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Bottler of the Year: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne

Pepsi distributor's focus on customer service is key to success

On the drive through Crenshaw County in Alabama, motorists will see a number of small towns, vast woodlands and maybe a few deer. But as drivers pass the handful of restaurants and general stores throughout the county, they might also notice something else: the Pepsi logo.


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2015 New Product Development Outlook

Survey-takers report using nearly 12 flavors in 2014

If the groundhog’s ability to predict the end of winter held true on an annual basis, it would make planning the last six weeks of winter much easier for many people. Although not as temperamental as the weather, many beverage-makers probably wish they had an ability to see into the beverage market future to predict the latest trends.


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99 percent of American households shop the grocery channel

Coffee, spirits dominate channel's beverage sales

When consumers shopped the aisles of different retail channels during the past couple of months as they prepared for the holidays, product assortments and even store environments probably started to seem the same after a while.


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Brotherhood Winery celebrates 175 years

Company releases limited-edition wines, cider

In its 175 years of business, Brotherhood Winery has seen many changes within the wine industry and has had the opportunity to set a few trends in line with those changes.


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Low-calorie, low-sugar attributes boost juice drinks segment

Mintel predicts 100 percent juices could bounce back

Consumers know that consuming fruits and vegetables is important, but nearly half believe they do not consume enough, according to a 2014 infographic from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), Hockessin, Del.


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Craft beer boasts fastest revenue growth of all alcohol segments

Seasonal beers could bring more female drinkers to segment

Within the past decade, the shift in consumer demand for variety and “local” beverages has resulted in a craft beer revolution in the United States.


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The Best Packages of 2014

Readers name Cascade Ice's can-sized bottle as top package

According to Beverage Industry’s Best Packages of 2014 survey, portion-controlled sizes, specialty inks and a “personal” touch can give brands a leg up in the competitive beverage marketplace.


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Foco doubles sales in past year

Coconut water brand launches 330-ml packaging

In the past year, Life Up LLC’s Foco 100% Pure Coconut Water line has added 10 distributors, secured distribution in major supermarket chains and more than doubled its sales, according to Contessa Foconut Donna Bimbo, chief executive officer of the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company.


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2014 Innovations of the Year

Health and wellness, personalization trends encompass Beverage Industry’s list of industry-changing products

In the sea of beverages on the retail shelves, consumers definitely have no shortage of options from which to choose. When you take into account the number of new SKUs out there, it can get even more intriguing.


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Store brands join health and wellness trend

Private-label beverage market remains flat

Although many private-label brands have moved beyond the “me-too” positioning for which they were once known, the private-label beverage segment still is struggling to keep up with the rest of the beverage market as consumers' needs and wants have evolved.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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