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 »
Beverage Industry Insights
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 protection is critical.
Methods of Freeze Protection
Freeze protection... Read more »
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 »
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 »
One thing often overlooked when developing a new beverage is the difference between having a Supplement or Nutrition Facts Panels. Both have their own set of benefits, drawbacks, and requirements.
Being aware of which one your beverage will require can help you better prepare your sales and marketing... Read more »
An estimated 1 in 7 energy drinks are too corrosive to put in cans. If you are producing in aluminum cans, your beverage must be corrosion tested. Every can is lined with protective coating that prevents corrosion. In order to properly line the cans, can manufactures need to determine how corrosive your... Read more »