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Why User-Generated Content is What Consumers Crave

Beverage Marketing: Why User-Generated Content is What Consumers Crave Fans create brands. And when it comes to brand marketing, there is nothing stronger than peer-to-peer promotion. Brand ambassadors and fans motivate other people to choose and use your products and services, like your beverages. In marketing, this is called user-generated content (UGC), and it’s what […]

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How the Trump Tariffs Are Set to Drive Food and Beverage Prices Higher

Imposed Tariffs Under Trump Like any tariff, the Trump Tariffs are a collective series of government-issued duties on imported goods. In 2018, President Donald Trump imposed the first tariffs in January.  In turn, affected the import of solar panels and washing machines into the US. Later, in June another series increased the tariffs of imported […]

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5 Ways Your Beverage Business Can Maximize Influencer Marketing

Beverage Business Marketing An influential voice has the power to get people to listen, change their opinion and impact their decision. Therefore, influential people can resonate with their audience to benefit brands in any industry, even the beverage business. And as one of the latest trends in marketing, beverage companies can use influencer promotion to […]

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Key Innovation Trends in Soft Drinks 2018

What Beverage Insiders Need To Watch Today Product trending is usually closely related to the consumer’s lifestyle. We are experiencing a global trend where it’s becoming popular to be a workaholic, to go to the gym regularly, to live an organic and vegan lifestyle and to avoid unhealthy products, such as sugar or artificial ingredients. […]

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Help Make A Difference In Medellin

City of Change Medellin Colombia used to be known as the murder capital of the world.  Also was considered the drug cartel capital as well.  Nowadays, that has all changed.  I was lucky enough, or at the time didn’t think I was lucky,  to travel to this city years ago when all I heard about […]

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Starting a Marketing Plan for your Beverage Business? Here Are 7 Questions that You Need to Cover

Marketing can be a difficult thing to plan for if you don’t have the necessary experience. Still, there are things that only you as the business owner can determine before a marketing plan can even be made. The beverage industry, in particular, has a couple of specifics you’ll need to plan for. A marketing plan […]

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How New Brands Can Win in the Beverage Sector: 3 Things to Keep in Mind

In today’s market, brands need to come up with ways to satisfy what their consumers crave to grow. And the beverage sector seems to be doing that well, considering its predicted growth trend. By 2021, it’s estimated that the beverage market worldwide will be worth close to $2 trillion. Recent trends have seen independent brands […]

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The Changing Nature of the Natural Food Industry

What We Can Learn from UNFI, Whole Foods, and the Brokerage Landscape The natural food industry is experiencing substantial growth while undergoing disruptive change across the supply-chain. The market for natural, organic, and specialty foods has seen an incremental increase over the past few years, as independent and chain retailers continue to respond to consumer […]

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F&B Industry Branding

How Branding is Evolving in the Food and Beverage Industry In today’s food and beverage industry, consumers want brands to be authentic. Branding is evolving in this industry.  They are quick to pick up when they aren’t authentic and to tell others on social media. Brands have to keep customers fully informed about the products […]

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Food and Beverage Company Faults

A Food and Beverage Company that doesn’t make Good Use of Social Media is Shooting itself in the Foot The intense competition that exists in the food and beverage industry can make it difficult for smaller brands to gain the attention of consumers. Using social media marketing effectively can make a difference. People tend to […]

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