Global consumers’ intent to buy food and beverages online increased 44 percent in two years, with 26 percent of global respondents reporting they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access, such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet, in the next three to six months, according to market research firm Nielsen, New York.
As with last year, the popularity of craft beer continues to have an impact on the list with new entries from a few craft brewers nationwide. Also similar to last year’s list, the cut-off point for the Top 100 list remains $20 million in global net beverage sales. The median standards of the list continue to rise as last year’s midpoint ranked at $285 million, and this year energy shot-manufacturer Living Essentials ranks halfway on the list with an estimated $325 million in sales.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!