Delirium switches to SupeRep software to boost sales, distribution performance
March 14, 2013
After three years in Nashville, Tenn., Delirium Wine & Spirits is well established as a regional beverage distributor. How that happened so quickly is largely attributable to two things: exceptional customer service — every order is filled within 24 hours without fail — and its eclectic beverage selection.
Arcus AS, a supplier and producer of wines and spirits based in Gjelleråsen, Norway, recently turned to Hünenberg, Switzerland-based Sidel when it relocated from its traditional production and distribution facility in the center of Oslo to a new, purpose-built plant 16 kilometers outside the capital.
How manufacturing is adapting to changing demographics
As baby boomers head toward retirement and Generation Y enters the workforce, attempting to boost the competitive edge of the U.S. economy on the global stage, the transition between the two groups of workers is bringing some challenges.
As New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo., celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011, the craft brewery had grown from brewing 60 cases a week at the home of co-founders Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan in 1991, to selling more than 700,000 barrels of beer a year.
The old adage goes that people drink to recognize both good and bad times. This, unfortunately for the beer, wine and spirits industry, is not the case. As with many other consumer packaged goods (CPG) segments, wine industry growth rates have dropped during the last three recessions (1991, 2001 and 2008-2009) and immediately after these recessions ended, industry growth resumed.
Stretch-wrap process saves distributor time, money
January 16, 2012
Servicing 8,000 accounts statewide and wrapping nearly 1,200 loads each day, Hensley Beverage Co. is Arizona’s largest beverage distributor, the company says. Opened in 1955 by Jim Hensley, the company started with 11 employees and has grown to 675 employees today.
According to Natural Starch, top trends such as vitamin fortification, “health and wellness” and natural profiles are driving growth in the beverage industry (Leatherhead, 2011). Not surprisingly, beverage manufacturers are continually in product development and reformulating mode to proactively influence and deliver on consumer health benefit and taste preferences. Novel advances in ingredient science are enabling manufacturers to meet these formulation goals.
The January 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Bottler of the Year, as well as articles about juice smoothies, RTD cold-brew coffee, and supermarket growth. Check it out today!