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Wholesaler of the Year: The Odom Corp.

Beverage wholesaler credits community connection with success
By Jessica Jacobsen
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With a distribution territory that spans parts of Washington state, Idaho, Oregon and all of Alaska, one might wonder how The Odom Corp., Bellevue, Wash., has excelled throughout the years while dealing with factors like challenging weather climates and a broad territorial footprint.


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Vegetable flavors trending for beverages because of healthy halo

Sweet-and-spicy combinations add new twist to previous flavor trends
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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In contrast with last year’s indulgent flavor trends, beverages this year are shifting to reflect consumer interest in health and wellness.


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Convenience stores overcome weather and channel competition

Beverages sales outpace overall convenience store growth
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Despite the number of hurdles that it has faced within the past year, the convenience store channel still is holding steady, experts note.


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Devotion Vodka’s new gluten-free Tiki Tea exceeds sales expectations

New Tiki Tea vodka variations expected by February
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Although now best known for its gluten-free and no-added-sugar attributes, the Devotion Vodka brand actually got its start in the club scene.


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Single-cup coffee, iced coffees show growth

Other coffee segments losing share from single-cup coffee
By Stephanie Cernivec
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High commodity pricing can be a major issue for the beverage industry. However, when premium-priced products are in demand, this challenge becomes less troublesome.


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KeVita builds the next generation of health and wellness beverages

KeVita reveals a new brand extension coming this fall
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Within the beverage industry, one trend exists that generally spans every category: health and wellness.


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Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards take effect

Some high schools fear new standards could cause revenue losses
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiated its new Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, which affect the sale of foods and beverages that are not part of federally supported meals programs.


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Golazo focuses on flavor and functional ingredients

Energy and sports drink company capitalizes on soccer ties
By Jessica Jacobsen
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After the 2014 FIFA World Cup, soccer fans have seen their fair share of golazos — the Spanish and Portuguese word for brilliant goals.


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Energy positioning from other segments impacts energy category

Natural and organic varieties remain niche, but offer growth options
By Jessica Jacobsen
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As beverage manufacturers get more creative in their product development, more beverages seem to be blurring category lines. One category that has been both aided and challenged by this multi-platform approach is the energy drink category.


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Beverage consumers want emotional connections with brands

Word-of-mouth recommendations via social media are most trusted by consumers
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Do you remember the 1995 Budweiser commercial with three frogs croaking the syllables in the brand’s name? How about the 2010 Folgers commercial in which a young woman tells her father about her recent engagement over a cup of coffee?


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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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The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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