Elevator Talk: Good Mylk Aims to Make Alt-Dairy Concentrates Accessible

Brooke Rewa, the founder of Good Mylk Co., is on a mission to make clean ingredient, plant-based milk alternatives available to a wider audience. The brand has developed a frozen concentrate and powder that allow both baristas and consumers to make almond and hemp-based milks by just adding water.

Review: Genius Coconut Smoothies

Genius, which is a USDA Organic certified coconut smoothie, recently extended its line to include two new flavors: Coconut and Turmeric.

L.A. Libations: 10 Years of Relentless Hustle

Started by three Coca-Cola execs in 2009, through years of ups and downs and relentless hustle, L.A. Libations has become the nation’s preeminent emerging beverage incubator with world class brands and relationships. L.A. Libations and their friends look back and celebrate the 10-year journey!

Replay Mainstage Presentations from BevNET Live Winter 2018; Super Early Reg Ends Today for Summer 2019

The complete lineup of presentations from BevNET Live Winter 2018 is now available to watch on the BevNET YouTube channel. A-listers including GT’s Kombucha, Fiji Water, and Good Karma Foods took the stage to discuss the evolving marketplace and present case studies to help move the industry forward. The next conference, BevNET Live Summer 2019, takes place in New York City on June 12th and 13th. Super early registration pricing ends today.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 16: How to Win Online: Strategies For DTC and Influencer Marketing

In this episode, nutpods founder/CEO Madeline Haydon explained how she laid the groundwork for a thriving DTC business and why focusing on high quality customer service has anchored the brand’s ecommerce strategy. Also, an interview with social media maven Nicole Cogan who spoke about best practices for sponsored social campaigns and how influencer marketing has evolved in recent years.

BevNET Live Winter 2018 Video: How Independent Brands Are Driving Growth

We are riding a “blossoming new wave” of beverage where consumers are breaking from conformity and embracing diverse categories according to SPINS VP of brand growth solutions Andrew Henkel, who broke down how the evolving beverage landscape during a presentation at BevNET Live Winter 2018.

In the Courtroom: FDA Confiscates CBD Edibles at Arizona Smoke Shop

The FDA confiscated CBD edibles at an Arizona smoke shop last week, taking products manufactured by companies Hempful Farms and CBD Living Water; Jammin Java loses appeal over Marley Coffee trademark and must pay $2.4 million; Monster Energy lead counsel dismissed in Bang/VPX lawsuit.

Review: HopTea

HopTea, winner of New Beverage Showdown 16 at BevNET Live Winter 2018, is a line of zero calorie non-alcoholic hop-infused “tea” drinks that feature hops as the primary flavor ingredient.

Euromonitor Forecast: Water Keeps Flowing, Sports Drinks and Juices Fall

According to market research group Euromonitor, which released its five-year growth forecast for U.S. soft drinks on Monday, unsweetened flavored waters, sparkling waters and plant-based hydration drinks have reached a mature growth phase which is set to bring a host of opportunities -- and challenges -- in the years ahead.

Sipp Rebrand Embraces Better-For-You Platform

Last month, Sipp announced a comprehensive rebrand, including a packaging redesign of its slim cans and a reformulation to cut calories and sugar in half. The announcement comes as Sipp rolls out its organic sparkling water line Sipp Infusions.

BevNET Live Winter 2018 Video: L.A. Libations at 10

L.A. Libations marked ten years in business in 2018, a decade that has taken the Coke-affiliated beverage accelerator down different paths and directions with a wide variety of products and entrepreneurs. In this clip from BevNET Live Winter 2018, co-founders Pat Bolden, Danny Stepper and Dino Sarti reflected on the journey thus far and shared some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Taste Radio Ep. 144: How The Creator of Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick’s Gin Builds Iconic Brands

Steve Grasse discussed the roots of his career in branding and design and how he built Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick’s from concepts into best-selling brands. He also explained why he views his creative agency, Quaker City Mercantile, as a “spirits company that does corporate gigs to pay for experimentation," how it helped revitalize Guinness beer and why he identifies as a “filmmaker that makes booze.”

Nielsen: 2018 Ends With Bump in CSD, Energy Sales

All three major beverage manufacturers enjoyed individual sales increases during the four-week period ending on Dec. 29, with all-channel dollar sales up 5.8 percent, according to an analysis of Nielsen data by Wells Fargo Securities.