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Wine blends offer craft beverage appeal

Wine consumers trading up to premium red, white wine brands

In recent years, the beverage industry has seen craft beers and — even more recently — craft spirits increase in popularity.


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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. adds equipment to maximize craft beer quality

Craft brewer plans to expand pilot brewery to promote craft beer experimentation

Upon entering the century-old F.X. Matt Brewing Co. offices in Utica, N.Y., visitors are greeted with Victorian-era furnishings, including an old bank teller counter with a slanted bottom to accommodate women’s hoop skirts. Historic furnishings like this continue throughout the 400,000-square-foot campus. However, despite its historical appearance, the facility offers many modern touches.


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Anheuser-Busch focuses on success in retail channels

A-B's retail lab, Your BPA platform present personalized approaches to beer merchandising

Following steady performance in 2012, beer sales are proving to be a bright spot in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market.


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Category management strategies turn to big data

Technology equips retailers to meet shoppers' needs

Mobile apps and Web technology are making many daily tasks, such as grocery shopping, easier for consumers.


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Blk. Beverages aims to deliver premium hydration

Enhanced-water company focuses on educating consumers about product benefits

Flash back to elementary school when science teachers emphasized that while white was the presence of all colors because it reflects light, black is the absence of color because it absorbs light.


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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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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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