NACS 2018 Video: Fiji Takes New Paths Forward

In July, Fiji left the Keurig Dr Pepper allied brands portfolio to handle its own distribution. The transition marks the start of a new era for the premium water brand, and at NACS this month the company’s president Elizabeth Stephenson gave BevNET some insight into what the future might look like.

Expo East 2018 Video: DrinkSimple on Rebranding and Diversifying

Earlier this year, Vermont-based maple water maker DrinkMaple rebranded itself as DrinkSimple, a move to accommodate and better define a growing product portfolio that included new types of plant-based beverages such as watermelon water.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: The Role of Leadership with Bill Weiland

Bill Weiland founded Presence Marketing in 1990 and has grown it to be the largest independent natural and organic products broker in the U.S. In his presentation at BevNET Live Summer 2018, Weiland shares the lessons he’s learned as a CEO and the qualities great business leaders need.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: Euromonitor’s Five-Year Outlook

Speaking at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City, Howard Telford, head of soft drinks research at the market research firm, examined how beverage trends will develop over the next five years, pinpointing several of the top growth areas in the space.

BevNET Live Summer 2018 Video: Gender Diversity in Private Equity

In this interview recorded at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City, four high-ranking women at different private equity firms discuss the need for gender diversity within the beverage industry and how investors can boost female-helmed companies.

Expo West 2018 Video: Spindrift CEO Talks New Product Development

At Natural Products Expo West 2018, Spindrift founder/CEO Bill Creelman talked about how the brand's new Arnold Palmer-style “Half & Half" flavor aims to help the company emphasize its points of differentiation in a crowded sparkling water category.

Expo West 2018 Video: Lifeway’s Smolyansky on Challenging Consumers

Now producing lines of elixirs, farmer’s cheese, and skyr, the company has become a gut health minded maker of probiotic foods and drinks. At Natural Products Expo West 2018 the company also revealed its first entry into the dairy alternative category with Plantiful, a line of plant-based probiotic beverages.

Expo West 2018 Video: New Packaging and Functional Offerings Fuel Kombucha Innovation

In this video, BevNET’s John Craven and Martin Caballero discuss how some of the major trends in kombucha as seen at Expo West 2018 -- including the introduction of smaller package sizes -- could impact kombucha’s presence across retail channels and highlight new line extensions aimed at addressing consumers’ shifting dietary needs and preferences.

Expo West 2018 Video: Cold Brew’s Wave Still Rising

In this video, BevNET’s John Craven and Martin Caballero discuss some of the new RTD cold brew products that debuted at Natural Products Expo West 2018 and explore how they fit into the larger macro trends that continue to shape the coffee category.