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Operations: Cutting costs and materials

The U.S. demand for plastic containers will grow 5.4 percent annually through 2012 to nearly $32 billion, creating demand for 15.7 billion pounds of resin, reports Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, in its Plastic Containers study.
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R&D: Center focuses on accelerated starch innovation

National Starch Food Innovation this summer inaugurated its Texture Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art facility devoted to the understanding and improvement of texture in prepared foods and beverages. Located
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Beer has big changes on tap

Summer is the height of beer season, but this year, industry eyes have been focused not on the typical beer venues of baseball games and backyard barbeques, but on boardrooms and a pair of mergers that have the potential to significantly alter the brewing landscape.
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Plant Focus: Complete custom bottling

When Brooklyn Bottling decided to invest in state-of-the-art packaging and filling equipment, it resolved to expand its capacity, leaving room to contract package for other companies.
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Category Focus: Private label beverages stay competitive

Walk through any supermarket around the country, and two main types of beverages will stand out: private label and national brands. In a shakey economy, private label beverages are finding ways to stay in and stay strong.
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Up Close With... WheyUp

Take one amateur boxer with a sales and marketing background, add the need for a protein and energy drink, and you get WheyUp, a drink that combines 20 grams of whey protein in a non-carbonated, sugar-free energy drink.
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Channel Strategies: Drug stores make fill-in trip gains

Consumers are changing their shopping patterns to cut costs and save gasoline. As a result, total shopping trips are down nearly 3 percent, trips are shifting across channels, and trip missions within all channels are evolving.
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Packaging: Walking the green line

Eco may be chic these days, but according to industry experts, consumers are doing more talking than acting, leaving beverage companies and packaging suppliers to find the balance between more environmentally friendly containers and the quality perception consumers have come to expect.
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Above and beyond

“Sex and the City,” the television series that started the cocktail culture of the past decade, hit the big screen nationwide this spring. As the official spirits sponsor of the movie, Skyy Vodka took the show’s heroines, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha, and fittingly offered them in cocktail form. Cocktails like the Charlotte, labeled as “classy and conservative,” and the Miranda, marketed as “sensible and strong,” entered more than 3,000 on-premise accounts in a 30-day period.

San Francisco-based Skyy Spirits LLC, a subsidiary of Gruppo Campari, Milan, Italy, launched a multi-dimensional marketing campaign around the movie premiere, the largest global promotion Gruppo Campari has conducted in its 150-year history,

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Up Close With... Alex's Lemonade

Alexandra “Alex” Scott wasn’t sure where the lemonade stand idea came from, but she did know that kids suffering from pediatric cancer, including herself, wanted their tumors to go away. In July 2000, Alex and her older brother Patrick held a lemonade stand in their front lawn to raise money for pediatric cancer causes, specifically research for a cure. She was four years old when she held her first lemonade stand.
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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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