BevNET Magazine
May-June 2021

Cover Story

Features

2021 Supplier & Services Guide

BevNET’s annual Supplier and Services Guide is an important resource to thousands of beverage brands, natural food brands, craft beer brands, distributors, retailers, and bottlers.

Malternatives: How RTDs Have Affected the Segment

Flavored malt beverages (FMBs), sometimes referred to as “alcopops” or “malternatives,” enjoyed a heyday in the mid ‘90s, with brands like Bacardi Silver and Zima skyrocketing in popularity before crashing soon after.

Flexing Muscles: Protein, Meal Replacement Drinks Find Room to Grow

The expansion of offerings indicates that protein drinks have transcended from the nutrition and fitness space into broader use occasions and audiences, a process that has also allowed enhanced versions of existing product types (think enhanced coffees, ultra-filtered dairy milk or even high-protein SKUs in existing lines) to further disrupt the traditional borders between categories.

Columns

Brewscape: The Latest Craft Beer Brand News

In craft beer news: Firestone Walker Strikes Deal for Cali-Squeeze Brand; Molson Coors Makes Equity Investment in TRU Colors Brewery; GABF Competition to Go Forward in 2021 Despite Postponement of In-Person Event; Jim Koch Urges Beer Trade Groups to Fight Spirits’ Equalization Efforts; Goldman Sachs: Hard Seltzers Gaining Shelf Space in C-Stores

Bevscape: The Latest Beverage Brand News

In beverage news: Oatly Reveals Revenue Gains, Mounting Losses in IPO Filing; ZenWTR Reveals Roster of Celebrity Investors; Report: Variety, Value Fuels Optimism for U.S. Cannabis Bevs; Rebranded Evolve Line Pushes Pepsi Further into Plant-Based Space; PATH Building Bridge Beyond “Water” With New Identity, Investors

The First Drop: The White Claw Treatment

With the arrival of a brand of spiked seltzer that promises to increase mental acuity, I think it’s fair to say that the silly season has arrived at the Gold Rush.

NOSHscape: The Latest Food Brand News

In natural food industry news: Grillo’s Sells to Bakery Brand; Mid-Day Squares Closes Round, Looks to U.S. Expansion; Siddhi Capital Team Files for SPAC, Seeks a Better-For-You Brand; Forager Expands Creamery Model with Ice Cream Launch