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Essentia finds the opportune moment

Essentia fortified water enters primed health and wellness market

Shortly after the launch of Essentia fortified water in 1998, President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Uptain realized that the consumer market was not ready for it.


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Coffee market perks up

Premium formats experience growth as disposable income rises

Whether SEEKING a caffeine fix or a social beverage, more Americans are sipping on coffee, according to the National Coffee Association of USA Inc. (NCA), New York.


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New products blur the category lines

IRI’s New Product Pacesetters hit on key consumer trends

Taking into account outside elements like economic challenges, environmental hurdles and trepidatious consumers, consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers have a number of things to consider when it comes to developing new products.


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The Double Cola Co. expands beyond the CSD market

Company builds on its rich history

With a company history that spans more than 90 years, The Double Cola Co. has a lot from which to pull influence. But the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company isn’t resting on its laurels. Instead, it continues to give its established brands a contemporary touch and is now making its first push beyond the carbonated soft drink (CSD) market, which has been its sole focus until recently.


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USDA releases rules for competitive beverages in schools

Exploring official school beverages standards

Following up on last year’s new standards for school meals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards that will affect food and beverages sold in vending machines and a la carte.


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Up Close With: Pulse Beverage Corp.

Pulse Beverage Corp. expands with science-based functional offerings

Although more consumers are doing their best to trade sugary beverages for healthier options, one thing they’re not willing to sacrifice is taste, says Bob Yates, president and chief executive officer for Pulse Beverage Corp., Denver.


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Energy market expands from function to flavor

Energy segment innovates to expand usage

As Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC’s 5 Hour Energy brand suggests in its advertising, “that 2:30 feeling” can be difficult for many consumers to overcome. In fact, that mid-afternoon slump, or “post-lunch dip,” is a natural part of humans’ internal clock, which creates the urge to sleep approximately seven hours after waking, according to a 2007 New York Times article.


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FSMA takes a preventive approach to safety

Food Safety Modernization Act raises industry standards

During the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 316 food recalls, according to Stericycle ExpertRecall, Indianapolis.


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Food safety focus on packaging

As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), coupled with increased media coverage of food borne illness outbreaks, contributed to the attention that food safety received at Pack Expo International 2012.


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American Beverage Association takes proactive approach

ABA’s collaborative efforts address obesity crisis

In the eight years that Susan Neely has worked for the American Beverage Association (ABA), the president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based association has seen manufacturers truly embrace the concept of innovation.


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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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