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CANNABIS FOOD AND BEVERAGE GUIDE • 2020 63


SHOW REVIEW BY BEVNET MAGAZINE STAFF

Cannabis Forum Recap: A Growing Industry, Slow Regulations

Chris Cuvelier • Head of Beverage - Caliva

The cannabis industry is complex to navigate, even if the plant is often viewed as a gateway to a simpler state of mind. To help food and drink entrepreneurs grow within it, experts presented data and insights last month at BevNET’s third Cannabis Forum, held December 6 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Ricardo Baca, founder and CEO of regulation-focused communications agency Grasslands, kicked off the event by reviewing the current state of the industry. He noted that cannabis contains 120 different kinds of terpenes, which provide scent and flavor and enhance medical efficacy -- especially when combined with cannabinoids to achieve the “entourage effect.” And although the market is dominated by just two cannabis strains, indica (physically sedating) and sativa (uplifting), along with hybrids, there are hundreds more to explore. However, growth depends on policy. Currently, there are three types of cannabis licenses: cultivation, manufacturing and retail. Adult-use (ages 21+) marijuana is legal in 11 states, while 33 states have approved for medical use, with Michigan and Illinois coming online in 2019. Initiatives to legalize marijuana will also be on the ballots in Florida and Arizona this year. “You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube,” Baca said. “[Marijuana is] only going to become increasingly more legal 64 BEVNET MAGAZINE – JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020

here and abroad over the next few decades.” Approving legislation that protects banks working with cannabis businesses, like the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which recently passed through the House of Representatives, is also critical, according to Baca. “The fact that those votes happened on cannabis-specific bills alone is historic and monumental,” he said. “It shows there is movement.” But even though 67% of Americans support legalization, less than 20% are regular cannabis consumers, providing an opportunity for entrepreneurs to reach canna-curious consumers. But broader challenges still exist, and cannabis beverages remain a “very complex market.” Chris Cuvelier, head of beverage at cannabis cultivator and manufacturer Caliva, is determined to take on those challenges. In May 2019, Caliva acquired Zola, the açai juice and coconut water brand of which Cuvelier is the former CEO, to use the company as a platform to develop cannabis drinks, including both THC and CBD-infused beverages. Caliva currently operates 250 of the top 600 licensed California dispensaries, having opened its own beverage facility to maintain quality control for its beverages and allow for future co-packing opportunities. For now, the focus is capturing consumers through education.


Cy Scott, CEO of cannabis intelligence firm Headset, further examined the evolution of the modern cannabis consumer. He noted that Gen Z will likely comprise about 6% of cannabis market sales, as they’ve seen usage “relatively normalized in a regular market.” Scott added that edibles comprised 11% of the market last year, while cannabis beverages have maintained market share in the last two years, but had higher sales in Washington and Colorado than in California. Products’ effects also vary: although some are marketed for a calming or relieving mood, others, like low-dose cannabis tonic brand CANN, focus on taste and positioning as an uplifting social stimulant. In a market that’s getting noisier, cott encouraged entrepreneurs to find white space. Luckily, once a brand has been established and gained consumer trust, those customers tend to remain loyal, said Dr. John Oram, CEO and founder of cannabis brand NUG. The company -- which produces oils, flower and packaged food

Jill Ellsworth • CEO - Willow Industries, Inc.

with legal, high-quality products, said Michael Blue, managing partner at Privateer Holdings, the world’s largest private equity (PE) firm in the cannabis industry. When the venture capital firm launched in 2010, there was little competition, but the climate has changed markedly. “Raising money today is certainly not as difficult as it was 10 years ago,” he said. “Investors are being incredibly diligent about digging into the numbers, values and models.” Privateer has plans to grow its cannabis portfolio, which includes companies like Tilray and Docklight Brands. Christian Groh, a partner at Privateer Holdings, emphasized the opportunity for CBD products to expand across drug, grocery, and convenience channels, where there has been little penetration so far. However, Allison Margolin, partner at firm Margolin & Lawrence, cautioned those new to the space about other “sticky issues,” including foreign investors potentially being flagged by

Ricardo Baca • CEO - Grasslands

products -- opened two California-based retail outposts to extend the brand’s identity and engage with consumers. About 60% of NUG “enthusiasts” are males who purchase flowers and pre-rolls, Oram said, noting that the “curious and discerning” cannabis consumer needs streamlined products, experiences and systems. “They want a normalized experience,” Oram said. As such, entrepreneurs and brands should prioritize safety, said Jill Ellsworth, founder and CEO of Willow Industries, Inc. According to Ellsworth, industry safety standards are too siloed by state, and murky guidelines have led to mislabeled CBD products and contaminated hemp plants. “Moving toward the adoption of safe standards is where we need a lot of help,” Ellsworth said. “The adoption is coming; change is happening. We move slow.” Indeed, as the industry grows, brands will guide consumers

Allison Margolin • Partner - Margolin & Lawrence

immigration authorities. Entrepreneurs need to check investors’ backgrounds thoroughly and avoid illegal activity themselves, she advised. “Federal legalization is the only way to resolve tension,” Margolin said. “Customs has its own philosophy, and it’s gotten even worse.” As U.S.-based companies navigate regulatory gray areas, they’re staying private longer, said Hershel Gerson, managing director at ELLO Capital. But consumers are fueled by a healthy labor market — and thirsty for better-for-you beverages, he added: the CBD beverage market, currently valued at $227 million, is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 75% by 2023. Additionally, Jacqueline Bennett, director at Sands Lane Capital, listed “fresh,” “natural,” “value” and “convenience” as four key attributes consumers are seeking in cannabis products. 65


BRAND LISTINGS New, Oganic Full-Spectrum CBD Granola Bites!

