Review: Welch’s Sparkling Plus Energy

Welch's Sparkling + Energy is “looking to reimagine the energy drink category around great taste," but, unfortunately, that's about the last thing that this product introduction does for the either the category or for the company.

C-Store Report: CSDs Flat, Private Label Juice Soars

Overall carbonated soft drink (CSD) sales in the convenience channel were flat in a year-over-year comparison for the four-week period ending on Sept. 8, according to a report from Wells Fargo Securities.

Review: La Colombe Nitro Cold Brew Shandy

La Colombe’s latest offering is a nitrogen-infused blend of coffee and lemonade, which is the company’s first product to feature citrus.

Elevator Talk: Wonder+Well Innovates to Keep Kids Healthy and Hydrated

Wonder+Well, an organic fruit-essence water for kids, provides the lovable format of a drink box but with no sugar or sweeteners. Co-founder Gregg Lefkowitz identifies that parents are looking for healthier options that get children to drink more water, while still being fun.

Review: Koia Fruit Infusions

Launching with three flavors, including Chocolate Banana, Mango Crème and Strawberry Crème, Fruit Infusions are soy and dairy free, low in sugar (6g), and high in protein (18g from hemp, brown rice, and pea proteins).

Expo East Recap Pt. 1: Creamers Rising, Chameleon Growing

In the first of a multi-part recap of news and highlights from the show, we examine new developments in RTD tea, take a look at Chameleon Cold Brew's new innovations, chart the growth of the shot category and highlight a new wave of plant-based coffee creamer products.

People Moves: Protein2O Hires New CFO; Shifts at Bai

Bai Executives Repositioned Under KDP; Protein2O Hires Brian Douglas as CFO; Andrew Steele Joins BodyArmor; Soylent Names New CFO, VP of Digital Acquisition, VP of Brand Marketing; New Age Beverages Hires John Price as CFAO

Press Clips: Hybrid Beverages Growing

A recent story in The Wall Street Journal explored the transition that major beverage companies are making into new categories.

Review: BRWD Refreshing Energy Drink

BRWD is an upstart line of energy drinks that is made exclusively with naturally sourced ingredients, including barley malt extract. The product line is launching with two SKUs: Cherry + Rhubarb and Citrus + Ginger.

Review: Ethan’s MCT Shots

Announced in August, Ethan’s MCT Shots is the follow up to the brand’s line of apple cider vinegar (ACV) shots that they launched last year.

Under New Management, MATI Makes Move to Mainstream

Following the departure of founder Tatiana Birgisson, energy drink maker MATI has turned to former Coca-Cola executive Eric Masters to build on the company's entrepreneurial roots and turn it into a mainstream national brand.

Elevator Talk: Som Sleep Aims to Ease Insomnia the Natural Way

Som Sleep is a ready-to-drink dietary supplement designed as a natural alternative to prescriptive sleep-aids. Serial entrepreneur and Co-founder/CEO, John Shegerian, shares that within four months the company was able to expand beyond e-commerce and enter brick-and-mortar retail.

Expo East 2018: New Products Preview

Whether you are getting ready to cruise the aisles on the show floor, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, or plan on following BevNET’s event coverage online, here’s a preview of some of the new products to look out for at Expo East 2018.