Articles by Elizabeth Fuhrman

Cover Story: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Thirty years ago, when Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif., opened its doors, fewer than 50 breweries existed in the United States. Today, while consolidation has continued with large domestic brewers, more than 1,500 craft breweries are in operation.
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Up Close With ... New Leaf Brands

For the past several months, New Leaf Brands Inc., Orangeburg, N.Y., has been positioning itself to manage its growth.
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Beverage R&D: Beauty ingredients slow the trials of time

Beverages and beverage mixes promoting skin health are breaking on to the market and targeting consumers’ desires to improve their appearances.
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Beverage R&D: Bringing functionality to beverages

Hydrocolloids are now performing beyond their standard functionalities to advance functional beverages.
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Beverage R&D: 2010 New Product Development Survey

More than half of the respondents to Beverage Industry’s annual Product Development Survey are developing new sports drinks, energy drinks, bottled waters, juices and juice drinks in 2010.
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Channel Strategies: Vending ramps up new forms of payment

While beverages are expected to keep their stronghold of vending sales, growth in packaged drinks vending is expected to slow through 2013.
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Beverage Beat: Make a sale or lose me forever

For more than a month, the vending machines have been missing from my office building’s dining area. My co-workers and I were alarmed because we didn’t know when the machines
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Plant Focus: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated's bottling facility and warehouse in Charlottle is one of the largest bottling facilities in North America, and arguably one of the most complex. 
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Bottler of the Year: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Beverage Industry’s 2010 Bottler of the Year is a company whose ownership isn’t afraid to take risks and innovate in order to find new ways to develop revenue streams. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., has built its core business this year through innovative pricing strategies, enabling its sales force with new technology, grass roots marketing and strengthening its distribution through an automated warehouse picking system. 
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Glazer's Distributors: Ready for its next 100 years

Dallas-based Glazer’s Distributors has grown to be one of the country’s largest distributors of beer, malt beverages, wine and spirits with operations in 11 states. Glazer’s represents nearly every vendor of alcohol somewhere in its territory.
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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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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.


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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BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, 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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