Taste Radio Insider

Taste Radio Insider is a podcast focused on news, trends and innovation in the business of food and beverage. The show features interviews with the industry’s movers and shakers and includes discussion on emerging trends, innovation and news of the week from members of the BevNET and NOSH teams.

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Insider Episode 10 - :

Beanfields: Arnold Ventura

+ NOSH Live, Brewbround Live

Beanfields CEO Arnold Ventura explores the development of his professional life amid the rapidly evolving food and beverage industries and how lessons gleaned from each role have molded his perspective on business and his leadership style.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 10: How Beanfields is Winning Consumers One Package at a Time2018-11-30T14:25:46+00:00

Insider Episode 9 - :

Barnana: Nik Ingersöll

+ Nootropics, CBD

How Barnana Co-Founder/CMO Nik Ingersöll makes ugly bananas look amazing; also featured: an exploration into the brain-boosting business of nootropic beverages and why CBD drink brands might find a friendly bill coming their way.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 9: Barnana’s Co-Founder Explains Why Package Design Is Everything; Beyond The Headlines: Nootropics and CBD2018-11-23T11:45:20+00:00

Insider Episode 8 - :

Ugly Drinks: Hugh Thomas & Joe Benn

Ugly Drinks co-founders Hugh Thomas and Joe Benn discussed growth planning for both the U.S. and U.K. markets, how the perspective of Ugly as a “digital brand” has shaped its overall business strategy, and how its loyal consumers -- aka the “Ugly Mob” -- have enabled the company to rapidly iterate and innovate.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 8: Why ‘Digital First’ Is The Ugly Way to Succeed2018-11-16T14:11:52+00:00

Insider Episode 7 - :

Vive Organic: Wyatt Taubman

Just three years after launching, wellness shot brand Vive Organic landed a $7 million funding round. In this episode, founder/CEO Wyatt Taubman opened up the company playbook and gave brands looking to raise money a must-hear play-by-play of how the deal got done.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 7: Just How Did This Tiny Brand Pick Up $7 Million In New Funding?2018-11-09T16:00:08+00:00

Insider Episode 6 - :

The CBD Gold Rush

+ Green Monday: David Yeung

How CBD became the hottest ingredient in food and beverage and the factors affecting its future; A conversation with international businessman and investor David Yeung whose global platform, Green Monday, is influencing how governments and corporations consider plant-based food

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 6: The CBD Gold Rush; David Yeung’s Dream of a Green Monday and Omnipork For All2018-11-10T11:44:19+00:00

Insider Episode 5 - :

Spindrift: Bill Creelman & Caroline Kibler

Spindrift founder and CEO Bill Creelman and Caroline Kibler, the company’s SVP of marketing, join Taste Radio Insider to discuss the continued evolution of the fast-growing sparkling water brand and how it is attempting to separate itself from both upstart and legacy competitors.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 5: Why Not Dwelling On The Competition Has Helped Spindrift Continue to Sparkle2019-04-01T10:55:09+00:00

Insider Episode 4 - :

Sandows: Hugh Duffie

The fourth installment of Taste Radio Insider features an interview with Hugh Duffie, the co-founder of U.K.-based coffee company Sandows, who spoke about the emergence of the cold brew category across the pond and using the power of design to elicit interest and trial. The hosts discussed the recent and abrupt shuttering of Pilotworks and riffed on recent office visits and notable products sent to BevNET HQ.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 4: How Sandows Is Using the Power of Design to Pave a Path for Cold Brew Across the Pond2018-10-19T15:04:55+00:00

Insider Episode 3 - :

Sonoma Brands: Jon Sebastiani

+ Hot Trends from NACS 2018

Jon Sebastiani, the founder of Krave Jerky, pulls back the curtain on the business strategy behind his incubator and private equity fund Sonoma Brands. The hosts discuss beverage-related news, trends and innovation in the convenience store channel as viewed at the 2018 NACS show.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 3: How to Get Sonoma Brands Founder Jon Sebastiani To Invest In Your Business; Hot Trends from NACS 20182018-10-12T15:07:14+00:00

Insider Episode 2 - :

Uncle Matt's: Matt McLean

+ Analysis: KDP/Core Deal

In this episode, we feature an interview with Matt McLean, the founder of organic beverage company Uncle Matt’s, who discussed the brand’s evolution from its launch nearly 20 years ago through to its sale to dairy conglomerate Dean Foods in 2017. We also sit down with BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman, who offered insight and perspective into Keurig Dr Pepper’s $525 million acquisition of Core Nutrition.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 2: Want Brand Loyalty? ‘Be Consistently Great,’ Says Uncle Matt’s Founder; Insight Into the KDP/Core Deal2018-10-05T17:46:41+00:00

Insider Episode 1 - :

Country Archer: Eugene Kang

+ Beverage Trendspotting at Expo East 2018

In Episode 1 of Taste Radio Insider, a new podcast focused on news, trends and innovation in business of food and beverage, we’re joined by Eugene Kang, the co-founder and CEO of fast-growing meat snack brand Country Archer. In our interview, Kang explained how perseverance and thinking outside-the-box have paid huge dividends for the brand. We also discussed trends and innovation in notable beverage categories, including RTD coffee and alt-dairy, as seen at Natural Products Expo East 2018.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 1: How Country Archer Turned Rejection Into a Multi-Million Dollar Idea2018-09-28T14:53:26+00:00