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Juice and juice drinks squeeze new flavors

Juice and juice drink companies added more antioxidants, vitamins and flavor extensions to their lines.
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Channel Strategies: Tough economy transforms mass and club shoppers

As 2008 comes to a close, the economy continues to make an impact on consumer shopping habits. Many consumers have established new shopping patterns, whether they include cutting back on products purchased, reducing the number of shopping locations or purchasing lower priced or private label products.
One would think the current economy would be beneficial for club store and mass merchandise sales, since both originally were set up to offer value to consumers. This is not exactly the case.

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The best packages of 2008

Beverage Industry’s picks for the best packages of 2008 took products to new places — wine into aluminum, pomegranate into coffee, and an old standby into an iconic shape, for example. In some cases, the packages were entirely new concepts, others gave new life to existing brands, and some managed to combine good looks with good environmental practices.
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Around the Water Cooler

2008 has been something of a watershed year for the bottled water industry. The category that rode a wave of double-digit growth for more than a decade has found itself in the middle of a financial crisis that has consumers cutting back on spending, and in a battle against environmentalists in a bottle vs. tap debate.
Beverage Industry recently talked to Nestle Waters North America President and Chief Executive Officer Kim Jeffery about where the industry is headed and how his company is answering the environmental challenge.

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Up close with... Labrada Nutrition

Lee Labrada, founder and chief executive officer of Labrada Nutrition, Houston, knows a thing or two about what health and fitness-conscious consumers need in their diets.
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Category Focus: Coffee changes the playing grounds

Energy, sustainability, single origin, Fair Trade and antioxidants are a few of the trends impacting coffee and ready-to-drink coffee drinks this year.
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Dairy alternatives dare consumers with healthy choices

Dairy-based drinks and dairy alternatives are going back to their health roots and providing consumers with more low-fat, low-calorie and fortified options to drive sales.
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Lend a packing hand

Contract manufacturers are particularly attuned to cost efficiencies as they offer services to beverage companies and use excess capacity to make the most of their plants.
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R&D: A Rainbow of Natural Options

As consumers become more discerning about ingredients, the search for a wider, more user-friendly range of natural color options continues to dominate beverage color development. Ingredient companies are finding new sources for color and new systems to make them more stable in finished formulations.
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Craft Brewers Alliance: Combined passion for great beer

The formation of Craft Brewers Alliance this summer from the merger of Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., Portland, Ore., and Redhook Ale Brewery, Woodinville, Wash., created a portfolio of non-competing craft beers that only could be possible with the creativity of craft brewers.
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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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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.

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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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2014 October

The October 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our 2014 Executive of the Year, Keurig Green Mountain's CEO Brian Kelley, as well as articles about bottled water consumption, whey nutrition, and more. Check it out today!

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