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Runa brings Amazonian guayusa to American beverage market

Beverage business focuses on giving back to indigenous communities
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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When Tyler Gage, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Runa LLC, left California for South America, he was not planning to build a beverage company.


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Co-packer capabilities support new product development

Pilot program helps new companies test products
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Before finalizing new beverage product concepts, beverage-makers need to consider the capabilities of the contract manufacturers and packagers (co-packers) with which they work, according to experts.


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Dairy alternatives' lower calorie content appeals to consumers

Almond milk segment continues growth
By Jessica Jacobsen
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As consumers search for that healthy, quenching beverage, non-dairy drinks seem poised to fulfill that need state, experts note.


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2013 Executive of the Year Jim Koch

The Boston Beer Co. founder and chairman promotes quality beer, company culture
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Approximately 30 years ago, mass domestic beers ruled the industry, and the term “craft beer” didn’t even exist.


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Getting your fill of fiber

Fortification helps deliver ingredient’s benefits
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Whether it’s because of its weight management capabilities or its preventative links, fiber is putting its stamp on the American diet.


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Natural retailers pursue an organic appeal

Natural channel growth outpaces conventional retailers
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Approximately two out of three “health and eco” consumers identify selection of healthy and organic products or produce as the most important factor when deciding where to shop regularly, according to the August 2013 “Market Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) MamboTrack Health & Natural Shopper Research & Beverage Market Industry Insight” report.


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Bebida Beverage Co. helps consumers sip and relax

BeBevCo relaxation drinks on trajectory for growth
By Stephanie Cernivec
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More than 55 percent of the world population is suffering from some type of anxiety, stress or sleep disorder, according to Statesville, N.C.-based Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo).


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Sparkling water outpaces bottled water category

Water brands find ways to resonate with consumers
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Marilyn Monroe might have sung about how diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this mineral isn’t the only thing that’s been sparkling lately.


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Wholesaler of the Year: Louis Glunz Beer Inc.

Craft and import beers shine in distributor’s portfolio
By Jessica Jacobsen
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With a company history dating back to 1888, Louis Glunz Beer Inc. has been in business long enough to see the beer industry transform around it.


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Convenience stores enhance the speedy shopping experience

Convenience stores upgrade their offerings to maximize purchase opportunities
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Thirty years ago, many consumers had a negative perception OF buying food at a gas station.


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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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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