Review: KiiTO Plant Powered Superfuel

KiiTO is an organic plant-based beverage that delivers protein, superfoods, and MCT in a low sugar beverage that’s available in three flavors. The three flavors -- Chocolate Maca, Vanilla Ashwagandha, and Matcha Moringa -- feature 20 g of protein, 7 g of MCT (from coconut), and 1 g of sugar per 12 ounce bottle.

Wells Fargo: Competition, Volume Drops Hurting Monster

Wells Fargo securities analysts expressed growing concern that dragging volumes and competitive pressure from an ascendant rival are starting to take their toll on Monster Beverage Corp. In a “data deep dive” released on Tuesday, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog raised a number of challenges currently facing Monster, ranging from questions over pricing strategy to speculation around the future of its relationship with distribution partner The Coca-Cola Company.

Starbucks Launches $100M Venture Fund

During the company’s annual investor meeting, Starbucks Coffee today announced the launch of Valor Siren Ventures L.P. (VSV), a new $100 million fund to support “the next generation of food and retail start-up companies.”

Review: Yönale

Yönale is a line of birch tree water beverages made with ingredients sourced from Finland. The USDA Organic certified line presently includes two flavors, original and with bilberry juice.

Taste Radio Ep. 154: How Does a Side Hustle Become a $100M Brand? Ask The CEO of Kodiak Cakes

Kodiak Cakes CEO Joel Clark will be the first to admit that entrepreneurship isn’t a part-time job. For years, he tried to run the pancake mix brand as a side business while pursuing a graduate degree and a consulting career. In this episode, Clark spoke about how commitment, innovation and swimming in the “Shark Tank” played into the evolution of Kodiak Cakes, which eclipsed $100 million in sales in 2018.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Coffee + Tea

In this slideshow gallery, we highlight some of the notable new coffee and tea products from Expo West 2019, including new shelf-stable cold brew lines from Chameleon and High Brew, a nitrogen-infused Thai iced tea with oat milk, and Hiball’s return to the cold brew category.

Mike Repole, Bodyarmor & Vitaminwater Co-Founder, to Speak at BevNET Live

Bodyarmor and Vitaminwater co-founder Mike Repole will lead off the speaker lineup for BevNET Live in New York on June 12 and 13. Repole’s first -- and much anticipated -- appearance at the event will begin two days of high-impact learning and networking at the Metropolitan West.

Review: Deep Rose

Deep Rose is a new rose lemonade beverage that markets itself as an antioxidant rich premium beverage with 50 calories per 10 oz. bottle.

Expo West 2019 Recap Pt. 2: Sparkling Water Innovates, Brain Function Rises

In the second part of our Natural Products Expo West coverage, we take a look at how new entrants in the sparkling water space are moving the category away from natural flavors in favor of botanicals and other infusions. As well, we look at how MCT Oil and nootropics are fueling a rise in brain function beverages.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Kombucha + Drinking Vinegars

In this slideshow gallery, we highlight some of the notable new kombucha and drinking vinegar products and brand redesigns as seen at Expo West 2019, including shelf-stable cans from Revive, a new look for Better Booch, and Odwalla’s hybrid “Smoobucha.”