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Topic: beverage industry

Beverage Sector Performance in 2020 – Unleashed Special Report

The beverage industry story has been particularly dramatic, with rapid expansion and growth in the last two years, followed by a turbulent ride through the recent pandemic. With shutdowns affecting retail outlets and hospitality venues in particular, some players have been hard hit – while others have benefited from spikes in consumer demand. In ... Read More

  May 26, 2020     

5 Signs a F&B Business is Not Prepared For a Product Safety Recall

Product recalls have cost billions over the last five years, spanning over many sectors, not only unique to the food and beverage industry. Alarmingly, it is more than just bad luck. Industry reports show record spikes of food and product recalls, highlighting the problem is likely a result of poor training, poor control, a lack […] ... Read More

  February 12, 2020     

Working Together in the Cloud Software Ecosystem

Moving to cloud inventory software is a big step, but it doesn’t have to be an intimidating one. And if you need a bit of extra help, there’s always an expert on hand to help out. Here’s Gillian Rossouw from Ezi Cloud Connect on how she helped Sunstate Liquor upgrade their inventory system with zero […] ... Read More

  July 10, 2019     

How to Grow Your Transactions by 250% like Good Buzz

Alex Campbell, co-founder of Good Buzz, stopped consuming alcohol eight years ago but his wife, Amber, wanted to give him an alternative that he could take to barbeques and social functions. They found that kombucha, a fermented sweetened tea, had the same flavour profile as beer but without the alcohol! Four years later in 2014, […] ... Read More

  February 11, 2019     

Beverages at a Crossroads: Four Industry Trends for 2018

In 2018, a clear consensus is emerging that the beverage industry is on the edge of a paradigm shift. The grocery price wars continue to rage and margins on mainstream beverages are tighter than ever. Consumers are increasingly turning to innovative, premium products. To maintain market share, beverage producers must produce and market a wider [&he ... Read More

  February 2, 2018     

Demystifying the Coffee Supply Chain

Coffee is the most popular beverage globally. From agriculture to waste management, the coffee supply chain undergoes many stages to deliver your morning coffee fix. Coffee bean supply depends on many dynamic factors such as weather conditions, insect induced spoilage and the political and socio-economic influences of the coffee producing countries ... Read More

  January 19, 2018     

Obstacles Facing the Beverage Industry

The beverage industry is a highly competitive industry. It is constantly progressing and changing. The change is driven by necessity. In order to stay in-tune with customer demand and nutritional trends, the beverage industry has to constantly adapt. Recent trends have driven the beverage industry to provide more healthy and organic products. Along ... Read More

  January 18, 2018     

Taking Stock to Maximise Your Bar or Coffee Shop’s Profit

Stock taking is essential in any business to forecast what stock you will need to purchase given how much you sell. Getting it right is essential for your business to maximise profit and minimise waste. Taking stock regularly allows you to to evaluate how much product is used on a regular basis, meaning you can […] ... Read More

  January 17, 2018     

The Nature of a Millennial: An Opportunity for the Beverage Industry

Beverages have been a socialising tool, something to gift or something to enjoy and relax with for millennia. However, to be a successful business in the industry and make the most of social favour towards beverages, it is vital to gain an understanding of how it is composed and what influences or desires exist of […] ... Read More

  January 12, 2018     

Millennials Shaping the Beverage Industry

The lifestyle trend, driven by millennial’s interest in personal wellness and environmental concerns are redefining the beverage industry. This generation has been the subject of considerable consumer research, and with good reason. Millennials are estimated to number more than 2.5 billion consumers globally, representing a significant portion of ... Read More

  December 30, 2017     

Stock Taking for the Drinks Industry

Inventory management and stock taking are painful processes for any business, however it seems it can be a far more daunting task for the drinks industry due to the level of estimation required and variances in the quantity of product sold. If you are a bar owner however, do not despair as there are tried […] ... Read More

  December 25, 2017     

Taking Stock of Your Beverages

Many businesses have a way to track their beverage inventory stock. As you begin your journey down the sales funnel it is important to keep track of your inventory stock. Knowing how much product you have on hand at any given moment is critical so that you can order products when it gets low and […] ... Read More

  December 21, 2017     

The Beverage Industry: What’s Hot and What’s Not

The beverage industry is all about how better to enjoy the basic need to drink. This involves altering tastes, adding alcohol, changing the packaging, accessibility and situational setting. What were the trends that dominated the beverage industry in 2017? Process-enhancement Much about the beverage industry has become about the process in which a ... Read More

  December 20, 2017     

Obstacles and Opportunities for Beverage Industry

The beverage industry is highly competitive, which is why it is important to be efficient and stay up-to-date with nutritional trends and consumer tastes. Understanding the challenges and opportunities in both the industry and the market are important for any beverage manufacturer. Revenue in the beverage industry stems from the demand that is driv ... Read More

  November 22, 2017     

Beverages at a Crossroads: Five Challenges for the Industry

For many long standing beverage producers, the industry is at a crossroads. Sugar and soft drinks are in the middle of an image crisis, and even sales of many juice products are slipping. Consumers have undergone a paradigm shift; more than ever before, beverage consumers are demanding health-focused innovation from producers. Consumer tastes are a ... Read More

  November 14, 2017     

Drinking with Millennials: Changes in the beverage industry

Generation Y, commonly referred to as millennials, plays a substantial role in today’s economy. They have a large influence on the types of products emerging and an even bigger buying power. Interestingly, millennials buying habits are inconsistent with previous generations. It’s important to understand what millennials are looking for in diffe ... Read More

  November 8, 2017     

Cheers to Current Beverage Trends

Consumption habits of consumers are constantly evolving. To guess what their taste buds demand, it’s important to stay on top of the trends. Currently, the beverage industry is changing rapidly. People are becoming adventurous with their food and drink preferences and the menu items consistently proving it. Attempting to analyse trends for the be ... Read More

  November 6, 2017