Articles by Stefanie Scott

Category Focus: Sporting lighter options

May 15, 2009
Although athletes are the long-standing target consumers of sports drinks, more companies are broadening their options to meet the demands of “everyday athletes.”
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Distribution: From the truck to the store

April 15, 2009
Distributing beverages would be a far more difficult task without the developers who produce software that handles the logistics behind the operations.
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Packaging: Facts up front

April 15, 2009
The Keystone Center, a non-profit organization that creates consensus solutions to public health problems, has created the Smart Choices Program to help easily identify smart nutrition options.
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Operations: Batching and mixing add flexibility

March 16, 2009
Hundreds of bottles and cans line the shelves at grocery and other stores around the country. With the proliferation of SKUs and variety of recipes, processing automation equipment can keep track of individual processes at a beverage plant, making operations simpler and more flexible.
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Up Close With... Dry Soda

March 16, 2009
As a mother of four, Sharelle Klaus, chief executive officer and founder of Dry Soda, Seattle, knows a thing or two about what tastes good when you’re not able to drink alcohol. After being frustrated with the “lack of options,” Klaus began looking into the beverage industry to create a drink that would pair well with dinner and satisfy her palate.
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Packaging: Packing speed and flexibility top priority list

March 15, 2009
With the proliferation of SKUs and demands for greater flexibility, case packing and wrapping machines are crucial parts to a beverage’s creation.
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Category Focus: Wine and spirits head for home

February 16, 2009
Trading up for premium spirits and wine is a trend that Richard Hurst, senior vice president of beverage alcohol for The Nielsen Co., Schaumburg, Ill., knows all about. Growth levels for wine and spirits were high in previous years because of consumer interest in premium beverages, Hurst says. Recently, though, the dramatic downtown in the economy has affected growth in certain wine and spirits categories, and specifically where that growth is coming from.
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Up close with... Crunk Energy Drink

February 16, 2009
Founded by spirits mogul Sydney Frank and hip-hop artist Lil Jon, Crunk Energy Drink, Roswell, Ga., is more than “another energy drink,” says Tom Mahlke, president and chief executive officer of Crunk. It’s a brand that combines the flavor of botanical ingredients with a high-energy music concept.
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Juice and juice drinks squeeze new flavors

January 15, 2009
Juice and juice drink companies added more antioxidants, vitamins and flavor extensions to their lines.
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Lend a packing hand

November 15, 2008
Contract manufacturers are particularly attuned to cost efficiencies as they offer services to beverage companies and use excess capacity to make the most of their plants.
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