Review: Elsena Infused Still Water

Eslena is a line of USDA Organic certified still flavored waters that are unsweetened and contain under 10 calories per bottle. The products are flavored with real ingredients, including fruit puree or juice and a touch of sea salt.

L.A. Libations: 10 Years of Relentless Hustle

Started by three Coca-Cola execs in 2009, through years of ups and downs and relentless hustle, L.A. Libations has become the nation’s preeminent emerging beverage incubator with world class brands and relationships. L.A. Libations and their friends look back and celebrate the 10-year journey!

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 17: Crafted & Fancy — Where The Money Is Flowing in Specialty & Spirits

From artisanal foods to craft spirits, this episode explores the evolving landscape for speciality food and distilled beverages. Rabobank’s Steven Rannekleiv discussed the emerging market for craft spirits and how the the investment community is evaluating the space. Specialty Food Association President Phil Kafarakis spoke about how specialty food has evolved in recent years and the ingredients and formulations that are shaping the future of the industry.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2019 Video: Califia Innovates Around Oats, Coffee

In this interview recorded at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019, Califia Farms co-founder and CEO Greg Steltenpohl shared his thoughts as to why oat milk has captured the interest of consumers (and particularly coffee lovers) and the potential for oat milk to be integrated into Califia’s portfolio of RTD coffee drinks.

BevNET/NOSH Cannabis Forum Video: Building a Cooperative Industry

At the first-ever Cannabis Forum for Food & Beverage, a panel of four speakers — Adam Miron, co-founder and chief brand officer of HEXO; Hesaam Moallem, president and CEO of Charlotte’s Web; Errol Schweizer, co-founder and partner in mood33; and Evan Eneman, founder of Sands Lane Capital — came together to examine how cannabis is developing into a cooperative industry even at an early stage.

New Age To Launch Cannabis Beverages Under Marley Brand

New Age Beverages Corporation is increasing its interest in the emerging market for cannabis-infused drinks, today announcing an agreement to develop and distribute cannabis-infused beverages for Marley Beverage Company.

Elevator Talk: Good Mylk Aims to Make Alt-Dairy Concentrates Accessible

Brooke Rewa, the founder of Good Mylk Co., is on a mission to make clean ingredient, plant-based milk alternatives available to a wider audience. The brand has developed a frozen concentrate and powder that allow both baristas and consumers to make almond and hemp-based milks by just adding water.

BevNET Live Winter 2018 Video: Beating the Break Room

According to The Compass Group, the average person today spends between 46 and 50 hours per week at work and U.S. unemployment is at its lowest since 1969 at just 3.7 percent. Today, the break room has suddenly become a tantalizing proposition for CPG food and beverage brands.

Taste Radio Episode 145: Starter, Steel & Swagger — The Rise of Stillhouse Spirits

Stillhouse founder/CEO Brad Beckerman discussed the early challenges, pivots and risks along the brand’s journey. He also spoke about his background in entrepreneurship, parallels between his previous career experience in sports and music apparel and current role, and how country music legend Johnny Cash factored into a partnership with popular rapper G-Eazy.

Review: Genius Coconut Smoothies

Genius, which is a USDA Organic certified coconut smoothie, recently extended its line to include two new flavors: Coconut and Turmeric.

BevNET Live Winter 2018 Video: Deal Breakdown – Why Dean Foods Sought Good Karma

In this clip, Doug Radi, president and CEO of Good Karma; Sharon Kieffer, managing partner of 2x Consumer Product Growth Partners; and Alex Jacobs, VP of corporate development and strategy at Dean Foods, sat down with BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman to breakdown the mechanics of the deal between Dean and Good Karma.

Replay Mainstage Presentations from BevNET Live Winter 2018; Super Early Reg Ends Today for Summer 2019

The complete lineup of presentations from BevNET Live Winter 2018 is now available to watch on the BevNET YouTube channel. A-listers including GT’s Kombucha, Fiji Water, and Good Karma Foods took the stage to discuss the evolving marketplace and present case studies to help move the industry forward. The next conference, BevNET Live Summer 2019, takes place in New York City on June 12th and 13th. Super early registration pricing ends today.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 16: How to Win Online: Strategies For DTC and Influencer Marketing

In this episode, nutpods founder/CEO Madeline Haydon explained how she laid the groundwork for a thriving DTC business and why focusing on high quality customer service has anchored the brand’s ecommerce strategy. Also, an interview with social media maven Nicole Cogan who spoke about best practices for sponsored social campaigns and how influencer marketing has evolved in recent years.