People Moves: Chameleon Chief Product Officer Named After CEO Steps Down

Chameleon Cold Brew chief producer officer Matthew Swenson has been appointed to succeed CEO and president Chris Campbell after the latter announced his plans to “take some time away from the company” and spend time with family, according to Swenson.

Distributor Profile: LA Distributing Seeks SoCal CBD Brands With “Focus”

Having watched Los Angeles-area retailer interest in CBD and hemp-derived products rise over recent years, LA Distributing Company (LAD) is one the independent DSD wholesalers across the country seeking to establish their bonafides working within the category, even as the legal framework around such products remains in flux.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Coffee + Tea

In this slideshow gallery, we highlight some of the notable new coffee and tea products from Expo West 2019, including new shelf-stable cold brew lines from Chameleon and High Brew, a nitrogen-infused Thai iced tea with oat milk, and Hiball’s return to the cold brew category.

Expo West 2019 Recap Pt. 1: Plant Milks Fuel Coffee, Dairy Goes Grass-Fed, Collagen Rising

In the first of BevNET's multi-part recap of the major beverage category trends, new products and news from Natural Products Expo West 2019, we examine how dairy producers are rallying around grass-fed products, the rise of collagen-infused drinks, and how coffee brands are building around plant-based milks.

BevNET Magazine Feature: How Cold Brew Coffee is Changing the Game

As the strategics stake their ground(s) in coffee, independent cold brew remains a vibrant space that the leading companies have yet to fully explore. Industry analysts say independent brands are just getting started.

Large or Small, Coffee Brands Look to Crack the Code on Carbonation

A new wave of coffee sodas and sparkling cold brews are aiming to overcome some of the stigma around the niche category and change how consumers view the concept of a carbonated coffee through bold innovations and unique flavors.

Expo East Recap Pt. 1: Creamers Rising, Chameleon Growing

In the first of a multi-part recap of news and highlights from the show, we examine new developments in RTD tea, take a look at Chameleon Cold Brew's new innovations, chart the growth of the shot category and highlight a new wave of plant-based coffee creamer products.

Chameleon Launches Cold Brew Lattes

Chameleon Cold-Brew, a leading provider of organic, sustainably grown and ethically sourced coffee, announced today the debut of its newest beverage line at Natural Products Expo East: Chameleon Cold-Brew Lattes.

Taste Radio Ep. 124: Milk Street/America’s Test Kitchen Founder: ‘Nothing is Authentic’… Food Is a ‘River That Keeps Moving’

Christopher Kimball, the founder of Milk Street and America’s Test Kitchen, explained his perspective that, at its core, there is nothing “authentic” about food, which he views as a “river that keeps moving,” shared his stance on buzzy trends and why flavor is what’s missing in the discussion about organics.

Chameleon Embraces Versatility As Path to Total Coffee Platform

Even before its acquisition by Nestlé last year, the Austin-based coffee company has been active in exploring ways to translate its brand identity into new formats and styles, both in ready-to-drink and dry packaged coffee.

Bayside Distributors Finds Focus In Healthy Beverages

Bayside Distributors, which currently services around 1,100 accounts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with a focus on independent gourmet, natural and specialty stores, has followed the pivot in food and beverage towards trends like clean label, plant-based and reduced sugar.

The Top 10 Most Read BevNET Stories of 2017

From acquisitions to new investments and the rise (or fall) of various brands and categories, the impact of the past year will continue to be felt well into 2018. We’ve put together our list of the Top 10 Most Read BevNET stories of 2017.