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Euromonitor identifies Top 5 U.S. beverage trends of 2013

New beverage segments represent growth opportunities in U.S.

As the seasons change, fashion and tabloid magazines jump on the opportunity to highlight the latest fashion trends. In its latest white paper, Chicago-based Euromonitor International uses that same mentality for the beverage marketplace.


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Tetra Pak touts health benefits of hot chocolate

Dunkin Donuts releases seasonal hot chocolate flavors

While the new year is a great time to make dietary changes, I still have a hard time not indulging in a little bit of chocolate every now and then.


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Baderbrau pairs craft beers with bacon

Pairings show off craft beer's versatility

Choosing a craft beer from the wide range of brands and styles available can be difficult for the uninitiated consumer, experts note.


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Xyience launches video contest to tackle name pronunciation

Brand enlists athletes to make marketing educational

We’ve all faced that moment of anxiety when you attempt to correctly pronounce a word you’ve never seen or said before.


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Specialty beverages work to fill consumer niches

Cowboy Up Energy, Skinnygirl Sparklerts appeal to specific consumer groups

It’s no secret that the customization trend is spreading like wildfire throughout the beverage industry. Beverage-makers are developing products to serve not just the broad public anymore but also the more niche demographics.


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Hartness technology customizes glass bottle colors

Ink coating adds shelf appeal

For years, consumers have been able to walk into a Starbucks café and order a nonfat grande extra hot latte with whip without any questions asked.


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Top cocktails of the summer

Margaritas top choice in on-premise consumption

With most of the leaves now on the ground instead of on the trees, it might seem a little out of place to be talking about summer, but Newton, Mass.-based Restaurant Sciences LLC is keeping the summer season on our brains.


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Tullamore D.E.W. launches limited-edition Phoenix whiskey

Whiskey brand draws parallels between brand history, Chicago history

Every brand has a story to tell. Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W.’s story begins in the town of Tullamore, Ireland.


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Tastes of vacation

Joffrey’s lets fans bring their favorite Disney coffees home

Whenever I return from vacation, I always crave the food and beverages I enjoyed during my travels and wish I could bring them home with me. While preparing this month’s Category Focus article on coffee, I found one coffee company that is giving consumers the chance to do just that.


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I’ve got a golden soda

Treasure hunts spark excitement in beverage marketing

In Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Charlie is a poor boy with big dreams. Although his dreams come true in the end, finding the golden ticket inside a Wonka Bar was no easy feat for him. In today’s world of social media, however, contests like the one Charlie won have become a little easier.


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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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