The #1 Food & Beverage Learning Resource

Grow or launch your food or beverage brand with the right knowledge and connections.


  • 1Expand your food & beverage knowledge
  • 2Hear about common missteps for startups
  • 3Learn from experts in various fields
  • 4Affordable & available immediately

Introduction to BevNET FBU

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2015 Sweets and Snacks Expo Roundup

Posted May 22, 2015 by Christina Ng

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) hosted its annual Sweets and Snacks Expo this week in Chicago. Featuring approximately 650 exhibitors and over 16,000 industry professionals, the event showcased the latest trends and products in chocolate, candy, gum, snacks, granolas, cookies, cakes and more.

What the Next Decade Will Bring for Food and Beverage

Posted May 14, 2015 by Christina Ng

Technomic, a Chicago-based research and consulting firm, predicts that over the next decade, Americans will dramatically change how and where they spend their money for food as compared to the previous decades when demands (and demographic trends) were more predictable.

Getting Consumer Insight on a Budget

Posted May 14, 2015 by Christina Ng

It’s a question that has long challenged entrepreneurs: how do I learn more about my consumers? Granted, industry reports from leading marketing firms can be helpful in formulating a business and marketing strategy, but they are often very expensive to acquire.

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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.