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  • 3Learn from experts in various fields
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FDA Warns Kind on Use of “Healthy”

Posted April 16, 2015 by Christina Ng

Food and beverage entrepreneurs may need to be cautious when it comes to putting the word “healthy” on their labels, especially if they are working with high fat ingredients such as nuts.

FBU Chicago’s Round Table Talks offer Casual, In-Depth Advice

Posted April 16, 2015 by FBU Staff

Got specific questions on growing a food or beverage brand? Need to find out some information that you think is only relevant to your company? The FBU Chicago event will offer attendees the chance to have all of their questions answered in small groups by our own set of expert speakers when we introduce our first set of FBU Round Table Talks during the afternoon break.

FBU Chicago: Argo Tea’s Retail Quest

Posted April 15, 2015 by FBU Staff

Ms. Dimitri will be discussing the way the Chicago-based company developed its RTD extension, including the ways that specific branding elements and innovations move from cafes into and onto bottles. In breaking down the elements of that progression, her talk will provide the FBU audience ways of thinking about their own brand evolution.

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How Can It Help You?

  • Avoid Common Pitfalls
    We've dealt with literally thousands of start up beverage and food startups since BevNET was founded in 1996. Our "Getting Started" section includes items for brand new food & beverage entrepreneurs.

  • Develop Your Product
    Learn about co-packers, flavor companies, ingredient sourcing, and everything you need to commercially produce your product.
  • Find Suppliers
    With the BevNET FBU "Supplier Finder," we've assembled a list of thousands of industry resources sorted by category. Everything you need to develop and manage your company.

  • Build Your Brand
    Building a product is one thing, but developing a brand is a whole other challenge. We've assembled several experts to offer their insight on the subject.

  • Fund Your Startup
    Raising money and funding your food & beverage brand is a hurdle for almost every entrepreneur. These segments help prepare you for finding and dealing with potential investors.

  • Distribute Your Product
    Regardless of how good or innovative your product is, you can't be successful without a sound understanding of how the distribution system works.

  • Legal, Regulatory, Labeling
    In today's world of functional beverages, there are countless regulatory issues that you need to understand. Here, we cover some of the most common issues.

  • Operate Your Company
    Once you've got the basics in place, it's time to operate your food & beverage company. Our featured experts help you set a structure for growth.