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New tea territory

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

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

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

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

The revolving door cycle of the beverage marketplace today creates an interesting environment for labeling equipment.
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Up Close With... The Currant Co.

Black currant, a fruit Americans were once banned from growing, now is the lead ingredient in CurrantC, a line of nationally distributed black currant nectars.
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Beverage R&D: Weight management ingredients make gains

With consumers’ quest to lose weight, beverage-makers have been formulating weight management products and consider beverages a desirable format to deliver these ingredients.
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Channel Strategies: Variety wins

Fine dining, full-service, fast-casual and quick-service restaurants sometimes have different clientele, but at the end of the day, finding ways to entice consumers back to foodservice locations is the goal.
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DPS puts the flavor back in CSDs

Like most beverage companies, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas, can look back on the past year as one of the most unique and challenging in decades. But DPS faced the added pressure of being spun off from London-based Cadbury Schweppes last spring, leaving it to deal with the rapidly changing marketplace all on its own.
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Plant Focus: Plant transitions to a DPS hub

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has 24 production plants in the United States and Mexico, and more than 200 distribution centers. Unique to the Texas-based soft drink company, however, is its hybrid system of distribution.
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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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