Review: Vermont Village Vinegar Shots

The shots are packaged in a 1 oz. pouch package and come in four varieties: Double Shot, Turmeric & Honey, Blueberries & Honey, and Cranberries & Honey.

Expo East 2017 Video: Trends and Insights

As expected, Expo East 2017 was a key showcase for innovative and on-trend product launches in both nascent and established beverage categories. Sorting through the nearly 200 drink exhibitors at the event, BevNET's John Craven and Ray Latif offer their take on the most notable and impactful new products for the industry in the above video.

Cascara – Clean. Soluble. Sustainable.

Coffeeberry® Cascara, previously a waste stream of coffee production but now known to be Nature’s most powerful Superfruit, has become the next ‘big thing’ in the functional beverage space. As the pioneer of coffee fruit nutrition, FutureCeuticals now offers a full complement of clean and fully soluble Cascara ingredients for use in functional beverages.

Expo East 2017: Drinking Vinegars Finding Position At Retail

As the nascent drinking vinegar category continues to emerge, brands working in the space showcased different strategies and approaches last week at Natural Products Expo East 2017 in Baltimore, Md., as they seek to establish a place on-shelf at retail where their products can thrive.

Expo East 2017: RTD Tea Innovates with Ingredients

At Natural Products Expo East 2017, held Sept. 14-16 in Baltimore, Md., several beverage entrepreneurs showcased what have until now been largely unseen types of tea, as well as innovative herbal infusions, in the U.S. market.

Video: BevNET Live Summer 2017

Rewatch every presentation and panel from Day 1 and Day 2 of BevNET Live Summer 2017, each of which focused on innovation and the cutting-edge of the beverage industry. Packed with over eight hours of content, the video coverage features a range of key discussions for industry professionals, including e-commerce best practices, bankable trends, the state of investment, winning in Whole Foods, and more.

Expo East 2017 Recap

Natural product brands and manufacturers of all sizes and types came from across the country to Baltimore, Md., last week for Natural Products Expo East 2017. From subtle product updates to category-disrupting innovations, this year’s expo, held Sept. 13-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center, gave attendees a chance to see and experience the latest developments in beverage firsthand

Taste Radio Ep. 75: Grandy Oats’ Founders on Why Authenticity Matters; The Evolution of Plant-Based “Meat”

Taste Radio Ep. 75 features an interview with Aaron Anker and Nat Peirce, who are the co-founders of organic granola maker Grandy Oats. We also explore the growing market for plant-based meat in the latest edition of Why is This a Thing? And we chat with Cindy Kasindorf, the co-Founder of Remedy Organics in this week’s Elevator Talk. This episode is presented by Virun.

Review: Waterloo Sparkling Water

Announced earlier this Summer as having receiving backing from investment firm CAVU Venture Partners, Waterloo Sparkling is an upstart line of zero calorie flavored sparkling water that has its eye on the national market.

Nestlé Acquires Majority Stake in Blue Bottle Coffee

As reported in The Financial Times, Nestlé, the world’s largest coffee company, has paid up to $500 million, at a valuation of over $700 million, for a 68 percent stake in Blue Bottle. The company will continue to operate as an independent entity and current management and employees will retain a minority stake in the business.

Bhakti Secures $5.1M Investment

Bhakti, based in Boulder, Colo., markets a variety of ready-to-drink chai teas and tea concentrates that are sold nationwide at natural and conventional retailers such as Whole Foods, Sprouts and Target.

People Moves: Radden Leaves Red Bull for Califia

Patrice Radden leaves her influential post at Red Bull to join Califia Farms as VP of Communications; Soylent announces two new executive positions including former DRY Soda EVP Melody Conner; Disruptive water cooler maker Lavit adds Amy's Kitchen president to its Board.

Iconic Lands $8M Investment, Bill Moses Joins

Grass-fed protein drink brand Iconic Protein announced today the completion of a $8 million round of fundraising led by private equity firm KarpReilly and includes KeVita co-founder and former CEO Bill Moses, who was named the company's executive chairman.

Report: Digitally ‘Connected Consumers’ Hold Major Buying Power

According to a report compiled by food and beverage packaging leader Tetra Pak, more than half of all in-store purchases today are influenced by digital channels, many of which are being accessed via smartphones. Because of this, many food and beverage brands are looking to social media and key influencers to reach consumers where they are: online.

Kombucha Develops On-Premise In Portland

Whether it’s presenting kombucha as a base for cocktails, disrupting self-service growler fills, or elevating the social atmosphere around the drink, Portland-based brands are helping kombucha evolve into a sophisticated, multi-faceted drink with plenty of on-premise appeal.