Leveling Up: New Beverage Showdown 14 Finalists Named

Startup beverage brands Legacy Juice Works, Bear Squeeze, Zen Basil, KRā, Kabaki and Mixwell advanced to the finals of New Beverage Showdown 14 during day one of BevNET Live Winter 2017, moving one step closer to winning the grand prize of $10,000 in cash and prizes.

BevNET Announces Its Best of 2017 Award Winners

BevNET’s Best of 2017 come from growing companies and startups, identifying rising stars and the most important trendsetters. We honor the products, the plays, the packages, the leaders and brand who were the hardest working, or just the cleverest.

Bill Moses Partners With Clearlake Capital to Launch Disruptive Brands

KeVita co-founder and former CEO Bill Moses is teaming with private investment firm Clearlake Capital Group L.P. to launch Disruptive Brands, a new platform aimed at investing in and supporting innovative emerging brands across the consumer packaged goods spectrum.

BevNET Live After Party: Fly into the Night

BevNET Live Winter 2017 is next week and it’s time to talk about having some fun. At the mid-point of our two-day program, our sponsors at ForceBrands will take the event onto the high road -- at The Museum of Flying.

Nutpods Secures New Funding Ahead of Retail Expansion

Approaching its third anniversary, plant-based non-dairy creamer brand Nutpods is heading into 2018 with its eye on the grocery channel as the brand enlarges its brick-and-mortar footprint with 3,000 new retail accounts and new funding from past investor CircleUp.

Guest Column: What’s My Valuation? Pt. 2 – So… What Is My Valuation?

In the second installment of a three part series on valuation, guest columnist Stu Strumwasser, founder and managing director of Green Circle Capital, examines the methodology for actually arriving at fair market value for growth-stage natural products companies using comps and other tools.

Press Clips: Is Coke Exploring a Future in Alcohol?

In this Press Clips roundup, Forbes looks into speculation that Coke may be seeking to move into alcoholic beverages in the future, while a report in Fox Business examines the impact of ready-to-drink cold brew coffee at retail.

BevNET Live Breakouts: E-Commerce, Financial Planning for Companies and Founders, Communications, and International Markets

We’ve put together a diverse list of Breakout Sessions for Monday afternoon, Dec. 4 during BevNET Live in Santa Monica. This is the “Choose Your Own Adventure” portion of the day, when attendees have the opportunity to customize their experience, diving deep into topics like brand communications and story development, influencer marketing, e-commerce, funding, strategy, boards, and more.

Shamrock Farms Rebranding Protein, Cold Brew Lines

Shamrock Farms is preparing to debut new branding and packaging for its milk-based, ready-to-drink (RTD) protein beverages and cold brew coffees, bringing both lines under an updated masterbrand ahead of further expansion into national distribution and sales in 2018.

The Ginger People Announce Shots, Turmeric Line

The company, which markets a variety of ginger-based consumer packaged goods, announced it will add new turmeric-based variations of several existing products -- including beverages, candies and sauces -- next year.

Review: La Colombe Peppermint Mocha Draft Latte

When it comes to innovation, La Colombe has been on quite a tear over the past year. And with the introduction of their seasonal Peppermint Mocha, the trend continues.

Power of One: Brands Building From Focus on Single Ingredient

Even as products boasting complex flavor profiles enter the beverage market, a simple, pure ingredient experience has everlasting appeal for consumers. Three emerging beverage startups exemplify both the opportunities and challenges of following a single-ingredient strategy.