Beverage Industry’s September issue features our 2019 Wholesaler of the Year recognition to Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. This issue also features an up close look at the new Future Proof beverage alcohol company as well as a look into the coffee category within the past year. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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It can be rare in the increasingly competitive wine and spirits world to get a fresh start, but that’s exactly what happened three years ago when two family owned, multigenerational mega distributors of alcohol beverages — Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s — joined forces to become Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS).
With increasing automation, new technologies and burgeoning SKUs driving the beverage industry, forklifts now are being used to gather data and intelligence on productivity, cost management and output within warehouses.
Ready-to-drink sub-segments cold brew, functional in vanguard
September 13, 2019
When analyzing the U.S. coffee market, data shows that the growth of the caffeine-inducing beverage category is being driven by single-serve, convenient segments: ready-to-drink (RTD) and single-cup coffee.
When Justin Fenchel, Aimy Steadman and Brad Schultz stepped onto the presenters’ stage of ABC’s “Shark Tank” back in 2014, the trio highlighted how their company BeatBox Beverages was more than another wine in a box.
Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019, an event for packaging industry professionals to connect, learn, discover new technologies and fuel their success, will take place Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.
When inquiring about the most popular trends in the beverage industry, the answer more than likely centers on clean-label ingredients and a focus on health and wellness. For many consumers, this translates to seeking out food and beverages with reduced sugar and carbohydrates.
Ardagh Group, Glass – North America designs kombucha brand’s new packaging
September 9, 2019
In an effort to differentiate its products, Mountain Culture Kombucha chose to package its product in a 12-ounce amber glass bottle that offers UV protection for the live organisms within the kombucha.
As bars and restaurants see a growing sect of consumers abstaining from alcohol beverages, operators are getting creative with their drink menus in order to encourage consumers to visit the establishment but for an alcohol-free evening.
During a cultural immersion trip to Baja, Hungary and Hatzfeld, Romania, Managing Editor Barbara Harfmann and a group of 92 members of the Danube Swabians immersed themselves in cultural programs, singing, dancing and tasting new wines, beers and schnapps.
For the fifth straight year, cognac exports continued to grow in 2018-2019, reaching their highest levels ever in both volume and value, the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) reports.
The Regina Chain’s e-F.A.S.T. material benefits conveyors used in high-speed, dry-running bottling operations because it eliminates the need for traditional external lubricants and other filling operations, the company says.
As Standard-Knapp celebrates its 125th anniversary, the secondary packaging company announced an agreement to partner with EoL Packaging Experts (EoL), a market leader in end-of-line packaging solutions for the food and beverage industries.
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.