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Dec 20, 2019

This week, members of the BevNET and NOSH editorial teams joined us for a discussion of some of the major news stories, trends and topics affecting the food and beverage industry in 2019. 

Show notes:

0:57: Sustainable Shots, Inter-senal, Send News Now! -- The episode’s hosts open the show with a chat about meeting Taste Radio fans at BevNET Live Winter 2019 and a brand revamp for ginger and turmeric juice brand Monfefo. They also munched on a cornucopia of gourmet cookies from Milk Bar, riffed on Marty’s love for Italian soccer giant Inter Milan and explained why sooner is better when announcing news about new products that will be launched at Expo West 2020.

14:04: 2019 In Review -- BevNET managing editor Martin Caballero sat down with BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman to recap developments in the burgeoning cannabis CPG segment, and to analyze how investments and transactions from the past year will help shape the market in 2020. Later, they were joined by BevNET staff reporter Brad Avery to contextualize the explosive growth of the oat milk and sparkling water categories this year, and by NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg, who discussed the evolution of frozen food and plant-based meats. In closing, Martin chatted with BevNET founder and CEO John Craven about his major takeaways from 2019, including the emergence of premium canned cocktails and the impact of corporate responsibility in modern America.

Brands in this episode: Monfefo, Milk Bar, O2, Mooala, La Colombe, Oatly, Califia Farms, Coca-Cola, AHA, Diet Coke, Bubly, CytoSport, LaCroix, Phocus, Vital Proteins, Primal Kitchen, Caulipower, Quaker Oats, Chobani, Health-Ade, Recess, VYBES, Daytrip, Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Siggi’s, Daiya Foods, Monster Energy, Nestle, Sweet Earth, Stouffer’s, Burger King, Dunkin’, Perfect Bar, Bolthouse Farms, Campbell’s, Ballast Point, Dean Foods, Suja, Hormel Foods, Stumptown, Essentia Water, The Bitter Housewife, Hella Cocktail Co.