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.
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.
Clear/Cut Phocus, a sparkling water infused with 75mg of caffeine from green tea and L-theanine, an increasingly popular amino acid and nootropic also sourced from tea that provides consumers with a more level, focused energy boost without a crash.
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.
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.
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.
In an interview recorded at BevNET Live Summer 2018 in New York City, Vita Coco co-founder and CEO Mike Kirban discussed the brand's journey from a young startup to a leader in the coconut water category with the broader goal of being the "biggest better-for-you beverage company" in the world.
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.
Speaking with BevNET at Natural Products Expo West 2018 last week, KonaRed CEO Kyle Redfield explained that, by integrating antioxidant-rich coffee fruit juice into its expanding family of RTD cold brew coffees, the company is seeking to create a health halo around the ingredient similar to pomegranate and açaí.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking at Natural Products Expo West 2018, Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith discussed their work as investors and co-founders of JUST Water, a bottled water brand that comes in 82 percent recyclable packaging.
Speaking with BevNET at Natural Products Expo West 2018 last week, Suja CEO and co-founder Jeff Church discussed the brand's new products and its approach to innovation.