420Pure Full Spectrum CBD Shots

Alta Goods

BevWeRx, LLC

Alta Tahini Bites are made with full-spectrum extract from organic and sustainably grown Vermont hemp. Our three delicious flavors are each infused with 20mg CBD and made with whole, organic ingredients. No artificial ingredients, no refined sugar.

420Pure shots are water soluble, full-spectrum, and sweetened with a hint of maple syrup. Quality matters and we verify potency at three different stages of product development. We invite you to taste and feel the 420Pure difference!

Taste The Real! CBD Full Spectrum Soda/ Mixer Made w/ Whole Ingredients

Hemp Infused Craft Coffee Coldfire Roasters

Simple, Natural Social Tonics

Backyard Soda Co

Cann

Backyard Soda Co is taking the CBD beverage world to a new level with a full spectrum, whole food ingredient soda that is as tasty at lunch with a burger or taco, as it is in a high end cocktail after work. Enjoy your drink, AND the benefits after.

Cann is making cannabis social and approachable for all, with the first cannabis-infused social tonic that is both low-dose and delicious. With only 30-35 calories per can and only five, allnatural ingredients, enjoy Cann at any social occasion.

Over 100+ CBD Products CBD Living

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Sparkling CBD is the #1 Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract Soda in the USA! Colorado’s Best Drinks


BRAND LISTINGS California Blazed & California Infused CBD Products Crazy Eye Brands

DOPE Sparkling CBD Drinks DOPE Drinks Co.

Cloud Water Natural Sparkling Hemp Beverage

Performance Counts DouleuRx

Cloud Water Brands The only beverage that blends premium botanicals with 25mg of water-soluble and bioavailable CBD. Sweetened with organic, raw honey. No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. EcoFriendly, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Kosher and naturally delicious! Mindy's Chef Led Artisanal Edibles

Chillax with Sonoran Desert Prickly Pear Hemp Infused Kombucha Fermented Tea Company Kombucha Drink Hemp Infused Kombucha. Its Alive! Our best 4 kombucha tea blends infused with the creaminess of 40 mg of our proprietary Full Spectrum Organic European Hemp. Kombucha promotes gut health and may enhance the absorption of CBD. Patent pending. A simple Hemp CBD iced tea.

Cresco Labs

Joy Tea Inc.

James Beard award winning Chef Mindy Segal created precisely dosed, decadently delicious artisanal edibles. Her pectin gummies are inspired by Mindy's culinary journey & infused with distillate. Available in 6 distinct flavors & 2 potency levels.

As producers of For Joy tea, we have created teas that are simple and natural with no harmful additives. Infused with 25 mg of craft Hemp CBD, we offer 3 delicious flavors: Original with a Hint of Sweet, Lemon Meyer Ginger & Strawberry Mint.

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BRAND LISTINGS Plant-Based Cold Brew Coffees and Teas Enhanced with Hemp HAMAKA

Skip the stress, find your bliss!

Discover your BLISS with MOMO's Peruvian Cacao infused with Hemp CBD

LIFEAID CBD

MOMO's CBD

LIFEAID CBD helps balance your mind & body with 20mg of THC-free broad spectrum hemp + adaptogens (rosemary & lemon balm) and cannabinoids. Only 40 calories per can with a refreshing Herbal Lemon taste, LIFEAID CBD is made with only the good stuff.

MOMO's Bean to BLISS Bars bring to you ethically sourced organic Peruvian cacao infused with vertically integrated US Grown Hempderived CBD (zero thc). A mini cacao ceremony with each enjoyable bite -Vegan/ Non GMO- Lab tested for purity and potency.

O2 Living introduces new Hemp Extract line

Nitro Joe’s Cruising Altitude Nitro Cold Brew Coffee with CBD

Living Health and Wellness O2 Living, makers of Living Juice, introduce Living Health and Wellness - a new line of organic hemp extract products. Living Hemp Extract Oils, in 250 and 1000mg, taken after drinking Living Juice, allow for maximum benefits and health effects. Infuzed Thirst: CBD Sparkling Water Infuzed Brands

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Medterra’s NEW Broad Spectrum Cannabinoid Tinctures Medterra

Nitro Joe's Elevate your chill. This coffee with 200mg of caffeine, 0 calories and 25mg of micro-encapsulated OLEO™ CBD. This coffee will be sure to help you cruise right on through your day. Get some Shelf Stable Light Roast Cold Brew Power.


BRAND LISTINGS mood33 Hemp Infused Herbal Teas mood33

Cold Brew Drink

Oh Hi Beverages CBD Sparkling Seltzers NuRange CBD Cold Brew This is the first hybrid between boring black cold brew coffee and unhealthy dairy lattes. We’ve added 25 mg of water-soluble, microencapsulated, nanoemulsified, organic, Colorado-grown CBD isolate to create the smoothest CBD coffee on the market.

Oh Hi Beverages INC Our new CBD Seltzer line targets wellness and rejuvenation with 15mg of CBD. These seltzers contain only 5g of sugar, 25 calories, and produced with a high-quality, water-soluble CBD for best absorption and effectiveness. Try all four fresh flavors! NEW YORK ORGANIC PREMIUM KOMBUCHA

O2+ Hemp CBD O2

Seek North

O2+ Hemp CBD is a revolutionary new line of CBD-enhanced post-workout recovery beverages from O2 that contain the ingested oxygen, electrolytes, and non-carbonated taste O2 is known for, plus 10mg of broadspectrum, THC-free hemp extract.

