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NCB celebrates 30 years

Tradeshow adds beginner workshop, XS Bootcamp

The Nightclub & Bar Show (NCB) will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The event will take place March 30-April 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. An estimated 39,000 industry professionals will be in attendance.


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CBC & BrewExpo head to Portland

BrewExpo Americas extended to two-and-a-half days

Manufacturers and suppliers to the craft brewing industry are heading to Portland, Ore., for the 32nd Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America (CBC). Taking place April 14-17 at the Oregon Convention Center, the annual event is hosted by the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., and will welcome an estimated 11,000 attendees.


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Newcastle Brown Ale unveils ‘Band of Brands’ Super Bowl Ad

38 companies create first-ever crowdfunded Super Bowl commercial

In a fiscally conservative approach to Super Bowl XLIX advertising, Newcastle Brown Ale, a beer brand of Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., suggested to other brands that they all join forces for a collaborative Super Bowl ad. The result is the world’s first crowdfunded Super Bowl ad.


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American Consumer Confidence rebounds

U.S. shopping trips increased in November and December, Nielsen reports

With gas prices down 31 percent since June 2014 and oil prices were around $85 a barrel, American Consumer Confidence has improved, going up 12 percentage points year over year, New York-based Nielsen reports.


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Americans think they should drink more water

Harris Poll survey finds consumers view bottled water as healthy alternative to carbonated soft drinks

A vast majority of consumers see water as a smart beverage choice and consider bottled water to be healthier than soft drinks, according to newly released findings from a survey conducted online by Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older for Alexandria, Va.-based International Bottled Water Association (IBWA). 


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Consumers plan to celebrate Super Bowl XLIX responsibly

Anheuser-Busch-sponsored survey reveals consumers are planning ahead to get home safely

As the exclusive beer sponsor for Super Bowl XLIX, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch announced the results of a recent survey conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive, Rochester, N.Y., that show deeper insights about consumers' Super Bowl XLIX plans and drinking decisions. According to the survey results, 73 percent of Americans of legal drinking age plan to watch Super Bowl XLIX, and, of those who plan to drink at Super Bowl parties, 71 percent will make plans to get home safe in advance.


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Health awareness could offer opportunities for manufacturers

Nielsen study finds consumers willing to pay premium for products with healthy attributes

Health-related concerns could translate into an opportunity for manufacturers, according to a new study by New York-based Nielsen.


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Readers vote for their favorite new product of December

Focus+ edges out competition for the honor

Readers must have brains on their brain. In Beverage Industry’s December Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll, Fairfield, Conn.-based Focus Now Solutions LLC’s Focus+ took home the honor after garnering 31 percent of the vote. 


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IRI posts new strategies for national, private-label brand growth

National brands showing momentum in drug stores; private label standing out in mass/supercenter channel

During the recession, private-label products enjoyed increasing popularity as consumers looked for new ways to save on everyday purchases during the economic downturn. In fact, U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private-label products during the past year, marking a year-over-year increase of 2.1 percent, according to Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI). However, this growth now seems to be leveling off, and this small uptick was largely driven by price increases, it reports.


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Tin Man Brewing Co. offers four of its craft beers in cans

Craft brewer works with Rexam for packaging

Tin Man Brewing Co., Evansville, Ind., released four of its core craft beers in 16-ounce cans from Rexam Beverage Can Americas, Chicago. The craft brewer noted that it chose to package its Circuit Bohemian Pilsner, Alloy American Pale Ale, River Irish Red Ale and Overlord Imperial IPA in cans because it is the ideal package for craft beer.


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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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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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BI January 2015 cover

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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