Distribution

Telematics advance the game

Technology gives beverage distribution companies an edge

To stay competitive in the beverage world, multiple factors need to be considered. Is your product filling a need? Is it well received? Are you producing it in the most cost-efficient way possible? How’s the delivery?  


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The dangers of working in excessive heat

Identify and treat illnesses that are heat related

A timely topic for a safety meeting is about working in excessive heat and humidity. The reason being is workers need to take special precautions because such weather conditions can result in a variety of adverse health effects, from discomfort to serious illness, and even death. The body reacts to heat by increasing the blood flow to the skin’s surface and by sweating. This results in cooling as sweat evaporates from the body’s surface and heat is carried to the surface of the body from within by the increased blood flow. Heat also can be lost by radiation and convection from the body’s surface.


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Scrap tire analysis can reduce costs

Columnist David Kolman recommends analyzing scrap tires for fleet maintenance information.
It’s hard to imagine many jobs as unpleasant as dealing with scrap tires. Most fleets store, pile or throw scrap tires somewhere behind the maintenance shop.
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Mid-America Trucking Show Post-Show Report

Annual show highlights advancements in trucking
The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) marked its 40th anniversary this year with 1,039 exhibitors and nearly 76,200 attendees March 31-April 2 in Louisville, Ky. The show covered 1.2 million square feet at the Kentucky Expo Center with outdoor displays and “Ride-N-Drive” events.
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Hand Trucks and Carts Ease Delivery, Service

Manufacturers create models that are more easily repairable.
With companies watching their expenses, distributors are trying to make their equipment last as long as possible. They are repairing rather than replacing whenever possible, including with their hand trucks and carts.
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Conveyors do more than transport beverages

Conveyor manufacturers release models that keep up with high-speed lines.
With the goal to get products out the door as quickly and efficiently as possible, bottlers and distributors would like to keep the line moving effectively so they can focus their attention to the numerous other tasks at hand.
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Operations: Lubricant technologies offer smooth operations

Food-grade lubricants offer safety, performance.
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New Technology Drives DSD Productivity

Technological advances affect direct store distribution solutions.
Keeping pace with updates in technology presents an ongoing challenge. The advent of faster computer processors, smartphones and portable devices with more computing power has revolutionized personal and business connectivity.
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Technician Competitions Help Companies Stay Ahead

Vehicle technicians turn to competition to stay ahead
Columnist David Kolman covers vehicle technician competitions that help service people stay ahead of the learning curve.
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Revised Breaking Regulations Checkup

Columnist David Kolman summarizes options to keep in line with new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 121.
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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

Podcasts

Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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Flavors

What anticipated top-selling flavor do you think will be the most successful in 2015?
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