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Beverage Industry Insights

Cannabis CBD Hemp Beverages

As recreational marijuana legalization becomes a reality in more U.S. states, the interest in cannabis-infused drinks is on the rise. The hemp and CBD category is expected to be a $1billion market by 2020 in the U.S. according to a report by Brightfield Group.

There is a lot to know about the world of... Read more »

Beverage Production Run

By Chad Vilinskis, VP of Operations, BevSource

Your dream is reality. You’ve completed your first commercial production run and your product is selling quickly. Consumers are loving your beverage and are thirsty for more. So, what’s next? It’s time to start thinking about a second run.  ... Read more »

Organic Beverage Label Claims and Certifications

Concerns about the impact of chemicals in commercial agriculture practices have long caused anxiety for the consumer. In the 1970’s, consumers began to push for products known to be produced without chemicals, additives, or genetically modified crops. These growing concerns resulted in the creation of the Organic... Read more »

Beverage Formulation Formula Development

Many beverage companies start out with an idea or a home kitchen-recipe. In order to bring that concept to market and create a product ready to sell to consumers, a commercial formulation is necessary.  

A commercial formula is the industry term used for a production-ready beverage recipe.... Read more »

Gluten Free Certification

The Gluten-Free (GF) diet is one of the fastest-growing nutritional movements in the United States. This diet was developed as a solution for people suffering from Celiac Disease, an autoimmune digestive disorder which causes hypersensitivity to gluten and makes the gluten hard to digest. People suffering from... Read more »

FDA Serving Size Beverages

By Alex Cunningham, Director of Compliance, BevSource 

The amount people are eating and drinking in one sitting has changed dramatically since serving size regulations were established by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993. It has become common for consumers to enjoy... Read more »

Citus Raw Material Supply

Raw material supply is always a consideration in the beverage world.  Shifts can occur due to consumer demand, trade regulations, harvest quality, or the weather. These issues impacted 2017 supply and are present for 2018. Here are several materials to watch and plan for:

Citrus Fruit & Juices... Read more »

Business Growth EOS

The phone won’t stop ringing, your inbox is always full, and your to-do list keeps growing. It can be hard to balance strategy with your day-to-day responsibilities. One approach that has helped BevSource remain focused on its development is the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). As an all-inclusive business... Read more »

Financial Planning COGS

As you may know, a cost of goods sold (COGS) is the breakdown of the costs involved in producing a product. In the beverage world, this includes items like packaging, premix, flavors, freight, etc. Estimating your COGS before producing your beverage... Read more »

Sugar-Brews Fermented Cold-Brewed Sugar

A lot of alcoholic beverages are coming on to the market using “cold-brewed sugar” or “fermented cane sugar” as their alcohol base. But what does that mean exactly?

Commonly referred to in the industry as “sugar-brews,” this type of a base is produced by fermenting sugar from cane, beet, or corn. Sugar-brew... Read more »