BevNET Magazine
July-August 2017

Cover Story

Powerful Forces

Influence. Dollars. Trends. Disruption. We’ve set up this year’s power feature to show who is marking their territory, driving sales, and setting the terms of the discussion.

Who Needs Food Anyways?

According to Michael Averbook, food and drink analyst for Mintel, the nutritional drinks segment, which includes meal replacements, is one of the fastest growing segments in the nutrition and performance drinks category.




Amazon’s announced $13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods has hardened talk of large-scale disruption in the way consumers buy their groceries.

The Unsweet Spot

All of a sudden, it seems, after decades of ignored warnings, many consumers seem to be in a desperate lurch away from added-sugar items – and those who market to them are lurching with them.