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Up Close With: Pulse Beverage Corp.

Pulse Beverage Corp. expands with science-based functional offerings
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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.
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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
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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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Up Close With: Johnnie Walker

Whisky label takes blended approach to Scotch
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In the mid-1800s, Alexander Walker used his experience in blending teas to create some of the first blended Scotch whiskies in the world. As a result, he transformed the grocery business of his father, John Walker, into a global whisky business. First called Old Highland Whisky, he later renamed the brand Johnnie Walker in honor of his father, the company says.


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FMBs and RTD cocktails offer convenience for at-home enjoyment

Flavors, portability benefit FMBs, RTD cocktails
By Jessica Jacobsen
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With many consumers lacking the tools or know-how to reproduce some of their favorite on-premise cocktails, beverage manufacturers have found a way to deliver that same enjoyment to consumers in their own homes.


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2013 State of the Industry Report

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Beverage Industry provides an in-depth look at the performances and trends in non-alcohol and alcohol categories in the last year.


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2013 State of the Industry: Wine & spirits

Wine and spirits stay sweet
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Sweet wine varietals and indulgent flavored vodkas remain popular in the wine and spirits categories, according to experts.


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2013 State of the Industry: Beer

Tiers helping beer market
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Continuing what was seen during the recession, consumers are either buying more premium-priced beers or buying less beer overall, Jennifer Zegler, beverage analyst at Mintel, Chicago, told Beverage Industry in March.


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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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