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Liquid supplements make strides in a changing landscape

Consumers show favorable image of supplements.
May 10, 2013

The old saying that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” might someday transition to “A supplement a day keeps the doctor away” as topics such as the U.S. obesity rate, an aging baby boomer generation, and increased energy/alertness continue to bring attention to the nutritional/dietary supplement segment, according to market research firms.


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Celestial Seasonings puts automation on display

Tea facility has standardization in the bag.
May 10, 2013

Since its founding in 1969 by a group of entrepreneurs, Celestial Seasonings has remained situated against a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colo.


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BluePrint lays the groundwork for raw juices

May 10, 2013

Just before the end of 2012, The Hain Celestial Group, Melville, N.Y., acquired BluePrint, a raw juice brand based in New York.


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Vermont Hard Cider Co. shares its passion

Hard cider company puts its focus on people
April 11, 2013

If you were to ask Bret Williams a year ago whether he would ever sell Vermont Hard Cider Co., the answer would have been, “No.” When the president and chief executive officer of the Middlebury, Vt.-based company originally purchased the Woodchuck hard cider brand and facility in 2003, it was not about developing a big company or brand; it was about saving jobs.


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Up Close With: RealBeanz

RTD coffee company shares N.Y. spirit, natural ingredients
April 11, 2013

From the heart of Brooklyn, N.Y., the home of Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, comes RealBeanz, a ready-to-drink gourmet iced coffee company brimming with New York pride. The self-described “up-and-coming” brand plays off of the classic, artsy Brooklyn vibe to showcase its borough spirit and connect with its “kind of young, kind of hip, and kind of fresh” consumers in the 18- to 35-year-old demographic group, says Jenna Burke, director of public relations and social media for RealBeanz.


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New flavors, packages boost spirits category

Vodka and whiskey dominate category growth
April 11, 2013

Although the vodka sub-category remains the No. 1 segment in terms of volume sales, whiskey has become so popular that it is beginning to take over as the No. 1 spirit on a dollar sales basis, according to Bump Williams Consulting’s monthly wine and spirits report, which cites Chicago-based SymphonyIRI data.


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Refreshing the carbonated soft drink category

Hard environment presents opportunities for CSDs
April 11, 2013

Within the last five years, global launches of carbonated drinks have grown significantly, according to a December 2012 report by the Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights titled “Carving New Niches for Carbonates.”


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Vermont Hard Cider Co. outgrows its space

Company prepares to break ground on new cidery
April 11, 2013

Vermont Hard Cider Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Bret Williams estimates that when he joined the Middlebury, Vt.-based company in 1996 as its first sales associate that the company shipped approximately 300,000 cases a year. In 2012, the company shipped 3 million cases of its Woodchuck Hard Cider brand, he says.


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HEINEKEN USA accelerates growth through product, packaging and marketing innovations

Heineken USA rolls out new products, packaging, marketing.
March 11, 2013

Among the pumping bass, neon lighting and professional dancers at this year’s nightclub-themed National Distributors Conference for HEINEKEN USA, White Plains, N.Y., a subsidiary of Amsterdam-based Heineken International B.V., the company announced that, for the first time in five years, Heineken Lager is back in the black.


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Drug stores offer convenience, expertise for consumers

Loyalty and rewards programs keep consumers coming back.
March 11, 2013

For cold and flu season, allergy season and everything in between, drug stores provide consumers with the advice and relief they need for their ailments.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

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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