In this interview recorded at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019, Califia Farms co-founder and CEO Greg Steltenpohl shared his thoughts as to why oat milk has captured the interest of consumers (and particularly coffee lovers) and the potential for oat milk to be integrated into Califia’s portfolio of RTD coffee drinks.
At the first-ever Cannabis Forum for Food & Beverage, a panel of four speakers — Adam Miron, co-founder and chief brand officer of HEXO; Hesaam Moallem, president and CEO of Charlotte’s Web; Errol Schweizer, co-founder and partner in mood33; and Evan Eneman, founder of Sands Lane Capital — came together to examine how cannabis is developing into a cooperative industry even at an early stage.
In this gallery, we showcase a handful of notable new launches and looks for brands as seen at this year's Winter Fancy Food Show, held Jan. 13-15 in San Francisco.
New Age Beverages Corporation is increasing its interest in the emerging market for cannabis-infused drinks, today announcing an agreement to develop and distribute cannabis-infused beverages for Marley Beverage Company.
Brooke Rewa, the founder of Good Mylk Co., is on a mission to make clean ingredient, plant-based milk alternatives available to a wider audience. The brand has developed a frozen concentrate and powder that allow both baristas and consumers to make almond and hemp-based milks by just adding water.
According to The Compass Group, the average person today spends between 46 and 50 hours per week at work and U.S. unemployment is at its lowest since 1969 at just 3.7 percent. Today, the break room has suddenly become a tantalizing proposition for CPG food and beverage brands.
Stillhouse founder/CEO Brad Beckerman discussed the early challenges, pivots and risks along the brand’s journey. He also spoke about his background in entrepreneurship, parallels between his previous career experience in sports and music apparel and current role, and how country music legend Johnny Cash factored into a partnership with popular rapper G-Eazy.
In this clip, Doug Radi, president and CEO of Good Karma; Sharon Kieffer, managing partner of 2x Consumer Product Growth Partners; and Alex Jacobs, VP of corporate development and strategy at Dean Foods, sat down with BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman to breakdown the mechanics of the deal between Dean and Good Karma.
In this episode, nutpods founder/CEO Madeline Haydon explained how she laid the groundwork for a thriving DTC business and why focusing on high quality customer service has anchored the brand’s ecommerce strategy. Also, an interview with social media maven Nicole Cogan who spoke about best practices for sponsored social campaigns and how influencer marketing has evolved in recent years.
We are riding a “blossoming new wave” of beverage where consumers are breaking from conformity and embracing diverse categories according to SPINS VP of brand growth solutions Andrew Henkel, who broke down how the evolving beverage landscape during a presentation at BevNET Live Winter 2018.
Culinary-forward sparkling shrub maker Fizzy Fox is focused on delivering healthy and fun products with an emphasis on craft. Co-founder Natalia Farhadmotamed and her business partner launched the line in May of 2018 and are looking to grow the company and expand distribution.
The FDA confiscated CBD edibles at an Arizona smoke shop last week, taking products manufactured by companies Hempful Farms and CBD Living Water; Jammin Java loses appeal over Marley Coffee trademark and must pay $2.4 million; Monster Energy lead counsel dismissed in Bang/VPX lawsuit.
In this clip from the BevNET/NOSH Cannabis Forum in Santa Monica, Calif. in December 2018, Michael Lewis, CEO of Sprig, which produces both THC and CBD infused sodas, shared lessons and learnings from his career in cannabis.
According to market research group Euromonitor, which released its five-year growth forecast for U.S. soft drinks on Monday, unsweetened flavored waters, sparkling waters and plant-based hydration drinks have reached a mature growth phase which is set to bring a host of opportunities -- and challenges -- in the years ahead.