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Van Manen: We pioneered the tropicals market; same with coconut water. We bought the first load of coconut water concentrate in the Philippines in 2004, and it took us five years to sell it all.

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What do you do? Gert Van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals

By Maggie Hennessy

In the latest edition of FoodNavigator-USA’s ongoing What do you do? series, we talked with Gert Van Manen, founder of bulk coconut importer iTi Tropicals on pioneering the tropicals market in the US and the yet-untapped potential of coconut water concentrate,...

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Montgomery on why Suavva could be bigger than acai: “Most people who try acai or even coffee for the first time have to get accustomed to it. But unlike many of the other new beverages on the market, this is intrinsically very palatable.”

Big interview: Joseph Montgomery III, CEO of Agro Innova

Suavva taps ‘unexploited’ part of the cacao fruit: the pulp

By Maggie Hennessy

A long beloved refreshment for cacao plantation workers—albeit previously underused part of the cacao fruit—the nutritional powerhouse cacao pulp is making its way to US supermarket shelves in smoothie form.

 BevNET Food & Beverage University heads to LA on Sept 11

The BevNET Food & Beverage University heads to LA on Sept 11

Calling all food & beverage entrepreneurs!

By Elaine Watson

Want to avoid rookie mistakes when you take your new food or beverage brand to market? Or perhaps you’ve been in business a couple of years and are looking to take your brand in a new direction, secure new financing or utilize new sales and marketing...

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