombucha company’s first entry into a shelf stable format and the first that doesn’t have added sugar (beyond what is consumed by yeast during fermentation).