Articles by Elizabeth Fuhrman

Operations: Advancements make lab testing easier

Laboratory and testing equipment adapt to standard and unique applications.
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Baby watch impacts beverages

As I write my column this month, I am nine months pregnant.  By the time this issue comes out, I’m hoping to have delivered my first child. This pregnancy has been an adventure and opened my eyes to just the beginning of motherhood experiences.


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Thinking outside the bag

Through the end of October, more than 300 new teas have launched in 2010, according to Mintel International’s Global New Products Database. Bagged teas led with the most new product introductions so far this year with 148 launches, and new ready-to-drink teas followed with 114 releases.


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Natural colors develop opportunities

Consumers’ demand for transparency leads to increase in natural colors.  During the past few years, a demand has emerged from consumers for transparency. Consumers are attracted to “clean” labels and want to avoid products that have complex ingredients and products


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Jana Natural European Artesian Water

Bottled at the source of an underground well in the village of Saint Jana, Croatia, near the Adriatic Sea, the water in Jana Natural European Artesian Water may be 3,000 to 7,000 years old, but it has been distributed in the United States for only four years.


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Chocolate captures more than lovers

Chocolate has remained one of the most popular flavors in beverages.
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Beverage Beat: Fanfare for Fair Trade

Fair Trade certified beverages grow in popularity, finds Beverage Industry's Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Fuhrman.  Fair Trade USA, a third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States previously known as TransFair USA, released a number of announcements to coincide with Natural Products Expo East in Boston last month.


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Soymilks struggle under pressure

Alternatives and dairy-based drinks reported mixed results this year.  Dairy alternatives, kefir drinks and dairy-based drinks reported a mixed bag of results this year.


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Delivering on a functional promise

Energy and sports drinks leverage a variety of functional ingredients.
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Research moves fiber forward

Fiber is an ingredient that is spanning beverage categories, including juice and juice drinks.
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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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