Special Issue "Sustainability in the Beverage Sector"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
I am delighted to let you know about a new Special Issue on “Sustainability in the Beverage Sector”.
Sustainability has become one of the most important challenges for the beverage sector over the last few decades. On the one hand, sustainability can be considered as a strategy to differentiate firms or products in order to meet some market segment demands. On the other hand, sustainability is also needed to guarantee the future development of the beverage sector.
Nowadays, consumers do not only take decisions based upon how well products satisfy their needs but also how these products influence society at large. Many consumers have integrated sustainable and environmental considerations into their lifestyle choices. Thus, more and more firms have claimed socially or environmentally friendly orientations when producing and marketing beverages, integrating sustainability into their communication strategy to reinforce their brand and market positioning. Through the adoption of sustainable practices firms could obtain a competitive advantage and increase sales with a clear product differentiation.
In this Special Issue we will recognize papers that expand the boundaries of our existing knowledge in this field. Sustainability and sustainable development include the following interconnected aspects: environment, economic and social. These areas might be considered at different stages in the management practices of the beverage sector. Considering the whole supply chain, from producers to consumers, we encourage academics, researchers and practitioners to focus their attention on the sustainability and sustainable development in the beverage sector.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Ricardo Sellers
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Beverages is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Sustainable development
- Social development
- Sustainable agriculture
- Renewable energy
- Economic growth
- Ethical consumerism
- Resources management
- Sustainability standards