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Coconut water's consumer base expands

Hydration drink appeals to all health-conscious consumers, not just athletes

Although consumers might have classified coconut water as an “exotic” beverage in the past, it’s quickly becoming more mainstream.


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Natural, organic beverages trend as consumers learn about GMOs

Consumers increasingly choosing products from nature to nurture their families

With thousands of articles about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, hitting the wire last year, consumers quickly learned the meaning of the acronym.


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Bottler of the Year: Swire Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola bottler expands territories, increases SKUs

Based in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola USA historically has served mostly rural areas in 11 Western states.


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2013 New Product Development Survey

Traditional flavors continue to dominate

When it comes to the latest trends, “healthy” and “natural” continue to top the list of consumer needs and interests for beverages, according to respondents of Beverage Industry’s annual New Product Development Survey.


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Juicing trends could benefit CPG market

Juice-makers answer call for less sugar

Headlines about a select few professional and amateur athletes have put a negative connation on the term “juicing.” Although athletes aren’t without their share of “bad apples,” more and more consumers are giving the term a new, healthier definition.


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Sustainability is key focus for Marley Coffee

Jammin' Java subsidiary continues SKU, retailer expansion

Bob Marley composed and sang songs infused with his sense of spirituality that to this day still resonate with a wide audience. Years later, his son Rohan Marley has found a way to embody the principles that his father sang about through his company Marley Coffee Co.


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Swire Coca-Cola USA expands Utah, Idaho facilities

Bottler of the year automates for the future

Accumulating 130 additional SKUs within the last five years to reach nearly 500 total SKUs, Beverage Industry Bottler of the Year Swire Coca-Cola USA was pressed to find a warehousing solution to accommodate this proliferation.


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Craft beer consumers excited by seasonal offerings

Flavor variety brings consumers to the craft beer segment

Of the more than 100 beer styles defined by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewer’s Association (BA), seasonal craft beers tend to be the most popular, according to analysts.


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White Rock test-launches zero-calorie soft drink

Company plans to expand Fizzy Lizzy into new packaging formats

In its more than 140-year history in the beverage marketplace, White Rock Beverages has gone through its own evolution.


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Private label flattens out as economy recovers

Private-label beverages highlight their value proposition

Following years of growth, total consumption of private-label products has softened as of late, says Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst for The NPD Group, Port Washington, N.Y.


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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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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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