Whether it’s the repeal of Prohibition, legalization of cannabis and its impact on the alcohol industry, or the ways in which eCommerce is impacting the sale and distribution of beer, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has been on the pulse of many hot-button topics during the past 81 years.
More than one in three U.S. consumers are following a specific diet or eating pattern, and they are increasingly averse to carbohydrates and sugar, according to the 13th Annual Food and Health Survey, released in May by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, Washington, D.C.
As SKU proliferation continues, the need to have custom, yet functional labels is more prevalent than ever. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must stay up-to-date on evolving trends for flexible, reliable and efficient labeling equipment to support the ever-changing beverage market.
The term “superfood” has been bandied about the beverage industry in reference to products containing nutrient-rich fruits like blueberries, pomegranate and cranberry, which increasingly have become popular with health-conscious consumers.
Whether it’s a natural disaster caused by fire, flood or earthquake; an employee who gets injured from accidental slips and falls; property damage; a truck that gets in an accident; or a faulty product leading to lawsuits, there are a number of unfortunate scenarios for beverage distributors, drink retailers, bars, pubs and restaurants that could negatively harm their businesses.
From an operations perspective, asset utilization is an ongoing operational challenge, especially in process industries like beverages, where constant product and packaging changes raise many questions related to invested assets.
Poised to convene 2,500 leading industry suppliers and 50,000 packaging professionals, Pack Expo International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo will take place Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
No matter what their reasons might be, it seems as though a growing number of consumers will be employing eCommerce for their grocery services. Retailers now are tasked with ensuring they are meeting consumers’ expectations in this evolving market.
HOT Canned Coffee announced its products are now available through Amazon
September 19, 2018
HOT Canned Coffee announced its HOTSHOT hot coffees and hot chocolates are now available through Amazon.com. Dos Equis, the Official Beer Sponsor of the College Football Playoff, announced text message sweepstakes and Tampico Beverages is giving contest winners $100 Netflix giftcards. Kona Brewing Co. launched an exclusive campaign to send one lucky winner to Hawaii and PepsiCo announced a four-year partnership with its Pepsi MAX brand and European music festival Tomorrowland.
Innopax SX maintains consistent temperature regardless of conveyor speed
September 19, 2018
The tunnel pasteurizer offers a high degree of microbiological safety, new functions that can be quickly and easily retrofitted, and a modular design with optimized spare part management, according to the company.
Holjeron, a division of Matthews Automation Solutions, announced the release of an updated ZoneLink and SDS Multi-Configuration Tool designed to simplify connectivity to motor driven roller controllers and Smart Distributed System (SDS) devices.
The portfolio expansion not only increases the number of brands the company will represent, it further solidifies the firm’s commitment to offering customers more breadth and depth of quality spirit selections, it says.
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.
Our April cover story spotlights Hint Water and founder Kara Goldin’s journey in facilitating the multi-million dollar company. Also this month, our 2019 Soft Drink Report, a write-up of some noteworthy exhibitors from Natural Products Expo West and a market outlook on the performance of the spirits category within the past year. And as usual, we gathered the latest new products, packaging and R&D news.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.