Articles by Elizabeth Fuhrman

Beverage R&D: Sweetened to be different

June 15, 2008

A sweetener’s role always has been important in achieving a beverage’s desired taste profile, but now sweeteners’ responsibilities have expanded from just flavor enhancers to calorie control to being a part of a system to deliver functionality. Sweeteners also are a key contributor to beverages in the health and wellness category, including all-natural and organic formulations, and in addition providing a way for beverage companies to differentiate their brands.


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Logistics: More than conveying

May 1, 2008

Conveyors are no strangers to the challenges of beverage production. Increasing production speeds, handling the growing number of SKUs and packaging varieties, and decreasing energy costs are all impacting conveyors too.


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Logistics: Handling higher speeds

May 1, 2008

Holding a unique position within the conveying marketplace, Solus Industrial, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., manufactures conveyor components that are incorporated into beverage industry processing and packaging equipment, and the conveyors that link them together. Solus works with OEM conveyor manufacturers that use its products on new equipment, and also works with beverage plants to help them modify and upgrade existing equipment.


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Beverage R&D: New ingredients and technologies abound

May 1, 2008

More than 22,000 of the top food science and industry professionals from around the world will convene at the 2008 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 28 to July 1. Held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, attendees will learn about the very latest consumer trends, developments in scientific research, technologies and new products in the beverage and food industry.


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Packaging: Putting primary packaging first

May 1, 2008

From cans to bottles to aseptic containers, beverage packaging is attracting attention for more than how it looks these days. Consumers, the media, Wal-Mart, other retailers and grocery chains, state legislators and whole countries are examining what a product is packaged in. Regardless if the issue is health, safety, the environment or aesthetics, packaging material is becoming an even greater consideration.


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McDonald's beverage destination

April 15, 2008

While the iconic Golden Arches signal convenience to many consumers, McDonald’s USA proved two years ago that it could be more than quick and value-priced with the introduction of its Premium Roast Coffee and other premium food offerings. Now that the coffee has kicked in, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based restaurant chain is using its beverage portfolio to make it more contemporary and relevant — and plans on giving other beverage-focused retailers a run for their money.


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The Last Drop: McBeverage

January 15, 2008
Coffee and coffee drinks have become a key focus for several beverage companies, even McDonald’s.

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Up Close With- Hank's Beverage Co.: More than Root Beer

January 15, 2008
A proven way to distinguish a company from competitors in any category is through packaging.
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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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