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Cinemark to offer Honest Kids juice drinks

Partnership will feature organic offerings at Cinemark theaters nationwide
July 15, 2014

Cinemark Holdings Inc., Plano, Texas, announced that its chain of theaters now offer Honest Kids organic juice drinks. Starting immediately, the beverages are available in all of the company’s 334 cinemas nationwide. Honest Kids organic beverages are available for sale individually as well as in Cinemark’s Movie Snack Packs.


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Foodservice operators promote premium beverage options for increased margins

Fountain dispenser innovations bring excitement to channel
July 11, 2014

Whether overcoming residuals from the economic recession or more immediate factors, the foodservice channel has faced its share of challenges in recent years.


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Argo Tea releases new unsweetened iced tea line

New products celebrate summer, National Iced Tea Month and iced tea’s 110th birthday
June 16, 2014

Chicago-based Argo Tea is celebrating the start of summer, National Iced Tea Month and the 110th birthday of iced tea in America with a new unsweetened iced tea line that includes Hibiscus Apple herbal tea, Green Tea Strawberry, and Ginger Peach black tea.


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New vending technology makes channel a destination

Micro markets emerge as vending channel offshoot
June 12, 2014

Last spring in Lahore, Pakistan, and New Delhi, India, Coca-Cola vending machines connected consumers in the two communities separated by 325 miles and decades of political tension.


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Study reveals changes in grocery store shoppers

Consumers more frequently shopping at multiple stores
June 12, 2014

Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., released its annual “U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends” study in collaboration with the Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash.


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Report offers tips for future success for grocery retailers

PwC survey calls out new consumer needs when grocery shopping
June 10, 2014

PwC, New York, released a new experience radar report titled “Front of the Line: How grocers can get ahead for the future.”


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PepsiCo launches customizable fountain machines

Pepsi Spire offers more than 1,000 beverage variations
May 16, 2014

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. launched a new portfolio of Pepsi Spire fountain beverage dispensers that allow consumers to craft more than 1,000 customized beverages with the touch of a button.


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Discount retailers expand consumables strategy to entice repeat purchases

Channel beverage sales grow 8 percent
May 12, 2014

Although discount retailers offer a wide variety of products for one-stop shopping at an affordable price, it’s their consumables selections that having been boosting sales, albeit indirectly.


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On-premise dollar sales up as consumers trade up

Bars, restaurants turn to creative campaigns to boost consumption occassions
April 11, 2014

Despite a challenging economic year, the on-premise channel still is committed to offering consumers the opportunity to explore the latest alcohol beverage trends.


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E-commerce gaining share of consumer packaged goods sales

Online grocery sales hit $6.5 billion in 2013
March 14, 2014

If Cyber Monday statistics are any indication of the future for the overall online sales market, it could be a bright future for the online community.


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Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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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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