Former Coke brand manager Kellam Mattie returns to the company as the new VP of Marketing and Innovation for VEB, while Nestlé elevates Fernando Mercé to CEO of Nestlé Waters North America.
Chris Hopkins wants to take you on a tropical vacation. His mode of transport? Coffee. A longtime beverage sales executive, Hopkins recently launched Blue Island Coffee, a brand designed to carry consumers “away from their daily routine through coffee innovation.”
Cannabis beverage manufacturer Le Herbe wants to help consumers get their buzz faster, and has partnered with ultrasonic liquid processing company Qsonica to develop new methods of extraction, preservation, and processing of drinkable cannabinoids.
Given the investments into a cohort of cold brew companies and the pervasiveness of the new style, it’s likely that stores and distributors are going to need to find room for both clean and sweet cold brew styles. Thus far, it’s been left to individual companies to carve out their own philosophy towards indulgence.
Zoe Leavitt, Retail & Food Technology Analyst at CB Insights, led the online presentation, which explored recent investments, current trends and forward-thinking innovations in the food and beverage industries.
Until more consistent sources of “ugly” produce are made available and processing is subsequently implemented on a larger scale across the industry, smaller, more regional companies will likely be leading the way.
In this video, BevNET’s John Craven and Ray Latif examine current trends in the dairy alternative category through the lens of the product developments on display at the recently-concluded Natural Products Expo West 2017.
Great taste will always be paramount, but several brands that use crops like coconuts, bamboo and watermelon are taking a closer look at upcycling, the practice of using discarded waste and byproducts from the production process, as a way to promote sustainable farming practices and responsible environmental stewardship.
As numerous clinical studies confirm the gut benefits touted by brands, probiotics’ popularity with consumers has rocketed and the inclusion of these tiny gut bugs in beverage has sent waves through the industry.
Included in this edition of the BevNET Podcast are interviews with Dirty Lemon's Zak Normandin and Alpha Dominche's Thomas Perez, exploring how outside-the-box thinking shaped their respective companies.
Lansing’s departure was followed by other changes in PepsiCo’s warehouse team -- covering items like Tropicana, Gatorade, and other key direct-shipped products -- which had taken over the sales responsibilities for the Naked team in 2015.
With President and COO James Quincey set to take over as CEO of The Coca-Cola Company on May 1, the beverage giant today announced that several other executive moves will also go into effect on the new chief executive’s first day.
After announcing his departure from Stumptown Coffee Roasters last month, Joth Ricci will begin in his new position as CEO of Oregon-based winery Adelsheim Vineyard on April 1, taking over for founder David Adelsheim.
In an interview with BevNET CEO John Craven, WTRMLN WTR founder Jody Levy expressed optimism that, with key pieces in place, the cold-pressed watermelon juice brand is primed to grow beyond its roots in the natural channel and into more conventional retailers.