Ball, North America’s largest aluminum can maker, estimates that shortages for the package in the US this year will top 10 billion cans, according to a Credit Suisse synopsis of the company’s Oct. 6 investor meeting. More details of what's at stake ...
Talks Acquisition Strategy, Can Shortage, Hard Seltzer Opportunity
October 13, 2020
Until the COVID-19 pandemic, European-based private label and contract manufacturer Refresco had been on an acquisition tear since purchasing Cott’s North American soft drink operations in January of 2018. Deals last year stretched from Arizona to ...
In the Q&A below, Goist discusses in greater detail Refresco’s acquisition outlook. BD also asks about can shortages and the hard seltzer category. But first, some background and context.
For the second time in four years, PepsiCo and key bottling system executives met online instead of in person for an annual meeting to review the next year’s marketing and distribution plan. The following details of the meeting are based on information provided by multiple sources.
Bottlers Feel Aluminum Can Shortage. New Capacity Planned for 2021
July 29, 2020
Discussions with numerous US Coke, Pepsi and independent bottling executives have confirmed an increasing concern about the availability of 12-oz and 7.5-oz (mini) aluminum cans. “Our biggest problem right now is ...
Since early March, BD has tracked the COVID-19 crisis through the eyes of beverage executives in the Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and independent bottling systems. By last week, a period of frenzied demand had given way to a more normalized sales pattern, bottlers and distributors said. Some are now bracing for... Story includes direct comments from beverage bottlers and distributors.
As consumers reacted in March to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Beverage Digest provided live updates on the impact to the US non-alcoholic beverage industry. Here is that coverage in its entirety.
Plant-based Drinks to Spur Cold Supply Chain Investment
January 21, 2020
Today’s beverage consumer is a study in “conflicting needs,” according to a new report by KPMG. “Consumers are increasingly focused on finding shortcuts to address their desired needs,” the report’s authors wrote. “When this comes to beverage choices...