While the isotonic, fruit-flavored and brightly colored drinks that have largely defined the category remain its dominant force, innovative brands are disrupting and in some cases cannibalizing the traditional sports drink.
According to Michael Averbook, food and drink analyst for Mintel, the nutritional drinks segment, which includes meal replacements, is one of the fastest growing segments in the nutrition and performance drinks category.
In NOSH news, SmartSweets raises $3M to slay sugar, Cleveland Ave. backs Farmwise, how Real Good Foods is seeing 'real good' success, plant protein in bloom, CrossFit grows presence in food, Jonny Moseley goes from slopes to snacks with Iota, True Fresh and NutriFresh launch bi-costal deal.
The Brewers Association used its annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) gathering to further draw a line between small and independent U.S. breweries and brands owned by larger, international beer conglomerates.
From investors and innovators to entrepreneurs and industry veterans, CPG’s best and brightest came together for Project NOSH’s biannual business conference and TRIBALÍ Foods cooked up a victory at the Winter 2017 NOSH Live Pitch Slam
It was the best of shows, it was the not-best of shows. And our entire BevNET team is just catching its collective breath from the frenetic pace of attending and reporting on them, the two major fall trade shows, Natural Products Expo East and NACS.
Just a couple of months ago, the thought was, you gotta have a meal kit, leave your job for a meal kit company, invest, disrupt, pack, deliver, someone get me a chef to partner with! But here’s one place the meal kits are actually headed: your grocery store. And therein lies something of a lesson.
Summer Fancy Food Review: While the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show may not have included any apparent major revelations, it did further define the paths of many beverage brands as fast-growing trends continue to evolve.
In craft beer news, Green Flash Brewing sold to new investor group, Deschutes reworks plans for Virginia Brewery, MillerCoors and Stone Brewing embroiled in trademark dispute, Laura Bell to 'step away' as CEO of Bell's Brewery.
But what will we see if we take a view from higher up? At a time when high-profile sexual harassment and discrimination cases are emerging throughout industry after industry, is there another shoe waiting to drop in the beverage business?