Your recipes and methodologies are the most important assets of your business. If this information is disclosed to third parties, it can lead to financial distress because a competitor could imitate your product line and ruin your brand’s uniqueness and reputation.
The Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., released mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers. Dollar sales were up 14 percent in the first half of 2012, and volume increased 12 percent during that same time period, the association said.
Filler technology must be flexible in addition to reducing downtime, product loss and energy use. Filler manufacturers have been tasked to develop new machinery that can run the gamut of products required in demanding beverage plants.