New York premium kombucha. Seek North kombucha is alcohol extracted, Certified Organic and Certified Kosher and always 100% raw, all-natural, and undiluted. Seek Harmony- tangy boldness of tropical hibiscus with rooty, lemon-spice flavors of ginger.

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BRAND LISTINGS Recess Sparkling Water with Hemp and Adaptogens Recess

ọṅụ Hemp Infused Tea SEEDBEV

Sure Nano – Water Soluble Solutions SureNano by Activated Nano

HEMP+ GINGER SuperShot™ Sol-ti Beverages

WECAN BEVERAGES

Sol-ti HEMP+ SuperShot™ uses organic hempseed oil (0.0% THC & CBD). FDA GRAS, 50 State Legal. These shots increase your sales by $860/month. Avg. Velocity = 18 cs per store, per month. Email us for an intro to an authorized distributor near to you.

WECAN is a patented alkaline CBD line of beverages which are great tasting with no strong after taste, stable pH after CBD enhancement, light alkaline crisp taste, flavoured/non with no sugar, no sweeteners. Available in 10, 20, 40, 50mg of CBD.

Drink Deeply. Live Fully.

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Winner Best Functional Water 2019 WECAN Alkaline CBD Beverages

Weller CBD Stick Packs - Wellness on Demand, Just Sprinkle and Stir

Sträva Craft Coffee

Weller

Enjoy the delicious taste of Sträva in the convenience of a K-Cup. Sträva uses specialty grade Colombian coffee, hand roasted and infused in Denver, CO. Sträva’s K-Cups are offered in three infusion strengths ranging from 4mg to 20mg of CBD per cup.

CBD ON-THE-GO. 10mg of broadspectrum CBD per stick. Water-soluble blends into any drink, hot or cold. No aroma and no taste.


BRAND LISTINGS A Doozy of a Dessert

Hydrate Your Health VITAMIN 1

Wonderlab's Doozy Pots Delicious, organic dairy-free gelato, made with the mighty hemp seed. No CBD or THC, just mind-altering flavors and feelings that will spin your head right round. We’re all about creating delightful treats for personal and planetary wellbeing.

VITAMIN 1 is a delicious No Sugar Hydration drink packed with Vitamins and Electrolytes Vitamin Vitamin Vitamin Vitamin Vitamin Vitamin

B1 B3 B5 B6 B7 B12

100% 140% 140% 120% 120% 140%

RDA RDA RDA RDA (Biotin) RDA RDA

visit www.drinkvitamin1.com to find out more

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SUPPLIER & SERVICES LISTINGS Create Your Craft ABS Commercial

Organic Functional Ingredients Applied Food Sciences

ABS Commercial was begun by brewers, but brew is not all we do: Our carbonation stones, mixing tanks, carbonating vessels, glycol chillers and small parts are used to mix CBD infusions, sodas and more unique craft products across the country. We consistently stock 3 to 90 barrel (BBL) vessels in our East Coast warehouse, and our standard designed tanks are in constant production. This means quick turnaround & short lead times, no matter your need. Tanks can also be customized, in some cases. Chillers, cleaning kegs, touchscreen control panels and monitoring systems, transfer hoses, pumps, fittings and small parts, filtration and carbonation equipment are also available. Everything for the production side of your business, all in one place. ABS Commercial gets constant feedback on design and performance, and can offer firsthand knowledge, industry insight and guidance to our customers through our home base in Raleigh, NC, or our Denver, CO, field office. All large-scale purchases include free technical advice. We also offer installation and expanded consultation services, including expert welding, pipefitting and system adjustment by sister company, Atlantic Processing Solutions. Got packaging and chilling needs? We have plenty of industry contacts to help you match your new ABS Commercial system to their equipment. Most equipment can be ASME, CE, or UL certified, as needed. CBD Regulatory Consulting AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc.

Tea, Coffee & Specialty items A. Holliday & Company Inc.

For over 45 years, we've traveled the world to connect people with the finest products. At A. Holliday & Company, we source, test, and ship every product we carry. We supply bulk tea variety’s (extracts & leaf), coffees (extracts), antioxidants, herbal & superfruit extracts, natural caffeine, polyphenols, EGCG, Rooibos, coconut water powder, and our newest product, oil soluble tea polyphenols.

AIBMR is a scientific & regulatory consulting firm – an industry leader in CBD, hemp, and cannabinoid research. AIBMR offers key services, including toxicology studies, GRAS Independent Conclusions, FDA GRAS Notifications, NDI Notifications, label reviews, claims substantiation, FDA & FTC compliance, and manuscript preparation & publication. In 2018, AIBMR and laboratory partner, Toxi-Coop Zrt., performed a landmark set of comprehensive toxicological safety assessments on hemp CBD oil, marking the first time in 38 years that this had been done. The results of this research were published in the Journal of Toxicology, in a paper entitled “An Assessment of the Genotoxicity and Subchronic Toxicity of a Supercritical Fluid Extract of the Aerial Parts of Hemp.” AIBMR then completed the first GRAS Independent Conclusion for the subject of the studies, providing proper regulatory compliance in this fast-growing industry. AIBMR continues to monitor hemp regulations and the US marketplace, in general.

