Expo West Video: Key Discoveries From The Hot Products Exhibits

In this video, BevNET correspondents John Craven and Ray Latif identified several important and impactful new products from Expo West 2017's Hot Products Exhibits and discussed ways in which early-stage brands are aligning with the most significant trends in the industry.

Review: WTRMLN WTR Expands With “BLNDS”

WTRMLN WTR has expanded its line with several new products, launching nationwide at Whole Foods. The new offerings are called BLNDS (“blends”) and feature a pairing of their watermelon water base blended with another ingredient: LMN (lemonade), CHRRY (tart cherry), LME (lime), and GNGR (ginger).

Farmhouse Culture Announces 301 Investment & RTD Line

While Farmhouse most recently closed another round of funding in summer 2016, the brand decided to look for more capital to grow the company and increase the pace at which it scales.

Califia Farms Wades Into Organic With New Nut Milk Line; Revamps Protein Products

Natural beverage maker Califia Farms has for the first time entered the organic drink market with the launch of Homestyle Nutmilks. The drinks will debut this week at Natural Products Expo West 2017, where Califia will also introduce a restaging of its protein beverages, two additions to its Almondmilk line and a new multi-serve offering for its Pure Black cold brew coffee.

AccelFoods Announces Fund Expansion, New Investments

In an e-mail to BevNET, Jordan Gaspar, co-founder and managing partner at AccelFoods, said that the move represented an evolution of the fund to better serve the specific needs of each company and its founders.

Review: REBBL Turmeric Lemon Tart

With Turmeric Golden-Milk already in its lineup, Rebbl’s latest offering, Turmeric Lemon Tart, clearly shows that the company sees opportunity in turmeric-based offerings.

Dairy Alternatives Brace for Battle on Capitol Hill

The Good Food Institute, which focuses on the growth of plant-based and cultured “clean” protein and dairy products and businesses, submitted last week a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which calls for the agency to allow alternative beverages to continue using the term “milk."

Review: Dreaming Cow’s “Lush” Drinkable Yogurt

Dreaming Cow Yogurt is a company that produces New Zealand-style grass-fed yogurt that is 100 percent pastured raised. To date, their product line has consisted of a line of cream top yogurts, but now they are moving into the beverage category with Lush, a new line of drinkable yogurts.

Spindrift Eliminates Natural Flavors, Plans to Discontinue Soda Line

In a major step intended to further its commitment toward simple ingredients and transparency, Spindrift has removed all natural flavors and essences from its sparkling waters and will discontinue its soda line. Spindrift founder and CEO Bill Creelman called the moves “belief decisions” that address growing consumer concerns about added flavors and sugar.