Your ISBT Connection | May 1, 2024

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PackLIMS will help you retrieve data quickly, even during regulatory audits, human error and eliminates any possibility of data loss or false reporting. 

Thank you to packlims for being an Annual Sponsor of ISBT. If your company would like to learn more about ISBT Annual Sponsorships, click here.

For event and media sponsorships, contact Zach Raynsford for more information.

Featured News

We Can't Wait to Welcome You to BevTech 2024

BevTech 2024 is just a few weeks away! We can’t wait to see many of you in Orlando. If you haven’t registered yet, make sure to register today by clicking the button below. Join your peers at the premier event in beverage - BevTech® International 2024. Unlock the elements of traditional beverage transformation, exciting new segments/categories, progress in ESG and sustainability, understanding AI integration, and career development within this dynamically changing industry. Don’t miss this chance to quench your thirst for knowledge and networking within the beverage industry!

Register today and don't miss everything that BevTech has to offer. If you have any questions, please contact the ISBT Office at, or call 571-446-3947. 

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Maria Piedad Lopez Farewell Letter

This is my last article as ISBT president. It has been a great honour to serve in this role, lead the Society through change, and continue the transformation journey initiated by my predecessors. We are on the path to achieving our vision, and the results of our efforts are reflected in our financials and membership numbers.

We grounded on our why and the reason we exist in our Mission

To provide a networking forum for technical collaboration focused on expanding expertise and advancing beverage science. 

We were more vocal and inclusive in our Vision, and now we welcome alcoholic beverages, given the growing portfolio categories of our brand owners.

Read the Full Letter Here

Home Run Sponsors

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Annual Sponsors

New for 2024, in an effort to continue to grow and expand our efforts we have developed some new programs for membership and support. One new program is to offer our supplier members the opportunity to enhance their support of ISBT’s mission and programs.

This new program will allow our supplier members to contribute to the ISBT’s efforts and raise their profile to our members of the global beverage industry. The program will highlight these companies for an entire year as well as at our annual event, BevTech International.

If you are a supplier and would like to learn more please reach out to Roy Robinson at 

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ISBT Quality Technical Committee Introduces QC Sensory Quality, an ISBT Best Practice Publication

The ISBT Quality Technical Committee has introduced QC Sensory Quality, an ISBT Best Practice publication, a pioneering sensory publication. Designed to streamline techniques and terminology, this document offers a cohesive approach to sensory evaluation.

Lori Brustad, Marie Pohler, Andrea Belford, and Michelle Jordan (Mitchell) were instrumental in creating this publication. ISBT deeply appreciates their diverse expertise in bringing this document to completion. Additional supporters and participants include:


Laurie Gilmore The Coca-Cola Company

Sarah Green - Keurig Dr Pepper

Susan Gruskin – PepsiCo

Caitlin Jamison - Rowdy Energy

Michelle Mitchell -PepsiCo

Doug Poulos - Refresco Beverages US Inc.

John Saniga - Pepsi Bottling Ventures

Xin Stannard -Talking Rain

Jimmy Hassler - Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc.

Targeting Quality Control experts, scientists, and sensory professionals in the beverage industry, the document presents standardized sensory terms, diverse test methods, and optimized tasting room designs. By adhering to these practices, the beverage industry and stakeholders align and can build and enhance consistent product quality and consumer satisfaction. QC Sensory Quality signifies a significant leap forward in sensory refinement, setting a new standard for industry excellence.

QC Sensory Quality is now live on the website and available by clicking the button below.

Read the Full QC Sensory Quality
Member News
The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from beverage industry supplier members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes only and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT. 

If you have sponsored content (i.e., new products, case studies, white papers, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email Steve Guglielmo by May 29.

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Featured Catalogs
Data Key Communications is proud to introduce its Supplier Catalog Library, a great resource for those in the beverage industry who want to see digital catalogs from ISBT suppliers collected in one spot!

If you're a supplier who would like to have your product catalog hosted online in the Catalog Library with a shareable and embeddable link, receive statistics about readership and clicks throughout the year, and be featured in the ISBT Connection, please contact Zach Raynsford for more information.

BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions: Water and Process Treatment Solutions

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Beverage Institute by ISBT®

Special BevTech Discount on Beverage Institute Courses!

In celebration of BevTech 2024, get 20% Discount on any Beverage Institute Course that you sign up for in May by using the promo code: bevtech2024

For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit

Did You Know?

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"Did You Know?" is a series of interesting events and changes to ISBT and the beverage Industry. If you have an ISBT tidbit or "fun fact," send it to  


The Original Trivia: The intersection of 3 roads in Latin is “Trivia”.

Logic: Cocaine is legal in Oregon, but straws are not.

Have Fun at the Gym: Gymnasium comes from the Greek for “School for Naked Exercise.”

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Welcome, New Members!

ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 54 new members since April 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the Society! To view the complete list of new members, click the button below. For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.

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Industry News

If you have news (i.e., new hires, personnel promotions, facility changes, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email Steve Guglielmo. The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is May 29.

Coca-Cola is betting AI can help it compete against Pepsi and Red Bull - Coca-Cola is working with Microsoft to “reimagine” its marketing and manufacturing

PepsiCo drives toward net-zero emissions by 2040 - Here are the variety of approaches and successfully reducing the carbon footprint of its fleet and distribution operations.

Kylie Jenner Counts Herself a Fan of the Gut-Friendly Soda Brand Poppi - Kylie Jenner is keeping up with the latest trends, which extends to beverages.

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