In this week’s episode we’re joined by two groundbreaking entrepreneurs and beverage innovators: Rhonda Kallman, the co-founder of Samuel Adams and Boston Harbor Distillery and Califia Farms co-founder and CEO Greg Steltenpohl.
Plant-based beverage brand Califia Farms announced this morning it has closed a $50 million round of financing led by Luxembourg-based investment bank Ambrosia Investments and including a slate of celebrities including Academy Award-winning actors Jared Leto and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Expanding its already vast range of plant-based beverage offerings, Califia Farms announced today the launch of a new four-SKU line of non-dairy drinkable yogurts formulated with the company’s proprietary Califia Culture Blend.
The specialty channel still aims to serve consumers looking for distinctive and innovative beverage products, but that category has had outsized growth -- which means its role within the channel’s commercial ecosystem is evolving.
BevNET Live 2017 featured discussions with two high-profile companies driving the coffee category's prodigious growth over the past year: Dave Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and Greg Steltenpohl, co-founder and CEO of Califia Farms.
The first day of BevNET Live Winter 2017 in Santa Monica probed the coffee category for answers on how entrepreneurs can handle competitions and asked retailers and consultants about how they think ecommerce is changing the marketplace for beverage.
Episode 82 features an interview with Soylent co-founder John Coogan. We also speak with Olivia Ku, an influential food and lifestyle blogger and the creator of LoveHealthOK. And in this week’s edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Shayne Malone, the founder and CEO of Zavu.
In this week’s episode of Taste Radio, we spoke with Hint Water founder/CEO Kara Goldin about how her experiences in tech helped shape the business strategy for the brand, which is nearing $100M in annual sales. We also speak with Billy Bosch, the co-founder/CEO of Iconic, who offered insight into lessons learned and key takeaways from his journey as an entrepreneur. And in the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Mikaela Ray, the Owner/CEO, of Mikaela's. This episode is presented by Sovereign Flavors.
In episode 78, we feature an interview with Joy Bauer, who's best known as the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s “Today” show and is the founder of granola bites brand Nourish Snacks. We also speak with Gus Griffin, the CEO of MGP, a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits that's played a key role in the emergence and development of the craft spirits segment. And in the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Marcel Gozali, the founder of avocado and coconut smoothie brand Avonut.
Patrice Radden leaves her influential post at Red Bull to join Califia Farms as VP of Communications; Soylent announces two new executive positions including former DRY Soda EVP Melody Conner; Disruptive water cooler maker Lavit adds Amy's Kitchen president to its Board.
Califia Farms announced Monday a new on-premise partnership with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, launching the company’s Barista Blend Almondmilk nationwide in select cafe locations. The deal brings Califia Farms’ total on-premise presence to roughly 2,500 locations, making its barista-focused business the fastest growing segment of the company.
While soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk and other non-dairy alternatives have already established a presence on retail shelves, the category still has plenty of room to grow. And in retail coffee shops both big and small, brands have found a valuable opportunity to get more of their product into consumers hands, or cups.