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BevNET's podcast explores current trends and timely news stories in the food and beverage business. It also features interviews with industry experts, entrepreneurs and analysts. BevNET.com is the leading beverage-oriented media company, producing a web site, print magazine, and live conference series. The company was founded in 1996 by John Craven, with its mission to offer, through products in a variety of media, the best, most comprehensive forum for news coverage, expertise, partnership and support for all members of the beverage community. Since its inception, BevNET.com has become a recognized authority on the beverage industry. BevNET.com and its employees are often used as sources for media publications looking for industry information, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press, CNBC and Wired Magazine. BevNET has offices in Watertown, MA, New York, NY, and San Diego, CA.

BevNET's podcast explores current trends and timely news stories in the food and beverage business. It also features interviews with industry experts, entrepreneurs and analysts. BevNET.com is the leading beverage-oriented media company, producing a web site, print magazine, and live conference series. The company was founded in 1996 by John Craven, with its mission to offer, through products in a variety of media, the best, most comprehensive forum for news coverage, expertise, partnership and support for all members of the beverage community. Since its inception, BevNET.com has become a recognized authority on the beverage industry. BevNET.com and its employees are often used as sources for media publications looking for industry information, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press, CNBC and Wired Magazine. BevNET has offices in Watertown, MA, New York, NY, and San Diego, CA.
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United States

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BevNET's podcast explores current trends and timely news stories in the food and beverage business. It also features interviews with industry experts, entrepreneurs and analysts. BevNET.com is the leading beverage-oriented media company, producing a web site, print magazine, and live conference series. The company was founded in 1996 by John Craven, with its mission to offer, through products in a variety of media, the best, most comprehensive forum for news coverage, expertise, partnership and support for all members of the beverage community. Since its inception, BevNET.com has become a recognized authority on the beverage industry. BevNET.com and its employees are often used as sources for media publications looking for industry information, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press, CNBC and Wired Magazine. BevNET has offices in Watertown, MA, New York, NY, and San Diego, CA.

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@BevNET

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English

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Episodes

Taste Radio Ep. 87: Forager Project Co-Founder: “We Are Great Believers in ‘Ready. Fire. Aim.’”

12/8/2017
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Stephen Williamson, the co-founder and CEO of organic plant-based food and beverage company Forager Project, embraces a non-traditional approach to innovation. “We are great believers in ‘Ready. Fire. Aim.’” he said in a recent interview included in this episode of Taste Radio. “We have tried to leverage anything where we’ve seen success.” Launched in 2013, the San Francisco-based company has built a brand platform that extends from juices to smoothies to snacks and yogurts, all based...

Duration: 01:06:12


Taste Radio Ep. 86: Going Back to the Roots To Become “The Pixar of Food”

12/1/2017
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Back to the Roots, which markets indoor gardening kits and organic breakfast cereal, has come a long way. Having started out making mushrooms out of coffee waste, the company has evolved into an ambitious sustainable food brand that envisions a future when it’s recognized as “The Pixar of Food.” In this week’s episode of Taste Radio, co-founder Nikhil Arora discussed how Back to the Roots is positioning itself to achieve that lofty goal through a consumer-centric approach to innovation and...

Duration: 01:04:55


Taste Radio Ep. 86: Honest Tea Co-Founder Barry Nalebuff: “Focus on Solving a Real Problem”

11/24/2017
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Barry Nalebuff believes that food and beverage entrepreneurs should focus on solving what he calls “a real problem.” When he co-founded organic beverage brand Honest Tea 20 years ago, that meant delivering healthier bottled drinks to consumers at a time when few such options existed. Nalebuff has since integrated that philosophy into other ventures, including alcoholic kombucha company Kombrewcha and Maker Oats, a new brand of organic overnight oats that he developed in partnership with...

Duration: 01:04:58


Taste Radio Ep. 84: Rocking Out With Halen Brands CEO Jason Cohen

11/16/2017
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Halen Brands, a privately held operating company that invests in, acquires, and operates food and beverage brands, describes itself as “created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.” It’s an appropriate tagline given Halen’s leadership team, which is headed by founder and co-CEO Jason Cohen, a highly successful entrepreneur and investor who’s grown and sold brands including Mamma Says, Sensible Portions, Rickland Orchards and Skinny Pop for a combined total of over $560 million. In an...

