Articles by Elizabeth Fuhrman

Catalysts for private label gains

Consumers are buying private label beverages at a growing rate. Private label beverage categories such as canned and bottled tea, shelf-stable fruit juices and nectars, iced coffee, sports and energy drink mixes and carbonated soft drinks have all experienced double-digit sales growth in the past year.
 

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Wholesaler of the year: Monarch Beverage Co.

A new automated warehouse improves efficiency and has the company poised for growth.
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Warehouse Focus: Automated to efficiently pick and deliver more SKUs

Monarch Beverage Co.’s new 500,000-square-foot facility on the northeast side of Indianapolis contains 475,000 square feet of warehouse space and a new automated case picking system.
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Beverage R&D: Beverages get to the heart of health

Consumers are looking to the convenience of beverages to bring them heart healthy benefits throughout the day.
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Channel Strategies: Sporting and entertainment challenge beverage sales

Theme parks, stadiums and recreation parks are all key accounts for which beverage distributors strive.
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Packaging: Labeling flexibility

The revolving door cycle of the beverage marketplace today creates an interesting environment for labeling equipment.
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Up Close With... The Currant Co.

Black currant, a fruit Americans were once banned from growing, now is the lead ingredient in CurrantC, a line of nationally distributed black currant nectars.
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Operations: Solutions for packaging changes

When it comes to efficient distribution, the goal is to fill the truck.
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Beverage R&D: Weight management ingredients make gains

With consumers’ quest to lose weight, beverage-makers have been formulating weight management products and consider beverages a desirable format to deliver these ingredients.
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Up Close With... C&C Cola

For C&C Cola Inc., Cranford, N.J., variety, value and its distribution model keep retailers and consumers in the Northeast happy with this regional brand.
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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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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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