FAQs - BMC Reports
Market Report definition
Focus Report Definition
Spotlight Report Definition
Why choose Beverage Marketing Reports?
Who needs Beverage Marketing Reports?
Post Purchase Support
How long has Beverage Marketing been in business?
Founded in 1972, Beverage Marketing has been serving the beverage industry for more than 40 years. We pride ourselves on our strong relationships within the industry, our unparalleled access to industry leaders and our total reliable, total market, all-sales-channel-inclusive data. We offer reports, custom research, consulting and financial advisory services to the beverage industry.
Market Report definition and Report types:
Beverage Marketing lists several types of reports. What is a Market Report?
Market reports are our flagship publications and the industry standard publications that Beverage Marketing's reputation for reliable data and insightful analysis were built on. These reports cover are all-sales-channel inclusive, so you get a complete picture of the true size of the beverage marketplace. These in-depth reports are typically anywhere from 120-500+ pages and cover multiple facets within their given topic. There are more than 25 titles to choose from. Market Reports fall into four general types:
Multiple Category Overview Reports
Multiple Category Overview Reports facilitate cross- category comparison. Some survey major national or global trends for the largest beverage categories. Others offer insight on groups of segments that share certain attributes, consumer perceptions or consumption moments. These reports also offer current and historical category data including volume and growth, plus Beverage Marketing's exclusive five-year projections by category. Like all BMC reports, Multiple Category Overview Reports include the latest information, up to the moment of their publication, on industry trends and issues.
U.S. Category Reports
These reports provide detailed analysis of major beverage categories' performances. Each report includes sales and volume statistics, quarterly category growth data and discussions of leading companies, brands, packaging, channels of distribution, regional markets, pricing, marketing activities, demographics, advertising expenditures (including internet advertising), five-year growth projections and more. All U.S. Beverage Category Reports include total-market retail dollar sales data as well as volume and wholesale dollar data. Like all Beverage Marketing reports, U.S. Beverage Category Reports include the latest information, up to the moment of their publication, on industry trends, new product introductions, mergers and acquisitions, and issues of concern to the industry.
New for 2014
: All U.S. Category Reports include advertising expenditures for seven additional media types (for a total of 18 media breakouts).
Global Category Reports
This pair of reports examines two major beverage categories' performance in the global market. Each study includes volume data by region and by country, detailed analysis and five-year growth projections. The reports include extensive profiles of the leading international companies. Like all Beverage Marketing reports, Global Beverage Category Reports include the latest information, up to the moment of their publication, on industry trends, mergers and acquisitions, and issues of concern to the industry.
These reports provide a variety of perspectives and may be structured differently than our standard category and overview reports, as dictated by their subject matter. One report examines the snack food market. Another surveys both dynamic new beverage categories and small companies to watch. A third provides the latest data on the packaging mix. In another, contract packing and the private label side of the business receive detailed coverage. Yet another report takes a different approach, forecasting what to expect in the beverage market's future.
Focus Report Definition
What is a Focus Report?
These brief executive summary reports provide perspective on the latest trends, hot issues and niche market segments. Typically 25 to 50 pages, with text, graphs, charts, tables and photographs. Focus Report titles are selected based on current interest. A report title may be published once, several times or on a regular basis.
Spotlight Report Definition
What is a Spotlight Report?
Beverage Marketing proudly announces a new line of reports. While its exhaustive U.S. Category Reports examine all facets of particular beverage types, the company's Spotlight Reports illuminate specific aspects of major industry segments, such as advertising expenditures, demographics, distribution, leading companies, packaging and regional markets. Spotlight Reports look at these and other topics as they relate to any one of five key beverages: bottled water, sports beverages, carbonated soft drinks, beer and fruit beverages. They range from 10 to 200+ pages (Typically 10-25 pages)
Why choose Beverage Marketing Reports?
What is the BMC Difference? Why should I buy BMC Reports?
Count on our experience, reliable data and deep understanding of the industry to provide you with crystal clear total market insight: BMC Reports offer a total market, all-sales-channel inclusive data with key distribution channel break-outs. Many research reports and data services focus almost exclusively on select retail channels (scanner or measured channels), virtually ignoring a significant portion of the market! BMC provides you with a total view of the market. No matter where a beverage is sold or consumed, it's in our market totals. Plus, we give you key channel break-outs so trends are in perspective. Whether you use BMC Reports as a stand-alone resource or to augment the scanner data you also purchase, the Beverage Marketing difference provides the total picture you need to truly grasp the trends and take advantage of market opportunities.
Who needs Beverage Marketing Reports?
Who are typical users of Beverage Marketing's Market Reports?
Beverage Marketing Reports appeal to a broad base of users including:
- Marketing executives at beverage companies
- Advertising Agencies preparing for an account pitch
- Strategic Planning Teams at beverage companies
- Business Development, sales and marketing executives at Industry supplier organizations including ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, packaging companies, etc.
- Corporate training and development managers
- Investors conducting due diligence
- Snack food Market professionals
- Consultants and advisors
- International companies considering geographic market expansion
What software programs are required to view Beverage Marketing's Market Reports in electronic formats?
