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Releases showcase formulation and functional possibilities

Global launches showcase a range of trends, ingredients

Following a rather lackluster 2009, when new beverage introductions plummeted nearly by half, the number of new beverages appearing on U.S. store shelves increased slightly in 2010.


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Demand for flavors, customization brew in coffee

Market for coffee and coffee flavors remains strong

Throughout the world, coffee is consumed for its caffeinated benefits, for its social connotations and because it offers rich and delicious flavors. While the reasons for drinking coffee have remained the same through the years, coffee itself has experienced quite an evolution. Today, consumers enjoy their blends bottled, canned, decaffeinated, instant or even in their favorite dessert.


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A Sunny Outlook

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. expands beyond its core brand of SunnyD juice-based drinks.
Since setting out as an independent company in August 2004, Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC), Cincinnati, has expanded beyond its core brand of SunnyD juice-based drinks. The company now maintains a portfolio of seven brands that not only appeal to children, but consumers of all ages and lifestyles
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Sunny Delight's goal-oriented production process

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. aligns its production processes with sustainable goals.
In 2007, Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC), Cincinnati, began to synergize its existing lean manufacturing initiatives to align with the emerging sustainability movement.
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Packaging: Primary goes Beyond Basic

Variety of packaging types gives manufacturers choices.
Whatever the package type a beverage company chooses, primary packaging can help a product standout from the competition. In a crowded marketplace, uniqueness is the name of the game.
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Conveyors do more than transport beverages

Conveyor manufacturers release models that keep up with high-speed lines.
With the goal to get products out the door as quickly and efficiently as possible, bottlers and distributors would like to keep the line moving effectively so they can focus their attention to the numerous other tasks at hand.
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Up Close With... New York Spring Water

New York Spring Water offers a host of water-based beverages.
New York Spring Water Inc., New York, is an all-encompassing bottled water company. The company bottles its water at the source — in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.
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Sports Drinks Experience Resurgence

Rebranding and the emergence of no- and low-calorie varieties lead to rebound.
Rebranding of category leading products as well as no- and low-calorie varieties has helped the sports drink market rebound in dollar sales as well as unit sales.
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Coconut Shows its Versatility

Coconut water, milk, cream and flavoring emerges as trendy beverage ingredient.
Coconut waters have become a hot new category for the beverage industry, and coconut ingredients from water, milk, cream and flavoring are flourishing in new beverages on the market.
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Special Report: Global Beverage Trends

International markets exploring more options in beverages.
Health and wellness continue to be points of interest for the beverage industry not just in the United States, but for other countries and regions as well. On the global scale, “no additives and preservatives” is the top health position for juice and juice drinks launched from Oct. 10, 2010, to March 11, according to Innova Market Insights, Duiven, The Netherlands.
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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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