Launch Your Food or Beverage Company the Right Way

Are you starting a food or beverage company and looking to learn the ropes? Or do you want to expand your knowledge of the industry and connect with other food and beverage entrepreneurs and experts?

Gain valuable wisdom and insight at BevNET’s Food and Beverage University (FBU), the industry’s premier educational and networking event. FBU LA will take place on Thursday September 11, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center at 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The one-day event combines success stories from company founders with expert advice from industry thought leaders to offer beginner food and beverage entrepreneurs a realistic picture of the challenges they will face, plus some of tools to face them. Information is provided in an encouraging and supportive environment, but with a focus on understanding of the difficult choices that new companies must make as they attempt to reach the product development and sales growth milestones necessary to create new distribution and investment opportunities.

Latest News from BevnetFBU LA 2014

Inside Strategics with Michael Sands, EVP of Snacks at B&G Foods

The ways that strategics — large consumer companies that are able to buy and sell other brands — operate have large implications for the entire food and beverage world. So while selling to a strategic entity is a rare — but prized — opportunity for most food and beverage entrepreneurs, the language and ideas that fuel strategic acquirers is a necessary part for those who intend to grow a strong business, as it can affect valuations, investor attitudes, and even retail attitudes toward different product types.…

Bruce Nierenberg (BIN Sales & Mktg; Glaceau) to Speak on Broker Management

Nierenberg, a former Glaceau board member and the founder of B.I.N. Sales and Marketing, will speak on the basic routes to market for new and growing brands, particularly the process of deploying and incorporating sales brokers as part of a sales organization and how it relates to a company's overall forecasting, budgeting, and promotional agendas.