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BevNET Podcast Ep. 18: Cold Brew On Fleek

Amid a surge in new cold brew coffee products, suppliers are doubling down on efforts to differentiate from the pack and appeal themselves to new consumers. In this edition of the BevNET podcast, we discuss how brands are innovating in terms of packaging, formulation and flavor variety and examine the impact of nitro cold brew products.

Wells Fargo C-Store Survey: Monster’s Sales Slow

Convenience store sales of non-alcoholic beverages were up 4.6 percent for the second quarter of 2016, according to Wells Fargo Securities’ latest “Beverage Buzz” report.

In Barefoot Trademark Battle, it’s Wine vs. Kombucha

Co-founders Ethan and Kate Zuckerman addressed the ongoing litigation in a press release disseminated this week, expressing their frustration in the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) process.

GT’s, KeVita, Mamma Chia, Evolution Fresh on CVS Shelves

The brands are arriving at the drug store chain by way of Dari Farms, a Tolland, Connecticut-based DSD distributor that services more than 5,000 retailers throughout Southern New England.

Premama Prez Talks $1.4 Million Financing Round

The announcement followed what had already been a busy year for the Providence-based brand, which added lactation and fertility supplements to complement its Premama Essentials line of prenatal vitamin drink mixes in July.

Consumer Reports Slams Sports, Plant-Based Drinks

In a new article titled “Don’t be fooled by coconut water and other new sports drinks,” Consumer Reports hammers away claims of enhanced hydration and elevated nutrition as touted by beverage brands in a range of categories, including plant-based waters and electrolyte-fortified drinks.

Press Clips: Study Links CSDs to Aging

A study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, summarized by Time, found that daily consumption of carbonated soft drinks can age white blood cells by almost two years.

Press Clips: AB InBev to Merge With PepsiCo?

Those folks associated with the beer and beverage industries have heard the rumor before: Anheuser-Busch InBev could merge with PepsiCo. The speculation resurfaced this week.

Photo Recap from Expo West 2014

Amid a winding web of booths comprised of thousands of exhibitors, including over 200 beverage companies, and a record-setting 67,000 attendees crammed within the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center,…