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Bringing new beer ideas to fruition

Monique Acevedo, vice president of innovation for Heineken USA, discusses her new product development process
April 8, 2014

How do you imagine the typical brainstorming session goes? Imagine that brainstorming session is about creating new flavors of beer — a market that is growing in size and sophistication.


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Agave supply crisis and mitigation strategies for tequila distillers

Agave price expected to rise by more than 100 percent by 2018
March 26, 2014

Tequila is gaining interest among consumers across the globe. However, agave, the raw material that is used to manufacture tequila, is expected to face a severe shortage in the near future.


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New Belgium uses technology to manage distribution chain

Craft brewer enlists Microsoft Dynamics CRM
February 14, 2014

“Beer rangers” can’t be found in digital history books, but they can be found on their Ultrabook tablets, clicking their way across 30 states as they market the handcrafted wares of the New Belgium Brewing Co., based in Ft. Collins, Colo.


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Mobile technology helps streamline route management

Technology assists beer, wine distributors
January 31, 2014

Beer and wine producers represent a growing segment of the beverage industry today. According to the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., the number of breweries in the United States is at a 25-year high, with this growth attributed to the popularity of craft beers across every demographic. Craft beers include those produced by small- and medium-sized breweries as well as by large, well-known producers that have introduced a wide variety of specialty artisanal beers to meet consumer demand.


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TÜV SÜD helps brewery realize energy savings

Energy management systems unlock tax breaks
January 15, 2014

Brewing is an extremely energy-intensive process in which the costs of electricity, heat, gas and other energy carriers make up a large share of total costs.


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Building success at the retail counter

How to utilize artful branding and packaging
December 2, 2013

Packaging is as nuanced as the culture it speaks to.  Its solutions are shaped by shifts in popular culture, scientific breakthroughs, and the marketer’s need to fill their pipeline with a steady stream of groundbreaking innovation. A consumer need can even ignite a whole new category.


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Organic, natural beverage distributor boosts productivity with mobile-enabled WMS

Managing picks and shipments through an ERP system
October 23, 2013

The Ontario Natural Food Co-op moved to JustFoodERP in 2012 as its centralized business software system primarily to solve the problems of unsatisfactory fill rates, inaccurate inventory management, and inaccurate manufacturing charge-backs.


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Knowing when to incorporate automation

Warehouse automation minimizes complexity
October 16, 2013

What is a warehouse? It sounds like a silly question at first, but posing and answering this question will help operations managers better understand the role of automation in their warehouses.


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Tablet Usage in the Beverage Supply Chain

September 26, 2013
The overall success of any retail or food/beverage service organization is highly dependent on the accuracy and efficiency of its supply chain. Getting goods where they need to go, when they need to be there, is a critical factor in maximizing sales.
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FSMA and its impact on the beverage industry

Legislative implications have direct and indirect impacts
September 16, 2013

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws since the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Ditch the weighting agents: A cost effective solution for delivering flavors and actives

Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

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The April 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on moonshine, as well as articles about CSD brands, whiskey, and more. Check it out today!

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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

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