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2013 State of the Industry: Sports & protein drinks

New players join the sports drinks team
July 10, 2013

Although sports drinks are commonly marketed for their hydration and workout recovery benefits, some consumers also are looking for low-calorie options, according to Chicago-based Mintel.


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2013 State of the Industry: Carbonated soft drinks

Flavors, sweeteners add value to soft drinks
July 10, 2013

Dollar sales for carbonated beverages in U.S. retail stores increased by 1.9 percent in 2012 compared with the prior year; however, volume decreased by 1.6 percent, according to Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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Tenth and Blake Beer Co. furthers the beer renaissance

MillerCoors craft and import division’s products support a more flavorful culture
June 10, 2013

When the MillerCoors facility in Golden, Colo., experienced a small flood in its basement a few years ago, little did the company know what it was about to stumble upon.


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Experimentation at MillerCoors’ 10th Street Brewery

Tenth and Blake Beer Co. facility runs a ‘hand-crafted’ operation
June 10, 2013

Representing the “Tenth” reference in Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee is one of the company’s smallest, most experimental breweries, says Tom Cardella, president and chief executive officer of the Chicago-based MillerCoors division of craft and import brands.


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Up Close With: Balance enhanced water

Non-flavored waters use flowers for functions
June 10, 2013

When co-founders Martin Chalk and Peter Maher started developing their vision for New York-based Balance, their goal wasn’t to create a beverage company — it was simply to bring the homeopathic benefits of Australian flower essences to consumers, Chalk says.


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Tea could be the next ‘hot’ beverage

Health halo, quality drawing consumers to tea
June 10, 2013

Following Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co.’s acquisition of Atlanta-based Teavana Holdings Inc. at the end of 2012, the tea industry is waiting for the hot tea segment to boom, according to experts.


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The Top 100 beverage companies of 2012

Ranking beverage companies by 2012 sales
June 10, 2013

The beverage marketplace continues to make strides against the economic downturn that hampered consumers and businesses beginning in 2008. In Beverage Industry’s compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2012 sales, The Coca-Cola Co. continued to lead the list by recording an additional $1.5 billion in sales compared with 2011.


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Celestial Seasonings offers teas for any season and any reason

Tea company boasts extensive portfolio to reach wide consumer demographic.
May 10, 2013

Like companies across all categories within the beverage industry, players in the tea category are fighting for consumers’ attention.


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Up Close With: Revolution Brewing

Company plans to be Chicago’s No. 1 craft brewery
May 10, 2013

With a title like chairman of the party, Josh Deth of Revolution Brewing has a tall order to fill. The Chicago-based craft brewery went from operating solely as a brewpub to opening a brewery for its consumer packaged goods (CPG) business last spring, but the idea of Revolution Brewing began much earlier than that.


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Sports and protein drinks share the glory

New players take the field in the sports nutrition category.
May 10, 2013

Last year offered the sports and protein drinks category a big marketing opportunity through the London 2012 Summer Olympics, says Jennifer Zegler, beverage analyst at Chicago-based market research firm Mintel.


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In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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