In the October issue, we spotlight PROOF Hard Ice Cream, an emerging alcoholic ice cream brand from Columbia, S.C., founded by CEO Jennifer Randall-Collins and Chairman Dirk Brown. Among the decadent alcohol and ice cream pairings are Bourbon Caramel, Bourbon Chocolate Cherry, and Blackberry Moonshine. Our Outlook Report covers the Opportuni-TEAs in the RTD Coffee/Tea/Juice categories, while plant-based milks, cream/creamers, and margarine rise to top with double-digit growth. The importance of Conveyors/Palletizers and 17 ingredient companies share what’s hot in Ingredients for Beverages. From getting dairy to appeal to tweens, to how to prevent cheese defects, our columnists share their expertise.
In 1959’s “The Sound of Music,” Governess Maria (Julie Andrews) teaches the Von Trapp children how to sing "Do-Re-Mi." From the first strains all the way to “T,” the music scale’s highest note, in “Tea, a drink with jam and bread,” the youngsters learn how to sing “a million different tunes by mixing up the notes.”
The ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and tea beverage categories experienced some hiccups in the past year. Results ranged from mixed to negative in all subcategories, according to data provided by Circana, a Chicago-based market research firm.
At first glance, one might not bat an eye about an industrial complex near a technical school in Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina. There is no large plant, nor large silos painted with cow-related colors.
Growth of specific plant-based dairy alternatives like plant-based cheese, milks (soy, almond, etc.), ice cream, yogurt, and pea protein have been trending upwards. But is the subcategory niche or firmly “planted” in consumers’ minds?
Process Expo — the Global Food Equipment and Technology Show — presented by Messe Frankfurt Inc. and the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place, South Hall, from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25.