The global pandemic has spotlighted the food and beverage sector. In particular because fluctuating customer requirements and closed borders strained supply chains to their limits. Reda Mostafa, Business Development Director at PTC, explains here how the digital transformation of the food and beverage industry can help it operate successfully, even in such unpredictable times.
The grain harvest in 2021 was marked by disappointing results on the whole in terms of yields and quality, with variations from one region to the next. The high yield expectations in June and July were suddenly let down. Since then the grain prices have skyrocketed. Stephan Bergler, IREKS, provides us with a cause and effect analysis.
It is practically impossible to operate bottling plants efficiently without the appropriate IT systems. Until now, smartwatches have played almost no role in this. Christian Diederich, founder of SubLine Solutions, highlights their immense potential in beverage production.
There was a conflict of interests between the priorities of the public health system and the objective of profit-oriented companies to sell more alcohol. A paradigm shift was needed – toward a culture of responsible drinking, or smart drinking, for those who choose to drink.
Sustainability is currently dominating beverage carton development. This appears in changes to material quality, novel cap solutions and design modifications. But also filling beverage cartons and using digital possibilities are to be improved.
What advantages can reducing the size of barrels in catering bring? To what extent can this positively affect beverage dispensing quality, hygiene, variety and even labor law aspects? Read for yourself.
Soft drinks are so deeply embedded in the Mexican culture and diet that they have become part of the dining tradition, from the taco stand to the white-linen restaurant. Soft drinks, and especially cola beverages, have become an integral part of Mexican life, even intersecting with politics and religion in certain regions.
When it comes to stacking the current crates and bottle cases, a lot of space is left in between. The available transport and storage volumes could be put to significantly better use. Tim Siebels, from the Office for Logistics Research in Dortmund, presents a new development that utilizes the narrower bottleneck diameter for optimized packing density.
Lagers have been the reliable force behind beer sales for years. Between January and October 2020, sales surged by an impressive 25 percent as compared with the same period in 2019. But dark clouds hang over the export beer market, with sales continuing to decline. Yet the steepness of the decline has eased.