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Mamma Chia leads by example

Chia-based food and beverage company helps to drive market through quality and community

If you ask Janie Hoffman how chia has impacted her life, you’ll notice her face light up with excitement as she shares what those little seeds have done for her health and well-being and why she wanted to share that same passion with a broader community.


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Mass merchandisers downsize to meet busy shopper needs

Single-serve beverages appeal to on-the-go shoppers

In today’s fast-paced world with little down time, consumers are looking for quick, in-and-out shopping trips that fit into their busy lifestyles, says Susan Viamari, editor of thought leadership at Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago.


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Almond milk leads growth in the dairy alternatives segment

Coconut milk shows potential

If major coffee chains are any indication, plant-based dairy alternatives such as almond milk and coconut milk are taking their success mainstream.


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Veev aims to steal vodka drinkers

VitaFrute Cocktails by Veev up 105% in first half of 2014

Many consumers are apt to store bottles of vodka in their refrigerators or freezers, causing the bottles to condensate when they’re taken out for serving. However, a new campaign for the neutral grain spirit Veev is attempting to make vodkas sweat in a different way — with anxiety.


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Contract manufacturers enable beverage innovation

Co-packers see rise in healthy drink requests

When Geoff Soares, chief executive officer of Summit Beverage Group, Marion, Va., purchased the company back in spring 2013, he knew little about the beverage business, he says.


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5 tips to maximize success with a co-packing partner

Crown offers advice on choosing a co-packer

From family businesses to the largest multinational brands, many manufacturers rely on co-packers as a way to enhance production efficiencies and reduce costs.


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2014 Executive of the Year Brian Kelley

Keurig Green Mountain CEO cultivates beverage brewer, brand innovation

As the chief executive officer of Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Brian Kelley describes his leadership style as challenging and fast-paced but open.


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Beverage Industry announces Best Fleet Graphics winner

Monarch Beverage Co. named best overall vehicle, fleet

Even the smallest beverage distributors in today’s marketplace have a vastly expanded range of products to market. Thus, they’re increasingly turning to fleet vehicles — large and small — to promote many smaller and newer brands with eye-catching mobile graphics.


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Natural foods retailers face competition from other channels

Beverages experience mixed bag of results in specialty channel

American consumers’ desires for organic products continue to gain steam. According to data from the Washington, D.C.-based Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic products reached $35.1 billion in 2013, an increase of 11.5 percent compared with the previous year.


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New Whey Nutrition helps bring protein drinks mainstream

Company supplements also meet medical, manual labor needs

Although protein drinks previously were associated with bodybuilders and workout occasions, mainstream consumers now are seeking protein-enhanced products.


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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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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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