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Using social media as a product development tool

Crowdsourcing helps brands develop products to please fans

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, between 5,000 and 6,000 tweets about beverages will have been sent across the Twittersphere, according to Rob Goulding, director of the multi-channel sector for San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. In fact, more than 1.5 million conversations about beverages happen every day on Twitter, he says.


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Skinnygirl goes from spirits to sweeteners

Consumers have seen a number of new liquid concentrates hit the market, but now the customization trend is coming to the sweeteners segment.


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Sparkling Ice makes its TV premiere

Sparkling Ice made its TV premiere this summer with a 30-second spot dubbed “Dive In.”


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Beverage brands in the social media space

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter offer marketing opportunities

As social media continues its prominence across the globe, companies are investing more effort in connecting with fans through this resource.


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Marketing: Beverage companies set records, share heritage, promote sustainability

Ceviche Tapas Bar breaks the record for the world’s largest sangria

According to new research, Champagne does “go straight to your head,” in a manner of speaking.


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RoFo BevDisHeadgear puts beverages on the brain

RoFo Enterprise Corp. enables consumers to wear their beverages with RoFo Beverage Dispensing Headgear, which can hold and dispense approximately 67 ounces of a beverage in its watertight container made of lightweight, food-grade-quality linear low-density polyethylene and keep it hot, cold or carbonated, according to Randall Flann, owner of RoFo Enterprise Corp.


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Marketing: Contests, brand partnerships, celebrity endorsements help brands stand out

What would the United States be like without beer? A study conducted by John Dunham & Associates, jointly commissioned by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association, shows that without the beer industry, the U.S. economy could be very different.


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Marketing: Contests, brand partnerships, celebrity endorsements help brands stand out

As the second-largest generation next to baby boomers, millennials are an important group for brands to reach.


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Marketing: New advertising programs, products and charity campaigns aim to attract consumers

Wondering whether using social media for advertising purposes is crossing the line? According to a new social media study by Nielsen, New York, one-third of people think ads on social networks are annoying.


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Marketing: New programs, apps, events and contest entice consumers

 In collaboration with Buzzfeed, Florida Orange Juice launched a campaign to remind consumers that humor — like a glass of orange juice — can help people take on the day, no matter what it brings.  


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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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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.

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The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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