If you’ve been watching the health market over the past few years, you’ve likely noticed the surge of health-conscious food choices making their way into the public eye. Increased demand for functional foods -- foods which have a positive effect beyond their basic nutritional value -- have taken supermarket... Read more »
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The name “flavored malt beverage” may not sound particularly interesting, but the FMB category has played a fascinating and fast-changing role in the current and future beverage market. The FMB segment grew at a 14.2% CAGR from 2013 through 2016 and is projected to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate... Read more »
Consumers are increasingly seeking out products that are clean, wholesome, and plant-based. They are looking to support brands that demonstrate similar values, are mission-driven, and incorporate trust and transparency into their operations and communications. However, as more information becomes available about... Read more »
Kosher foods conform to the Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut (dietary law) that detail which foods a Jewish person is allowed to eat, and how they must be prepared. But it’s not just the Jewish population that is seeking out kosher products. Roughly 2% of the population is Jewish, and only a small fraction... Read more »
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 »
By Chad Vilinskis, Former 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »