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Whipstitch Capital: Better-for-You Growth is “Beyond Long-Term”

The growth of better-for-you products has been one of the top stories of the food and beverage industry for years now, but according to the latest Healthy Living Consumer Products review by Whipstitch Capital and SPINS, that growth is now “beyond long-term,” rating as one of the top industry trends for 2021.

Nielsen: Non-Alc Beverage Sales Accelerate As Volumes Shift To On-Premise

Non-alcoholic beverage sales remained strong while volumes continue to shift back toward the on-premise channel, increasing 11.2% year-over-year during the two-week period ended on September 11 and including Labor Day weekend, according to an analysis of Nielsen data by Goldman Sachs Equity Research.

Taste Radio: Why Simplicity And Surrender Has Been The Mantra Of This Acclaimed Entrepreneur

Greg Brewer, the co-founder of world-renowned winery Brewer-Clifton, spoke about why a focus on ritual and discipline has guided his three decades in the wine business, the critical lesson about branding that he learned from celebrated designer Diane von Furstenberg, how vulnerability factors into his leadership style and how he’s maintained a positive relationship with the trade and press.

Milkadamia Grows Macadamia Nut Platform With New Product Launches

With the goal of being “part of the solution” to environmentally damaging supply chains in the food industry and beyond, macadamia-based food and beverage brand Milkadamia is set to debut a slate of new offerings at Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia this week that expand its portfolio across several different categories, including plant-based ice cream, nut milks and skincare.

Download the BevNET & NOSH Insider Booth Planner for Expo East 2021

To help our audience of retailers, investors and brands find our BevNET and NOSH Insiders that are exhibiting, we’ve produced a special pre-show Expo East 2021 Booth Planner featuring the company names and booth numbers of our Insiders.

DoorDash Marketplace Expands Into On-Demand Alcohol Delivery

As the world works its way back to pre-pandemic operations, lawmakers across the country are looking to make to-go sales of alcoholic beverages from bars and restaurants a lasting legacy, and DoorDash launched its latest innovation in support of that effort announcing today it has expanded its marketplace offerings into the alcoholic beverage category.

Gobble Up: Jones Brings Back Turkey & Gravy Soda

Jones Soda, the Seattle-based craft soda brand, announced today that it is bringing back for a limited time its (in)famous Turkey & Gravy Soda as a special release timed to the company’s 25th anniversary this year. The relaunch is the third special release flavor this year, following the limited launch of Birthday Cake Soda and Pineapple Cream. Turkey & Gravy is zero calories, sweetened with sucralose and is available in 12 oz. bottles.

Molson Coors Innovation Update: Topo Chico to Expand Nationwide

Molson Coors Beverage Company will expand distribution of its Topo Chico hard seltzer nationwide, beginning in January 2022. Molson Coors launched the hard seltzer brand in nine states and seven metro areas earlier this year, in partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages, according to a press release.

HOP WTR Pushes East with Constellation Brands’ Backing

Nootropic-infused sparkling water brand HOP WTR announced this week it has achieved 500% growth in its first full year on the market, with its retail footprint now reaching 17 U.S. states. Launched as an online exclusive last year, California-based HOP WTR is now available in all BevMo! locations in California, Washington and Arizona.

Wildwonder Closes $2.1M Seed Round, Moves to Cans

San Francisco-based functional beverage maker Wildwonder announced this week that it has closed a $2.1 million seed round which will fund the brand’s expansion on the West Coast and beyond.