Spirits Gallery: New Autumn Releases in Whiskey, Tequila, Vodka and Gin

In this Spirits Gallery, we highlight a handful of notable new releases for this fall, including a celebratory expression to mark Kings County's 10th anniversary, the launch of Cincoro Tequila's "Number Series," and a new agave-based vodka from Crystal Head.

Coke To Discontinue Tab In Next Round of SKU Cuts

Sugar-free soda Tab, the first diet cola released by The Coca-Cola Company, is the latest brand to be discontinued as part of the company’s ongoing purge of underperforming ‘zombie’ brands.

Game On: Time to Power Up Beverages for Gamers

Don't sleep on E-Sports. Gamers are an influential consumer-base with tremendous purchasing power. Yet, certain beverages are powering this space. Premium, high-performance energy drinks are resetting the market at a record pace. Learn more about the emerging category of E-Sports and see what product development looks like in this space.

View BevNET & NOSH’s October Content Calendar

Explore challenges and opportunities in the infused product space during “CBD Today and Tomorrow”, freshen up on sparkling water and ice cream with our Category Close-Up series, participate in investor speed dating and hear from entrepreneurs and experts during Office Hours, Elevator Talk and a new show from NOSH’s Editor Carol Ortenberg.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 102: How Do You Build A Giant-Killer? Start With Peas.

Nick Desai, founder & CEO of pea-based snack brand Peatos, spoke about why he’s taking direct aim at legacy junk food brands, how to achieve meaningful scale amid consumer skepticism about better-for-you snacking, why he believes that he’s doing the right thing regardless of the brand’s chances for success and his perspective that the American dream “is still very much alive.”

SFA Cancels Winter Fancy Food Show

In an email today the Specialty Food Association announced the cancellation of the organization’s 2021 Winter Fancy Food Show, which was to be held in San Francisco on January 17-19. The annual trade show and conference highlights food and beverage producers targeting the specialty food channel.

Bare Bones Moves Beyond Bone Broth With Instant Creamer Launch

After evolving from frozen to shelf-stable and instant bone broth offerings, Bare Bones has unveiled its latest pivot: SuperPowder collagen-enhanced instant creamer. The launch comes as the brand plans a further push into beverage products; with the ultimate goal to become a broadly recognized premium nutrition company.

BevNET 2020 Best Of Awards: Submit Your Nominations

Each year, BevNET’s annual Best Of awards honor companies, brands, individuals, products, ideas and trends from across the dynamic and ever-changing beverage landscape. For the first time, the annual BevNET awards are accepting nominations for 2020. A nomination guarantees the person, company or product submitted will be considered for the category chosen by the nominator. All nominations will be categorized and published on BevNET.com once the application period closes.

Sweet Reason Expands CBD Portfolio With ‘Evening Blend’ Line

CBD sparkling water maker Sweet Reason is expanding its platform as a relaxation-driven beverage brand with today’s launch of Evening Blend, a new line of adaptogen-infused beverages containing 30 mg of broad spectrum hemp CBD per bottle.

Taste Radio Ep. 230: How This ‘Plant’ Enables 88 Acres To Control Its Own Destiny

Nicole Ledoux, co-founder & CEO of seed-based food company 88 Acres, spoke about the thoughtful process of scaling from a local to national brand, why she credits in-house production as a significant competitive advantage and how a successful Kickstarter campaign provided the foundation for the brand’s retail launch and successive fundraising initiatives.

Review: Chirp Sparkling Energy Water

Chirp is a line of zero calorie sparkling water drinks that are enhanced with L-theanine and 50 mg of caffeine from white tea. The product, which was announced in April, is available at Target. The lineup includes five flavors: Blackberry, Golden Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Black Cherry (which we did not sample) and Watermelon, all of which use natural flavors and have no sweetener added. 

Survey: C-Stores See Boost in Baskets As Traffic Drops

Convenience store retailers are optimistic that beverage sales will continue to increase despite traffic pressures, according to the latest “Beverage Bytes” survey by Goldman Sachs Equity Research.

BioSteel Taps Constellation Brands DSD Network For U.S. RTD Launch

As athletic consumers look to cut sugars and artificial ingredients from their sports drink intake, BioSteel Sports Nutrition is aiming to compete head-on with category leaders via a new all natural, zero-sugar, RTD Tetra Pak line launching this month.

Trendspotting: CBD Sports Beverages

Sitting at the intersection of two consistently growing beverage categories, the addition of CBD to sports drinks has emerged as a rising trend over the past few years, offering functionality beyond the hydration benefits typically found in athletic performance beverages.