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Category Close-Up: Product Showcase – Bottled Water

On this edition of Product Showcase, you’ll hear about the latest product innovations and brand updates from hellowater, GIVN, Richard's Rainwater, FLOW Alkaline Spring Water, Akeso, The Alkaline Water Company, Open Water, TEN Alkaline Water, and ÈSSE.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis – Bottled Water

In this episode of Category Close-Up, the panel examined the present and future of the $19 billion-plus bottled water segment, from the business and investment climate to consumer perception around the category to advances in technology that could unlock future purchasing occasions.

Review: Athletic Brewing’s DayPack Hop Infused Seltzer

DayPack is a new line extension from Athletic Brewing and the company’s first offering outside of the non-alcoholic beer space. DayPack pairs hops, which is perhaps the best known beer ingredient, with fruit flavors to create a unique entry into the flavored sparkling water category.

Taste Radio: There Are Millions To Be Made In Niche. Oded Brenner Explains How.

Today’s episode features an interview with Oded Brenner, the founder of both Max Brenner, an international chain of upscale chocolate-centric cafes, and Blue Stripes, a unique brand of food and beverages made from upcycled cacao fruit. Brenner spoke about his unconventional approach to entrepreneurship, why he believes that “there will always be a place for the niche,” why he embraces ideas that would commonly be perceived as mistakes and his definition for the ultimate form of success.

BevNET & NOSH June Events: Virtually Live, Pitch Competitions, Boot Camp

Get ready for June. BevNET and NOSH are cooking up a virtual feast of brand-building content and suspense, including BevNET & NOSH Virtually Live, our signature New Beverage Showdown and NOSH Pitch Slam, and a Boot Camp for new brands that encompasses both Food and Beverage startups.

Office Hours: Fractionals Lead to the Greater Whole

The latest Office Hours deals with the strategic use of fractional executives, including ways to develop trust, keep communication top-of-mind, and thoughts on the transition of roles as companies grow into larger armies.

Speed Dating: Connecting CPG Brands with Investors on May 20

BevNET & NOSH will host our next Investor Speed Dating event next month on Thursday, May 20. Speed Dating is a virtual event series designed to facilitate direct, one-to-one connections between emerging food and beverage brands with a variety of industry gatekeepers and experts, including retailers, distributors, service providers and investors.

Taste Radio: Set The ‘Bar’ And Investors Will Find You. Just Ask Ryan Close.

Ryan Close, founder of on-demand cocktail machine Bartesian, which today completed a $20 million funding round and added actress Mila Kunis to its advisory board, spoke about the company’s breakout success, why overconfidence was helpful early on, how B2B sales were key to its initial funding strategy, communicating long-term value to customers and how Close assesses opportunities to scale.

Review: Wize Coffee Leaf Tea

Launched in 2020, Wize Coffee Leaf is a product that positions itself as a better for you tea that’s both low in sugar and lightly caffeinated. The RTD line is available in three flavors, including Lemon, Mango and Grapefruit.

New Product Gallery: March Madness As Expo Innovation Wave Hits

In one of largest and most comprehensive monthly galleries yet, we highlight some of the new releases from across the beverage world that you would likely have seen at this year's Expo West, featuring innovations in dairy, plant-based, energy, functional drinks and more.

Spirits Gallery: RTD Cocktails Spring Forward

In this gallery, we highlight some of the notable recent releases from the past month, highlighted by a slew of tequila-based cocktails and seltzers, an RTD debut from Savage and Cooke, and baseball-themed cans from Cutwater Spirits. 

Taste Radio: Mason Dixie’s Founder Is The American Dream. And She’s Changing Baking Forever

Mason Dixie Foods founder and CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga spoke about how the combination of her family’s history in the food business along with the impact of bias and inequality in her career prompted her foray into entrepreneurship, how she prepared for and managed meteoric growth and why she’s calling out antiquated ways of doing business in the baking industry.

Review: Mocktail Club

Mocktail Club is a line of ready-to-drink-mocktails that are made with all natural clean ingredients. The company offers a variety of flavors that are modeled after popular cocktails, each packaged in 12 ounce glass bottles.