Returning to her roots in Chicago after writing and marketing in California’s wine country, Sarah Graybill covers everything from beverage brand creative and innovation in packaging, to responsible manufacturing and products simply too good not to buzz about. Sarah has two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Relations and English from Drake University, but has been writing since age 8. Sarah’s favorite aspects of her role as associate editor are the dynamic industry wavemakers she gets to know, and the journeys and stories that make their products noteworthy.
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) have long been revered for the efficiencies they create in the manufacturing operations realm. However, now more than ever, the advantages are becoming more evident (and even essential) in the wake of the pandemic.
As a long-running leader in alcohol and non-alcohol beverage applications, citrus continues to remain at the top of consumer preference thanks to its perceived better-for-you traits and complementary taste profile.
Nestled in Hampshire, England, the scenic castle where the PBS hit series “Downton Abbey” was filmed has become the origin of a new spirit: Highclere Castle Gin, which was created by Lord Carnavron, who is the “real life” Lord of Highclere Castle.
In the spirit of “going out” while staying in, St. Germain implemented a Stay Home Drive-In Movie Club. During May, the brand developed cocktails that consumers could make based on the movie selection.
Projected to be a $774 million market by 2024, according to Markets and Markets, inspection equipment is ensuring a beverage’s successful journey to consumers by employing technological advancements that reduce errors and drive efficiency.
Among the factors pushing the automated palletizer industry to a predicted $3.27 billion market by 2025 are SKU-mixed cases; the need to save space, time and money; and streamlining processes when it comes to a limited workforce and optimizing equipment collaboration.
The coffee category continues to boom, with growth in all segments. The ready-to-drink category saw the highest percentage of growth compared to the prior year, but single-cup coffee pods are one of the categories experiencing the highest sales.
India’s tea industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, with upwards of 1 million tea estate farmers and owners facing hardships because of the failing crop, low cash flow and zero revenue, Vahdam Tea reports.
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.