Youthful consumers, emerging categories, the proliferation of new products, an altered retail landscape, increasing importance on social media and shifting demographics were among the key topics highlighted at this year’s The Beverage Forum.
Forum addresses macro trends impacting alcohol, non-alcohol beverages
June 15, 2016
The Beverage Forum once again descended upon the Windy City this year. Presented by New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) and Beverage Industry, a publication of Troy, Mich.-based BNP Media, the 2016 annual conference welcomed more than 150 attendees April 26 and 27 at the Westin River North in Chicago.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) will conduct their two conferences during the same dates at the same location. The 2012 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Tabletop Trade Show will be Nov. 12-16, and the 2012 NAMA CoffeeTea&Water event will be Nov. 13-15. Both conferences will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans.