Beverage Industry Insights

Beverage Stock Outages Supply Chain Crisis

By Ben Sathre, Sales Administrator - Packaging & Ingredients, BevSource

Supply chain disruptions continue to challenge beverage companies with stock outages, leading to lower sales and lost shelf space. However, if handled well, stock outages can be an opportunity. By focusing on branding,... Read more »

arbor day Reduce Your Beverages Environmental Impact

By Taylor Austin, Senior Sales Support Specialist - Packaging & Ingredients, BevSource

Beverage companies continue to look for ways to reduce their environmental impact. Any shift towards sustainability can significantly lower a company’s carbon footprint. We continue to see new and... Read more »

spirit RTDs hard seltzer trend

Ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages continue to make headlines as the fastest-growing alcohol beverage category. While malt-based RTDs still retain 91% share by volume in the U.S. RTD market, spirit-based RTDs grew by 53% in 2021, approximately double the growth of the wine-and malt-based categories, according to ... Read more »

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By David Hayslette, Sr. Director, Craft Beverages, WestRock

Maybe it was because we all spent more time at home during the pandemic, consumed more packaged goods, and had time to contemplate how they were packaged. Or maybe we watched more television documentaries about ocean pollution from... Read more »

Kombucha Innovation Probiotic Beverages Fermented Tea

Back in 1995, when the first kombuchas arrived on the market in the U.S., not many would have predicted that the fermented drink marketed initially as "mushroom tea" would generate $2.3 billion in global sales in 20211.1

The rise of kombucha aligns with the growing demand for healthy hydration and consumers... Read more »

Beverage inventory management risk shelf life

With the growing constraints and rising levels of uncertainty in supply chains, managing the availability and quality of products is challenging. In the beverage business, it’s hard to have a conversation about product inventory or supply chain without also considering the shelf life of your product. 

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USDA GMO - Bioengineered - Labeling Legislation for Beverages

A Legislative Briefing on the USDA GMO Labeling for all foods and dietary supplements

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new food labeling rules for genetically modified food (GMO) products went into effect on January 1, 2022. Consumers will no longer see the words “GMO,” which stands... Read more »

Leaking beverage cans reduce risk

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"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship." -Benjamin Franklin 

Although rare, just one small leak can cause significant problems for a beverage brand. Leaking cans, or "leakers," as they are commonly called in the... Read more »

Five Strategies for Successfully Navigating the Can Shortage

Ball, the largest manufacturer of recyclable aluminum beverage cans in North America, is raising the minimum order quantities for printed cans from one truckload to five truckloads per SKU and dropping their warehousing services beginning March of 2022. The deadline puts added pressure on beverage companies to... Read more »

Leaking beverage cans

Leaking cans are not a common occurrence. But it only takes one encounter with the aftermath of “leakers,” as they are often referred to in the industry, to understand why you hope you never see one again. 

If you bring up the topic of leaking cans in a room of beverage industry veterans, you’re bound... Read more »