Category Close-Up

During Category Close-Up, BevNET and NOSH editors bring together a group of experts from across the industry to take a deep dive into the market trends and overall business climate shaping a major food and beverage category. In conversation with investors, analysts, distributors, retail buyers and brand leaders, Category Close-Up goes beyond the headlines to examine the mechanics that are driving categories forward, from investment activity to changes in the retail landscape to the impact of product innovation and the influence of rapidly changing consumer preferences. 

Following each Expert Panel, the next day, we’ll shift to the brands’ perspective, hearing directly from the companies that are actively creating and responding to these market shifts during our Product Showcase.

Videos

Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Meat Snacks & Plant-Based Meat Snacks 00:47:30

Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Meat Snacks & Plant-Based Meat Snacks

Sep 23, 2021 at 1:20 PM
In this episode, NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg and reporter Erin Cabrey interview executives and brand leaders from jerky, meat stick and pork rind companies discussing changes within the category.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Meat Snacks & Plant-Based Meat Snacks 00:43:40

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Meat Snacks & Plant-Based Meat Snacks

Sep 22, 2021 at 2:02 PM
In this month’s Category Closeup Meat Snacks: Expert Analysis, we’ll have two interviews with industry leaders who both had large roles in the category’s development.

Product Showcase: Condiment Bonus Interviews 00:38:37

Product Showcase: Condiment Bonus Interviews

Aug 31, 2021 at 3:19 PM
In this special bonus segment, you’ll hear from five more brands about the market dynamics that are currently shaping the category, including: hlthPunk, Brooklyn Delhi, Melindas, K Pop & Fody Foods.

Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Condiments 00:30:03

Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Condiments

Aug 19, 2021 at 4:33 PM
During the Product Showcase you’ll hear about the latest innovations and updates from brands including: Red Clay Hot Sauce, Brooklyn Delhi, Halo and Cleaver, Bushwick Kitchen and Bachan’s.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Condiments 00:47:18

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Condiments

Aug 18, 2021 at 1:50 PM
In this month’s Category Closeup Condiments: Expert Analysis, we’ll hear from a group of industry leaders about the tactics, trends, and efforts successful condiment brands must embrace.

Category Close-Up: Cereal - Product Showcase 00:46:18

Category Close-Up: Cereal - Product Showcase

Jul 22, 2021 at 4:04 PM
During the Product Showcase you’ll hear about the latest innovations and updates from brands including: IWON Organics, Evoke Healthy Foods, Nature’s Path and more.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Cereal 00:42:23

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Cereal

Jul 21, 2021 at 2:15 PM
Category Closeup Cereal: Expert Analysis featuring Jeff Grogg of JPG resources, Sarah Lowrey of Perfect Snacks and Rob Maxwell of Rodeo CPG.

Category Close-Up: Sports Drinks - Product Showcase 00:43:48

Category Close-Up: Sports Drinks - Product Showcase

Jul 16, 2021 at 3:18 PM
This month’s episode of Category Close-Up: Sports Drinks shifts to the brands that are driving the action on-shelf in retailers nationwide.


Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Frozen Meals 00:46:06

Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Frozen Meals

May 27, 2021 at 5:16 PM
We’re featuring innovative brands that produce frozen entrees during our Product Showcase portion of Category Close-Up.

Category Close-Up: Frozen Meals - Expert Analysis 00:46:12

Category Close-Up: Frozen Meals - Expert Analysis

May 26, 2021 at 3:42 PM
In this month’s Category Closeup: Expert Analysis, we’ll hear from a group of industry leaders discuss trends, tactics and what frozen food brands face within the frozen meal category.

Category Close-Up: CSDs/Soda - Product Showcase 00:49:27

Category Close-Up: CSDs/Soda - Product Showcase

May 19, 2021 at 4:18 PM
On this edition of Product Showcase, you’ll hear about the latest product innovations and brand updates from: Top Note, United Sodas, Corina's Switchy, Mad Vine, Casamara Club and Soda Bossa.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - CSDs/Soda 00:39:40

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - CSDs/Soda

May 18, 2021 at 3:27 PM
In this month’s episode of Category Closeup: Expert Analysis, we sit down with Max Baumann (CEO, Basemakers) & Mark Murray (CEO, Jones Soda Co.) to discuss the state of the soda category.

Category Close-Up: Confection - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews 00:21:50

Category Close-Up: Confection - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews

May 5, 2021 at 5:18 PM
On this Bonus Edition of our Confection Product Showcase, you’ll hear about the latest innovations and updates from: Blue Stripes Urban Cacao Bon AppéSweet ChocXO

Category Close-Up: Noodles - Product Showcase Bonus Episode 00:22:54

Category Close-Up: Noodles - Product Showcase Bonus Episode

Apr 28, 2021 at 2:58 PM
On this Bonus Episode from our Noodles Product Showcase, you'll hear about the latest innovations and updates from Cappello's, Lotus Foods, and Jovial Foods.

