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Cover Story: Culture Craze

By Jennifer Zegler
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Only recently have American consumers begun to understand probiotic cultures and their health benefits, which have been well-known in other parts of the world. As probiotic awareness has spread, Lifeway Foods, Morton Grove, Ill., has reported yearly growth, especially in its core product lineup of kefir, a cultured dairy beverage containing multiple strains of probiotic cultures.
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Up Close With... Oskar Blues

By Jennifer Zegler
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In seven years, Oskar Blues has grown from brewing one type of beer in the basement of its Lyons, Colo., brewpub to producing 29,000 barrels of beer in five varieties and distributing its products in 25 states.
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Beverage R&D: 2010 New Product Development Survey

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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More than half of the respondents to Beverage Industry’s annual Product Development Survey are developing new sports drinks, energy drinks, bottled waters, juices and juice drinks in 2010.
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Channel Strategies: Vending ramps up new forms of payment

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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While beverages are expected to keep their stronghold of vending sales, growth in packaged drinks vending is expected to slow through 2013.
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Packaging: Caps and closures move innovation to the top

By Stefanie Scott
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As beverage sizes and shapes change, so do the closures that secure the product inside the package. 
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Category Focus: Health trends dominate juice innovations

By Stefanie Scott
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Although the year-long resolution can be challenging, juice and juice drink manufacturers recognized this “want-to-be-healthy” trend and innovated with more enhanced and functional products.
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Plant Focus: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated's bottling facility and warehouse in Charlottle is one of the largest bottling facilities in North America, and arguably one of the most complex. 
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Bottler of the Year: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Beverage Industry’s 2010 Bottler of the Year is a company whose ownership isn’t afraid to take risks and innovate in order to find new ways to develop revenue streams. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., has built its core business this year through innovative pricing strategies, enabling its sales force with new technology, grass roots marketing and strengthening its distribution through an automated warehouse picking system. 
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Channel Strategies: Mass appeal

By Sarah Theodore
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Mass merchandisers have been on both the winning and the losing ends of the beverage retail spectrum during the past year. Traditional mass merchandise outlets saw the smallest sales growth among non-traditional grocery outlets last year, according to retail analyst firm Willard Bishop, Barrington, Ill.
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Category Focus: Spilling the beans

By Stefanie Scott
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“The best part of waking up is Folger’s in your cup” is a tagline recognized by many consumers, and that home-brewed concept seems to be especially popular this 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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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