Review: Fogdog “Hydrodynamic” Cold Brew Tea & Coffee

Fogdog is Bay Area-based startup that is launching the industry’s first hydrodynamic cold brew coffee and tea. What is hydrodynamic cold brew and how is it any different from any other cold brew out there?

BevNET Podcast Ep. 53: “Artificial Intelligence Will Automate The Simple”

Last week BevNET sat down with IRI CEO and president Andrew Appel who discussed the global market research firm efforts to detangle and optimize an ever-evolving and complex web of sales and consumer data, why he believes that “voice is the next platform” for data collection and how IRI is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to "automate away the simple."

REBBL Announces Two New Hires

Chuck Engle joins REBBL as the its senior vice president of sales, while Rusti Porter, a former vice president of marketing at Kraft Foods-owned jerky brand Krave, was appointed as senior vice president of marketing.

Elmhurst Goes Non-Dairy With New ‘Milked Nuts’ Line

Elmhurst Milked unveiled its premiere line of non-dairy products — dubbed “milked nuts” — at Natural Products Expo West in March in four varieties: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and walnuts.

Review: Pressery Sparkling Drinking Vinegars

Like the rest of Pressery’s product offerings, these are USDA Organic certified and feature a straightforward list of ingredients. Each is made with water, cold-pressed juice (9-14 percent), coconut vinegar, and maple for sweetness.

“Ugly” Produce Platform Full Harvest Closes $2M Raise

The San Francisco-based Full Harvest, founded by Christine Moseley, a former head of business development at Organic Avenue, has raised $2.35 million thus far, having brought in $350,000 from The Impact Engine, Astia and Wilson last May.

Moonshine Sweet Tea Expands into Target

The Austin, Texas company announced this week that its entire six-flavor line will be available in 1,472 Target stores nationwide. The rollout is in process and expected to be completed by the first week of May

Review: Lucky Jack Chocolate Blackout

With the risk of sounding like a broken record, new cold brew varieties need meaningful differentiation to stand out from the dozens coming to market. Lucky Jack is conscious of this need, too. Its latest effort, “Chocolate Blackout,” infuses cold-brew coffee with nitrogen and flavors it with cocoa.

Daily Greens Expands Retail Presence, Adds ‘Just Veggies’ Line

After launching its Green ADE line at select CostCo locations in Texas in January, the new line of flavored lemonades will soon be expanding throughout the country in retail and grocery, with plans to extend into more CostCo regions, Meijer stores in the midwest, and for a a full line launch in the New York City metro area.

Review: Vim Vitae Takes On a Summertime Classic

Dallas, Tex.-based Vim Vitae, which, earlier this year rebranded itself, has added a new line to its portfolio of high pressure processed cold-pressed juices: Limeades.

Study Finds Recyclability Issues In Weight, Labels for PET Bottles

The results concluded that ultra-lightweight bottles can negatively impact the effectiveness of recycling systems, while showing that the a majority of the bottles tested showed significant issues in recyclability, based on Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) guidelines.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 52: How To Revolutionize, Democratize Healthy Food? Chew On It.

Adam Melonas has a pretty simple mission: he wants you to eat tasty, healthy snacks. The Australian-born chef and entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of Chew LLC, a Boston-based food incubator, whose primary focus is to recreate legacy snack brands from “the ground up, inventing new processes to make them more nutritious and delicious every time.”