Survey Results Reveal Manufacturers’ Support for HPP

The anonymous survey, conducted in September and October, asked participants to answer 15 questions about HPP safety, quality and efficacy, and to compare HPP to other pasteurization methods.

Courts: Health Groups Sue Coke; Wonder Fuel Targets POM

In a move that some experts have described as similar in strategy to the legal actions taken against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, a new lawsuit accuses Coke and CSD-friendly trade group American Beverage Association (ABA) of engaging in a 40-year “elaborate campaign of disinformation” to minimize the health risks associated with soft drink consumption.

Review: TruEnergy “Sport Shot”

Created by a former professional hockey player, TruEnergy is an energy shot that was designed with the athlete in mind.

Industry Voices: Predictions for 2017

What will 2017 hold for trends, innovation and emerging categories in the non-alcoholic beverage industry? We asked 10 veteran beverage executives and observers for their takes on what’s to come.

Christine Perich Appointed as CEO At WTRMLN WTR

In an interview with BevNET, WTRMLN WTR co-founder and creative director Jody Levy explained that Perich’s experience in building brands would be an asset as the company enters a new stage in its development in 2017.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 40: The Trends to Watch in Beverage, Beer and Food

In this edition, the podcast team is joined by BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman and the editors of BevNET’s sister sites, Brewbound’s Chris Furnari and Project NOSH’s Carol Ortenberg, each of whom offered their take on the most pertinent trends and issues within the industries they cover.

Identity Crisis Brews For Alt-Milks As Congress Pushes FDA Scrutiny

As the last year ended, a group of 32 U.S. congressmen threw those drinks a holiday-season curveball in the form of a letter that argued so-called “alt-milks” aren’t “milk” at all, and pressured the FDA to take action to reserve that descriptor for dairy products only.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on New Nutrition Facts Label

The draft guidance, a series of recommendations addressing issues ranging from manufacturer compliance and the declaration of added sugars to appropriate spacing between lines on the label itself, is an in-progress version of guidelines that will represent the current thinking of the FDA when finalized.

Review: Wandering Bear Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew

While we really enjoy what Wandering Bear has done with its bag-in-box packaging, the company's latest offering, a Peppermint Mocha seasonal variety launched in 2017, shows that it has the ability to create some tasty flavors as well.

Private Label Functional Beverages Taking Root in Grocery

In an interview with BevNET, Susan Viamari, vice president of thought leadership at IRI, explained that embracing functional and better-for-you beverages is a way for private label brands to move away from “me-too” types of innovation and carve out more specialized niches.