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3 Key Trends That Will Drive Business Success in FY 2019

As some of us begin a new financial year, it’s time to reflect on trends from the year that’s been. The 2018 financial year continued the dramatic trend of change that small and medium sized businesses have been experiencing for the last few years. If the last few years are anything to go by, the […] ... Read More

  April 10, 2018     

Upcoming Trends for Small Businesses in 2018

2018 is looking to be a crucial year for small businesses. Innovative technology for gaining and retaining customers is slated to become more accessible but at the same time, new risks are emerging. Here are four key trends to be aware of and how online inventory management can help. Novel Technology Following on from the […] ... Read More

  March 6, 2018     

What’s Shaping Alcoholic Beverage Industry?

As millennials come to age, numerous sectors such as the alcoholic beverage industry are seeing major consumption changes and trends. The professional millennial cohort is the agent of change in this industry. The social work culture with after -hours drinks are the new norm for this non-materialistic generation. The digital savvy consumers are con ... Read More

  February 16, 2018     

The Coffee Industry Has a Fresh New Face

In 2017 millennials officially became the leading generation in coffee consumption, according to the National Coffee Association (NCA). This not only corresponds to an increase in coffee demand, pushing it to historical records, but it also brought several new interesting trends in the coffee industry, changing the way coffee is purchased and consu ... Read More

  February 15, 2018     

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     

Technology Trends Shaping Businesses

Although the core fundamentals of business remain the same, businesses are adapting constantly because of technology. With new platforms of digital marketing that were effectively non-existent 15 years ago, the way a business interacts with a customer is very different. Being on the forefront of technological trends is important for businesses to k ... Read More

  January 15, 2018     

What’s Brewing in the Future of Coffee?

The growth of the coffee industry has been truly unprecedented and experts have been prepared for the bubble to pop. However, it seems growth is still happening and even in 2017, over half of the US population consume some form of coffee daily. So where exactly is coffee headed? RTDs A growing trend is the […] ... Read More

  January 13, 2018     

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     

9 Tech Trends That Are Rapidly Changing How Businesses Do Business

As technology and digital marketing tools continue to improve, businesses will have to adapt to trends in marketing and consumer behaviour. Here are the key technological trends of 2017 to particularly take note of so businesses can quickly implement new tools and strategies for greater success, improved inventory management and improved customer i ... Read More

  November 13, 2017     

Keeping Pace? The State of US Small Businesses in 2017

Small businesses are a crucial part of the US economy; with almost 30 million small businesses operating in America today, small businesses are at the heart of America’s economy. Small businesses comprise over 90% of all employer firms, employ almost half of this country’s workforce and create roughly 60% of all new private sector jobs. [&h ... Read More

  November 10, 2017     

Coffee Crazed Consumers: Recent Trends in the Coffee Industry

Growth in the coffee industry is showing no signs of slowing in the United States and beyond. Consumption of the beverage is at and all time high according to recent research, and youths are the main force behind this growth. From cold coffee beverages to gourmet coffee, millennials are shaping coffee trends and pushing growth […] ... Read More

  November 9, 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     

Who is Driving the Demand for Coffee?

Millennials are consuming coffee at a rate like no other demographic in the United States. As a consequence, demand for coffee has surged in recent years, and new trends are emerging. From decaf coffee to cold coffee beverages, millennials are shaping coffee trends across the country and beyond. This article examines just how much influence [&helli ... Read More

  November 8, 2017     

Millennials Changing the Landscape of the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Millennials have a significant influence in consumer trends in a wide range of industries. The alcoholic beverage industry, for example, is becoming increasingly conditioned by trends among millennial consumers. This article examines key trends that characterise millennials’ consumption of alcohol, and looks at the repercussions for businesses in ... Read More

  November 7, 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     

Three Key Trends of Cloud Computing

Online inventory management has come a long way since the adoption of the universal product code in the 1970’s. The adoption of cloud-based inventory software has further improved inventory control through greater efficiencies and access to real-time transparent data. 2017 has seen a faster acceleration of the cloud market as companies become mor ... Read More

  October 24, 2017     

A portrait of manufacturing in Australia

The world endured two significant hits on industry and manufacturing in 2001 and 2008 when the global recessions occurred. Australia was no different, and unfortunately these times stung manufacturers who had purchased new equipment and invested in production processes in good faith only to find their investments took years to pay off. A closer loo ... Read More

  October 23, 2017     

Top Three Trends for Australian SMEs

The good news is business confidence is on the rise for Australian SMEs, however consumer confidence is in decline. Moreover, cashflow remains a problem. This article will shed light on research highlighting the latest trends for Australian SMEs for 2017. 1. SMEs’ business confidence Many SMEs are confident about the future, this is supported ... Read More

  October 16, 2017     

Emerging Trends in the UK Food Manufacturing Sector

In spite of a difficult few years, food and beverage manufacturing remains the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. Food manufacturing is bigger than the automotive and industrial goods industries and contributes just shy of £30 billion per year to the UK economy. Although the sector is incredibly large, food and beverage manufacturers are contend ... Read More

  October 9, 2017     

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Down Under

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are ubiquitous in Australia, and fortunately, recent research shows that 49 percent of SME owners reported actual growth over the last 12 months. 2015 also saw similar growth for SMEs, as did 2014. However, 20 percent showed a decline in revenue over the past year. Some have suggested that […] ... Read More

  October 9, 2017