In the beverage market, as well as other consumable industries, the influence of clean label continues to expand its reach. In fact, in its Top Ten Trends list for 2017, the Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights highlighted how clean label has been a running theme for the market research firm dating back to 2008.
As many working within this industry know, these taxes extend to nearly all beverage categories (minus 100 percent juice, milk, milk alternatives, infant formula, medical-use beverages, therapeutic meal replacements, or syrup and powder mixes). Many retailers and consumers are noting the confusing nature of these taxes.
Children’s toys like Connectagons bill themselves as offering limitless opportunities for constructing various objects. Although labeling equipment cannot be adapted as easily as these skill-building toys, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are developing systems that are more modular to support the evolving beverage market.
With consumers desiring more premium options, White Plains, N.Y.-based HEINEKEN USA took its expertise as a global brewer of major brands, including Heineken and Dos Equis, to embark on a journey to give consumers the premium beer tastes from the diverse sources that they desire.
Although the eCommerce effect has presented a new dynamic for the retail market, the convenience store (c-store) channel has shown itself to be resilient. However, experts note that the channel still is navigating other consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends in order to meet the needs of today’s consumer.
The warm days of summer tend to motivate consumers to reach for light, refreshing beverages — whether it be non-alcohol or alcohol. The readers of Beverage Industry also found favor for this beverage profile in the Readers’ Choice: New Product of the Month poll for July.
Beauty magazines regularly offer advice and tips to help consumers avoid smudging their makeup. However, for consumer packaged goods manufacturers (CPG), a smudge is more serious than an unflattering photo that won’t get posted on social media.
Greek Philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Big results require big ambitions.” For Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., that statement rings true as the global food and beverage manufacturer has embarked on a goal to develop better products for consumers and the planet.
The tenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that outside of the powers delegated by the Constitution, states and their people possess the remaining power. Because of this, the U.S. alcohol sales laws can vary greatly from state to state; however, deregulation by states for various reasons is offering new opportunities for alcohol retailers but also is intensifying competition.