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Category Focus: Beer raises a glass to rising sales

By Sarah Theodore
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The beer industry has reason to say “cheers” this year, as sales are on their way up again after several years of struggle. Beer consumption in the United States grew 1.4 percent in 2007, according to the Beer Institute in Washington, D.C. Domestic volumes improved a total of 1.5 percent for the year, with the domestic craft segment up 12 percent. Import volumes increased 1.4 percent.


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Up Close With... Reed's Inc.

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Chris Reed, president and chief executive officer of Los Angeles-based Reed’s Inc., began his career as a chemical engineer designing liquefied natural gas plants — nearly as far from the beverage business as he could get. But a new age lifestyle and an interest in herbal remedies proved a stronger calling, and Reed soon followed.

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Packaging: Freedom of Flexibility

By Molly V. Strzelecki
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Imagine the perfect beverage production line. Ideally, the process runs smoothly from the very first pick of ingredients to the very last point as the finished product is stacked on a store shelf. In reality, however, a snafu here and a kink there inevitably need to be worked out. As new technologies continue to improve equipment pieces that are imperative to a production line, the 100 percent perfection mark isn’t a pipe dream anymore.

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Operations: Efficiency Through Integration

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New recipes, more SKUs and packaging advancements have heightened performance demands in beverage plants. Processing automation systems offer beverage manufacturers a technologically advanced way to keep up with ever-increasing production requirements.
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Beverage R&D: Gut Reaction

By Sarah Theodore
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Probiotics might once have been considered “least likely to succeed” among functional beverages — after all, most marketers don’t exactly dream of creating campaigns based on bacteria and the inner workings of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Beverage R&D: Citrus Flavors Lead in 2008

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Beverage flavor trends will blend the old standys with some new favorites this year, according to Beverage Industry’s New Product Development Survey. Beverage Industry asked beverage companies to predict what their top sellers will be this year, and pomegranate came out on top, followed by green tea, lemon, other tea flavors and lime.
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Beverage R&D: Beverage Testing and Safety Developments

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The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)’s Alicyclobacillus (ACB) Subcommittee is working to identify and validate rapid test methods for the detection and enumeration of spoilage-causing ACB species, a problem that causes medicinal off-flavoring by the production of guaicol, a naturally occurring compound.
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Beverage R&D: FDA Expands Use of Polydextrose in Beverages

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In 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved use of polydextrose as a bulking agent, formulation aid, humectant and texturizer to include all categories of beverages.
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Beverage R&D: News

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Givaudan Flavors North America, Cincinnati, Ohio, has sold its dairy flavors systems business to PCI Co., St. Louis, Mo. The business has been renamed SensoryFlavors Inc.

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Global Report: South America: A Brazilian Powerhouse

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Beverage categories boom south of the equator The South American countries of Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Colombia consist of important world beverage markets. Brazil’s population consumed more than
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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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