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Neutral Hemp Seed Protein+More Axiom Foods

Axiom Foods has helped innovate the ultimate hemp protein – neutral in color and taste, with an extended 18-month shelf life. Ideal for food, beverage and nutraceutical products, Cannatein® Hemp Hearts Protein is lightcolored, great tasting, Non-GMO Project Verified, and certified organic at the factory level. Axiom Foods is the functional plant protein and milkalternatives expert since 2005.

Flavor Manufacturer abelei flavors

CBD Contract Manufacturer Beneficial Blends

As a flavor manufacturer abelei creates delicious, application-specific flavors assisting our clients in getting to market faster with flavorings that fit their product requirements. abelei specializes in creating great-tasting sweet brown, citrus fruit, soft fruit and other top-note flavors perfect for beverages, dairy, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceutical applications.

Beneficial Blends has been a leader in edible oils and fats, always improving, perfecting, and even reinventing to achieve superior results. The rapidly expanding market of CBD offers tremendous opportunity, and we have positioned ourselves at the top. With our co-packing capabilities and customizable products, like our NanoLyte water-soluble CBD, Beneficial Blends has the competitive advantage.


SUPPLIER & SERVICES LISTINGS Branding / Packaging / Marketing BLK DOG – black dog DESIGNS

Beverage Industry Navigators BevSource

CBD Solutions for CPG Experts Caliper Foods

We Make Your Packaging Work Closure Systems International

Real People. True Flavor. Callisons

Since 1903, Callisons has created authentic flavors using the highest quality, natural extracts directly from nature. Known as the leader in mint, Callisons develops a diverse portfolio of true flavors with a passion for the Beverage, Confection & Oral Care industries. As tastes change and the market expands, we evolve and innovate to always remain on the forefront of the next flavor revolution.

Having trouble developing your CBD beverage? Partner with BevSource, a leading provider of beverage development, sourcing, & production solutions. We’re not just advisors that point you in the right direction & hope for the best. We are beverage industry navigators who collaborate with you to build a custom strategy for your beverage. Visit our website to find out more and connect with our team.

CBD Emulsion Citromax Group

Culinary + Cannabis Innovation Bootleg Avocado LLC

Closure Systems International, Inc. (CSI) is a global leader in plastic closure design, manufacturing and high speed capping equipment/application systems. Approximately 75+ billion closures are produced annually in CSI’s 15+ manufacturing sites, strategically located in 10+ countries throughout the globe. Bootleg Avocado is here to join the worlds of F&B and cannabis to mold collaborations and events around the right approach of launching these concepts in a socially responsible, sustainable, and healthier way. We are seeking like minded food industry experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators with a focus on wellness, high culinary, and hospitality. Let's build this network together!

CSI integrates innovative closure technology, high-performance capping equipment and expert technical services and training support to help customers all over the world maximize their profits. These integrated closure and capping solutions deliver a total system of unsurpassed customer value and reliability.

Citromax Group, a globally recognized lemon juice grower and processor, and a leading flavor supplier has developed a CBD emulsion with complete solubility and no lingering after taste using its expertise in creating flavor emulsions. With a team of Flavor Chemists and Food Scientist, Citromax Group is helping beverage brands develop a variety of CBD beverages with unique flavor profiles.

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SUPPLIER & SERVICES LISTINGS Co-Packing & Co-Manufacturing CraftPack Beverage, LLC

Water Soluble Hemp Extract Farmington Research

Color Harvested from Nature DDW, The Color House

"Trusted Labels Since 1908" Epsen Hillmer Graphics

Custom Flavor Development Flavor Dynamics, Inc.

FONA Flavor & Taste Solutions FONA International

Develop products that look as good as they make you feel! Complement your flavor, match an existing color, or replace synthetics. No matter the goal, our natural colors keep your label clean and your product vibrant. Not sure where to start? Pick a color from our library of standard blends your quick projects or partner with one of our certified food scientists to develop something truly unique.

High quality custom labels for Hemp and CBD retail products. We specialize in CBD beverage, and food-based support products. Let us help your product stand out on the shelves. Consult with our highly qualified support and sales team. Manufacturers and Co-Packers, call today!

We are the perfect choice for your food and beverage flavors. Our experienced team is guided by a commitment to creating innovative, superior quality products. Our "AA" BRC audit grade represents our commitment to food safety and quality assurance. Ask us for your clean label requirements, including Organic, Non GMO, Natural, Gluten free and Vegan. Our team is up to the challenge.

Consumers today want it all. You’re balancing the demands of great taste, regulatory hurdles and consumer acceptance. The experts at FONA can help. From ideation to launch, we can create a seamless, winning path for you. Design, develop and scale up using our Beverage Innovation Studios in Geneva, IL and Irvine, CA. We are FONA. Let us bring the best taste solutions to the table for you.

Labels & Sleeved Cans DWS Printing Associates, Inc.

Clean Label Ingredients Farbest Brands

CBD Beverage Development Flavorman

FLAVOR Foodarom

Established in 1865 and run by the Staib family, DWS is a 5th-generation label printing and can-sleeving operation. Capabilities include pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and in-house can-sleeving. We have a 1-pallet minimum for our sleeved-can orders. Complete label and packaging design services available as well.

