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  1. Keeping track of orders and inventory, controlling the real-time activities of automated material handling equipment like robots, and retrieving products is engrained in warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse control systems (WCS).
  2. In the past, consumers generally designated protein for bodybuilders and athletes. Today, it’s seen as an essential part of the average person’s daily diet.
  3. Not only are the cans more portable, but they are also able to keep kombucha fresher for longer and are made up of more than 50 percent recycled material.
  4. Craft Brew Alliance (CBA). Portland, Ore., and Anheuser-Busch (A-B), a subsidiary of Leuven, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, jointly announced an agreement to expand their partnership, with A-B agreeing to purchase the remaining CBA shares it does not already own in a merger transaction for $16.50 a share, in cash.

  5. D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. announced its first-ever beer collaboration with chocolate brand Hershey’s. LifeFuels integrates a three-part hydration system. Belfour Spirits launched its ultra-premium whiskey brand and family of products, The Spirit of Champions.
  6. Beverage companies and plants are increasing efforts to further sustainability.
  7. Pepsi, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., is teaming up with Bravo to introduce Pepsi Sparkling Rosé, a zero-calorie, Rosé-flavored cola that’s a light and bubbly take on the popular wine, without the alcohol. 

  8. The earth’s carbon footprint not only is top of mind for consumers but also for packaging suppliers.
  9. Although influencer partnerships are becoming more commonplace for brand owners, some still question the effectiveness of this medium.
  10. Established in 2015, PRESS Premium Alcohol Seltzer is a woman-owned brand in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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