BevNET Magazine
January-February 2021

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Shot Caller: Drawing From Experience, Neel Premkumar Charts the Future of FORTO

In a revealing conversation with BevNET managing editor Martin Caballero, Premkumar shared his thoughts on a wide range of topics, from guiding the brand through its transition out of DSD distribution to the current market dynamics for center-aisle coffee drinks to how FORTO is refining its position as a product that plays simultaneously within the organic coffee space and the energy shot category.

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Features

Shot Caller: Drawing From Experience, Neel Premkumar Charts the Future of FORTO

In a revealing conversation with BevNET managing editor Martin Caballero, Premkumar shared his thoughts on a wide range of topics, from guiding the brand through its transition out of DSD distribution to the current market dynamics for center-aisle coffee drinks to how FORTO is refining its position as a product that plays simultaneously within the organic coffee space and the energy shot category.

2021 Cannabis Food and Beverage Guide

The Cannabis Food and Beverage Guide is a directory of packaged food and beverage products produced with cannabis, plus companies that provide goods and services to those brands. It is a who’s who of new and established food and beverage products containing CBD, THC, hemp and other cannabis derivatives.

Columns

NOSHscape: The Latest Food Brand News

In natural food industry news: SPAC Meets Snacks: Stryve Goes Public, Seeks to Build Snacking Platform; Kite Hill Launches New Line, Looks to a Future Focused on Consistency; High Road Acquires Three Twins Brand, Will Relaunch as More Premium Offering; Snacking Giant Mondelez Acquires Hu Kitchen

Gerry’s Insights: The Glory of the Lived-In Brand

It stands to reason that resuscitating established, but abused or neglected, brands holds appeal as a way of short-circuiting the arduous brand-building process if the damage hasn’t been too severe.

The First Drop: The Responsibilities Of Trust

Let me tell you, as a member of one of the discredited classes — journalists — it’s amazing to me that the information coming out of some of the companies I’ve reported on over the years has moved from GRAS to Gospel.

Brewscape: The Latest Craft Beer Brand News

In craft beer news: Denver's Great Divide to Sell RiNo Taproom and Packaging Hall; Pabst Ceased Production of Olympia Beer Brand; SweetWater to Expand Distribution to Colorado in February; Rhinegeist to Launch in Chicago with Reyes’ Windy City Distributing; Bell’s Brewery Promotes Carrie Yunker to EVP as Part of Succession Plan

Bevscape: The Latest Beverage Brand News

In beverage news: Miller Coors Launches Its First U.S. CBD Drink in Colorado; Chobani Enters RTD Coffee Category With Multi-Serve Cold Brews; Zico Returns as Founder Rampolla, PowerPlant Ventures Buys Brand; Flow Alkaline Water Set to Go Public; Molson Coors Partners With Dwayne Johnson to Launch ZOA Energy Drink