Duration: 01:02:15


Taste Radio Ep. 83: How Saffron Road Excels At Meeting Millennial Mouths; Forto Takes Its Best Shot

11/9/2017
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Adnan Durrani was once known as “the suit.” A former Wall Street executive, Durrani’s first experience at a natural foods show was a clash in styles: a buttoned-up banker dressed in Brooks Brothers amid hippie entrepreneurs clad in raggedy jeans and sandals. Despite their apparent differences, Durrani, who in 2009 founded American Halal, the maker of Saffron Road, found himself embraced by the community and in particular by Stonyfield Farm co-founder Gary Hirshberg, who became an important...

Duration: 01:07:33


Taste Radio Ep. 82: Soylent Co-Founder Coogan: “A Voracious Appetite for Data Served Us Very Well”

11/1/2017
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A former software engineer, John Coogan says that programmers are often pondering ways to “automate ourselves out of a job.” Coogan, who in 2013 co-founded fast-growing meal replacement products brand Soylent, has a similar perspective when it comes to entrepreneurship. In a recent interview featured in this week’s episode of Taste Radio, Coogan, who recently stepped down as Soylent’s CTO, said that “as entrepreneurs, we should be thinking about how we can manage ourselves out of a job.”...

Duration: 01:01:44


Taste Radio Ep. 81: How a Tech Perspective Helped Hint’s Kara Goldin Build a $100 Million Brand

10/26/2017
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A tech executive-turned-beverage entrepreneur, Kara Goldin has incorporated many of the lessons from her career in Silicon Valley into the development of Hint, an unsweetened, flavored water brand that she launched in 2005. In this week’s episode of Taste Radio, we spoke with Goldin about how her experiences in the tech world helped shape the business strategy for Hint, which markets a variety of still and sparkling water products and is nearing $100 million in annual sales. Goldin also...

Duration: 01:03:32


Taste Radio Ep. 80: GT’s Kombucha Founder: “Successful Businesses Come From a Pure Place”

10/18/2017
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Taste Radio Ep. 80: GT’s Kombucha Founder: “Successful Businesses Come From a Pure Place” Earlier this month the Taste Radio team met with GT Dave, the founder of best-selling kombucha brand GT’s Kombucha. In an interview recorded for this episode, Dave discussed the origins of GT’s, a brand he created 22 years ago and its pioneering role in the fast-growing and high-profile kombucha category. Recorded at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Dave explained his belief that most...

Duration: 01:04:50


Taste Radio Ep. 79: Nourish Snacks’ Joy Bauer's Healthy Take on Indulgence; The Rye Whiskey Experts

10/12/2017
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Joy Bauer believes snacking should be simple. Bauer, the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s “Today” show and founder of granola bites company Nourish Snacks, is concerned that an ever-increasing number of product certifications and overwrought marketing callouts are confusing consumers. In an interview included in this week’s episode of Taste Radio, Bauer stated her belief that most consumers simply want clean labels, easily understood ingredients and delicious flavors, a perspective...

Duration: 00:52:40


Taste Radio Ep. 78: Four Loko/Koia Co-Founder On Why Branding Is The Key to Winning

10/5/2017
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Episode 78 of BevNET’s Taste Radio podcast features a conversation with Chris Hunter, the co-founder of plant-based protein drink brand Koia and a co-founder of Phusion Projects, the Chicago-based alcoholic beverage company best known as the maker of Four Loko. In our interview, recorded at Natural Products Expo East 2017, Hunter discussed the remarkable rise (and notorious reputation) of Four Loko and why a focus on branding and merchandising was key to its success. Hunter also explained...

Duration: 00:54:18


Taste Radio Ep. 77: Bleeding Edge Innovation With Impossible Foods’ Founder Pat Brown

9/29/2017
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In this week’s episode of BevNET’s Taste Radio, we’re joined by Pat Brown, the founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, a food tech company focused on the development of meat, dairy and fish products derived from plant-based material. Best known as the maker of the Impossible Burger, a juicy, meatless patty that’s served in trendy restaurants nationwide, the company has reportedly raised over $300 million to date, including investment from GV and Bill Gates. Project NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg...

Duration: 00:59:36


TasteRadio Podcast 76 Final 9 20 17

9/21/2017
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TasteRadio Podcast 76 Final 9 20 17 by BevNET Inc.

Duration: 01:03:34


Taste Radio Ep. 75: Grandy Oats’ Founders on Why Authenticity Matters; Evolution of Plant-Based Meat

9/15/2017
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Taste Radio episode 75, presented by Virun, features a compelling conversation with Aaron Anker and Nat Peirce, who are the co-founders of Grandy Oats, a maker, wholesaler and retailer of organic granola. BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman met with Anker and Peirce at Grandy Oats’ headquarters in Hiram, Maine, where the trio spoke about the company’s development and evolution since its launch in 1979. Over the past two years, Grandy Oats, which has remained independent since its...

