The September 2013 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on the Louis Glunz Beer Inc., our Wholesaler of the Year, as well as articles about the new products and the coffee market. Check it out today!
Taking into account outside elements like economic challenges, environmental hurdles and trepidatious consumers, consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers have a number of things to consider when it comes to developing new products.
In Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Charlie is a poor boy with big dreams. Although his dreams come true in the end, finding the golden ticket inside a Wonka Bar was no easy feat for him. In today’s world of social media, however, contests like the one Charlie won have become a little easier.
By the time you’ve finished reading this article, between 5,000 and 6,000 tweets about beverages will have been sent across the Twittersphere, according to Rob Goulding, director of the multi-channel sector for San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. In fact, more than 1.5 million conversations about beverages happen every day on Twitter, he says.
Brands craft beer-centric recipes and pairings to highlight brews’ features
September 16, 2013
The U.S. craft beer market has continued its upward trajectory trends. According to the Brewers Association (BA), American craft beer dollar sales rose 15 percent and volume grew 13 percent during the first six months of 2013.
Whenever I return from vacation, I always crave the food and beverages I enjoyed during my travels and wish I could bring them home with me. While preparing this month’s Category Focus article on coffee, I found one coffee company that is giving consumers the chance to do just that.
Although summer has come to a close, some consumers might want to grab ahold of the last drops of the season by indulging in the exotic, tropical flavors of the warmer climates. While flavors like pineapple, mango, passion fruit, coconut and lemon, among others, offer consumers a tropical escape, they also offer some nutritional benefits for their bodies.
In the game of Jenga, players have to be nimble in order to keep the wooden tower from collapsing. In a beverage warehouse, forklift operators must possess this same quality for a more serious purpose — transporting product without causing damage. And just like Jenga, in the game of material handling, every move counts.
Although it’s important to consider the end-consumer when choosing a labeling material, beverage-makers also need to look at the larger labeling picture and their teams’ abilities, advises Lou Iovoli, vice president of strategic partnerships for Hammer Packaging, Rochester, N.Y.
In the 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie eagerly checks the mail for his decoder pin from the “Little Orphan Annie” radio show only to be disappointed when he finally solves the code and discovers it is nothing more than an advertisement. Although Ralphie’s first coding experience might not have met his expectations, within the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, coding technology is living up to its reputation.