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Category Focus: Energy Drinks

Bulls, monsters and rockstars continue to dominate the energy drink scene, but as this very male and very youth-oriented category matures, it is expanding to include a softer side, with natural products and drinks that blend energy with juice and hydration concepts.
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Packaging: Don't forget to inspect

Nobody wants to open a can or bottle and notice something unexpected inside or that the carbonation has gone flat or that a millimeter-sized hole in the can or bottle was not checked and his or her new pants are now drenched in liquid.
With the speeds of bottling plants increasing at a steady rate, inspection equipment checking on the range of products needs to be top notch. Some of the inspection equipment is manual, and some are semi-automated or fully automatic. All of the machines inspect packaging to ensure the highest quality possible.

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Beverage R&D: Banking on boomers

The baby boom generation has always prided itself on breaking the rules, so not surprisingly, there are few set-in-stone standards for boomer-related products. But as this generation gets older, it is more interested in fortified products designed to help them live longer, more active lives, and industry experts have a few tips for developing those products.
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A wonderful world

Distinctly packaged in a bottle emulating two pomegranates sitting on top of each other, Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice takes its name from what’s inside the bottle — the “Wonderful” variety of pomegranates from which it is made.
Already legendary in Greek, Roman, Spanish and religious cultures around the world, pomegranates began a new era of cultural influence with the introduction of Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice at the end of 2002. Feeding pomegranate’s popularity is its high level of antioxidants, which are thought to neutralize free radicals and prevent cell and tissue damage that lead to disease.

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Plant Focus: Clockwork orange

Dairies have been making juices and drinks for years, sharing line time with fluid milk and other more lucrative products. And Super Store Industries’ Sunnyside Farms Dairy in Turlock, Calif., is above all else a food plant, and what food plant these days isn’t coming up with new ways to maximize its manufacturing resources?
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Channel Strategies: Restaurant wars

Restaurant and foodservice operators are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place in 2008, with higher prices on everything from ingredients to energy, and a sluggish economy that is causing customers to make fewer visits and spend less per visit.


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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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2015 February

The February 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Bai Brands, as well as articles about calorie moderation, sparkling and premium wines, and more. Check it out today!

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