For this week’s episode of the BevNET podcast, we’ve crossed the Atlantic to explore a beverage market that’s outside of our usual coverage area: London. Joining the podcast are Hugh Thomas and Joe Benn of Ugly Drinks, which is a U.K.-based startup that produces unsweetened flavored sparkling water.
Having aligned itself with a powerful strategic partner, Secret Squirrel, a Los Angeles-based producer of cold brew coffee, is aiming to make the leap from regional brand to national player in the fast-growing realm of cold brew beverages.
First will remain a board member with several brands that he started working with via First Beverage, including Health-Ade, Purity, Q, and Project Juice.
“We think there’s a lot of promise in how you combine these plant-based milks with coffee and then elevate the experience,” Steltenpohl told BevNET. “This is the first time I think it’s all come together in one package.”
In this podcast, BevNET CEO John Craven interviews Doug Evans, the founder and CEO of Juicero, a new high-tech countertop juicing machine. Evans discusses the development of Juicero, its introduction to the market and how it fits into the expanding landscape for cold-pressed juice. He also responds to criticism about the unit’s price tag ($700) and talks about his long-term vision for Juicero.
In this edition of the BevNET podcast, Alex Matthews, the co-founder and CEO of Juice Served Here, discusses the thriving market for cold-pressed juice in Southern California -- “there’s probably going to come a moment when there’s a juicery on every street corner here in L.A.,” he says -- and why he believes “staying true to your mission” will be the key factor for success among the growing range of juice companies in the region.
Having raised millions in new capital, WTRMLN WTR is pressing forward with brand-building and marketing initiatives as well as a new sourcing partnership to support growing distribution of the cold-pressed, high pressure processed juice.
Seeing as how 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of BevNET’s existence as a platform and community for the beverage industry, it seems like an appropriate time to change up the format of our flagship content: product reviews.
As more Americans seek healthy alternatives to soda, a growing number of natural beverage companies are innovating with carbonation and adding sparkling sub-lines to their portfolios.
In an interview at Expo West, GoodBelly CEO Alan Murray explained that the development of GoodBelly Sparkling Drink and GoodBelly Ade stems from an innovation strategy that seeks to “constantly rejuvenate the energy behind probiotics.”
In this video, filmed at Natural Products Expo West 2016, BevNET’s John Craven and Ray Latif discuss current trends in the cold-pressed and high pressure processed (HPP) juice category.
From large producers like WhiteWave and Califia Farms to tiny upstarts, including Pop & Bottle, Malk and Three Trees, BevNET’s John Craven and Ray Latif discuss the role that innovation and branding has played in the development of each and the overall segment.
In the following video, BevNET CEO John Craven and BevNET Managing Editor Ray Latif sifted through the dozens of new beverages that debuted at Expo West and offer their take on the most notable and impactful for the industry.
Here is part two of our photo gallery from Natural Products Expo West 2016, featuring new products, notable innovation, brand updates and more as displayed by beverage companies exhibiting at the event.