Beyond the Shelf: Lillianna Byington of Industry Dive

Without a doubt, one of the biggest trends in the food & beverage industry during 2019 was hard seltzers. Whether you were at a bar, a sporting event, a concert, or a friend’s BBQ, it was nearly impossible to miss these incredibly trendy drinks. But the most intriguing thing about this trend wasn’t necessarily the low-ABV carbonated beverages itself, but rather how brands like White Claw utilized social media and the power of peer influence to boost sales. This week, on Beyond the Shelf, we spoke with Lillianna Byington, Associate Editor at Industry Dive, to discuss why hard seltzers were incredibly popular this year, and what’s next for the industry now that more brands have entered the market.

Beyond the Shelf dives into the food and beverage industry with guests from all corners of the business including founders/CEO’s, marketers, chefs, dietitians, researchers, and other influencers. Topics range from trends in retail and production to expert tips on marketing to inspiring stories from growing companies, popular chefs, and much more! From ChefsBest – taste and quality experts in the food and beverage industry.