Category Close-Up: Confection - Product Showcase 00:47:21

Category Close-Up: Confection - Product Showcase

Apr 22, 2021 at 4:41 PM
In this episode of Product Showcase, we hear about the latest innovations and updates from confection brands such as Kanda Chocolates, Numa, NibMor, SkinnyDipped, Project 7, and Chuao Chocolatier.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Confection 00:56:20

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Confection

Apr 21, 2021 at 4:27 PM
In this month’s Category Closeup: Expert Analysis, we’ll hear from a group of industry leaders about the market dynamics facing confection brands as well as the opportunities within the category.

Category Close-Up: Bottled Water - Product Showcase 01:11:45

Category Close-Up: Bottled Water - Product Showcase

Apr 14, 2021 at 4:45 PM
On this edition of Product Showcase, you’ll hear about updates from hellowater, GIVN, FLOW Alkaline Spring Water, Richard's Rainwater, Akeso, The Alkaline Water Company and ESSE.

Category Close-Up: Bottled Water - Expert Analysis 00:51:54

Category Close-Up: Bottled Water - Expert Analysis

Apr 13, 2021 at 2:09 PM
In this episode of Category Close-Up, our panel of industry experts examine the present and future of the bottled water segment. They also discuss the issues of sustainability in bottled water.

Category Close-Up: Juice - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews 00:28:50

Category Close-Up: Juice - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews

Mar 29, 2021 at 4:13 PM
Following our last episode of product showcase, where we spoke with a range of juice brand leaders, this clip features additional interviews with juice brands.

Category Close-Up: Noodles - Product Showcase 00:45:24

Category Close-Up: Noodles - Product Showcase

Mar 24, 2021 at 3:26 PM
In this episode of Product Showcase, we continue our discussion of the pasta and noodle category and hear about the latest news and innovations from brands such as Nona Lim, Banza, and more.

Category Close-Up: Noodles - Expert Analysis 00:49:16

Category Close-Up: Noodles - Expert Analysis

Mar 23, 2021 at 5:19 PM
In this month’s Category Closeup: Expert Analysis, we’ll hear from a group of industry explore the market dynamics facing pasta brands.

Category Close-Up: Juice - Product Showcase 01:03:42

Category Close-Up: Juice - Product Showcase

Mar 17, 2021 at 12:07 PM
On this edition of Product Showcase, you’ll hear about updates from Happy Moose, Karuna Beverages, Uncle Matt’s Organic, Monfefo, Garden of Flavor, Suja Organic, Vive Organics, and JUICERA.

 Category Close-Up: Juice - Expert Analysis 00:40:25

Category Close-Up: Juice - Expert Analysis

Mar 15, 2021 at 9:38 PM
In this episode of Category Closeup: Expert Analysis, the panel examined the present and future of the juice segment, framing current trends against historical precedents and consumer preferences.

Category Close-Up: Yogurt - Product Showcase 00:46:07

Category Close-Up: Yogurt - Product Showcase

Feb 24, 2021 at 2:30 PM
In this episode NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg and reporter Erin Cabrey interview executives and brand leaders from both emerging and established yogurt companies to discuss individual company strategy.

Category Close-Up: Yogurt - Expert Analysis 00:50:51

Category Close-Up: Yogurt - Expert Analysis

Feb 23, 2021 at 3:24 PM
On this episode, we hear from experts about changes to the yogurt set and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted consumer behavior in the category.

Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Energy Drinks 01:04:08

Category Close-Up: Product Showcase - Energy Drinks

Feb 17, 2021 at 4:20 PM
On this edition of Product Showcase, you’ll hear about the latest product innovations and brand updates from Wingman Smart Energy, GO BIG, Celsius and more.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Energy Drinks 00:52:59

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis - Energy Drinks

Feb 15, 2021 at 8:43 PM
In this episode of Category Closeup, we take a deep dive into the energy drinks category.

Category Close-Up: Nutrition Bars - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews 00:30:53

Category Close-Up: Nutrition Bars - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews

Feb 11, 2021 at 12:21 PM
In our December edition of Product Showcase, we spoke with nutrition bar brands about their latest launches and news. In this episode we hear from more bar brands about their latest news and launches.

Category Close-Up: Chips - Product Showcase 00:47:59

Category Close-Up: Chips - Product Showcase

Jan 29, 2021 at 2:37 PM
For the next edition of Category Close-Up, Product Showcase, we’re taking a deep dive into the fast paced chips category and their innovative brands.

Category Close-Up: Kombucha & Probiotics - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews 00:23:36

Category Close-Up: Kombucha & Probiotics - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews

Jan 29, 2021 at 1:19 PM
In this clip, we continue our discussion of the kombucha and probiotic category and speak with more brands about their latest launches and strategies.

