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Capitalizing on its local market

Service, ‘special’ deliveries routine for Beer Capitol Distributing
June 11, 2012

With its four-county territory in southeastern Wisconsin incorporating special event venues such as sports arenas, concert venues and festival grounds, Beer Capitol Distributing Co. Inc., Sussex, Wis., offers enhanced service to these accounts during busy time periods, explains Aldo Madrigrano, chief executive officer of the company. 


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BevTech ‘12 addresses hot topics

June 11, 2012

The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), Dallas, hosted its annual BevTech meeting from April 30 to May 2 in San Diego. 


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Bacardi's legacy of innovation

Bacardi rum’s new launches build on its 150 year heritage
May 11, 2012

When the founder of Bacardi, Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, purchased the company’s first distillery in Cuba, he found a colony of fruit bats hanging from the rafters. 


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Up Close With: TalkingRain's Sparkling Ice

TalkingRain expands Sparkling Ice’s availability
May 11, 2012

Preston, Wash.-based TalkingRain Beverage Co. recently placed a focus on its Sparkling Ice enhanced water brand, which in turn has experienced a national surge. 


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Sports and protein drinks blur the lines

Niche markets expand the appeal of performance drinks
May 11, 2012
Similar to how superheroes like Spiderman and Batman have been known to blur the boundaries between advocates for justice and vigilantes, sports and protein drinks are transitioning from being separate categories to the emergence of one overall sports performance market, experts say. 


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Global Beverage Trends

A look at international beverage performance and trends
May 11, 2012

A person’s taste preferences might be affected by the region in which he or she lives, according to a 2009 University of Nottingham study.


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Marketplace growing for bone health

May 11, 2012

 The 1980s commercial tagline: “Milk. It does a body good” helped to educate the American population about the health benefits of milk. However, the wellness-boosting nutrients found in milk, such as calcium and vitamin D, are not limited to what you find in the dairy aisle at the local grocery store.  


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IFT to offer formulation insights

Annual R&D event features education, innovations
May 10, 2012

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) will host its annual meeting and food expo June 25-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. 


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Investing in a well-packed future

Case packers and wrappers address industry demands
April 30, 2012
According to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), companies continue to make capital investments in packaging machinery. Shipments for packaging machinery in the United States increased 12 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, bringing shipment totals to $5.5 billion versus $4.9 billion the prior year, according to a PMMI report released in November.
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Starbucks brews a presence anywhere, anytime

Starbucks invests in expanding its CPG business
April 13, 2012
The mission at Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, has always been to inspire and nurture the human spirit one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time, and that extends beyond its retail stores and into consumer packaged goods (CPG) channels, enabling customers to enjoy Starbucks anywhere and in any format.
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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

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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