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Demand for sustainability increases use of molded fiber packaging
December 18, 2012

With sustainability being a new driving force in the industry, packaging developers are expanding the possibilities and accelerating the adoption of advanced molded fiber packaging applications.


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Monitoring for volatile organic compounds aids in beer quality

November 19, 2012

 Beer production today is on the rise as more knowledgeable consumers seek higher-quality premium and craft beers.   


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The fundamentals of water reuse

Questions to ponder before beginning a recovery process
November 16, 2012

Food and beverage industrial water reuse has increased substantially during the last 20 years, and the practice is only growing. 


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Making inventory tracking more ‘pallet-able’

June 13, 2012

As New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo., celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011, the craft brewery had grown from brewing 60 cases a week at the home of co-founders Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan in 1991, to selling more than 700,000 barrels of beer a year. 


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Stability, growth forecasted for wine industry

Research shows demographic possibilities
February 15, 2012
The old adage goes that people drink to recognize both good and bad times. This, unfortunately for the beer, wine and spirits industry, is not the case. As with many other consumer packaged goods (CPG) segments, wine industry growth rates have dropped during the last three recessions (1991, 2001 and 2008-2009) and immediately after these recessions ended, industry growth resumed.
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Brewing a successful partnership

Stretch-wrap process saves distributor time, money
January 16, 2012
Servicing 8,000 accounts statewide and wrapping nearly 1,200 loads each day, Hensley Beverage Co. is Arizona’s largest beverage distributor, the company says. Opened in 1955 by Jim Hensley, the company started with 11 employees and has grown to 675 employees today.
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Novel Ingredient Solutions for Formulating Clear-Type Beverages

January 10, 2012
According to Natural Starch, top trends such as vitamin fortification, “health and wellness” and natural profiles are driving growth in the beverage industry (Leatherhead, 2011). Not surprisingly, beverage manufacturers are continually in product development and reformulating mode to proactively influence and deliver on consumer health benefit and taste preferences. Novel advances in ingredient science are enabling manufacturers to meet these formulation goals.
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Processing low pH protein-fortified beverages

Comparing traditional soy with new transparent soy protein
December 13, 2011
Soy protein-fortified beverages usually are formulated with traditional isolated soy protein varying in functionality and sensory attributes. Recently, a new transparent acid-soluble isolated soy protein (TASISP) has been developed through alternative processing methods.
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Integrating LEED in design

Lighting solution suits environment, offers energy savings
October 14, 2011
Attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is a goal for most owners facing a major construction project. An internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED advances sustainable building and development practices through a rating system that recognizes strategies for environmental and sustainable performance. For food and beverage facilities, however, LEED certification presents challenges.
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LED lighting and strategy

Lighting solution suits environment, offers energy savings
September 12, 2011
For several years, light emitting diode (LED) lighting has been making steady improvements in quality, efficiency and cost. Is it ready for prime-time?
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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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