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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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TalkingRain's Sparkling Ice brand continues strong growth

Sparkling ICE introduces new sparkling lemonade flavors

Sparkling water seems to be leading the charge for growth within the bottled water category.


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U.S. beverage trends expand into Europe

Asian markets interested in functional, health-forward beverages

Liquid concentrates took the U.S. market by storm in 2011 with the launch of Kraft Foods’ Mio liquid water enhancers.


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Discount retailers expand consumables strategy to entice repeat purchases

Channel beverage sales grow 8 percent

Although discount retailers offer a wide variety of products for one-stop shopping at an affordable price, it’s their consumables selections that having been boosting sales, albeit indirectly.


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it Tastes Raaw delivers tasty nutrition anytime, anywhere

New fruit-and-vegetable juices top old portfolio favorites

Although many children avoid eating their vegetables, adults also are guilty of consuming fewer veggies than they should.


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Sports drinks expand offerings into new formats

Liquid concentrates offer convenient sports drinks functionality

Reality TV has sparked resurgence in competition programming. Whether it’s dating shows, cooking challenges, sing-offs or physical/mental challenges, viewers aren’t at a loss to satiate their competitive appetites. And now, this kind of intense competition has reached a new platform.


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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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