Taste Radio Ep. 192: The ‘Pure’ Path To Building A Successful Brand

Elizabeth Stein, founder and CEO of Purely Elizabeth, discussed how the brand’s focus on creating delicious, nutrient-dense foods has paid dividends since its launch in 2009. She also spoke about how the company has strategized around opportunities and challenges within a rapidly growing market for natural foods.

BevNET Live Winter 2019 Day One Recap: Ethics and Evolution

Beverage industry leaders took the stage at BevNET Live Winter 2019 in Santa Monica, California today, offering their insights into the importance for entrepreneurs to take risks and evolve, as well as the importance of knowing when to stand their ground and double down on the issues that matter most to them and their companies.

Finalists Revealed for New Beverage Showdown 18

Mushroom-based functional shot Shroomi, sparkling coffee maker Sofee, botanical tonic Corsa, carbonated tea infusion Spritz, wellness drink platform Heywell and probiotic water kefir Dr. Scobii advanced to the next stage of the competition.

Constellation Brands CFO Named New CEO of Canopy Growth

Canadian Cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation announced today the appointment of David Klein as CEO, effective January 14, 2020. Klein has served as the chief financial officer of Constellation Brands since mid-2015.

Cannabis Forum: Three Budding Themes

At Cannabis Forum Winter 2019 in Santa Monica, presented by BevNET and NOSH, experts unpacked the world of ingredient sourcing and testing, growing investor interest and more.

If You’re Missing BevNET Live: Watch Live Main Stage Presentations & Attendee Interviews

We’re gearing up for the biggest BevNET Live ever! If you’re not one of the 850+ registered, and can’t make a last minute trip to Santa Monica, you can watch the main stage presentations away from the action. We will have a free live stream of BevNET Live Winter 2019 available on Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 10th, thanks to the support of our sponsors, Beck Flavors and Symrise.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 63: Prioritizing Diversity Will Make Your Company Better. Here’s Why.

Zoe Feldman, the director of Chobani Incubator, spoke about why she’s emphasized the incubator’s focus on diversity as part of its selection criteria, how prior roles as an executive at PepsiCo and in venture capital shaped her perspective on the importance of diversity in business and why “representation is hugely critical” to the future of our industry.

Gallery: November’s New Products

Heading into the end of the year, brands are wasting no time launching new innovations, line extensions, collaborations and refreshed packaging. Check out the gallery to see some of November’s notable launches, including the latest from Dirty Lemon, new kombucha flavors from Better Booch and KOE, and plenty of CBD-infused releases and brand launches.

Press Clips: Nestlé Loses Michigan Water Lawsuit

Nestlé Loses Michigan Water Lawsuit; Retailers May Shy Away from CBD Following FDA Ruling; Twitter Users Call For Whole Foods Market Boycott in Mitch McConnell Mixup; Man Claims He Got High From Spiked McDonald’s Tea

New Spirits Gallery: Whiskey, Scotch & Brandy

In this gallery, we review a handful of notable new releases in whiskey, scotch and brandy, including a new limited run expression from Wolves, the latest from Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door label, plus the launch of The Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey.

New Beverage Showdown 18: Semifinalists and Judges Announced

We can’t wait to kick off BevNET Live next week with New Beverage Showdown 18, our centerpiece competition of the two-day event. In just 5 days, 12 innovative beverage brands will take the stage to pitch their business plans to a panel of expert judges and the 800-plus beverage professionals in the crowd. It’s time to reveal the contenders.

Brew Dr. Shuts Down Townshend’s Distillery

The Oregon-based company announced in an Instagram post last week that it will close down its Townshend’s Distillery business on December 23. The distillery produced a variety of premium spirits made from the alcohol byproduct leftover from its kombucha brewing. However, the announcement noted that the closing of the distillery was not “goodbye,” but merely a “see you later” as the company explores options to reopen under a new model.

Gallery: November’s New Coffee and Energy Launches

Several of November’s new product launches are offering consumers a jolt of energy as we head into the end of the year. Check out the gallery below for the latest energy and coffee product launches this month, including new lines for Kitu Life Super Coffee, Pop & Bottle and Bolthouse Farms.