Speaking with BevNET assistant editor Martin Caballero at Natural Products Expo East 2018 in Baltimore earlier this month, Brian Sedra, senior director of head of sales for A-B’s non-alcoholic business unit, discussed A-B’s top line non-alcoholic beverage strategy, how the company is aiming to capture new use occasions, and about Hiball’s new line of non-dairy cold brew coffee products.
In this video, NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg and BevNET assistant editor Martin Caballero explore some of the major themes and trends from Natural Products Expo East 2018 across food and beverage, including the rise of sparkling teas, the plant-based category’s maturation, and some of the most innovative products from this year’s show.
In a press release shared with BevNET this morning, Vital and Owoc stated that “all of Monster’s claims are frivolous, outlandish, unsubstantiated, unproven and without merit.”
In the second and final part of our Natural Products Expo East 2018 recap, BevNET covers news emerging from the Organic Trade Association meeting and takes a look at some of the new products and developments in plant-based dairy, kombucha, functional waters and other categories.
A new wave of coffee sodas and sparkling cold brews are aiming to overcome some of the stigma around the niche category and change how consumers view the concept of a carbonated coffee through bold innovations and unique flavors.
After highlighting a handful of new drinks in our show preview last week, check out the following gallery for a look at some of the other new and forthcoming innovations we saw at Natural Products Expo East 2018.
Overall carbonated soft drink (CSD) sales in the convenience channel were flat in a year-over-year comparison for the four-week period ending on Sept. 8, according to a report from Wells Fargo Securities.
In this video interview recorded at Natural Products Expo East 2018 in Baltimore, Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, the head of research and development at Elmhurst 1925, explained how the company promotes sustainability by using a diverse array of raw materials and how that diversity has showcased the unique characteristics of the milks in new ways.
In the first of a multi-part recap of news and highlights from the show, we examine new developments in RTD tea, take a look at Chameleon Cold Brew's new innovations, chart the growth of the shot category and highlight a new wave of plant-based coffee creamer products.
Following the departure of founder Tatiana Birgisson, energy drink maker MATI has turned to former Coca-Cola executive Eric Masters to build on the company's entrepreneurial roots and turn it into a mainstream national brand.
Whether you are getting ready to cruise the aisles on the show floor, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, or plan on following BevNET’s event coverage online, here’s a preview of some of the new products to look out for at Expo East 2018.
Overall non-alcoholic beverage sales during the Labor Day holiday jumped 5.4 percent from last year, up sequentially 4.2 percent from the second quarter of this year.
Monster filed a complaint against Vital, which markets Bang under its VPX Sports label, in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday.The complaint takes aim at specific claims by made by VPX that Bang can treat chronic diseases and even “reverse mental retardation.”
Master Beverages COO Aleks Veygs talked about how the Brooklyn-based distributor, via a network of relationships and partnerships throughout the industry, brings value to the brands they work with.