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Rabobank’s global beverage team offers insights, analysis, and a bit of entertainment for your morning commute. Liquid Assets will help you tackle the latest trends, introduce you to industry leaders, and prepare you for what’s next in the beverage world.

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Rabobank’s global beverage team offers insights, analysis, and a bit of entertainment for your morning commute. Liquid Assets will help you tackle the latest trends, introduce you to industry leaders, and prepare you for what’s next in the beverage world.

Please read our disclaimer here: https://research.rabobank.com/far/en/footer/disclaimer.html

    From Clipboards to The Cloud: The Digital Revolution Comes to Supply Chains, feat. Amazon

    From Clipboards to The Cloud: The Digital Revolution Comes to Supply Chains, feat. Amazon

    While many CPG companies are still keeping records on clipboards, new technologies like cloud computing, connected factories, and AI are helping more innovative firms capture and analyze the data they need to navigate disruption, reduce waste, optimize operations, and ultimately improve their margins. Alongside two guests from Amazon Web Services, Justin Honaman and Michael Connor, we explore how CPG companies are taking advantage of these new technologies and the digital revolution that is reshaping supply chains around the world. 

    • 58 min
    AB InBev and Coca-Cola Want to Build a Playground for Sustainable Innovation With the 100+ Accelerator

    AB InBev and Coca-Cola Want to Build a Playground for Sustainable Innovation With the 100+ Accelerator

    The 100+ Accelerator is a partnership between AB InBev, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, and Colgate-Palmolive that allows sustainability-focused startups to pilot their innovations within the supply chains of these four multinational CPG companies. In an unmissable conversation, Molun Zhang of The Coca-Cola Company and Carolina García Arbeláez of AB InBev discuss their companies’ biggest sustainability challenges and how this new collaborative approach, the 100+ Accelerator, is helping to solve them.
     
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    • 58 min
    A Recession Seems Inevitable – How Bad Could It Be?

    A Recession Seems Inevitable – How Bad Could It Be?

    As the world braces for recession, Rabobank’s world-class economists Jane Foley and Christian Lawrence join the Liquid Assets team to dissect the most recent economic news and share what indicators they’ll be watching in the months ahead.
     
    Check out our 2022 economics preview from January: The Most Important Trends of 2022.
     
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    • 57 min
    Inflation Is Changing Beverage Packaging

    Inflation Is Changing Beverage Packaging

    Could inflation force beverage companies to rethink their packaging choices? And could those changes have a positive impact on climate change? With help from Packaging and Supply Chains Analyst Xinnan Li, we explore what is driving up costs in packaging and some less disruptive changes companies can make to address those problems in the near term. Our next episode will be dedicated to structural changes that may be needed to address packaging costs, waste, and the climate crisis.
     
    Links to our article series on costs and packaging:
    Part 1 – Inflation's Impact on Beverage Supply Chain and Packaging Decisions
    Part 2 – Rethinking Materials, Because It’s Not Just What’s Inside That Counts
    Part 3 – Location, Location, Location
    Part 4 – Improving Recycling To Bring Every Bottle Back
    Part 5 – Will Inflation Fuel the Rebirth of Reusable Packaging?

    • 41 min
    Black Girl Magic & The Art of Mass Appeal

    Black Girl Magic & The Art of Mass Appeal

    McBride Sisters is a Black-owned brand that explicitly – though not exclusively – markets to Black women. As a consequence, the media, retailers and distributors, often assume your brand must only appeal to Black women or worse, that it might actively push away other consumer groups. With help from Co-founder and CEO, Andréa McBride, we learn more about one of the fastest growing wine brands in the US and summarily destroy the idea that marketing to an underserved consumer group could undermine your relationship with others.  

    • 56 min
    Buy, Sell, or Hold: 15 Hot Takes in 45 Minutes

    Buy, Sell, or Hold: 15 Hot Takes in 45 Minutes

    In a format designed to maximize controversy, the Liquid Assets team analyzes some of the industry’s most urgent and contentious opinions and predictions. Expect plenty of rapid-fire debates as they answer questions like "Is hard seltzer dead?" "In two years, will anyone be talking about NFTs?" and "Will the US ever legalize marijuana?"
     
     
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Punkinface32 ,

I’ll take another cup of this

Super informative, witty and I like their voices 🤷🏽‍♀️

MGD09 ,

Great industry info

No better way to learn about the beverage industry. Such a fun podcast. Love that witty Boucard.

Chip10CA ,

Great industry info

If you work in alcohol, this has some of the best insight and info on the ins and outs of how you do your job and who does it the best. Broucard brings a good conversational approach to looking at industry data and talking about why it matters. A worthwhile listen.

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