Category Close-Up: Chips - Expert Analysis 00:51:41

Category Close-Up: Chips - Expert Analysis

Jan 28, 2021 at 1:19 PM
In today’s Expert Analysis, you’ll hear from a group of authorities about the consumer behaviors and other factors impacting the chips category.

Category Close-Up: Kombucha & Probiotics - Product Showcase 01:02:29

Category Close-Up: Kombucha & Probiotics - Product Showcase

Jan 20, 2021 at 12:43 PM
On this edition of Product Showcase, you’ll hear about the latest product innovations and brand updates from GT’s Living Foods, Better Booch and more.

Category Close-Up: Kombucha & Probiotics - Expert Analysis 00:55:22

Category Close-Up: Kombucha & Probiotics - Expert Analysis

Jan 19, 2021 at 1:14 PM
Experts from SPINS, Gelson's Markets, Whipstitch Capital and Aqua ViTea examine the Kombucha & Probiotic category.

Category Close-Up: Nutrition Bars - Product Showcase 00:41:21

Category Close-Up: Nutrition Bars - Product Showcase

Dec 2, 2020 at 2:33 PM
In this episode of Product Showcase you’ll hear about the latest innovations and updates from brands within the nutrition bar category.

Category Close-Up: Nutrition Bars - Expert Analysis 00:47:55

Category Close-Up: Nutrition Bars - Expert Analysis

Dec 1, 2020 at 2:57 PM
Our expert panel examines how the bar category has evolved over the past few years, embracing a wide range of diet trends such as keto and more.

Category Close-up: Ice Cream - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews 00:42:52

Category Close-up: Ice Cream - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews

Nov 25, 2020 at 4:58 PM
In this special bonus segment, you’ll hear from more brands about the market dynamics that are currently shaping the ice cream industry.

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Milks & Creamers - Product Showcase 00:57:02

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Milks & Creamers - Product Showcase

Nov 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM
On this edition of Product Showcase, you’ll hear about the latest product innovations and brand updates from Mooala, nutpods, Oatly, RISE Brewing Co.

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Milk & Creamers - Expert Analysis 01:06:32

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Milk & Creamers - Expert Analysis

Nov 10, 2020 at 12:48 PM
In this episode of Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis, we’ll be exploring the plant-based milk and creamer category.

Category Close-up: Ice Cream - Product Showcase 00:48:04

Category Close-up: Ice Cream - Product Showcase

Oct 28, 2020 at 1:47 PM
In this edition of Product Showcase you’ll hear about the latest innovations and updates from Ice cream brands including Coolhaus, Eclipse, and more.

Category Close-up: Ice Cream - Expert Analysis 00:59:26

Category Close-up: Ice Cream - Expert Analysis

Oct 27, 2020 at 1:27 PM
In this episode, we bring together a group of industry authorities to take a closer look into the market dynamics shaping the ice cream industry.

Category Close-up: Sparkling Water - Product Showcase 01:00:47

Category Close-up: Sparkling Water - Product Showcase

Oct 14, 2020 at 1:35 PM
In this episode of Product Showcase, we hear from sparkling water brands to discuss product strategy and new innovations.

Category Close-Up: Sparkling Water - Expert Analysis 00:50:03

Category Close-Up: Sparkling Water - Expert Analysis

Oct 13, 2020 at 12:20 PM
In this episode of Category Close-Up, our expert panel takes a look at the sparkling water category's fast growth and future innovations.

Category Close-Up: Coffee - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews 00:26:05

Category Close-Up: Coffee - Product Showcase Bonus Interviews

Oct 8, 2020 at 1:03 PM
Following our last episode of Product Showcase: RTD coffee, we hear from more brands discussing market strategy and latest innovations.

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Meats - Product Showcase 00:47:37

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Meats - Product Showcase

Sep 23, 2020 at 2:17 PM
On Product Showcase: Plant-Based Protein you’ll hear about the latest innovations and updates from brands.

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Meats - Expert Analysis 01:05:27

Category Close-Up: Plant-Based Meats - Expert Analysis

Sep 22, 2020 at 12:31 PM
This panel examines the plant-based protein space — a rapidly growing category that has kept the industry on its toes.

Category Close-Up: Coffee - Product Showcase 01:15:18

Category Close-Up: Coffee - Product Showcase

Sep 9, 2020 at 1:32 PM
Hear about the latest innovations and updates from RTD coffee brands.

Category Close-Up: Coffee - Expert Analysis 00:49:10

Category Close-Up: Coffee - Expert Analysis

Sep 8, 2020 at 1:16 PM
Leaders from Chameleon Cold Brew, Rabobank, KeHE and PowerPlant Ventures examine the state of the RTD coffee category.