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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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2013 State of the Industry: Energy drinks & shots

Energy drinks and shots pick up the pace

According to a June 2012 report on energy drinks and shots in the United States by market research firm Mintel, Chicago, the market grew 124 percent from 2006 to 2011, which suggests a continuing recovery from the recession, it states.


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2013 State of the Industry: Sports & protein drinks

New players join the sports drinks team

Although sports drinks are commonly marketed for their hydration and workout recovery benefits, some consumers also are looking for low-calorie options, according to Chicago-based Mintel.


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2013 State of the Industry: Carbonated soft drinks

Flavors, sweeteners add value to soft drinks

Dollar sales for carbonated beverages in U.S. retail stores increased by 1.9 percent in 2012 compared with the prior year; however, volume decreased by 1.6 percent, according to Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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Tenth and Blake Beer Co. furthers the beer renaissance

MillerCoors craft and import division’s products support a more flavorful culture

When the MillerCoors facility in Golden, Colo., experienced a small flood in its basement a few years ago, little did the company know what it was about to stumble upon.


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Experimentation at MillerCoors’ 10th Street Brewery

Tenth and Blake Beer Co. facility runs a ‘hand-crafted’ operation

Representing the “Tenth” reference in Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee is one of the company’s smallest, most experimental breweries, says Tom Cardella, president and chief executive officer of the Chicago-based MillerCoors division of craft and import brands.


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Up Close With: Balance enhanced water

Non-flavored waters use flowers for functions

When co-founders Martin Chalk and Peter Maher started developing their vision for New York-based Balance, their goal wasn’t to create a beverage company — it was simply to bring the homeopathic benefits of Australian flower essences to consumers, Chalk says.


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Tea could be the next ‘hot’ beverage

Health halo, quality drawing consumers to tea

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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The Top 100 beverage companies of 2012

Ranking beverage companies by 2012 sales

The beverage marketplace continues to make strides against the economic downturn that hampered consumers and businesses beginning in 2008. In Beverage Industry’s compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2012 sales, The Coca-Cola Co. continued to lead the list by recording an additional $1.5 billion in sales compared with 2011.


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Celestial Seasonings offers teas for any season and any reason

Tea company boasts extensive portfolio to reach wide consumer demographic.

Like companies across all categories within the beverage industry, players in the tea category are fighting for consumers’ attention.


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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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