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Plant Focus: Green Mountain keeps production ahead of growth

March 16, 2009
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, Vt., through its Green Mountain Coffee division, plans to sell about 38 million pounds of coffee in the 2009. In a typical day, Green Mountain Coffee will fill 5,000 orders, and is prepared to handle large orders from restaurant chains, mass merchandisers and club stores as well as single bag orders from direct-mail customers.
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Up Close With... Dry Soda

March 16, 2009
As a mother of four, Sharelle Klaus, chief executive officer and founder of Dry Soda, Seattle, knows a thing or two about what tastes good when you’re not able to drink alcohol. After being frustrated with the “lack of options,” Klaus began looking into the beverage industry to create a drink that would pair well with dinner and satisfy her palate.
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Beverage R&D: Probiotic and prebiotic ingredients go for the gut

March 15, 2009
Unlike some health concerns, digestive health is important to all consumers — men, women and their children alike.

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Category Focus: 2009 Soft Drink Report

March 15, 2009
The downward momentum in the carbonated soft drink segment and the overall slide in the economy conspired to bring U.S. CSD volumes down in 2008.
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Beverage R&D: The possibilities of nanotechnology

March 15, 2009
The ability to create smaller particles is just one of the possible applications that nano-scale science and technology hopes to bring to the beverage and food industries.
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Packaging: Packing speed and flexibility top priority list

March 15, 2009
With the proliferation of SKUs and demands for greater flexibility, case packing and wrapping machines are crucial parts to a beverage’s creation.
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Channel Strategies: Positioning for better performance at retail

February 16, 2009
Category management is imperative for success in a good economy, but even more critical to survival in a bad one. Still, a research study from IHL Group, Franklin, Tenn., says that as many as 20 percent of consumers find out-of-stocks on at least one shopping list item per visit. The retailer loses the sale, and it leads many consumers to quit shopping with the retailer altogether.
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Category Focus: Wine and spirits head for home

February 16, 2009
Trading up for premium spirits and wine is a trend that Richard Hurst, senior vice president of beverage alcohol for The Nielsen Co., Schaumburg, Ill., knows all about. Growth levels for wine and spirits were high in previous years because of consumer interest in premium beverages, Hurst says. Recently, though, the dramatic downtown in the economy has affected growth in certain wine and spirits categories, and specifically where that growth is coming from.
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MillerCoors: The Power of Two

February 16, 2009
MillerCoors, the North American joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors, seemed to have timing on its side when it launched last summer. The partnership became official only weeks before news that its largest competitor, Anheuser-Busch, would soon become part of the even larger InBev. The news could have been troubling to the new partnership, but becoming a more powerful competitor is exactly what brought the two brewers together and what it spent months preparing for ahead of the merger.
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Plant Focus: Milwaukee brewery gets new brands

February 16, 2009
The MillerCoors joint venture has created an expanded brewery network throughout the United States that allows the company to move beer production closer to distributors, increasing product freshness and reducing the number of miles beer is trucked to its ultimate destination. Miller Brewing’s hometown brewery in Milwaukee, Wis., for example, is set to take on production of some Coors brands and put it closer to the 125 Midwest distributors it serves.
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