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Alcohol raises the bar in on-premise channels

By Stephanie Cernivec
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 Whether it’s the ambiance, celebrity sightings, exclusivity, cocktails or a combination of all of the above that attract consumers to nightclubs, it’s clear that the “cool factor” is a must-have for success.  


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Fair Oaks Farm Brands’ Core Power

Fair Oaks Farm Brands addresses taste, natural trends with Core Power
By Jessica Jacobsen
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 Chicago-based Fair Oaks Farm Brands Chief Executive Officer Steve Jones knows the importance protein plays in a balanced diet. 


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Coconut water finds a home in the beverage market

By Jessica Jacobsen
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 In Fred Heatherton’s novelty song, “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” the composer depicts a showman prodding people to play a game involving coconuts in order to make him rich.  


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Manufacturers offer consumers nutritional balance

By Jennifer Haderspeck
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 The old adage, “You are what you eat,” has been more top of mind in recent years as the wealth of health and wellness information inspires consumers to consider their diets. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey, nearly all Americans say they have given at least a little thought to the healthfulness of their diets, physical activity and the safety of the food they eat and are trying to improve at least one of their eating habits.  


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Bottler of the Year: Pepsi Bottling Ventures

People and partners are building blocks for PBV
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Being the nation’s largest privately held Pepsi-Cola bottler is no easy feat, but for Raleigh, N.C.-based Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), the dedication of its people and partners is how it’s able to maintain its high standards at the company’s 28 bottling and distribution facilities in North Carolina, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont, Idaho and South Carolina.


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Supermarkets compete for consumer share

Pre-mixed cocktails post strong growth in supermarkets
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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 By offering a wide variety of items such as food, beverages, health products and more, supermarkets have managed to remain relatively stable in terms of store performance during the last year, experts suggest.  


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BodyArmor Superdrink

BodyArmor offers hydration, nutrition benefits
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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 When BodyArmor Chief Executive Officer Lance Collins was preparing to launch a new beverage line in early 2011, he wanted to come back into the beverage industry with something special that would be the next evolution in nutrient-enhanced drinks.  


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2012 New Product Development Survey

Forecasting a year of healthful introductions
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Healthy and natural attributes top the list of consumer needs and interests for beverages, according to respondents of Beverage Industry’s annual New Product Development Survey. 


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Finding the goodness inside of juices

By Jennifer Haderspeck
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 Although juices have long been a popular start to the day because of their wholesome nutrition, vitamins and more, the category has experienced numerous innovations aligning with consumer trends.  


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Honing their craft

A look at what’s driving the craft beer segment
By Jessica Jacobsen
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After enduring contraction the last few years, the overall beer market is on the uptick, says Dan Wandel, senior vice president of beverage alcohol client insights for Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group. 


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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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