GT's Living Foods, the most loved and #1 selling Kombucha brand in the U.S., enters the new year in celebration of its 25th anniversary and its continued mission to share the gift of Kombucha with the world.
As startups race to seize shelf space in the emerging market for hemp-infused products, CBD beverage makers have witnessed an influx of competition using low grade ingredients and mislabeled doses. As the category faces increased scrutiny from not just state and federal regulators, but consumers who are inexperienced with or skeptical of hemp-based products, many beverage brands are prioritizing transparency and education.
In an article published earlier this month, GT’s Living Foods founder and CEO GT Dave sat down with Forbes reporter Chloe Sorvino at his Beverly Hills mansion for a deep dive into the making of his kombucha empire in which he appeared to take a few conspicuous swipes at some of his company’s rising competitors.
Kombucha Brewers International (KBI), the trade association committed to promoting and protecting commercial Kombucha Brewers around the world, received a $1 million endowment from GT Dave, CEO and founder of GT's Living Foods.
The market is wide open for beverage entrepreneurs to jump in with innovative and engaging new CBD and hemp-based drinks. Yet established players are equally focused on the potential for CBD as an opportunity to extend existing product lines and inject new energy and dimension to their brands.
In this clip from day one of BevNET Live Winter 2018 held in Santa Monica, Calif. on Dec. 3, Dave discusses his roots as a young beverage entrepreneur, how GT’s seasonal kombuchas offer the opportunity to “transcend the bottle and tell a story,” and how its newest product — Dream Catcher, a cannabidiol (CBD) infused water that adds a new functional dimension to its portfolio — fits into the company’s mission to inspire and excite through health and wellness.
Entrepreneurship is a journey, and the speakers on stage during the first day of BevNET Live Winter 2018 shared their personal stories of traversing the beverage industry. Speaking today in Santa Monica, Calif., industry leaders from emerging and established companies shared their insights into building a thriving beverage business in the current landscape.
Amazon increases minimum wage for all its workers to $15 per hour; Bloomberg article questions whether kombucha can make it big or not; Canadian cannabis provider CannTrust exploring beverage opportunities; Dirty Lemon opens storefront.
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.
Brands big and small are now finding emerging subcultures to build their beds in. From startup recovery drinks crafting an identity around cult fitness brands to big soda companies focusing in on the emerging gaming community.
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.