Beverage Industry’s July issue features the 2019 State of the Beverage Industry series where you can read all about the performance of your favorite beverage category. This month’s cover story highlights GT’s Living Foods and how the No. 1 kombucha brand in the U.S. – GT’s Kombucha came to be. Also featured is the latest products, packaging and technological advances in the beverage industry.
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With dollar sales reaching approximately $112 billion, the U.S. beer market continues to be one of the top categories based on dollar sales in the overall beverage industry, according to Chicago-based Mintel.
Organic, premium juices drive slight growth for category
July 15, 2019
Sales of traditional juice and juice drinks have been declining for several years as consumers seek to reduce sugar consumption and are foregoing traditional at-home breakfasts, which often featured orange juice as a staple.
Ingredient suppliers recognize the challenges that can emerge when beverage-makers want to develop a clean-label product and making sure that product attributes meet consumers’ perceptions of clean label.
As consumers demand cleaner and more transparent products, specific ingredient markets are seeing increased interest, helping brand owners deliver on the healthy attributes they’re striving to fulfill.
Although it once seemed convenient to stop in at a local store to pick up needed items, consumers now can skip the trip altogether and have items delivered to their doors. In turn, this affects how companies package, warehouse, handle and ship products, resulting in a variety of operational shifts.
Sparkling Ice launched its latest sweepstakes. Regatta Craft Mixers announced a partnership with US Sailing. Gatorade launched a new campaign designed to encourage young girls to participate in sports.
Smirnoff launched the latest TV commerical for its Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Line. CERIA Brewing Co.'s cannabis beer titled Grainwave now is available in 132 dispensaries throughout Colorado. S&D Coffee & Tea launched their latest product line of eight infused, non-carbonated beverages.
With this strategic partnership, Pernod Ricard USA further expands its portfolio of newly created specialty brands with unique and comprehensive value propositions and select distribution. Rabbit Hole will be part of the New Brand Ventures portfolio.
Tubing, hose line won’t impact the flavor of the finished beverage
July 8, 2019
Developed to meet the many fluid transfer needs of brewers, BrewSavor products include plastic and rubber tubing, reinforced hose, fittings, clamps and hose assemblies for both hot- and cold-brew processes.
New canning section, mobile bridge facilitates canning and labeling
July 8, 2019
Multi-Conveyor LLC recently designed, built and installed a new stainless-steel, washdown table-top conveyor line that will pick up empty bottles after rinsing and then convey them to either the existing bottler or to a canning machine.
Keg technology allows more flexibility and less waste
July 17, 2019
The company’s GITEC division’s new PureDraught uses a custom-molded, double-walled, bottle-in-bottle polymer keg that allows air or gas to be fed into the outer bottle, which keeps its shape and pushes the beer out of the inner bottle.
To help companies maximize productivity and maintain the purest water quality, 3M Separation and Purification Sciences offers new filter technology which can improve water quality, protect equipment and increase production.
LTO bottle features NFC technology in the cap, QR code on the bottle neck
July 10, 2019
Consumers who scan the QR code or tap the NFC tag are directed via a quick-link URL to an interactive mobile game where consumers can play for a chance to win Malibu branded swag while gaining exclusive access to cocktail recipes and more, the company says.
Drip coffee brand uses Huhtamaki's blueloop line of recyclable flexible packaging
July 10, 2019
“We believe that the zero-landfill packaging option is an important competitive advantage as we pivot our business model toward co-packing and private-labeling single serve, pour over coffee for regional and global brands.”
In the June 2020 issue of Beverage Industry the publication highlights how the pandemic has fast-tracked the digital alcohol delivery market. Also featured in this issue is the annual Top 100 Beverage Companies Report, a look at the U.S. tea market, the latest flavor trends driving formulations and much more.