Now in operation for nearly 70 years, the Hand Family Companies, Clarksville, Tenn., has grown from humble beginnings to becoming a multi-state beer and beverage distributor operating seven plants in three states, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois.
Just as spectators will ask how low can you go when participants are facing off in a limbo challenge, consumers are asking the same of food and beverage manufacturers. However, these requests have spread beyond traditional low-calorie refreshment to also include sports nutrition formulations.
As consumer preferences continue to trend toward better-for-you options, industry experts are seeing the connection between consumers wanting healthy-halo beverages and the continued growth of bottled water sales.
To better handle today’s SKU proliferation, warehouse distributors that implement warehouse management systems (WMS) and solutions like voice picking technologies, can save time, money and valuable resources to allocate to other parts of the business, experts say.
The quest to perfect and expand on traditional offerings continues to evolve as witnessed by national cocktail competitions, happy hours and step-by-step recipes on websites and cocktail chatbots, which are furthering consumers’ fascination and enjoyment of cocktails at home and on-premise.
The market research firm reported in its 2018 Beverage Consumer Trend Report that more consumers today than two years ago indicate that non-alcohol beverages are “very important” when deciding where to dine.
Upslope Brewing Co. hosted its fourth annual Backcountry Taproom experience, Abbeville Press released Tea Sommelier: A Step-by-Step Guide and Mama Lion introduced a Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine.
Smirnoff Vodka launches a new media campaign, PepisCo celebrates this football season, Spotify launches a new podcast in partnership with New Amsterdam Vodka, Virgil's Handcrafted Sodas found its genius and The NPCF releases its craft beer.
DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its research and development (R&D) team by creating a “clean label hub” at the Brabrand facility, while TIC Gums has added 13 Non-GMO Project Verified seals to ingredients in their existing portfolio.
Organized as the “House of Krones,” the manufacturer highlighted solutions for process technology, bottling and packaging equipment, intralogistics, digitalization and the entire lifecycle services of products.
North American iLab and Customer Experience center debuts at Labelexpo Americas
October 17, 2018
At Labelexpo Americas, Avery Dennison continued to build on its “Pioneering Change” theme by showcasing its continued commitment to helping label converters remain ahead of trends so they can grow their businesses and bring creative, sustainable solutions to customers.
Parrot-Beak clamping adjusts to handle varying weights
October 17, 2018
Designed to handle all rimmed steel, fiber and plastic drums weighing as much as 1,000 pounds, the hand truck has two 10-inch main wheels with full roller bearings, and two 4-inch swivel casters to support the drum while moving through plants and warehouses.
Northlake, Texas-based Farmer Bros. Co., a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, announced that it has been awarded LEED Silver certification for its recently completed headquarter office project.
Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc. (FBI) announced the successful completion of its previously announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Jamba Inc. Jamba is now a wholly owned subsidiary of FBI.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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