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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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Category Focus: Energy drinks charge on

August 17, 2009
With consumers spending less on beverages, energy drink companies are doing whatever it takes to keep them coming back for more. Whether it’s packaging changes, acquiring different distribution or producing new products, the category is staying afloat through the rough waters.
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Beverage R&D: Beverages get to the heart of health

August 15, 2009
Consumers are looking to the convenience of beverages to bring them heart healthy benefits throughout the day.
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Channel Strategies: Sporting and entertainment challenge beverage sales

August 15, 2009
Theme parks, stadiums and recreation parks are all key accounts for which beverage distributors strive.
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Packaging: Labeling flexibility

August 15, 2009
The revolving door cycle of the beverage marketplace today creates an interesting environment for labeling equipment.
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