Spirits Gallery: Giving Thanks for New Whiskeys and Tequila

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this Spirts Gallery takes a look at a handful of the notable new spirit releases that we'll be toasting with at the dinner table this year, including a solera-aged rye from Maryland's Gray Wolf Distilling, the second expression in the Heaven's Door Bootleg Series, and a special benefit release from Widow Jane.

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Jones Soda: Revenue Growth Rebounds in Third Quarter

Jones Soda turned around roughly 18 months of declining sales this fall, with revenue up 17% to $3.5 million according to the company’s Q3 earnings report this week. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue grew 430 basis points to 46% in the quarter, compared to 21.7% in Q2, while net loss improved to $450,000, compared to $476,000 previously.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 104: The First Step To Securing Millions In Venture Capital? It’s Easier Than You Think

Filipp Chebotarev, co-founder of venture capital firm Cambridge SPG, spoke about what he learned from developing an unsuccessful food brand, effective strategies for initiating and cultivating relationships with investors, why he’ll review a 70-page pitch deck under the right circumstances and the general rules that predict success in food and beverage.

Monster: Q3 Yields Best-Ever Net Sales of $1.25B

Monster Energy Corp. saw net sales of $1.25 billion during the third quarter of 2020, a new company record, according to an earnings report released by the company on Thursday.

Review: Ouli Tisane

Ouli, which is a sister brand of Dona Chai, is a line of super premium herbal teas that contain 10 calories or less with no added sweeteners. The product line presently includes three flavors: Turmeric Cherry, Cardamom Mint and Elderflower Fennel.?

SprintToSuccess S1E7: What’s a Pretty Package Without a Roadmap?

You’re probably wondering what we’re going to show in this final episode, right? We already did the big reveal and showed you what the redesign actually looks like so what else could there be? Well, a good package (design) always needs something to tie it together. In this final episode, we show you two final key components. The first component is the Brand Style Guide. It’s basically a roadmap that shows the entrepreneur and their vendors the rules and principles of the brand, i.e logo lockups, brand colors, etc. The second component is the production of the mechanical file. This involves talking with the printers, creating mechanical files, and proofing.

Cann Recruits Goop’s Gwenyth Paltrow As Investor, Brand Advocate

Cannabis-infused beverage brand Cann announced last week that it has received investments from a roster of high profile backers including Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow; actors Rebel Wilson, Ruby Rose and Darren Criss; NBA point guard Baron Davis; singer Tove Lo and YouTuber Casey Neistat.

Mooala Expands To Center Aisle With Shelf-Stable Products

The new products include non-perishable versions of the brand’s existing SKUs, including Original Bananamilk, Unsweetened Coconut Oatmilk, and original and vanilla bean versions of its Unsweetened Almondmilk. The milks retail for $4.33 per 1 liter carton while the creamers, available in Banana Nut, Oats ‘n’ Creme and Vanilla Bean flavors, sell for $3.74 per 11 oz. Tetra Pak.

“Cocktail Whisperer” Crafts Cannabis Mocktail Line Klaus

Author and mixologist Warren Bobrow’s new venture — a line of premium THC-infused craft mocktails called Klaus, set to debut at licensed California dispensaries in the Los Angeles area in Q1 2021— is his attempt to supply the cannabis RTD space with injection of real ingredients and complex flavors.

Gallery: October’s New Beverage Launches

In this month's New Product Gallery, we highlight a handful of notable new product releases from a busy October, including Sparkling Ice's move into alkaline water, nutritional drinks from Kate Farms and Project Breakfast, plus new powder mixes from Kinderlyte, Liquid I.V., HidrateSpark, Cure Hydration and Nutrient Survival.

New York Releases Regulations for CBD in Food and Beverage

The New York State Department of Health on Wednesday issued proposed regulations for the processing and retail sale of cannabinoid hemp products in the state, which included standards for CBD and other hemp extracts as additives in food and beverage.

KDP: Q3 Sales Rise, While Honickman Deal Reshapes NY/NJ Distro

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) reported a 5.8% increase in net sales in the third quarter, an encouraging performance that saw the company strengthen its full year guidance The company.also announced this week an agreement with The Honickman Companies that will see the beverage company assume sales and distribution of several of its core CSD brands in New York and New Jersey.