We use formats that are widely available and provide you with two formats for ease of use. Whether you order a downloadable market report, a CD or our BMCDataDirect
user name and password system, Beverage Marketing provides you with fully a linked PDF file, plus a Word documents so you can easily navigate through the document using the PDF and easily cut information from the Word document and paste into PowerPoint or Excel for your presentations.
Our Contract Packing Directory Database is provided in Excel format.
What software programs are required to view Beverage Marketing's Focus Reports in electronic formats?
Focus Reports are typically provided in both Word and PDF formats. A few of them are in Excel (such as our Quarterly Reports) or in PowerPoint (such as our What's In Store? and Alcohol Trends Focus Reports). If a Focus Report is provided in a format other than Word or PDF it will be noted in the description.
What software programs are required to view Beverage Marketing's Spotlight Reports in electronic formats?
When you purchase a Spotlight Report you receive both a PDF file and a Word document. Typically, no other formats are offered for reports in this series.
How do I place an order via the website?
Simply place your item(s) in the cart, follow the prompts to input your credit card and shipping information.
How long will it take for my report to be sent?
If you order the download option
and the report is currently available, you will have your report within minutes! If you place an advance order, the report will be sent to you immediately upon publication.
If you order a CD-ROM or print copy of your report
, if the report you ordered is currently available, we will ship it out the next business day or sooner. Beverage Marketing is located in the U.S., in the Eastern Time zone, so please keep time differences in mind when ordering. You may select next day shipping, two day shipping or ground shipping. Overnight orders must be received by noon Eastern time. For international orders, customs issues may delay shipping. Beverage Marketing has no control over this aspect of your order. If you have concerns or a special request, please feel free to contact Charlene Harvey at 212-688-7640 ext. 1962 to discuss. We make every effort to meet your needs!
If you ordered your report via BMCDataDirect
, your user names and passwords will be sent to you within one business day. No shipping is necessary.
How will my CD or book be sent?
All book and CD orders are shipped via UPS. During the checkout process you may select ground shipping, 2nd Day Air or UPS Next Day. Please note that orders must be received by noon Eastern time to be received the next day.
What are the shipping charges for print and/or CD purchases?
Shipping charges will vary based on the weight of the shipment, your location and the method of shipping you select (UPS Ground, 2nd Day, Overnight or International). During the checkout process you will be able to review the shipping charges that would apply to your order for each shipping method and select the method of shipping and pricing that suit your needs.
I placed an advance order for a report that is not yet published. When will I receive my report?
Your report will be sent immediately upon publication via the method you selected on checkout. The expected publication date is listed in the literature but feel free to call and ask for an update at any time. Also, as publication dates get closer, we may be able to provide you with some advance data. So don't hesitate to call if you have a report on order and need some help in the meantime! We'll do our best to help in any way we can. Call Charlene Harvey at 212-688-7640 ext. 1962 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I be charged tax?
New York customers will be charged tax on CD or book purchases, but not on electronic products such as "download" option or BMCDataDirect. There is no tax on reports shipped to other U.S. states or to non-U.S. locations.
What forms of payment does Beverage Marketing accept?
On our website, we accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Prepayment is required. If you call our office, we also accept wire transfers and if we have a relationship with your company, we may be able to invoice you for your report.
Assistance / Guidance:
I have questions that are not fully answered in the tables of contents and sample data provided. Who do I talk to if I prefer to discuss the report, find out more about it and speak to a live person?
Call Charlene Harvey at 212-688-7640 ext. 1962 or e-mail her at email@example.com
. She will be happy to help you determine which report(s) or other Beverage Marketing services will best meet your needs. If you do not reach her, leave a detailed message with your questions, phone # and e-mail address and she will get back to you. Keep in mind that Beverage Marketing is located in the U.S., in New York City, which is in the Eastern time zone. Time differences may apply.
Can I order by phone?
Absolutely! Call 212-688-7640 ext. 1962.
I don't see what I need. Does Beverage Marketing offer customized reports, custom research, databases or any other products or services to suit my specific needs?
Yes. If you don't see what you need, give us a call. We will be happy to help you determine which Beverage Marketing product or service will best meet your needs. While our off-the-shelf reports tend to be the least expensive option, Beverage Marketing offers a broad range of services including custom research and consulting services. We also offer an easy to use database system that allows users to create their own customized reports from any device. This database and predictive model, BMC DrinkTell , can also be customized to meet your specific needs. To discuss your unique challenges, to learn more about our services, or for a demo of BMC DrinkTell, contact Charlene Harvey at 212-688-7640 ext. 1962.
Post purchase support
We are happy to clarify any information contained in our reports.
For fastest assistance, contact Charlene Harvey with your questions. She will be glad to answer them or to reach out to the appropriate editorial / research staff member to get your questions answered in a professional, timely fashion.
What is your policy on returns and exchanges?
Because of the nature of our product, we are unable to provide refunds or to accept returns or exchanges. We encourage you to look at the detailed tables of content and sample data provided on our website before placing your order. If you have any remaining questions prior to purchase, we encourage you to call Charlene Harvey in our New York City offices at 212-688-7640 ext. 1962. She will take the time to discuss your specific needs and help you determine whether the report(s) you are considering is right for you. In the unlikely event you do have a problem, we will work with you as best we can to help resolve your issues. We rarely get complaints, so we take your concerns seriously. We have been in business for more than 40 years and relationships are important to us.