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Beverage industry experiments with new product states

Vaporized soda, powdered alcohol could change the face of the beverage market

In science class, we learned about the three states of matter: liquid, solid and gas. We know that when water freezes, it becomes ice, and when it’s heated, it becomes vapor. We’re used to seeing water in all three states.


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Organic, GMO-free claims gaining steam

Non-GMO food, beverage market expected to reach $800 billion by 2017

Consumers’ desires for choices have no doubt had impacts on the beverage marketplace. SKU proliferation has altered the look of the everyday shopping trip.


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American Born Moonshine voted best new product for April

Spirit brand garners 31 percent of votes on bevindustry.com

As the “Field of Dreams” saying goes, “If you build it, he will come.” Beverage Industry gave those words their own spin when it launched its first monthly new product poll to let readers tell us what was their favorite new product. Garnering 31 percent of the votes and taking the honor for April was American Born Moonshine.


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Consumers seek gluten-free products to promote healthy lifestyles

Devotion Vodka touts gluten-free attributes on package

During May, the medical and dietary communities recognize Celiac Awareness Month, shedding light on the gluten-related autoimmune disease that impacts approximately 3 million Americans, according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.


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Beverage Industry announces craft beer webinar

Webinar to offer tips for handling craft beer expansion

As we’re approaching the lazy days of summer, I’m sure many of you catch yourselves daydreaming here and there about kicking up your feet and enjoying your favorite food and beverages with family and friends. For the consuming public, it looks as though more and more are finding refreshment of the craft variety.


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Beverage brands accept Bitcoins as currency

New payment option helps wineries, craft brewers reach new consumers

In our increasingly digital world, it makes sense that people have developed digital forms of currency to coincide with Internet and mobile shopping. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to arrive on the financial scene in 2009 and has since increased in popularity.


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Product or prank?

April Fool’s jokes strike again

As the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. And when it comes to April 1, companies are putting this mantra to work.


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Beverage-makers prepare for warm weather ahead

Lemonades surge in anticipation of spring, summer

The number of recent lemonade beverage launches into the market signals that the beverage industry is ready for warmer weather.


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Beverage flavors can invoke memories, experts say

Comax Flavors releases Sweet Memories flavor line to invoke nostalgia

Earlier this year, “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl reported about a condition known as hyperthymesia or highly superior autobiographical memory. 


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Beverage Industry launches new app

Introductory video shows how to use Bev Industry Mobile

According to statistics portal Statista Inc., an estimated 140 million Americans are smartphone users, up from 121.4 million in 2012. The research firm anticipates this number will continue to grow and eclipse the 200 million mark by 2017.


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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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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.

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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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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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