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Sustainability is key focus for Marley Coffee

Jammin' Java subsidiary continues SKU, retailer expansion
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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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The Best Packages of 2013

Top packages showcase functionality, shelf appeal
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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What does it take to make a great package? According to Beverage Industry’s Best Packages of 2013 survey, emotional appeal, form and function, and a custom shape can give brands a leg up in the competitive beverage marketplace.


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Innovations of the Year 2013

Beverage Industry's 2013 list of industry-changing brands
By Stephanie Cernivec
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In the technology world, one of the first things that might come to people’s minds when they hear the word “innovation” is Apple.


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Craft beers show personality through packaging

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With so many craft beers available in the market, it can be hard for a consumer to choose one.


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Nestlé Waters North America spearheads growth in bottled water

Bottled water company evolves products, packaging to suit consumer needs
By Stephanie Cernivec
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With a career spanning 35 years in the bottled water business, Kim Jeffery has seen a drastic change within the beverage industry since he joined Perrier Group of America in 1978.


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Mass merchandise channel declines due to store size changes

Store sizes evolve to market to rural and urban consumers
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Between 2010 and 2012, the mass merchandisers channel declined nearly 3 percent, according to data from Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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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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