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Stack Wines enlists automated multipack shrink labeler

Wine company opts for steam tunnel technology for labeling needs
By Dean Peters
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Single-serve containers of wine are increasingly cropping up at retailers and finding their way into sports arenas, hotels and resorts, beaches and other venues.


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A breakthrough approach in natural masking technology

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The demand for healthy foods and beverages at retail runs the gamut: consumers want less sodium, fat, calories, and added sugar; enhanced nutrient profiles benefiting from vitamins, minerals, and other nutraceuticals; and all natural labels free of artificial ingredients.


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Buy bulk glass sometimes, don’t buy bulk glass other times, because Emmeti can handle it!

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Emmeti USA, a division of Emmeti S.p.A. announces a proven automated process for bulk depalletizing and case depalletizing on one single machine.


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Leveraging supply chain processes

SCOR model helps achieve business goals
By Dan Swartwood
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Imagine if you could make changes to your organization that would equate to 2-6 percent of your company’s revenue in just two to four months. A thorough analysis of your supply chain processes will likely give you that opportunity.


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Beetroot juice found to support exercise performance improvement

Beets offer good source of nitrate
By Diana, Food Division
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Recently, more and more evidence has highlighted the effect of certain vegetables, including red beet, on nutrition and athletic performance through the beneficial effects of nitrate supplementation.


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Enhancing PET recyclability through ink and label innovation

By Laura Clark and Jeremy Teachman
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The expectation among many consumers is that the PET bottles they divert into the recycling stream are transformed into new bottles. This not only keeps those bottles out of the local landfill, but it also provides a closed-loop and sustainable source of material for new bottles.


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The challenges of PET packaging design in the beverage industry

Plastic offers flexibility, sustainability for brand owners
By Vincent Le Guen
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Why do shoppers choose to buy one drink instead of another in a supermarket? Is it the design, the brand, the label, the package material or the drink itself? For most consumers, the reality is that the final decision often is the result of several considerations.


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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
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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
By Nagarajan S
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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
By Connor Marsden
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“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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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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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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