Berner Food & Beverage LLC (Berner), a private label and contract manufacturing supplier of quality food and beverage products, is showcasing the latest ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverage and clean label dip trends at the National Association of Convenience Stores’ NACS Expo. NACS, one of the largest expositions for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, is being held October 8-10, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

RTD Coffees
RTD coffees–Berner reports the RTD coffee category continues aggressive growth and expects sales to reach $1.9B in total US sales by 2022. Brands such as Starbucks continue to dominate the category while buyers are moving away from making these purchases at warehouse clubs and are seeking options to purchase at convenience stores. Berner can help retailers turn ideas into successful finished products with a full line of milk-based ready-to-drink coffee, protein, teas and other low-acid beverages available. NACS show attendees can sample Berner’s RTD beverages, including iced lattes. These grab-and-go refreshments target today’s busy consumer, with new flavors including: birthday cake, vanilla maple, and coconut and in-demand packaging including smaller sized 8-ounce and 11-ounce aluminum cans. 

Clean Label Dips
Clean label dips–Berner is also showcasing new clean label dip products at NACS for retailers wanting to gain sales through the clean label movement. They report 75% of consumers are now evaluating ingredients on packaging and are willing to pay more for products that highlight ‘free from’ as they are perceived as healthier food choices. Berner helps retailers addresses this ‘better-for-you’ trend with a line of clean label dips. Now retailers can launch healthier options for snack customers, with a dip program that includes clean, clear ‘free-from’ labels. Customers can have healthier food products with no artificial flavors or colors that are gluten-free, msg-free and preservative-free, and Berner delivers a premium quality product with a taste consumers will buy again and again.

Berner has more than 20 years of experience with retort processing and can be a single source partner for retailers who want to provide consumers with a safe consistent product. They develop flexible, tailored solutions for retailers making Berner one of the largest producers of retort dips, sauces, aerosol cheese and shelf stable RTD coffees and teas beverages. Their facilities are USDA approved, SQF2000 Level III, HACCP certified, and meet the demanding standards of virtually every major retailer in North America.