Taste Radio Insider Ep. 103: What Makes A ‘Hot’ Brand? It’s Personal.

Jing Gao, founder & CEO of Sichuan-inspired sauce and seasoning brand Fly By Jing, discussed the origins of her passion for Chinese food culture and why she set out to create a brand that could elevate consumers’ expectations for the cuisine’s flavors. She also spoke about how she managed a surge in demand in 2020 and how she addressed racist comments posted on the brand’s Instagram page.

Goldman: Coke Q3 Performance Encouraging

The Coca-Cola Company’s performance in Q3 has left Goldman Sachs Equity Research analysts encouraged by what they saw, with better-than-expected organic sales growth indicating a path to recovery in the months ahead.

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.

Propel Immune Support Launch Kicks Off Year of Innovation for Brand

Now on the cusp of its 20th anniversary, Propel is preparing for its biggest year of innovation thus far. First up is the launch of Propel Immune Support, a two-SKU line of flavored waters that contain 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C and at least 30% of the daily value of zinc in each 20 oz. PET bottle.

Video: Supercharge: D2C

Addressing strategic, operational, and marketing practices around D2C, as well as providomg direct-from-the-entrepreneur stories of how companies are dealing with the D2C environment.

Coke: On-Premise Challenges Offset Retail Sales Growth in Q3

Slumping on-premise accounts “more than offset” an increase in retail sales for The Coca-Cola Company during Q3 of this year, according to a company earnings report released today. Global case unit volume fell 4% in the quarter, while net revenues declined 9% year-over-year. Organic revenues fell 6% and operating income was down 8%

Review: Hrbvor

Hrbvor, which is short for “herbivore,” is a new sparkling beverage made with a cold-brewed infusion of organic leaves and flowers, including moringa, hibiscus, lemongrass and peppermint. The line is sweetened with raw honey, erythritol and monk fruit.

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.

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.”

Fitness Company Peloton Files to Cancel Cascara Tea Brand’s Beverage Trademark

Cascara tea company Peloton is enlisting public support for its fight against a petition filed by fitness technology company Peloton Interactive to cancel its trademark for coffee-based beverages. The tea company launched a GoFundMe page this week to assist with legal costs as it prepares to challenge a Petition for Cancellation the fitness company filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office last week.

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.