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Up Close With: Brain-Twist Inc.

Brain-Twist Inc. uses strategy to capture consumers
November 11, 2012

 According to New York-based market research firm Nielsen, alcohol drinks packaged in a pouch — many of which are marketed as frozen cocktails — approached $200 million in annual sales in measured channels through Aug. 18, 2012.  


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Dairy alternatives grow, make their mark

2012 dairy beverage sales and trends
November 11, 2012

 Dairy alternative drinks are becoming so mainstream that they might soon deserve their own name, says David Sprinkle, research director and publisher of Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.  


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Contract manufacturing, packaging work with new beverage formats

November 11, 2012

Function has added a new dynamic to the beverage landscape, which has allowed beverage-makers to explore new ingredients, package sizes and innovative products. 


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2012 Executive of the Year Muhtar Kent

Coca-Cola CEO embraces collective vision
October 12, 2012

 

When describing many of the former leaders of The Coca-Cola Co., for Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of the Atlanta-based company, the words that come to mind are “constructively discontent.”


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Targeting demographics in beverage marketing

Identifying preferences of the most influential groups in the nation
October 12, 2012

The United States received the name “the melting pot” in the 18th century by welcoming a diverse mixture of people into the country and melding them into one common culture. 


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Bottled water makes a splash

Unique ingredients can help category grow, experts say
October 12, 2012

In these times when budgets are tight, many consumers are finding that private label bottled waters quench their thirst just as well as branded waters. 


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Up Close With: Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Vodka finds inspiration from popular cocktails
October 12, 2012

Premium gas prices might cause consumers to flinch, but when it comes to the spirits category, they’re not afraid of premium prices. 


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Whey protein capitalizes on health benefits

Consumer awareness helps ingredient find its niche
October 8, 2012

With its associations to lean muscle mass and satiety claims, whey protein continues to be an ingredient of interest to beverage manufacturers. 


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Wholesaler of the Year Silver Eagle Distributors

Beer distributor uses marketing, broad portfolio to reach demographics
September 12, 2012

Most of the time, change doesn’t happen overnight. But in the case of Silver Eagle Distributors, its acquisition of BudCo Ltd. in 2007 catapulted its business in an instant. 


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Traditional flavors turn up the creativity

Trends include blending, natural and authentic
September 12, 2012

 Health and wellness properties continue to drive flavor choices for many beverage formulators as health-conscious consumers are realizing that in addition to various health benefits, beverages also can be refreshing and flavorful. 


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In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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