Observations, studies, research and experience in a broad variety of retail stores have generated significant, timely and technical concerns and questions. The number of brands, products and packages displayed on the store-length gondolas in the beverage section pose the first question: who created all these SKUs, and why?
GlobalData reports that in 2019, the U.S. hot tea market stood at $2.8 billion and is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8 percent through 2023, reaching $3.4 billion. The projected growth is expected to come from the category’s plethora of innovative solutions.
When it comes to a maintenance schedule, the same philosophy that applies to a fleet’s overall makeup is relevant here: There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. However, there are some basic guidelines every beverage delivery fleet should be following, regardless of size, and the experts are here to answer some frequently asked questions related to those.
Packaging innovations have become an important solution for beverage-makers in established categories. The wine market is no different. In an attempt to shatter the “stigma” associated with bag-in-box (BIB) or bagged wine, some wine brands have taken an innovative approach to the “vessel” for this type of wine packaging.
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Although today’s day-to-day life has been upended by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, it can be a nice distraction to find something else in which to focus your attention for a few moments. Beverage Industry will continue to post New Products to our website to highlight the innovations of today’s product developers. In line with that, the magazine also will continue to host its monthly online poll center on these releases.
With guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and exemptions and authorizations granted by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), many spirits-makers are helping to manufacture ethanol-based hand sanitizer.
In the beverage industry, SKUs have been and will continue to be one of the major operating issues in the supply chain. Yet, one can ask, why are SKUs so important, why do they top the list of challenges and how are they handled and controlled in real time?
My first true foray into online purchasing was trying to find discounted textbooks for my college courses. Since those days, my consumer packaged goods purchases online have spanned many markets: food, beverages, home goods, movies, etc.
Beverage Industry’s August issue, discover how craft spirits are embracing “local” and innovation in our cover story. Up next, get insights into how the pandemic has ended up benefiting the club store channel, and impacted beverage research and development by spurning importance of immune-boosting ingredients. Among the latest in new products and packaging, get an exclusive look into citrus ingredients, energy drinks, and how technology and sustainability trends are driving beverage manufacturing and innovation.