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Beverage R&D: Targeted performance ingredients deliver results

October 15, 2009
Performance drink sales continue to grow overall, but not at the same rate as in years past.
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Up Close With... Snow Beverages

October 15, 2009
Ten months ago, Snow Beverages completely reinvented its brand.
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Flavors combine the old with the new

September 15, 2009
Beverage companies are playing both sides of the fence in 2009, offering traditional comfort flavors and newer, more exotic fruit and floral flavors. In addition, beverage flavoring systems are becoming more complex with the increase in functional ingredients, the addition of multiple sweetening options, and even the use of no sweetener at all.
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Packaging: Decipher the code

September 15, 2009
Without laser or ink jet codes on beverage packages, the manufacturing and warehouse process would be in disarray.
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Catalysts for private label gains

September 15, 2009
Consumers are buying private label beverages at a growing rate. Private label beverage categories such as canned and bottled tea, shelf-stable fruit juices and nectars, iced coffee, sports and energy drink mixes and carbonated soft drinks have all experienced double-digit sales growth in the past year.
 

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Wholesaler of the year: Monarch Beverage Co.

September 15, 2009
A new automated warehouse improves efficiency and has the company poised for growth.
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Up close with... TalkingRain

September 15, 2009
Bill Meissner, president of TalkingRain, says the Preston, Wash.-based water company that makes the Twist and Activwater brands has been around for more than two decades, but acts a lot like a startup. As a veteran of companies such as SoBe and Fuze, that’s exactly where Meissner is most comfortable. He took over the reins at TalkingRain in January, and has made it a priority to expand those products in the same way he helped build his previous brands.
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Warehouse Focus: Automated to efficiently pick and deliver more SKUs

September 15, 2009
Monarch Beverage Co.’s new 500,000-square-foot facility on the northeast side of Indianapolis contains 475,000 square feet of warehouse space and a new automated case picking system.
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A meeting of the minds

August 17, 2009
2009 has challenged beverage companies, and business in general, like few previous years have. Beverage Industry took a mid-year poll of some of the beverage industry’s top leaders in diverse product categories to find out how the industry is faring.
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New tea territory

August 17, 2009
Most beverage companies have learned in 2009 that consumers are looking for value on top of the innovative flavors and stand-out packaging they came to expect in better economic times. Arizona Beverages, Lake Success, N.Y., is one company that is reaping the rewards of a value proposition, but the company didn’t adopt the strategy to deal with the current downturn — it took the unusual step of pre-pricing some of its products in the mostly upscale ready-to-drink tea category several years ago. What was a surprise success then has turned into an even bigger boon in today’s market.
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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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