BevNET Magazine
September-October 2021

Cover Story

The Juice Squeeze

In the later 1950s, residents of New York City looking out at the city’s ports could often find the familiar sight of the S.S. Tropicana, an 413-foot, 8,000-ton steamship that made a weekly trip up the Atlantic coast from its loading point in Port Canaveral, Florida filled with precious cargo: stainless steel tanks holding a total of 1.5 million gallons of fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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Features

The Juice Squeeze

In the later 1950s, residents of New York City looking out at the city’s ports could often find the familiar sight of the S.S. Tropicana, an 413-foot, 8,000-ton steamship that made a weekly trip up the Atlantic coast from its loading point in Port Canaveral, Florida filled with precious cargo: stainless steel tanks holding a total of 1.5 million gallons of fresh-squeezed orange juice.

2021 Natural Snack Guide

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

Columns

Publisher’s Toast: Remembering, Celebrating, and Moving Forward

This past Saturday was 9/11. It was also my son’s wedding day, which was postponed from last October. It was a most joyous event, one our family will long remember, and will long pay for. While we were all cognizant of the solemnity of the day, we also felt that celebrating on that anniversary showed the resilience, rejuvenation and healing of the country.

The First Drop: The Kombucha Peloton Hits the Brakes

Since the start of the year, three of the biggest brands in what I’ve long termed the peloton of VC-backed independent kombucha brands trying to reel in runaway leader GT’s have seen their original entrepreneurial founder/leaders replaced by new CEOs.

Bevscape: The Latest Beverage Brand News

In beverage news: Cann Partners with Tove Lo to Launch First Caffeinated Flavor, First Bev Takes Controlling Stake in Health-Ade, Vertical Wellness Debuts CBD Beverage Portfolio, Koia Set to Enter HBCUs and Ayr Wellness Agrees Deal to Acquire Cannabis Seltzer Brand Levia

Gerry’s Insights: I Speak For the Teas

When Anheuser-Busch InBev and Starbucks teamed up to launch an iced tea called Teavana back in 2017, I was initially impressed. The new line was offered in an appealing proprietary glass bottle and was reasonably tea forward. When consumers demanded an unsweetened entry, the partners quickly responded. But there were a few odd things about the launch, too.

Brewscape: The Latest Craft Beer Brand News

In craft beer news: Boston Beer and PepsiCo Partner to Create ‘HARD MTN DEW’, Lone River Rolls Out First National Campaign, New Glarus CEO Vows to Fight Minority Shareholders’ Lawsuit and more.

NOSHscape: The Latest Food Brand News

In natural food industry news: New Barn Preps Expansion, Country Archer Launches Mushroom Jerky & Brings on New Executive Team, Voyage Foods Seeks to ‘Future Proof’ Favorites via ‘Food Architecture’ and Once Upon a Farm Co-Founder Heads to Coconut Cult as CEO.