You are here

Beverage Industry Insights

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 »

Flavored RTD alcoholic beverages

With growing demand for new options, beverage innovators have reinvented the flavored ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic beverage, significantly improving taste and reputation. RTD alcoholic beverages have long used three common bases: malt, spirit, and wine. There has also been an increase in sugar-based alcohol... Read more »

Corn market impact beverages

By Steve McCullough, Vice President of Business Development, BevSource

Corn. You grow it, eat it, and drink it daily. It is the base for sweeteners, brewing, and neutral grain spirits. If you’re in the beverage industry, do you know how much corn pricing could affect your bottom line?  If you... Read more »

Certified for Sport Beverage Certification

Growing concerns about banned substances in sports supplements has more brand owners choosing to have their functional beverages “Certified for Sport” by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Athletes and everyday consumers are looking for supplements they can trust as clean with verifiable claims.

The... Read more »

Freeze Protection Winter Beverage Logistics

By Chamie Olson, Director of Logistic Services, BevSource

With colder temperatures rolling across North America, it’s time to start thinking about shipping with freeze protection.  If your beverage ships, delivers, or travels through areas with temperatures below 32⁰F (0⁰C), freeze... Read more »

Beverage Innovators Beverage Development Beverage Operations

Join the conversation happening in our new LinkedIn Group: Beverage Innovators - Development, Operations, & Growth. This group is designed to provide new & experienced beverage visionaries with a platform to share beverage industry knowledge, experiences, news, and trends to help everyone better... Read more »

Natural Caffeine Structure

In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed synthetic caffeine as an “unsafe food additive” when added to alcohol beverages. This guideline came after a year-long review of alcohol beverage products containing added caffeine. Several companies were forced to dispose of their products (without... Read more »

Pages