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Demand for sustainability increases use of molded fiber packaging

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

 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

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’

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
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
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

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
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
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
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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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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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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2014 December

The December 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on craft beer's revenue growth, as well as articles about health and wellness trends, Foco, the best packages of 2014, 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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