Meet the Speaker: Gary Hemphill, Beverage Marketing Corporation

Gary A. Hemphill is Managing Director of Research at Beverage Marketing Corporation.  Mr. Hemphill has more than 25 years experience in the beverage industry.  In that role, he directs the company’s extensive information products and services, consisting of comprehensive beverage databases, market reports, directories, tracking services, and customized information consulting projects. Mr. Hemphill holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University. 


Wednesday, November 6
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bottled Water Sales Trends

Session Description: The bottled water category reached a new high in 2023, and widened its lead as the most popular packaged beverage in the United States, with growth continuing into 2024. In this fast-paced session, learn how the category and its key segments are performing, how inflation and other developments are impacting the business, as well as the outlook for the future. Also, get perspective on competitive refreshment beverage categories like carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks, and more.