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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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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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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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