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2014 State of the Industry: Juice and juice drinks

Juices play up the health benefits

From 2009 to 2014, juice and smoothie bars saw a 2 percent rise in revenue each year, according to a May 2014 report by IBISWorld, Santa Monica, Calif., titled “Juice & Smoothie Bars in the US.”


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2014 State of the Industry: Wine and spirits

Whiskey, wine blends grow double digits

Within the wine and spirits categories, dark spirits and blended wines are leading growth, according to analysts.


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2014 State of the Industry: Energy drinks

Energy drinks add function and flavor

According to Mintel, 42 percent of people who drink energy shots take them in the afternoon, and 49 percent of people who consume energy drinks also do so in the afternoon, said Jennifer Zegler, global food and drink analyst at the Chicago-based market research firm, in Beverage Industry’s August 2013 issue.


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2014 State of the Industry: Sports and protein drinks

Sports drinks work to maintain market share

After a strong growth period, the sports drink category is facing competition from brands outside the category.


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2014 State of the Industry Report

An overview of beverage performance by category

Beverage Industry provides an in-depth look at the performances and trends in non-alcohol and alcohol categories in the last year.


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Vita Coco works to make coconut water the next orange juice

Coconut water brand uses flavors to appeal to consumers

Ten years ago, U.S. consumers might have thought you were a bit “nutty” if you told them that coconut water would be a multimillion-dollar beverage category one day. In fact, Vita Coco Co-founders Michael Kirban and Ira Liran didn’t even believe it at that time.


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New vending technology makes channel a destination

Micro markets emerge as vending channel offshoot

Last spring in Lahore, Pakistan, and New Delhi, India, Coca-Cola vending machines connected consumers in the two communities separated by 325 miles and decades of political tension.


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KonaRed capitalizes on benefits of coffee fruit

Beverage company credits success to partnerships with FutureCeuticals, Splash Beverage Group

Flashing back to arts and crafts projects from childhood, a common instruction from parents and teachers was to “use what you have.” Shaun Roberts took that concept a step further when he developed KonaRed juices.


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Consumers find favor with tea's healthy attributes

RTD tea segment expands to include liquid concentrates

The old saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but consumers also are turning to beverages such as tea to support their health.


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The Top 100 beverage companies of 2013

The Coca-Cola Co. edges out competition as No. 1 beverage company

The consumer packaged goods market continued to see success from beverage brand owners last year.


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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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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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2014 September

The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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