NACS 2016 Day 1 Photo Gallery: New Products, Brand Updates

The 2016 edition of the National Association of Convenience Stores show is in full swing and BevNET is on hand to cover the massive event, held from Oct. 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. This photo gallery covers new products, brand intros and news on trends in the convenience store channel that we saw on the first day on the convention.

Pressing Forward, Juicero Taps Dunn as New CEO

Dunn, most recently the president of Campbell Soup’s Campbell Fresh (C-Fresh) division, takes the reins from Juicero founder Doug Evans, who will retain his role as chairman of the company.

Califia Farms Announces Additions to Executive Leadership Team

The new executives are Karen Gifford, Califia’s first ever Chief People Officer; Jim Whitaker, Vice President Sales, Immediate Consumption (IC); Demir Vangelov, Chief Financial Officer, and Vilma Livas, Vice President, Marketing, both focused on meeting and extending Califia’s double digit growth, expanding its distribution channels and executing on the company’s strategic vision of being the food and beverage company of the future.

N.C. Kombucha Brands Plot Growth With New Facilities

Charlotte-based organic kombucha and beer brewer Lenny Boy moved into a new 29,000 square foot production facility in September, while Buchi is preparing to relocate to a similarly sized space near Asheville by the end of 2016.

pureLYFT Enlists F&M Merchant Group To Expand Retail Presence

pureLYFT is an all-natural energy product that delivers 125mg of CLEAN CAFFEINE® into the beverage of the consumer's choice through a patented single use stir stick, allowing them to skip coffee, sugary sports drinks and artificial energy supplements.

Juicero Appoints Jeff Dunn As CEO

As CEO, Dunn will partner with Evans to manage the company’s accelerating consumer growth and pursue emerging opportunities in commercial outlets like hotels, natural grocery stores, colleges/universities, corporate offices and more.

Jägermeister Introduces New Bottle Design

This is the fifth time the bottle has been redesigned over the course of the brand’s 80+ year history. All bottles, from the 50ml miniature to the 1.75L size, will have a new look in the more than 100 countries around the globe where Jägermeister is available.

+RED ELIXIR To Be Unveiled At NACS

Developed by Michael Ball, the creative force behind global brands Rock & Republic and Rock Racing, +RED is made with red marine algae, a therapeutic superfood known to boost immune systems, and naturally caffeinated by green coffee bean extract with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

Project Juice Adds Two New San Francisco Locations

The menu will feature an array of chef-driven, made-to-order items, including superfood smoothies, superfood bowls, gluten-free toasts, wellness elixirs, cold-brew and kombucha on tap, and hot coffee and tea.