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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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Plant Focus: Crafting a national brewing strategy

Craft Brewers Alliance Inc.’s integration during the past year not only included the challenges of merging finance, sales and administration businesses, but also brewery operations and supply chain.
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Up Close With... Icelandic Glacial

Icelandic Water Holdings opened the doors of a new bottling facility in Ölfus, Iceland, in September, hoping to bring a taste of Iceland to the rest of the world through its Icelandic Glacial bottled water.
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Beverage R&D: Improved performance for the masses

In bottles, shots or mixes, performance beverage sales are growing almost as fast as the number of enhancements they provide.
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Channel Strategies: Convenience stores weather tough economy

Sky-high fuel prices took a toll on convenience stores early this year, say industry experts. But surprisingly, those same costs have come back to benefit convenience store retailers as the year has progressed.
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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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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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BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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Flavors

What anticipated top-selling flavor do you think will be the most successful in 2015?
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