Beverage Industry Insights

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 »

Five Ways Your CBD Supplier Can Give Your Early-Stage CBD Beverage Brand A Boost

By Mike More, Vice President of Marketing, Northern Diversified Solutions

There's never been a more exciting time to explore the growing opportunities emerging at the intersection of CBD and beverages. Sales of CBD products are projected to reach $16.8 billion by 2025, according to research from... Read more »

Freeze protection

By Chamie Olson, Order Management Specialist, BevSource

Winter is on its way. In a matter of weeks, much of the country will be facing the first of what the Farmer’s Almanac predicts to be "many below normal winter temperatures.”

Freezing temperatures mean hazardous road conditions,... Read more »

Functional drink premix benefits

By Vikrant Lal, Senior Manager of Formulations Services, BevSource 

Consumers are embracing the idea that beverages can deliver more than refreshment. According to a recent report by Fior Markets, the global functional beverages market is expected to grow from $125.39 billion in 2020 to reach... Read more »

beverage contract manufacturer copacker checklist

By Jim Kuhr, Former Director of Co-Packer Development, BevSource

No matter how great your beverage idea is, you can't succeed without the ability to create quality products efficiently and cost-effectively in the right quantities when you need them. For many beverage brands,... Read more »

data to improve beverage development validation

The beverage market is a sea of opportunities swarming with competitors. As consumers invite drinks to do more than quench their thirst, the beverage sector is responding with a flurry of innovative products. The accelerating pace gives a leg up to entrepreneurs and brands who can leverage data to prepare... Read more »

The Advantages of Flavoring Your Natural, Functional Beverage with Extracts

By Kevin Barasa, Global Product Manager - Extracts, Sensient Flavors & Extracts

Consumers today want it all - a beverage that looks appealing and tastes great while aligning with nutrition trends like low-sugar, clean label, and organic, and delivering unique and valuable functional... Read more »

By Brian Zapp, Creative Director, Applied Food Sciences

Let this sink in for a moment. Licensed hemp acreage forecasts to increase from 525,000 acres in 2019 to 9.0 million acres by 2030– an extremely conservative estimate, according to leading research firm Whitney Economics. Currently,... Read more »

 Beverage Industry Water Conservation

It's tough to make a beverage without clean water. But there is increasing evidence that many communities are on track to experience water shortages in the not-so-distant future. The impact is already being felt by many in the United States. An analysis by The Guardian of 12 US cities found the combined... Read more »