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Is green really better?

Determine if going green is right for your company
August 15, 2011

If your company is like most others, you may be feeling a lot of peer pressure lately to hop on the green bandwagon. After all, green is the new black. On a surface level for consumers, it has become a type of status symbol, and for manufacturers it is occasionally just a half-hearted public relations attempt.

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1881 finish: A global success story

New standard surface treatment unifies PET beverage packaging
August 15, 2011
In February 2006, leading beverage companies collaborated to develop the next-generation plastic closure only (PCO) 1881 finish. The idea was that a single global standard finish for the beverage industry would deliver significant financial benefits, simplify package designs and improve efficiency. Cross-industry collaboration was crucial to the success of the project.
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Distinctive packaging serves as point-of-sale advertising

August 10, 2011
Today’s brand owners rely more than ever on packaging to entice consumers to purchase their products — so much so that the package itself often serves as a keystone of integrated marketing campaigns built out with print, electronic and social media components.
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Sports and energy find inspiration in ‘recovery’

New products look past the workout
July 11, 2011

After years of focusing on energy and performance, “recovery” may be the new buzzword in the sports and energy segment.  New products are focusing on what happens after exercise rather than during the activity itself. A number of recent sports and energy products have addressed post-activity recovery: Gatorade G Series Pro 03 Recover platform includes a dairy-based Protein Recovery Shake and a Protein Recovery Drink that also has electrolytes and carbohydrates. The company suggests consuming the shake 20 to 50 minutes after activity and then an additional serving 2 hours later.

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Tea innovation creates new drinking occasions

Products focused on unique dayparts encourage consumers to view tea differently
June 20, 2011

In the tea category, some of the most unique new innovations are not just offering consumers new flavors, but creating entirely new drinking occasions for tea as well. “Breakfast tea” has been a common tea variety for years, but some tea companies are creating new drinking occasions with products targeted at other specific times of day. Tea Forté Herbal Retreat Teas, for example, are going after the cocktail hour, while the Republic of Tea’s Cuppa Chocolate Teas are designed as dessert drinks.

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Sweetener blending: The new trend in formulation

Ingredient combinations offer taste, cost advantages
June 20, 2011

In recent years the United States soft drink market has seen beverages sweetened with a single sweetener supplanted by those using a multi-sweetener blend. Contrary to most other markets worldwide, the United States has historically been a single sweetener market — products have either been 100 percent sweetened with sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or 100 percent sweetened with a single high potency sweetener, such as aspartame.

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How to integrate mobile into merchandising

Increased mobile connectivity offers opportunities at the shelf.
May 16, 2011
The biggest change to the retail environment in recent years isn’t something retailers have done; it’s the growth of shopper-driven mobile connectivity. Recent research indicates a large majority of consumers have used, or plan to use, quick response (QR) codes to get more information on products and access offers via their smartphones.
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White Paper: Seaming roll of the future

May 16, 2011
Ferrum’s Easy Rider seaming roll offers advancements
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Market Insights: Online marketing management allows for customization

January 7, 2011
Online marketing management provides organization, customization.

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Market Insights: Driving sustainability in beverage coolers

November 12, 2010
Frigoglass prioritizes research and development of green coolers.
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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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