Expo West 2019

Expo West 2019: Clearly Kombucha Takes New Direction Under Molson Coors

Last year, Molson Coors acquired Clearly Kombucha to mark the company’s first purchase of a non-alcoholic beverage brand. Nine months later the small California-based brand has a refreshed look and an energized market strategy aimed at growing the brand’s presence in the kombucha set.

Expo West 2019: PepsiCo Evolves Key Natural Brands

In this interview recorded at Expo West 2019, BevNET spoke with Enrique Cortinas, senior marketing director for PepsiCo North America, about new products from Naked and KeVita, how PepsiCo is supporting the brands through internal reorganization and about Naked's first-ever TV advertising campaign.

Expo West 2019: Oat Milk Innovators Look to Stand Out

While Oatly is currently front and center in oat milk, it is facing an increased competition as brands including Quaker Oats, HP Hood, Silk, Califia Farms, Happy Planet, MALK, Elmhurst Milked, Rise Brewing Co., and Mooala all showcased their respective innovations at Expo West.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Functional + Plant-Based + Water

In our last gallery from Expo West 2019, we highlight some of the new and notable products in the categories of water, plant-based and functional beverages, which includes protein and energy drinks. These include a new line of collagen-infused waters, new flavors from OWYN and Lemon Perfect, as well as a revamped look for MatchaBar’s Hustle.

Expo West 2019: Weller Co-Founders On Building CBD Lifestyle Brand

At Natural Products Expo West 2019 in Anaheim, Calif., the founders of hemp-infused snacks company Weller spoke about its first beverage — a three-SKU line of flavored zero-calorie sparkling waters infused with 25 mg of full spectrum CBD -- and how it is designed to achieve the company’s goal of helping consumers “get CBD at any point in the day.”

Expo West 2019: Goldthread Founder Talks Growing Herbal Tonic Category

In this interview video recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2019, we spoke with the brand’s founder William Siff, a former acupuncturist, to learn how the company is working to make its adaptogen-based beverages click with conventional channel consumers.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Juice, Shots, and Sparkling Drinks

The juice category has found new inspiration with shots. At Natural Products Expo West this month, brands unveiled new takes on the emerging shots category, as well as some fresh spins on traditional juices and sparkling drinks.

Expo West 2019: Verve Coffee Moves “Flash” Forward

Speaking with BevNET at Natural Products Expo West 2019, Verve co-founder Colby Barr discussed why he believes the company's "flash brew" process can help the company disrupt the crowded RTD coffee category and explained how it will create a strong brand identity around the concept.

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. 2: Sparkling Water Innovates, Brain Function Rises

In the second part of our Natural Products Expo West coverage, we take a look at how new entrants in the sparkling water space are moving the category away from natural flavors in favor of botanicals and other infusions. As well, we look at how MCT Oil and nootropics are fueling a rise in brain function beverages.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Kombucha + Drinking Vinegars

In this slideshow gallery, we highlight some of the notable new kombucha and drinking vinegar products and brand redesigns as seen at Expo West 2019, including shelf-stable cans from Revive, a new look for Better Booch, and Odwalla’s hybrid “Smoobucha.”

Expo West 2019: Honest Tea Co-Founder Talks Growing Product Family

In this interview from Natural Products Expo West 2019, BevNET managing editor Martin Caballero caught up with Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman to discuss recent company updates and innovations aimed at growing the brand’s reach with consumers of all ages, plus retail expansion and efforts to improve sustainability.

Expo West 2019 Video Recap: CBD, Oat Milk Driving Beverage Innovation

In this video recap, BevNET founder and CEO John Craven and managing editor Martín Caballero discuss some of the notable trends and new products seen at this year’s Expo West, including the proliferation of CBD and hemp-infused drinks, why oat milk has emerged as the hottest category in the plant-based milk segment, and how leading kombucha brands are pushing the category closer to mainstream audiences and retail channels.