Ugly Drinks co-founders Hugh Thomas and Joe Benn discussed growth planning for both the U.S. and U.K. markets, how the perspective of Ugly as a “digital brand” has shaped its overall business strategy, and how its loyal consumers -- aka the “Ugly Mob” -- have enabled the company to rapidly iterate and innovate.
The first-ever U.S. Access to Nutrition Index, produced by the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF), an independent non-profit organization, assigns a numerical score on a scale of one to 10 based on an evaluation of what the top ten food and beverage companies in the U.S. are doing to increase consumers’ access to healthy and affordable products.
Nootropics, sometimes called “smart drugs,” are a niche but rising segment of the supplements industry that is extending its reach into beverage via shots and energy drink alternatives that promise consumers better focus, better memory, and improved overall mental function.
NBA legend and BodyArmor investor Kobe Bryant joins Taste Radio for a discussion exploring his work with the fast-growing sports drink brand and how he’s leveraged his experience as a professional athlete to support its development.
As CBD continues to infuse itself within the beverage industry and with talks of an upcoming Farm Bill clearing a path for opening the market for CBD products, several new brands -- Joybird Wellness, Recess, Lumen, and DRAM Apothecary -- have emerged with fresh takes on the trend.
According to president Andrew McCain, Hensley is approaching 3 million cases of volume shipped for its non-alcoholic portfolio this year, with annual growth expected to land between 15 and 20 percent for the next few years.
Just three years after launching, wellness shot brand Vive Organic landed a $7 million funding round. In this episode, founder/CEO Wyatt Taubman opened up the company playbook and gave brands looking to raise money a must-hear play-by-play of how the deal got done.
Monster is fighting against increased competition in the energy space, CEO Rodney Sacks said during the company’s Q3 earnings report yesterday, including from one of its most prominent shareholders: The Coca-Cola Company.
FORTO has announced it has entered an agreement to produce a line of coffee shots for brands including Donut Shop, Gevalia, Green Mountain, and Krispy Kreme that will be brewed with their respective source coffees and sold in the same package as its core line.
Former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong joined us for an intriguing interview about his current career as a podcaster and investor, whose portfolio includes a stake in cold brew brand High Brew Coffee.
Family-owned investment firm Continental Grain Company (CGC) has taken a minority stake in Joyride Coffee Distributors for an undisclosed sum, the first outside investment for the keg distribution house.
Rather than steeping coffee in cold water like a traditional cold brew, Verve creates its "flash brew" RTD with a blend of Peruvian and Ethiopian coffee brewed hot in an oxygen-free environment before being flash-chilled and infused with nitrogen.
How CBD became the hottest ingredient in food and beverage and the factors affecting its future; A conversation with international businessman and investor David Yeung whose global platform, Green Monday, is influencing how governments and corporations consider plant-based food.
Functional beverage brand Dirty Lemon announced today that it will discontinue sales of its cannabidiol (CBD) infused SKU, +cbd, until the regulatory framework around hemp-derived CBD is clarified on a federal and state level.