Farbest Brands can help you meet the demand for clean-label ingredients with a full range of high-quality dairy and plant proteins, gum acacia, vitamins, sweeteners, natural colors, as well as USDA-certified organic, and NON-GMO Project Verified ingredients. Our extensive market knowledge and personalized customer service, help our customers make better purchasing decisions at competitive prices.

CBD drinks should be delicious. Luckily, the Beverage Architects at Flavorman can formulate your custom CBD beverage to be as flavorful as it is functional. With 28 years of expertise in beverage development, Flavorman is the best partner to help you change what the world is drinking. Ask us about SoluCan BD, our innovative and completely customizable, watersoluble CBD technology.

We personalize flavors to meet your needs & create flavor profiles that help your products to stand out above the rest. Our experienced team knows the science behind CBD & understands the impact your active ingredients have on taste. We understand the complex issues manufacturers are facing & we offer support & coaching in formulation development. OUR JOB IS TO MAKE YOUR PRODUCT TASTE LIKE HEAVEN!

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SUPPLIER & SERVICES LISTINGS Innovative Packaging Solutions Graham Packaging Company

Ingredient Solutions Partner Florida Worldwide Citrus

Decorative Labels & Packaging Fort Dearborn Company

Natural Color Solutions GNT USA Inc.

We’ve got you covered. Fort Dearborn Company offers shrink sleeve, stretch sleeve, pressure sensitive, roll-fed, and cut & stack labels, flexible packaging and promotional printing in a variety of substrates, inks and finishing options to support your beverage brand building objectives. We service brands large and small. Contact us today to discuss your application.

EXBERRY® by GNT is the leading brand of natural food coloring for the food and beverage industry. EXBERRY® colors are derived solely from fruits, vegetables, and edible plants through a process of chopping, pressing, filtering and blending. EXBERRY® products can be applied to a range of beverage categories including enhanced waters, carbonated soft drinks, dairy, and plant-based milks.

Coconut Products Franklin Baker, Inc.

All-Natural Sweetening Systems Icon Foods

Franklin Baker, Inc. is the largest processor of coconut ingredients in the Philippines and the premier supplier to the global beverage & food market. Franklin Baker offers an extensive portfolio of coconut products including Coconut Water, Coconut Milk/Cream, Coconut Concentrate, Creamed Coconut. Our extensive third-party certifications are unrivaled to the highest product standards.

Icon Foods is a global ingredient supplier with a focus on all-natural, high-intensity sweetening blends for manufacturers. Allulose, erythritol, monk fruit, stevia and more are available in conventional and organic, in bulk or pre-blended for added cost savings. Icon Foods is your Clean Label Sugar Reduction partner, offering product formulation, reformulation and R&D.

Beverage Technical Training ISBT

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SUPPLIER & SERVICES LISTINGS Experience the ISI Difference Ingredients Solutions, Inc.

Non-detect THC - CBD Extracts Klersun Hemp Extracts

Teas, Botanicals and Extracts Martin Bauer Group

Trust the monk.™ MONK FRUIT CORP.

Experience the ISI difference. Our product line includes Agar, Carrageenan, Gellan, Konjac, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Locust Bean, Methylcellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Pea Protein, Pectin, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Sodium Alginate, Tara and Xanthan. Our technical support team and R&D lab in Waldo, ME are equipped to assist customers in their product development projects.

Klersun is a producer of high quality hemp extracts. We specialize in broad spectrum Non Detectable THC Extracts. Our NDT™ extracts are self affirmed GRAS. We sell our products by active ingredient and are capable of consistently providing large-scale quantities of extracts derived from industrial hemp that is grown and cultivated in accordance with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018.

The Martin Bauer Group is one of the largest suppliers of plant-based ingredients for the food, beverage, and dietary supplement industries. With a portfolio of over 400 botanicals and more than 80 years of experience, we provide off-the-shelf and tailor-made natural solutions to meet your cannabis application needs including SQF certified, FSMA and cGMP compliant hemp products.

Monk fruit allows you to create great tasting, innovative products with significantly less sugar and calories - all from the goodness of fruit! Monk Fruit Corp is the recognized industry leader, with the best quality and widest variety of monk fruit products and the majority share of the global monk fruit market (more than 3X our nearest competitor). Looking for monk fruit? Trust the monk.™

Cold-Brew Master Extractors Javo Beverage Company

CBD Product Flavors Lebermuth

CBD & Hemp Drink Production MBA Beverage Group, Inc.

Flavor Manufacturer Mother Murphy's Flavors

Founded in 2001, Javo is an extraction company that uses a proprietary cold-brew method to produce fresh, clean-labeled coffee, tea and botanical extracts for the food and beverage industry. Our cold-brew process delivers a clean non-acidic authentic concentrate for your targeted application, whether a cold brew, nitro coffee, dairy, sauce or bakery item.

Family owned since 1908, we formulate natural & organic flavors. We offer CBD isolate, broad & full spectrum, terpenes, liquid & powdered flavors with profiles such as mint, sweet, spicy & fruity. Our in-house distillation capabilities allow us to refine flavor characteristics that result in a unique profile for your products and in-house regulatory provides required documentation. SQF certified.

MBA Beverage has been developing and manufacturing beverages for 16 years along with CBD & Hemp products for the last 4 years. We provide full service solutions, including label design, custom & stock formulas, supply chain & co-packer management. Capabilities: Cold-fill, Hot-Fill, Tunnel Pasteurized. Containers: Cans, PET Bottles, Glass Bottles, Powders. Contact us today for more details.

