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Review: Xoca Cacao Fruit Soda

Xoca is a line of cacao fruit juice sodas made with a base of 50% Ecuadorian cacao fruit juice. The product line is available in three flavors, including Original, Mint, and Ginger.

BevNET Live Winter 2019: How Distributors Respond as Categories Evolve

In this video recorded at BevNET Live Winter 2019, KeHE’s Katie Paul and Alex Marx discuss how the distributor is embracing blurring category definitions and utilizing new technology to stay ahead of the industry, as well as how brands can act quickly and adapt to a constantly changing marketplace.

Elevator Talk: Angry Seltzer Delivers Character and Carbonation

Howard Weiss is the co-founder of Angry Seltzer, a highly carbonated craft seltzer brand that’s personifying its flavors and bringing a bit of character and fun to its line of beverages. The startup launched in Miami several months ago and aims to serve families and kids that are seeking a quality seltzer product with personality.

The Top 10 Most Read BevNET Stories of 2019

It's been another busy news year in the beverage world, and, as is tradition, we close out the year by looking back on our top 10 most-read stories of 2019.

BevNET Live Winter 2019: Investment Insights for the 2020s

In this video recorded at BevNET Live Winter 2019 TF Ventures founder Tom First, Piper Jaffray managing director Janica Lane and The Giannuzzi Group's Nick Giannuzzi sit down to discuss the lessons of the past 10 years and what the new decade might look like. The trio touch on the market for corporate exits and the shifting emphasis from strategics towards profitability and proven success.

Gallery: December’s New Products

The final product launches of the year (and decade) saw many brands offer a jolt of energy to consumers, with new caffeinated innovations announced for Pepsi, Gatorade, Soylent and Sol-ti. Check out the gallery for December’s notable product launches, including limited edition cans from Perrier and Recess and the latest from LaCroix.

Review: Somerset Caffeinated Sparkling Water

Somerset is a line of caffeinated sparkling waters that come in three flavors: Grapefruit Elderflower, Cucumber Moroccan Mint and Peach Lemon Verbena. The products contain no calories or sweeteners and are enhanced with 42 mg of natural caffeine per 12 oz can.

BevNET Live Winter 2019: OWYN, Halen Brands on Dialing In Brand and Channel

In this video recorded at BevNET Live Winter 2019 in Santa Monica, California, Mark Olivieri, president of plant-based protein brand OWYN, and Jason Cohen, founder and co-CEO of Halen Brands, which acquired OWYN in 2017, discuss how a brand can create not just a transaction, but a movement.

BevNET Live Winter 2019: How Wandering Bear Went Omnichannel from the Outset

In this video recorded at BevNET Live Winter 2019 in Santa Monica, California, Wandering Bear co-founder and CEO Matt Bachmann dives into how his early stage coffee brand has interwoven its multi-channel strategy with its marketing strategy and minimized dependence on traditional retail outlets in order to meet consumers at the office, on the shelf and directly in their kitchens through ecommerce.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 65: The News, Trends & Innovation That Shaped 2019

This week, members of the BevNET and NOSH editorial teams joined us for a discussion of some of the major news stories, trends and innovation from 2019. Among the topics of conversation were developments in the burgeoning cannabis CPG segment, explosive growth in the oat milk and sparkling water categories and the evolution of frozen food and plant-based meats.

Review: Nytro Jack

Nytro Jack is a line of nitrogen-infused, flash-brewed organic coffees enhanced with 15 mg of CBD oil. The product line features two SKUs, an Organic Nitro Coffee variety as well as one that also includes collagen. Both products are packaged in 8 oz. cans.