Duration: 01:02:41


Taste Radio Ep. 74: How Matt Thomas Built One of The Fastest Growing Kombucha Brands in the U.S.

9/8/2017
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In this week’s episode of BevNET’s Taste Radio, we’re joined by Matt Thomas, the founder and CEO of Townshend’s Tea Company and Brew Dr. Kombucha. In a conversation with BevNET assistant editor Marty Caballero, Thomas discussed the origins of Townshend's, a premium tea retailer based in Portland, Ore., and its development of Brew Dr., which has become one of the fastest-growing brands in the breakout kombucha category. Thomas explained how a tea-forward approach to formulation continues to...

Duration: 00:59:13


Taste Radio Ep. 73: How Can Premiumization and Portland Define a Rich Career? Ask Joth Ricci.

8/31/2017
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This week’s episode of Taste Radio features a captivating interview with veteran beverage executive Joth Ricci, whose extensive leadership experience spans across the beverage spectrum. Over a 17-year career, Ricci has held roles as president of Stumptown Coffee, president and CEO of Jones Soda and managing director with beverage investment and advisory firm First Beverage Group. BevNET assistant editor Marty Caballero recently traveled to Portland, Ore. to meet with Ricci, who is...

Duration: 01:03:14


Taste Radio Ep. 72: Biena Bets on Big Future for Whole Food Protein; High Brew Takes Us For a Ride

8/25/2017
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In episode 72 of Taste Radio, we feature a conversation with Poorvi Patodia, who is the founder and CEO of Biena, a fast-growing maker of roasted chickpea snacks. Just five years since its launch, Biena is distributed at 15,000 locations across the U.S. and available at Whole Foods, Target, Sprouts and Stop & Shop. Patodia outlined her vision for roasted chickpeas and how the combination of familiar snack flavors and a healthy, whole food option continues to win over investors,...

Duration: 01:02:20


Taste Radio Ep. 71: Intelligentsia’s Doug Zell Will Never Be Satisfied; Runa’s Gage Is Fully Alive

8/11/2017
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Doug Zell believes in “chasing perfection with the hope of never catching it.” That concept guides the core mission of Intelligentsia, a super-premium coffee roaster and retailer that Zell co-founded 22 years ago. In a conversation included as part of this week’s episode, Zell expounded on how Intelligentsia’s relentless pursuit for improvement permeates its retail and packaged coffee business. He also discussed why the “totality of the impression” carries so much significance for the...

Duration: 01:06:48


Taste Radio Ep. 69: Jon Sebastiani On Wine, Stunning Success and Kraving The Next Big Thing

8/3/2017
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This week’s episode of Taste Radio features a wide-ranging conversation with Krave Jerky and Sonoma Brands founder Jon Sebastiani. Recorded at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show, Sebastiani delved into his background in the food and beverage industry as an heir to a legacy wine family and talked about what spurred him to strike out on his own with Krave. He reflected on the meteoric growth of the meat snack brand, which launched in 2009 and was acquired by The Hershey Co. in 2015 for $240...

Duration: 01:03:46


Taste Radio Ep. 68: Talking Innovative Ventures and Investments with Owl’s Brew and 301INC

7/28/2017
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This week’s edition of Taste Radio features an interview with Jennie Ripps, the co-founder and CEO of Owl’s Brew, a maker of tea-based cocktail mixers and tea-and-beer Radlers. In our conversation, Ripps spoke about the development of Owl’s Brew, which has been at the forefront of the premium cocktail mixer category since its launch in 2013. She also discussed the company’s relationship with Zx Ventures, the global incubation arm of Anheuser Busch, which is an investor in the brand,...

Duration: 00:55:57


Taste Radio Ep. 67: Sir Kensington's Scott Norton Talks Condiments and Culture

7/20/2017
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On this week’s episode of Taste Radio, Project NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg and BevNET’s Jon Landis are joined by Scott Norton, founder of natural condiment brand Sir Kensington’s. Fueled by a mission to create “condiments with character,” the New York-based company, which was acquired by food and consumer product giant Unilever in April, is using a commitment to clean ingredients and responsible sourcing to reshape how consumers think about ketchup, mayonnaise and the entire condiment...

Duration: 01:05:00

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