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Plant Focus: New plant designed for growth

Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Co. celebrated the grand opening of its new 781,000-square-foot production and distribution facility on 112 acres in Baton Rouge, La.
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Up Close With... The Switch

For most school kids, the beverage options available during school hours have dwindled over the past several years. National guidelines, as well as local regulations have limited the beverages sold in many schools to milk, juice and water. Not bad from a nutritional standpoint, but somewhat lacking in flavor and variety. The Switch, a 100 percent juice product with the bubbly appeal of a carbonated soft drink, is providing an alternative in many markets. And the good news for kids is that the brand is in expansion mode, making its way into new regions and new retail channels, as well.
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Beverage R&D: Health weighs in against costs

Two recessionary trends — fewer new product introductions and consumers’ thinner wallets — are affecting beverage formulation overall, and the organic and natural beverage market in particular.
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Beverage R&D: Top ingredient trends

From the ever-increasing array of antioxidant-rich “superfruits” to stevia and — gasp! — the return of sugar, the following ingredients are topping beverage formulation trends and consumer headlines.
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French Revolution

Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates, says audacity is a word he loves. That bold spirit is evident in his company’s innovative lineup of wine brands such as French Rabbit, Louis Bernard, Mommessin and Yellow Jersey, packaged in everything from Tetra Pak Prisma cartons to aluminum bottles, bag-in-box and PET.
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Packaging: Packaging innovates to differentiate

The U.S. beverage container industry is an estimated $22.5 billion business.
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Up close with... Uncle Matt's Organic

Uncle Matt’s Organic, Clermont, Fla., started with three acres of orange groves in Founder and Chief Executive Officer Matt McLean’s father’s backyard. As the company celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Uncle Matt’s Organic now boasts 1,000 acres that are capable of producing organic citrus between McLean-family holdings and 15 other groves the company manages.
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Category Focus: Sporting lighter options

Although athletes are the long-standing target consumers of sports drinks, more companies are broadening their options to meet the demands of “everyday athletes.”
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Packaging: Same product, new look

Sometimes a package needs a little tweak here and there to stay fresh; other times it requires a complete overhaul.
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Beverage R&D: Treks inspire new flavors

To promote innovative flavor development, Givaudan conducts ongoing TasteTreks to bring its flavorists to countries all around the world to experience exotic foods, be inspired by nature, and to discover new flavors, molecules and ingredients.
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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)

9/17/14 2:00 pm EDT

The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.


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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The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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