Designed to meet increased consumer demand for Yogi’s products as well as prepare for future expansion initiatives, the new Yogi facility is pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (or LEED) certification, a first for a tea production facility in the nation, the company says.
Whether it is beer-makers using treated grey water in their recipes or beverage facilities powering their plants with solar energy, the push to care for the planet’s resources is impacting every category within the beverage industry.
With mainstream media reports detailing questions about the sustainability of the planet, consumer interest in these measures is gaining steam. “The Sustainability Imperative,” an Oct. 12 global insight post from New York-based Nielsen, notes that more consumers are adopting sustainable behaviors and expect the same measures from corporations.
Beverage ingredient companies invest to expand product offerings
May 16, 2014
Frutarom Switzerland Ltd.’s Health Business Unit announced its expansion into the omega-3 market with a line of high-quality and deodorized DHA and EPA marine-sourced omega-3 ingredients designed for a variety of food and beverage applications and dietary supplements.
Eugene, Ore., facility includes sustainable equipment, hop filter
April 4, 2014
After three years of planning, Ninkasi Brewing Co. opened its expanded Eugene, Ore., brewery and brewed its first batch of beer in the facility in late March. The brewery worked with ecoReal Solutions, Portland, Ore., to add numerous sustainability features to the brewery, setting it on the path to reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the company says.
Accumulating 130 additional SKUs within the last five years to reach nearly 500 total SKUs, Beverage Industry Bottler of the Year Swire Coca-Cola USA was pressed to find a warehousing solution to accommodate this proliferation.
The December year-end issue features a cover story on “Innovations of the Year” and check out the companies honored with “best packages of the year.” The issue also includes a special report on contract packaging, the growth of private-label products and why “Opportuni-Teas” continue to abound for tea ingredients. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted. Happy Holidays to all!
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