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Reflection & Thank You

Monday, December 19th, 2016
As we wind down the year and look back, it was definitely a year fraught with twists and turns.  Could anyone have imaged 2016 would have brought us Brexit or Trump?  Or taken away such larger than life pop culture influencers like Prince, Bowie, Za Za or Muhammad Ali?   It has been all rather dreamlike and I’m not sure when we will wake up. At Eagle, though, we would take this opportunity to say thank you to all our team members.  You have worked tirelessly, silently and even though we don’t always have the chance to stop and talk, we want you to know how much we appreciate your commitment to the company, the pride you bring with every box and case you package and in every shipment that leaves our door.  Our team is, and always will be, the heart and soul of this company. The volatile events of this year have occasioned concern and confusion among our team regarding their place in the United States.  As a company, we do not define anyone based on religion, ethnicity, country of origin, gender or other life choices.  We hope we will always have a peaceful union, one that we can perfect together, as a culture, community and civic society.  It is our shared responsibility to work together and support each other.  We wish everyone a happy, safe, peaceful and wondrous holiday season!

Changes to Labeling Laws

Friday, August 14th, 2015
Over the next year or so, the FDA is requiring changes to nutrition panels.  For larger companies with a bevy of techs able to assist in converting labels this may not be such a burden.  But for smaller companies, this is feat to accomplish (at least it feels like it).  What are the some of the highlights of the changes?  Here they are:
  1. Requiring the declaration of “Added Sugars” on the label
  2. Removing the requirement for declaring “Calories from fat.”
  3. Revising the nutrients of public health significance that must be declared on the label.
  4. Revised Daily Values for certain nutrients that are either mandatory or voluntary on the label.
There’s also a new design, updates to the serving requirements and a host of other changes.   At Eagle Beverage, we have been busy starting the conversion process and evaluating all the major ingredients to ensure that they are in compliance with the new labeling laws.  Our private label customers will start feeling the effects as we start rolling out new Specification Documents and asking for changes to current label designs. If you are considering a new private label program, make sure to ask your supplier (hopefully Eagle) what will need to be done to print the Nutrition Fact Panel within the guidelines, so as to save yourself the extra cost down the road. For further information regarding the Nutritional Labeling changes, please click here.

Tradeshows, Tradeshows, Tradeshows….

Monday, June 4th, 2012
I have been thinking a lot about the tradeshows we used to do.  Back when we first entered this industry, I did about 15-18 trade shows annually.  They were domestic shows, customer trade shows and international tradeshows.  We exhibited as a company or represented our company in our customer’s stand and offered as much support as we could both physically and monetarily.
I still recall some of my most favorite international shows:
  • Anuga
  • Expo Café Mexico
  • FHA Singapore
  • FHA Hong Kong
  • Foodex Japan
  • Gulf Food Show
  • SIAL China
  • World Tea and Coffee Show – Rome, Hamburg, Singapore, Geneva and so many other fabulous places
This year, we will bring our Private Label message to the World of Coffee in Vienna.
After about a 4 year haitus from exhibiting internationally, our company is once again going to have its own stand and will actively target customers that are looking for a private label specialty beverage programs.  Please stop by our booth if you are also there!