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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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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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Announcing Bev Industry Mobile

New app gives access to Beverage Industry content via mobile devices

Now that the popular mobile game Flappy Bird has been pulled from the app market, you might be wondering what you are going to do with your time.I’m pleased to announce that Beverage Industry has launched Bev Industry Mobile for iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets.


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Spirit Hound Distillers turns flood into product feature

Flood-aged Mountain Bum Rum proceeds donated to rebuilding efforts

We’ve all heard the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” So when confronted with historical flooding at its Lyons, Colo., distillery last year, Spirit Hound Distillers turned an unfortunate situation into a unique opportunity.


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Millennial moms identified as powerful consumer demographic

Brands can use online tools to target this connected group

It’s no secret that the millennial generation is often associated with many of the digital trends out there. But recent research conducted by public relations firm Weber Shandwick and its research partner KRC Research is highlighting a specific segment of the demographic that digital marketers seem to be overlooking: millennial moms.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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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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