[INFOGRAPHIC] The Top 20 Beers Americans are Drinking Right Now
What is America drinking? The answer may surprise you. There’s no question that craft beer is a rising force in the beverage industry. But when it comes to sheer volume and sales, as this infographic from VinePair shows, macro breweries still reign supreme.
The infographic explores the top 20 most popular beers in the United States right now, and the results reveal some interesting insights. For one thing, while interest in Budweiser might be waning compared to prior years, it’s still moving an awful lot of units—it’s the #3 best selling beer in the country. But its slimmer brother brand Bud Light is outshining Budweiser by a landslide, selling 294 million cases compared to Budweiser’s 104 million cases. In fact, sales reflect a healthy consumer interest in lighter lagers altogether, perhaps stemming from an increased consumer interest in reduced calorie better-for-you products overall.
Which brands are filling out the rest of the Top 20? Do these beers reflect what you’re stocking your fridge, menu, or retail shelves with? Check out the infographic and see who made the list:
New Dublin cloud kitchen for Sodexo
Sodexo has opened a new cloud kitchen in Dublin, Ireland, after launching workplace catering subsidiary, Fooditude.
Catering, facilities management and home services company, Sodexo, has a revenue of €22b and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, with offices across 28 countries.
Catering company Fooditude is based in London and creates organic, fresh food for clients and focuses on eliminating food waste.
A ‘cloud kitchen’ (also known as a ghost kitchen, virtual kitchen or shared kitchen) is set up for delivery-only food brands.
In December 2020, Sodexo acquired a majority shareholding in Fooditude.
Sodexo and Fooditude move the hospitality industry into the digital age
Sodexo declared that Fooditude would have a huge role to play, as it develops new consumer-focused food services for the digital age.
“Our investment in Fooditude is a crucial element in the evolution of Sodexo’s workplace food services”, said Julie Ennis, CEO of corporate services at Sodexo UK & Ireland. “Organisations are rethinking the way they work, reviewing their office footprints and the purpose of those spaces, so it is crucial we have the right flexible, digitally-powered food services to meet our clients’ and consumers’ needs.”
Fooditude doesn’t just offer catering deliveries, the company also organises pop-ups. The company uses organic produce and takes sustainability seriously.
“One of the toughest challenges with our business model is to operate with minimum impact on the environment”, said a Fooditude representative. “Reducing food waste is our top priority this year. To that end we have embarked on a few interesting partnerships with charities and businesses tackling this problem. We work with FoodCycle, OLIO and Orca.”
Fooditude also measures its carbon footprint with The Planet Mark, a sustainability certification. Fooditude’s goal is to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 5% in 2021.
A welcome food move in hospitable Dublin
The Dublin food scene is well known for flourishing outdoor markets and cosy fire-lit pubs. Taking a hybrid kitchen there is fitting for the modern age, especially in the post-pandemic era when many customers may prefer ordering food to be delivered, instead of eating out.
“We are delighted to take Fooditude to Dublin”, said Ennis. “We see significant potential to establish and grow the business there, with clear benefits to our current clients as well as an offer that will help us grow our Ireland business and target new clients in the city’s fast-growing technology and media sectors.”