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Changing state laws around the country have fueled a rise in craft distilleries in the past decade or so, and their artisan experiments are fueling the latest whiskey trends. The number of craft distilleries in the state of New York alone has grown to 50 since the state began cutting licensing fees in 2002, and there are 12 in the borough of Brooklyn alone, said Colin Spoelman, co-founder and master distiller at King’s County Distillery.[…] Continue Reading »
Millennial consumers are having a noticeable effect on food and beverage brands, and their influence is increasingly being reflected in the products’ packaging. As the 21 million-strong generation wields its $1.3 trillion in direct spending power, brands have begun to take note of their product preferences and the trends that are driving their purchasing decisions.
This generation cares more about the benefits of the products, including the emotional benefits, so the goodness should be spelled out on the packaging.[…] Continue Reading »
Farmers may do what they do out of love for growing our food, but the business and marketing side of the job hasn’t always come easy, according to Agricultural Marketing Specialist Bill Walker of the New Jersey State Department of Agriculture.
“They’re very good on the operations side, but they’re not always the best ones to write the press release, or have folks out to the farm,” he said.[…] Continue Reading »
Last winter’s blizzards and arctic blasts started becoming a distant memory the minute restaurants around the country set up the patio tables and opened the rooftop decks for the season. Restaurants with outdoor dining spaces in many markets have gone from being a nice perk to a must-have, especially in places where the out-of-doors is a major draw.[…] Continue Reading »