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Beverage Industry News & Analysis

Oregon returnable deposit cans

The state of Oregon has increased the returnable deposit on cans from 5¢ to 10¢, effective April 1, 2017.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission was required by state law to increase the refund value due to 2014-2015 data showing that the total number of beverage containers returned for refund was less than 80% of the total number of beverage containers sold in Oregon. 

All beverage containers of 3...

Beverage Sweetener Stevia Ingredient

Because we source 1,000+ ingredients for our customers and partners, we keep a close watch on market fluctuations. These are several markets that have been experiencing volatility and could impact your bottom line:

Vanilla Pricing Skyrocketing

Natural Vanilla cost has increased 7-10x and is expected to stay high for the first half of 2017. Growing consumer desire for products with all-natural...
BevSource Exhibiting CBC

BevSource is thrilled to be exhibiting at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) for the first time this year. Stop by Booth 1461 at the at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. April 11th through April 13th. 

Our team will be at the show to discuss how BevSource can help you grow your business with less. For 15 years, BevSource has specialized in supporting brewers...

Beverage Preservation Methods

By Chad Vilinskis, Director of Supply Chain Services, BevSource

Preservation methods have steadily grown throughout the years as beverage brands have pushed for new, innovative methods to insure shelf stability of their product, and increase their competitive edge.

Some of the most commonly known methods are

Tunnel Pasteurization Hot Filling Chemical Ingredients

Newer and...

Hard Apple Cider, TTB

By Alex Cunningham, Director of Compliance 

Cider compliance can get a bit complicated. Here are the top 3 things you need to know when starting out.

1. TTB & Cider

Cider products containing at least 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) are regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The TTB classifies ciders under its wine classification. Depending on how...

BevNET LIVE Winter 2016

BevSource is proud to sponsor this year's BevNET LIVE Winter in Santa Monica, CA on December 5 & 6.

Join us at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for this two-day conference designed for beverage entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers and investors. This forum offers a great opportunity for beverage professionals to network and exchange ideas. 

Stop by our booth...

SupplySide West BevSource Exhibiting

We are excited to announce BevSource will be exhibiting once again at SupplySide West in Booth TT151 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, October 6th-7th.

Top representatives will be at the show answering questions about outsourced beverage operations. Stop by booth TT151 to discuss how BevSource may be able to help with beverage formulation development, production management, ingredients...

BevSource PSI Merge

ST PAUL (August 1, 2016)— Production Services International and BevSource will officially merge into one company under the name—BevSource—offering customers more integrated services and solutions for outsourced operations, and sourcing of ingredients and materials from a dedicated and experienced team in the beverage industry.

“While each company had its unique offerings, we were addressing the needs of...

Premix Benefits

By Dan Macri, Senior Direct of Strategy & Development, BevSource

Premix – a customized blended of two or more ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals, and sweeteners.

One of the top pitfalls when starting a beverage lies within the formulation process. Having a complex formula can impact your beverage and your finances on many levels. Even simple formulas can...

Advantages to Outsourcing your Beverage Operations

By Mike Gondek, CEO and Co-Founder, BevSource

Are you thinking of starting your own beverage? Do you have a great beverage idea that you are passionate about?  Do you currently own a beverage brand?  Are you spending too much money on your operations staff? Would you rather spend your time building your brand instead of dealing with co-packers, supply chain, quality issues,...