Alternative Drinks

Dairy alternatives grow, make their mark

2012 dairy beverage sales and trends
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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 Dairy alternative drinks are becoming so mainstream that they might soon deserve their own name, says David Sprinkle, research director and publisher of Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.  


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Chia Vie gives consumers a peek inside the bottle

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The Chia/Vie shelf-stable chia seed smoothie line has grown into a larger bottle size.


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Dual-compartment supplement

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 Rebootizer introduced its all-natural Swiss-formulated wellness booster in the United States in a patented Mix System technology packet.  


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2012 State of the Industry: Dairy Drinks & Alternatives

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 Soymilk continues to be the most popular dairy alternative beverage today, Virginia Lee, senior research analyst at Chicago-based Euromonitor International, told Beverage Industry in its November issue.  


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Drink mixes capitalize on trends

Manufacturers explore energy varieties, flavors
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Whether it’s low-calorie varieties, energy-boosting ingredients or popular flavor trends, the drink mix category has seen a wave of innovations that help it remain competitive in the beverage marketplace. 


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Thinq's enhanced primary package

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 Thinq, a functional beverage that according to the company awakens the mind and energizes the body, relaunched with new packaging and graphics.


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Stimulating changes for ChanTea

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 Gourmetti Brands redesigned the packaging of its Chantea line of green tea and aloe vera beverages.  


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New categories on the horizon

Analysts identify emerging beverage trends
By Stephanie Cernivec
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In the summer of 2007, an English man posted a video of his one-year-old son biting the finger of his three-year-old son on YouTube. The video, known as “Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!,” went viral reaching 417 million views as of Feb. 9. At the time of publication, it was the most viewed video on YouTube that is not a professional music video, according to Wikipedia.
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Children's drinks address growing concerns

Children’s drinks leverage natural, reduced sugar claims
By Jessica Jacobsen
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When it comes to children’s nutrition, parents are faced with the challenge of finding products that meet their nutritional preferences, but also appeal to their children. But the challenge extends beyond parents and begins with the manufacturers. Beverage-makers are tasked with developing products to help bridge the gap between nutritional demands and pleasing taste profiles.
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On-the-go bottles

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Slim-Fast, a business unit of Unilever, introduced on-the-go bottles for its shakes.
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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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