Mother Murphy's is a full service flavor manufacturer dedicated to supporting customer needs through quality and flavor innovation. At Mother Murphy's we specialize in flavor and prototype development for the beverage and snack industries and have over 60,000 flavors in our portfolio. We make the world taste better!

Branding & Packaging Design McLean Design

Performance Driven by Science NexGen-Sciences

We Build Powerful Brands — Brands are built on consumer engagement, meaning that a successful brand has captivated the consumer and enriched their life in some unexpected and enduring way. At McLean we use every tool at our disposal to reveal the core meaning of a brand and enhance the consumer's experience beyond the utility of a product or service. Realize the full value of your brand at McLean.

NexGen-Science's proprietary nano-technology approach improves bioavailability of CBD into the body to produce industry leading results. Our science is driving some of the most powerful CBD brands on the market. Find out what we can do for you.

Fruit & Vegetable Solutions Milne

Juice Solution Specialists Northwest Naturals

Since 1956, Milne has been producing industryleading fruit and vegetable juices, concentrates, purees, and custom solutions. With a team of dedicated product developers, Milne has the experience, expertise and creativity to craft new product ideas and solutions to help your business stand out in the fast-paced food and beverage market.

Your go-to team for formulation and processing of turnkey fruit bases for the cannabis and alcohol industries. We've long been recognized as a leader in the production of specialty blended, all natural, fruit juice concentrates, WONF concentrates and frozen dairy-style bases, essences, and other value-added fruit products. Let us help you turn your next product from ordinary into extraordinary.

Experience Solutions Legacy Marketing

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SUPPLIER & SERVICES LISTINGS Co-packing Norwich Beverage Company

Naturally Crafted Flavors Sapphire Flavors and Fragrance

Norwich Beverage Company, formerly CT Currant has moved into a larger plant with additional blending, pasteurization, bottling lines and cold storage. We bottle Flash Pasteurized refrigerated juices, smoothies, enhanced waters and other functional beverages . We are located in Connecticut centrally located for easy access to the whole North East. Please call us to discuss your beverage projects.

Sapphire Flavors & Fragrances is a vertically integrated natural flavor and extract company based in Fairfield, New Jersey with operations located in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Sapphire aims to create delicious natural custom crafted flavors at an exceptional value for all our customers. Our vertical integration process allows for short lead times and low MOQs. Ready to learn more? Contact us today!

Sustainable Packaging Handles PakTech

Owen Jones Branding Agency Owen Jones

Pyure Ingredients Pyure Brands LLC

Filling and Closing Solutions Pneumatic Scale Angelus

CBD Infused Beverages Skip Shapiro Enterprises, LLC

Since 1895, Pneumatic Scale Angelus has designed and manufactured packaging equipment for filling, seaming, capping, and labeling applications. Our solutions set thSe standard for bottling and canning machines, scaled for the specific needs of a wide range of Beverage, Craft Beverage, Dairy, Food, and Pharmaceutical applications, and are fully supported by a global Service and Aftermarket network.

Let us bring our team to you! Seed to sale - 0.0% THC. Scalability for both bulk and finished goods fully vertically integrated. Free formulation, highest consistent quality, preferred by the largest beverage producers. Save time and money, America’s leading distributor of CBD ingredients. Skip Shapiro Enterprises World-Wide distributors of Folium Biosciences.

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SUPPLIER & SERVICES LISTINGS Water-Soluble CBD Emulsion SoRSE Technology

Beverage Solutions and Premix The Wight Group

Connect with the team of experts at The Wright Group to learn more about turnkey beverage solutions to add to your product portfolio. Beverages create ideal systems for functional ingredients since flavoring / sweetening systems can often mask unpleasant tastes from functional ingredients. Microemulsion value-added ingredients often perform better in beverage delivery systems since they are not subject to the same cooking or mechanical stresses as in food production. Value-added premix solutions deliver performance and stability to your products...often at a cost savings! Custom nutrient premixes have been shown to work well in a variety of products such as extruded bars, breakfast cereals and viscous, opaque beverages. SuperBlend© custom nutrient premixes are designed to include our SuperCoat© Micro-encapsulation SMART™ process. These premixes are also engineered to perform at high temperatures and shear processes. The Wright Group delivers custom nutritional blends, vitamins/mineral premixes and microencapsulated ingredients for the functional food and nutritional supplement markets. Our 100+ years of innovative expertise, accomplished R&D team, and comprehensive production capabilities allow us to provide faster lead times to successfully bring your products to market. Fruit & Vegetable Ingredients Stiebs

Inspiring Taste & Innovation Synergy Flavors, Inc

Turnkey Beverage Services US Beverage Manufacturing

Stiebs, formed in 2005, is devoted to sourcing, processing & delivering the world's finest plantbased products. We offer a full line of fruit & vegetable based ingredients as single strength juice, juice concentrate, purees, extracts & powders. From the beginning stages of product development to delivering an on-going supply of premium natural products, our team is here to help you succeed.

Synergy Flavors is a leading manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts and essences for the global food, beverage, and nutrition industries. With over 130 years of expertise, we combine a long heritage of flavor development with modern extraction technology, blending art, science, and market insights to create an exceptional array of profiles that inspire taste and drive innovation.

We can turnkey develop and copack/manufacture all types of beverages, alcoholic and nonalcoholic, in aluminum cans, PET bottles, glass bottles, and flexible packaging. If you are looking for a one stop shop to take develop your beverage concept, manufacture it, and manage the sales and marketing, then look no further! We can supply all ingredients, materials, manufacturing, and delivery!

