Review: Kokomio Gets a Refresh

Kokomio, which is a line of USDA Organic high pressure processed (HPP) coconut beverages, is back with a significant update from our first review of the brand in 2019. This includes both a major refresh to its packaging and an update to its flavor lineup.

SprintToSuccess S1E1: Meet Superfrau

We’re excited to present episode one of SprintToSuccess, a video series focused on demystifying the branding process for entrepreneurs with an entrepreneur! In this first episode, we hit the ground running—you’ll meet our selected entrepreneur, Melissa Martinelli, who rose to the top from a pool of 106 applicants.

Review: Health-Ade Booch Pop

With the launch of Booch Pop, Health-Ade is the latest in the growing ranks of kombucha brands that have released shelf stable offerings. The line, which is launching on Amazon in 12 ounce cans, features three flavors: Pom-Berry, Ginger Fizz and Lemon+Lime.

Video: Virtually Live 2020

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Taste Radio Ep. 221: This Is How Innovative Concepts Become Top Brands

This special episode of Taste Radio features highlights from interviews with six entrepreneurs who joined us on Taste Radio during the first half of 2020. Our guests include Siete Family Foods co-founder and CEO Miguel Garza; Nick & Elyse Oleksak, the co-founders of Bantam Bagels; Miyoko’s founder and CEO Miyoko Schinner; Ben Van Leeuwen, the co-founder and CEO of Van Leeuwen’s Ice Cream; Orgain founder and CEO Andrew Abraham; and Gail Becker, the founder and CEO of Caulipower.

Watch Office Hours: Sales Strategy & Building Retailer Relationships

On this week's Office Hours show, NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg brings Darla Mears, the Chief Customer Officer at Kodiak Cakes, and Cheryl Christian, the EVP of Sales at Bobo's, on the livestream to dive into sales strategy and take questions from viewers.

People Moves: Minna Names New CEO; Health-Ade Adds VP of Ecommerce

Sparkling tea brand Minna has named Dyanna Salcedo, founder of angel investing and advisory business Tastebud Ventures and the brand’s interim CFO since August, as its new permanent CEO. Founder and former CEO Ryan Fortwendel has moved into the role of chief innovation officer.

Review: Elenita Mezcal-based RTD Cocktails

Elanita is a line of ready-to-drink sparkling cocktails that are produced in Mexico and based on Espadin mezcal. The products currently feature two flavors, Cucumber Lime Basil (6.5% ABV) and Pineapple Jalapeno (7% ABV), both of which are packaged in 12 oz slim cans.

In the Courtroom: Defy Claims Trademark Infringement in Lawsuit

Colorado-based CBD drink maker Defy LLC filed a lawsuit last month against Tennessee-based hydration beverage brand Defiance Fuel, claiming the latter company infringed on its trademarks; A new lawsuit against 75 members of Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) leadership team is accusing the co-op of extortion and cartel-like tactics; Family of late Hansen’s Beverage Co. founder Hubert Hansen were awarded $17 million in a ruling against The Coca-Cola Company and Monster.

Kill Cliff Aims to Expand Audience With Design Shift

After spending the last year pivoting its marketing and identity back towards its core military audience, Kill Cliff is looking to expand its consumer base with a change in design that positions it as an approachable clean energy play with an array of use occasions.

Spirits Gallery: New RTD Takes on Tequila, Seltzer and Sake

Ready-to-drink cocktails take the spotlight here, including a collaboration between Reed’s and Full Sail Brewing Co., a new seltzer with a tequila twist and an approachable sake-in-a-can, while there’s also notable spirits releases in SVEDKA’s Pure Infusions collection and limited time offerings from Crystal Head and Bombay Sapphire.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 92: Why This Retailer Might Love Your Brand… And Why It Might Not

Emily Kanter, co-owner and CEO of Boston-area natural products retailer Cambridge Naturals spoke about the history and evolution of the retailer and the factors that determine its unique product selection. She also discussed how she develops relationships with brand owners, evaluates emerging trends and why Cambridge Naturals was one of the first area stores to carry CBD-infused products.

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. 

Office Hours: Sales Strategy & Building Retailer Relationships

BevNET and NOSH’s weekly live call-in show, Office Hours, returns Tuesday, July 7 at 3 p.m. ET. NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg will bring Darla Mears, the Chief Customer Officer at Kodiak Cakes, and Cheryl Christian, the EVP of Sales at Bobo's, on the livestream to dive into sales strategy and take questions from viewers.