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Up Close With: Johnnie Walker

Whisky label takes blended approach to Scotch

In the mid-1800s, Alexander Walker used his experience in blending teas to create some of the first blended Scotch whiskies in the world. As a result, he transformed the grocery business of his father, John Walker, into a global whisky business. First called Old Highland Whisky, he later renamed the brand Johnnie Walker in honor of his father, the company says.


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FMBs and RTD cocktails offer convenience for at-home enjoyment

Flavors, portability benefit FMBs, RTD cocktails

With many consumers lacking the tools or know-how to reproduce some of their favorite on-premise cocktails, beverage manufacturers have found a way to deliver that same enjoyment to consumers in their own homes.


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2013 State of the Industry Report

Beverage Industry provides an in-depth look at the performances and trends in non-alcohol and alcohol categories in the last year.


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2013 State of the Industry: Wine & spirits

Wine and spirits stay sweet

Sweet wine varietals and indulgent flavored vodkas remain popular in the wine and spirits categories, according to experts.


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2013 State of the Industry: Beer

Tiers helping beer market

Continuing what was seen during the recession, consumers are either buying more premium-priced beers or buying less beer overall, Jennifer Zegler, beverage analyst at Mintel, Chicago, told Beverage Industry in March.


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2013 State of the Industry: Dairy & alternatives

According to Chicago-based Mintel’s April 2013 report “Dairy and Non-dairy Milk – US,” the “other milk” segment, which includes ready-to-drink milk or milk substitutes, refrigerated kefir/milk substitutes/soy milk, and refrigerated milkshakes/non-dairy drinks, makes up 7.3 percent of the total U.S. dairy and non-dairy milk market. This represents a more than 30 percent increase in market share since 2010, it reports. Mintel also predicts that this category will continue to see growth through 2017 to reach nearly $2.9 billion in sales.


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2013 State of the Industry: Juice & juice drinks

Juices reformulate to meet consumer preferences

As consumers are encouraged by dieticians and nutritionists to reduce sugar consumption, beverage manufacturers also are heeding this call by developing juice drinks that fit the bill.


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2013 State of the Industry: Coffee & RTD coffee

Premium offerings fueling coffee growth

The premium market for coffee continues to gain ground, according to an August 2012 report from Santa Monica, Calif.-based IBISWorld. “Consumers educated themselves more about coffee beans and traded up in quality over the five years to 2012,” the report stated.


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2013 State of the Industry: Tea & RTD tea

Tea poised to be next ‘hot’ beverage

Following Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co.’s acquisition of Atlanta-based Teavana Holdings Inc. at the end of 2012, the tea industry is waiting for the hot tea segment to boom, according to experts.


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2013 State of the Industry: Bottled water

Bottled water sales continue to sparkle

A rebounding economy as well as convenience and a healthy image have helped bottled water sales recover from years of decline in 2008 and 2009, according to Chicago-based Mintel’s U.S. “Bottled Water” report released in March.


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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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