Bestevia Taste Solutions SweeGen

Shrink Label Solutions Tripack

SweeGen brings you Bestevia Taste Solutions, a full taste experience for sugar reduced foods and beverages delivering the sweetness profile and mouthfeel of full sugar. Our sugar-reduction portfolio combines next generation stevia sweeteners with modulation and mouthfeel building blocks. All components are non-GMO, label friendly and nature-based.

Tripack offers a total solution for shrink sleeve packaging. Call on us to build you a shrink labeling or tamper seal system, or if you're not ready to buy your own machine, send us your product and we'll sleeve label it and pack it out for you. Empty or Filled containers. We've got 20 years experience in this, so call or email us today and we'll get you Rolling!

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COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION COMPANY

CONTACT NAME

CITY

STATE

PHONE NUMBER

WEB SITE

A. Holliday & Company Inc.

Christine Renken

Toronto

(416) 225-2217

teacoff.com

abelei flavors

Shelley Henderson

North Aurora

IL

(630) 859-1410

abelei.com

Michael McAdoo

Raleigh

NC

(919) 400-9087

abs-commercial.com

Jared Brodin

Seattle

WA

(253) 286-2888

aibmr.com

Nyree Bekarian Mack

Arlington

MA

(510) 684-0046

altagoods.com

Brian Zapp

Austin,

TX

(720) 309-0437

appliedfoods.com

ABS Commercial AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc. Alta Goods Applied Food Sciences (AFS)

David Janow

Los Angeles

CA

(310) 264-2606

axiomfoods.com

Backyard Soda Co

Axiom Foods

Jonathan Schultz

Denver

CO

(970) 363-4935

backyardsodas.com

Beneficial Blends

Troy Hall

Tampa

FL

(813) 887-3030

beneficialblends.com

SAINT PAUL

MN

(866) 956-4608

bevsource.com

Will Boyle

Cumberland

ME

(207) 831-1030

drink420pure.com

Jesse Tyree

Glens Falls

NY

(518) 792-0500

blackdogllc.com

Mario A. Rodriguez

New York

NY

(917) 301-3129

bootlegavocado.com caliperingredients.life

BevSource BevWeRx, LLC BLK DOG - black dog DESIGNS Bootleg Avocado LLC

Ben Addington

CO

Callisons

Caliper Foods

Kim Carson

Cincinnati

OH

(360) 412-3340

Cann

Jake Bullock

Oakland

CA

(303) 929-2286

drinkcann.com

Corona

CA

(800) 940-3660

cbdliving.com

Zeynep Taskin

CARLSTADT

NJ

(201) 933-8405

citromaxflavors.com

Clint Rush

Indianapolis

IN

(800) 311-2740

csiclosures.com

Alexandra Galindez

New York

NY

(305) 606-3362

cloudwaterbrands.com

CBD Living Citromax Group Closure Systems International Cloud Water Brands

callisons.com

Coldfire Roasters

Eduardo Juica

Tampa

FL

(877) 970-8769

coldfireroasters.com

Colorado's Best Drinks

Moose Koons

Denver

CO

(970) 279-1784

SparklingCBD.com

Ashley Sebastionelli

Baltimore

MD

(404) 520-3854

craftpackbev.com

Tom Weiss

Tampa

FL

(949) 633-0084

crazyeyebrands.com

Lisa Kamerad

Chicago

IL

mindysedibles.com

CraftPack Beverage, LLC Crazy Eye Brands, LLC Cresco Labs DDW, The Color House DOPE Drinks Co. DouleuRx DWS Printing Associates, Inc. Epsen Hillmer Graphics

Nick Hudgins

Louisville

KY

(502) 568-5045

ddwcolor.com

DOPE Drinks Co.

New York City

NY

(347) 301-3725

dopedrinks.co

Chuck Miller

New Lennox

IL

(770) 262-5709

douleuRx.com

Andy Staib

Deer Park

NY

(516)769-1907

dwsprinting.com

Zach Ressler

Overland Park

KS

(913) 291-9822

ehg.net

Farbest Brands

Michele Perrotta

Park Ridge

(201) 573-4900

farbest.com

Farmington Research

Cameron Meshell

Shreveport

LA

(318) 464-0487

farmingtonresearch.com

Todd Sallee

Tucson

AZ

(520) 286-6889

fermentedteacompany.com/

Colleen Roberts

South Plainfield

NJ

(908) 822-8855

FlavorDynamics.com

Phil Icsman

Louisville

KY

(502) 301-8132

flavorman.com

Matthew Soudijn

Bradenton

FL

(941) 746-9183

fwwcitrus.com

Fermented Tea Company Kombucha Flavor Dynamics, Inc. Flavorman Florida Worldwide Citrus FONA International

Cara Newkirk

Geneva

IL

(630) 578-8642

fona.com

Foodarom

John Murphy

Salt Lake City

UT

(801) 975-2604

foodarom.com

Gwen Chapdelaine

(847) 427-5405

fortdearborn.com

Fort Dearborn Company Franklin Baker, Inc. GNT USA Inc.

