Beverage brands are at the front of a campaign to protect sales of cannabidiol (CBD) in California, after the state’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a revised FAQ stating the hemp-derived ingredient is not approved as a food or dietary supplement.
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.
Continuing with the theme of limited edition flavors that started with their 20th anniversary flavor, launched back in 2015, GT’s Kombucha has recently released a 2017 Fall seasonal flavor called “Living in Gratitude.”
Episode 80 features an interview with GT Dave, the founder and CEO of GT’s Kombucha. We also speak with Sean Kelly, the founder and CEO of SnackNation. And in the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Lilly Wunsch, the co-founder and COO of 4th & Heart. 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.
Alive will be available in three varieties, each featuring a blend of adaptogenic mushrooms and apple cider vinegar paired with a different tea: Mate Mint, Guayusa Turmeric and Pu-erh Root. Each will be packaged in a 16 oz. glass bottles and contain 30 calories and 7g of sugar.
In a conversation with BevNET assistant editor Marty Caballero, Thomas discussed the origins of Townshend's, a premium tea retailer based in Portland, Ore., and its development of Brew Dr., which has become one of the fastest-growing brands in the breakout kombucha category. This week's episode of Taste Radio is presented by Virun.
This week's episode spotlights a recent conversation with Jeff Church, the co-founder and CEO of Suja, who opined on the role of luck in business, why a thorough understanding of consumer demand is critical to success, and explained how “the rule of twos” helped steer the company through its growth and development.
A Cook County, Ill. judge moves to delay the implementation of the county's tax on sugary beverages, a class member objects to the terms of the GT's Kombucha-Whole Foods lawsuit settlement, and Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits faces allegations of fraud.
As the industry continues to mature, the manner in which individual brands choose to approach the issue of alcohol and sugar content in kombucha will likely play a significant role in determining the health of the category going forward.
Over Memorial Day Weekend, GT’s debuted a limited-edition Kombucha called Liberty – a sweet summer blend that’s more than just a seasonal flavor. The best-selling brewers intend to use this moment to open a dialogue, advocating #LibertyForAll.
In this episode of the BevNET Podcast, Sperry, along with Carol Ortenberg, the editor of BevNET sister site Project NOSH, discussed Whole Foods’ efforts to revitalize its brand and assuage key investors in light of its announcement of changes to its board of directors, category management, and the launch of a loyalty program.
Strong growth in the dairy-alternative market -- which is expected to reach over $35 billion by 2024, according to a September, 2016 report from Grand View Research -- is presenting some companies with added motivation to enter the kefir space.