Articles by Elizabeth Fuhrman

Plant Focus: Growing capabilities for complex bottling

January 15, 2009
Since Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), Raleigh, N.C., formed 10 years ago, bottling has become more complex, to say the least. The production model of the ’90s was heavily based on carbonated soft drinks. In 10 years, PBV has not only seen its SKUs double, but has added more complexity from new non-CSD products.
Read More

Labels made for marketing

November 15, 2008
With the continuing fight to be relevant, not only are beverage bottles and containers evolving to stay unique, but so must their labels change to meet the new variety.
Read More

Dairy alternatives dare consumers with healthy choices

November 15, 2008
Dairy-based drinks and dairy alternatives are going back to their health roots and providing consumers with more low-fat, low-calorie and fortified options to drive sales.
Read More

Craft Brewers Alliance: Combined passion for great beer

November 15, 2008
The formation of Craft Brewers Alliance this summer from the merger of Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., Portland, Ore., and Redhook Ale Brewery, Woodinville, Wash., created a portfolio of non-competing craft beers that only could be possible with the creativity of craft brewers.
Read More

Plant Focus: Crafting a national brewing strategy

November 15, 2008
Craft Brewers Alliance Inc.’s integration during the past year not only included the challenges of merging finance, sales and administration businesses, but also brewery operations and supply chain.
Read More

Beverage R&D: Improved performance for the masses

October 15, 2008
In bottles, shots or mixes, performance beverage sales are growing almost as fast as the number of enhancements they provide.
Read More

Up Close With... O.N.E Natural Experience

October 15, 2008
Coconut water may seem foreign to many U.S. consumers, but O.N.E. Natural Experience, Los Angeles, made O.N.E. Coconut Water, as well as Acai, Coffee Berry and Cashew Juices, beverages that are growing nationwide.
Read More

Category Focus: Treading water to stay on top

October 15, 2008
A profiteer of double-digit sales growth for the past several years, the convenience/still bottled water category recorded sales growth of 4.6 percent to $4.1 billion in food, drug and mass merchandise outlets (excluding Wal-Mart) for the year ending Aug. 10, according to Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago. Bulk/still water and sparkling waters showed less favorable results. Bulk/still water’s sales sank nearly 5 percent to $712.8 million, and sparkling waters dipped more than 2 percent to $330.1 million.
Read More

R&D: Put your best flavor forward

September 15, 2008
Orange, lemon, grape, vanilla, berry, pomegranate, strawberry, citrus and raspberry are the leading flavors for new product introductions so far this year, according to Chicago-based Mintel International’s Global New Product Database. The fruit flavor mainstays at the top are not surprising because of one resounding chord that echoes through beverage flavors this year as with other beverage trends — health.
Read More

Operations: Cutting costs and materials

September 15, 2008
The U.S. demand for plastic containers will grow 5.4 percent annually through 2012 to nearly $32 billion, creating demand for 15.7 billion pounds of resin, reports Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, in its Plastic Containers study.
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

6/25/14 2:00 pm EDT

Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

Podcasts

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.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI July 2014 cover

2014 July

The July 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on the 2014 State of the Industry, as well as articles about PepsiCo Americas Beverages, Rooibee Red Tea kids line, and more. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Beverage Insider eNewsletter

Are you an Insider? Subscribe to Beverage Industry’s weekly e-newsletter to receive news headlines, new product information and magazine highlights.   

Best Beverage Categories

Which beverage category will perform the best in the second half of 2014?
View Results Poll Archive

THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY STORE

cleaning-in-place-dairy-foo.gif
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.

More Products

Webinars

Beverage Industry Webinars are an easy, effective and convenient way to get educated and informed on the latest industry trends and topics. All Webinars are FREE unless indicated. For more information, check out our Events page!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook40 twitter    youtubelinkedgoogle+ icon 40px