The Growth of Private Label Beverages (It’s Good News for You!)

What do giant retailers Walmart, Costco, Whole Foods, Target, and Trader Joe’s all have in common? They’ve invested heavily (and successfully) in private label products. The concept of a private label is rather simple and really smart: retailers such as Walmart buy products from a private manufacturer, like a beverage company, and then label and…

It ISN’T a Cocktail; It’s Better!

Nick Grube and Jackie Verrilli came to WiseBev because they had a bone to pick with non-alcoholic beverages: They weren’t fun, they weren’t exciting, and even the term “mocktail” was disappointing. Why should they have a “lesser than” version of a cocktail, just because they didn’t want alcohol?  The two are co-founders and managing partners…

How to Get Your Beverage Idea off the Ground with My Food Job Rocks! Podcast

  You have a great idea for a new beverage. Now comes the hard part: How do you navigate the time-consuming complexities of beverage development so that your drink fizzes, instead of fizzles out, on the market? Lindsay Wisener recently joined the My Food Job Rocks Podcast to share product development tips that can ensure…

How a Base Formulation Can Open Product Development Doors for your Plant

Alternative milks are all the rage right now. But how do you get in on the market? Where do you start? We asked our team of Food Scientists and they said the secret is a solid base formulation.  What is a Base Formulation? Think of your beverage as a house. Your base formulation is the…

The Rise of Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives

Plant-Based Milk Alternatives Next time you’re at your favorite coffee shop, take a look at the latte options. How many options do you see with non-dairy milk alternatives?  Lattes are no longer just lattes – they are pistachio lattes, oat milk lattes, pea milk lattes, and more. These “milks,” also known as plant-based milks, are…

Food Scientists Review Your Favorite Holiday Beverages

Do you love reading reviews and finding recipes for your holiday beverages? We do too.  As Food Scientists we get excited about production techniques – we can tell you about shelf-life, aseptic processing, coagulation, protein suspension….  But for the holidays we thought we’d share a few things you might not know about your favorite holiday…

How Sustainable Packaging Today, Can Provide a Better Tomorrow

Have you ever tried out a new food or beverage because the packaging caught your eye? We have! Packaging is paramount to marketing your product and introducing your brand to consumers. Food and beverage packaging today also serves many other important purposes. Packaging extends shelf life, reduces food waste, meets food safety standards, and even…

The Growing Demand for Food & Beverage Product Certifications & How to Pursue Them

Consumers today want to know what’s in the foods and beverages they consume. As a result, third-party certifications surrounding food production and sourcing are changing the game in the food and beverage industry.  Certifications can be a valuable tool to provide increased transparency to business practices and standards. According to a  November 2019 study from Linkage…

3 Pitfalls of Functional Protein Beverage Development

According to a study by Global Market Insights, protein as an ingredient in the food and beverage market is set to surpass 29 billion dollars by 2024!  Functional protein beverages aren’t just a growing trend, they  play an essential role in our lives. Consumer interest in protein has driven innovation in the beverage industry, and…

Case Study: How two sisters turned a family tradition into a profitable beverage business

Humans have been drinking cow’s milk for over 7,500 years – making it one of the longest foods continuously consumed throughout history. But, as consumer’s tastes change, the market for non-dairy alternative milk such as soy and almond milk has increased. One type of alternative is oat milk, favored by consumers looking for a vegan…

RSS Industry News