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Co-packer capabilities support new product development

Pilot program helps new companies test products
November 11, 2013

Before finalizing new beverage product concepts, beverage-makers need to consider the capabilities of the contract manufacturers and packagers (co-packers) with which they work, according to experts.


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Dairy alternatives' lower calorie content appeals to consumers

Almond milk segment continues growth
November 11, 2013

As consumers search for that healthy, quenching beverage, non-dairy drinks seem poised to fulfill that need state, experts note.


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2013 Executive of the Year Jim Koch

The Boston Beer Co. founder and chairman promotes quality beer, company culture
October 11, 2013

Approximately 30 years ago, mass domestic beers ruled the industry, and the term “craft beer” didn’t even exist.


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Getting your fill of fiber

Fortification helps deliver ingredient’s benefits
October 11, 2013

Whether it’s because of its weight management capabilities or its preventative links, fiber is putting its stamp on the American diet.


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Natural retailers pursue an organic appeal

Natural channel growth outpaces conventional retailers
October 11, 2013

Approximately two out of three “health and eco” consumers identify selection of healthy and organic products or produce as the most important factor when deciding where to shop regularly, according to the August 2013 “Market Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) MamboTrack Health & Natural Shopper Research & Beverage Market Industry Insight” report.


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Bebida Beverage Co. helps consumers sip and relax

BeBevCo relaxation drinks on trajectory for growth
October 11, 2013

More than 55 percent of the world population is suffering from some type of anxiety, stress or sleep disorder, according to Statesville, N.C.-based Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo).


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Sparkling water outpaces bottled water category

Water brands find ways to resonate with consumers
October 11, 2013

Marilyn Monroe might have sung about how diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this mineral isn’t the only thing that’s been sparkling lately.


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Wholesaler of the Year: Louis Glunz Beer Inc.

Craft and import beers shine in distributor’s portfolio
September 10, 2013

With a company history dating back to 1888, Louis Glunz Beer Inc. has been in business long enough to see the beer industry transform around it.


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Convenience stores enhance the speedy shopping experience

Convenience stores upgrade their offerings to maximize purchase opportunities
September 10, 2013

Thirty years ago, many consumers had a negative perception OF buying food at a gas station.


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Essentia finds the opportune moment

Essentia fortified water enters primed health and wellness market
September 10, 2013

Shortly after the launch of Essentia fortified water in 1998, President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Uptain realized that the consumer market was not ready for it.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

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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