Articles by Jennifer Zegler

Packaging: Sustainability prevails as the top trend for beverage packaging

Packaging industry addresses sustainability to appeal to beverage companies and consumers.

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Operations: Bottling conveyor solutions respond to industry demands

Conveyor manufacturers have created a new generation of solutions to address the varying needs of beverage bottlers.

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Last Drop: Friendly advice

Craft Brewers Conference and Mountain Dew provide evidence of the importance of social media in marketing, reports Jennifer Zegler, managing editor of Beverage Industry.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Protein-enhanced beverages advance whey protein

The ready-to-drink protein beverage market’s expansion is increasing the demand for and advancement of whey protein as an ingredient in beverages.
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Distribution: DSD solutions harness technology advancements

Despite the economic downturn, direct-store distributors (DSD) continue to invest in hardware, such as DSD sales and marketing solutions to move their business forward.
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Last Drop: Consumer confusion

Institute of Food Technologists Wellness 10 seminar poses a query about consumer knowledge of ingredients, reports Jennifer Zegler, managing editor of Beverage Industry.
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Up Close With...VPX Sports Nutrition

VPX Sports Nutrition is ready for prime-time through innovation as well as distribution expansion.
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Plant Focus: The Gillette Group redesigns warehouse with efficiency in mind

To fit an expanding Pepsi lineup, The Gillette Group reorganized its distribution and a warehouse.
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Cover Story: The Gillette Group builds a Pepsi community

The Gillette Group, La Crosse, Wis., considers the Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year award its Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Rochester, Minn., division received a reflection on its entire operation.

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Operations: Processing Technology

Equipment manufacturers have developed processing technology solutions to incorporate functional ingredients, accommodate various formulas and allow for smaller batches for bottlers.
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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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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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