John Slade

Memphis

TN

(901) 881-6681

franklinbaker.com

Stephanie Ferretti

Tarrytown

NY

(914) 524-0600

exberry.com

Graham Packaging Company

Michele Loeper

Lancaster

PA

(717) 849-1826

grahampackaging.com

HAMAKA

Tomas Garibaldi

Studio City

CA

(281) 797-5769

hamaka.com

HempFusion

Ryan Griffith

Denver

CO

(877) 669-4367 x101

Icon Foods

Thom King

Portland

OR

(310) 455-9876

iconfoods.com

Infuzed Brands

Jigme Love

Marina Del Rey

CA

(833) 383-6500

infuzedbrands.com

SCOTT RANGUS

Waldo

ME

(207) 722-4172

isi.us.com

Candice Peck

Vista

CA

(760) 518-8374

javobeverage.com

Ingredients Solutions, Inc. Javo Beverage Company

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COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION COMPANY Joy Tea Inc. Klersun Hemp Extracts Lebermuth Legacy Marketing LIFEAID CBD Living Health and Wellness Martin Bauer USA

CONTACT NAME

CITY

STATE

PHONE NUMBER

WEB SITE

Jeff Chu

San Francisco

CA

(415) 890-3211

drinkforjoy.com

Carl Jonsson

Portland

OR

(877) 767-4367

klersun.com

Sales Support

South Bend

IN

(800) 648-1123

Lebermuth.com

CAROLINE DAVIDSON

Chicago

IL

(615) 545-6869

LIFEAID Beverage Company

Santa Cruz

CA

LifeaidBevCo.com

Rosemary Devlin

NY

(914) 763-6320

o2livinghemp.com

Rikka Cornelia

Secacucus

NJ

(310) 669-2162

MBA Beverage Group, Inc.

Randall Roddy

Phoenix

AZ

(877) 544-9244

mbabeverage.com

McLean Design

Caryn Javinsky

Walnut Creek

CA

(925) 944-9500

McLean-Design.com

Medterra

Kylie Maraj

Irvine

CA

Mojo Lab LLC

Clint Janson

Spokane

WA

(509) 710-4276

medterracbd.com

MOMO's CBD

Mo George-Payette

Huntington Beach

CA

(714) 401-7435

momoscbd.com

MONK FRUIT CORP.

Paul Paslaski

Libertyville

IL

(847) 367-6665

monkfruitcorp.com

mood33

Steve Kessler

New York

NY

(833) 366-6333

mood33.com

Mother Murphy's Flavors

Michael Oden

Greensboro

NC

(336) 273-1737

mothermurphys.com

NexGen-Sciences

Chuck Miller

New Lennox

IL

(770) 262-5709

nexgen-sciences.com

Customer Service

Wichita

KS

(316) 339-0360

nitro-joes.com

Mike Marquand

Bothell

WA

(425) 285-2612

nwnaturals.com

Nitro Joe's Northwest Naturals Norwich Beverage Company

Allyn Brown

Norwich

CT

(860) 886-8080

norwichbeverage.com

Zachary Macaffer

Denver

CO

(518) 469-2576

nurangecoffee.com

O2

Kim Burck

Cincinnati

OH

(248) 892-6833

drinkO2.com

Oh Hi Beverages INC

John Lynch

Durango

CO

(970) 426-4660

cbdohhi.com

Lissa Forsterer

Portland

OR

(503) 407-7071

whoisowenjones.com

OR

(541) 461-5000

PakTech-opi.com

Jay Dadrass

Lexington

KY

(647) 972-7552

NuRange CBD Cold Brew

Owen Jones PakTech PMD Plant Medicine Distribution (USA) Inc. Pneumatic Scale Angelus Pyure Brands LLC Recess

Gigi Lorence

Stow

OR

(330) 923-0491

psangelus.com

Philip Coggins

Naples

FL

(305) 509-5096

pyureingredients.com

Cassandra Gates

New York

NY

(732) 977-7186

takearecess.com

Sapphire Flavors and Fragrance

Julia Rivera

Fairfield

NJ

(973) 200-8849

sapphireflavors.com

SEEDBEV

Loic Jasmin

Miami

FL

(786) 209-5445

theonu.com

Seek North

Julian Lesser

new york

NY

(917) 709-2579

seeknorth.com

Judy L Gardner

(714) 585-7445

Sol-ti Beverages

Sol-ti Sales

San Diego

CA

(888) 765-8411

Solti.com

SoRSE Technology

John Kueber

Seattle

WA

(206) 510-2941

sorsetech.com

Skip Shapiro Enterprises, LLC

Brian Nova

Madera

CA

(559) 455-8606

stiebs.com

Sträva Craft Coffee

Stiebs

Stephanie Laws

Denver

CO

(800) 204-6803

drinkstrava.com

SweeGen

Katharina Pueller

Rancho Santa Margarita

CA

(949) 709-0587

sweegen.com

Patrick Lawson

Wauconda

IL

(847) 487-1011

synergytaste.com

Justin Liberty

Lafayette

LA

(337) 783-3096

Sales

Milford

OH

(513) 248-1255

tripack.net

Zach Mosesian

Las Vegas

NV

(702) 476-1021

usbeveragemanufacturing.com

Mike Taylor

Harvard

MA

(617) 590-1001

drinkvitamin1.com

Synergy Flavors, Inc The Wright Group Tripack US Beverage Manufacturing VITAMIN 1

Luke Galliana

Kenilworth

Weller

WECAN BEVERAGES

Ryan Mack

Boulder

CO

(760) 505-8020

welleryou.com

WWW.WECANBEVERAGE.COM

Wonderlab's Doozy Pots

Karl Sutaria

Cleveland

OH

(802) 272-5026

wonderlabdoozy.com

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