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BevNET’s Taste Radio is the podcast for food and beverage professionals, where we talk trends, interview the leaders and rising stars in the industry and discuss knowledge and topics that we hope entrepreneurs and pros everywhere find useful.

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East Imperial’s Secret Weapon? A Consistent, Disciplined Emphasis On This.

+ Tony Burt, East Imperial

Tony Burt, the founder and CEO of super-premium mixer brand East Imperial, spoke about the why a consistent and disciplined emphasis on the brand’s core values has been key to its success, how the company holds the line on pricing and positioning and identifies ideal placement for its products and why it is agnostic about strategic partnerships.

East Imperial’s Secret Weapon? A Consistent, Disciplined Emphasis On This.2023-12-26T12:27:16+00:00

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Buy Or Sell? We’re Split On The Potential For These Concepts.

+ Henry Hill, Hill's Research Kitchen

A $900 million M&A deal was a top talking point for the hosts, who also highlighted a $40 million private equity fund focused on investment in emerging brands and opined on both trendy concepts and those of cultural significance. This episode also features an interview with culinary expert and product developer Henry Hill, who spoke about ways that modern brands can optimize flavor and texture.

Buy Or Sell? We’re Split On The Potential For These Concepts.2023-12-22T10:53:49+00:00

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How Deux’s Mastery Of Social Media Vaulted It Into The Big Time

+ Sabeena Ladha, Deux

Sabeena Ladha, the founder and CEO of Deux, spoke about how her prior work experience helped give the a better-for-you sweets brand a head start, why Deux promotes indulgence first and foremost, how the collaborative nature of its social media and influencer strategy has benefited trial, awareness and innovation, and how she navigates the challenge of managing three product lines.

How Deux’s Mastery Of Social Media Vaulted It Into The Big Time2024-01-08T20:15:50+00:00

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What’s So Great About PRIME? Plus, The Collab That Shattered The Internet.

PRIME is a phenomenon. The brand has risen to become a major player in the sports drink category and is generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. What makes it so special? The hosts unpacked PRIME’s appeal and remarkable success. They also highlighted a viral Doritos-flavored spirit, key details to include in investor pitches and a new Girl Scout cookie-inspired snack.

What’s So Great About PRIME? Plus, The Collab That Shattered The Internet.2023-12-15T13:28:40+00:00

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Yes, Call It A Comeback. Why Innovation Is Key To Rudi’s Revival.

+ Jane Miller & Adam Hertel, Rudi's

Jane Miller and Adam Hertel, the CEO and Chief Sales Officer, respectively, of Rudi's, discussed their plan to breathe new life into the legacy bakery brand, how they identified its most pressing issues, why they are emphasizing innovation and how Rudi’s is working closely with retail partners to develop new products that can resonate with new and existing consumers.

Yes, Call It A Comeback. Why Innovation Is Key To Rudi’s Revival.2023-12-13T10:12:32+00:00

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They Came. They Pitched. They Won.

In the midst of our Winter 2023 events, the hosts highlighted the brands that triumphed in the NOSH Pitch Slam along with BevNET’s Cocktail Showdown and New Beverage Showdown. They also spoke about the palpable energy and enthusiasm at the events and why a new generation of THC-infused beverages indicates a promising future for cannabis drinks.

They Came. They Pitched. They Won.2023-12-08T13:38:37+00:00

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How Jimbo’s Became One Of The Most Admired Retailers In The U.S.

+ Jimbo Someck, Jimbo's

Jimbo Someck, the founder of natural grocery chain Jimbo’s, chronicled the origins of his interest in organic food and retail, how he and his team evaluate novel ideas and products, and how he leverages his influence to promote values that he is passionate about, including regenerative agriculture.

How Jimbo’s Became One Of The Most Admired Retailers In The U.S.2023-12-05T12:29:28+00:00

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C-Stores Of The Future Unite, And We Munch Together

The hosts discussed a planned merger between upscale corner store retailers Foxtrot Market and Dom's Kitchen & Market, munched on international snack brands and recalled a time when BevNET briefly entered the bar business.

C-Stores Of The Future Unite, And We Munch Together2023-12-01T14:55:57+00:00

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How Maya Kaimal Stayed On Track Even When A Misstep Almost Derailed Her Brand

+ Maya Kaimal, Maya Kaimal Foods

Maya Kaimal, the founder and Chief Culinary and Creative Officer of Maya Kaimal Foods, a groundbreaking brand of Indian-inspired sauces, condiments and ready-to-eat dishes, spoke about how her company operates and innovates at the intersection of data, trends and retailer needs, aligning with an investor that could support her vision; and what she’s learned about hiring the right – and wrong – people.

How Maya Kaimal Stayed On Track Even When A Misstep Almost Derailed Her Brand2023-11-28T14:00:06+00:00

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How Tetra Pak's Innovation Ecosystem Is Designed To Help Emerging Brands Win

Everything. It's the answer to the question about what early-stage entrepreneurs need help with when launching and developing their brands. The good news is that there's a company that can offer help with everything. Tetra Pak.

How Tetra Pak’s Innovation Ecosystem Is Designed To Help Emerging Brands Win2024-01-02T17:37:27+00:00