Articles by Jennifer Zegler

Beverage R&D: Awareness, versatility expand use of probiotics and prebiotics

March 9, 2010
Consumers have become more aware – and more open to – probiotics and prebiotics and their potential benefits. At the same time, ingredient companies are extending the possible applications for probiotic and prebiotic inclusions in beverages.

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Packaging: Case Packers and Wrappers respond to an evolving industry

March 9, 2010
Demand has increased for case packers and wrappers that are more flexible, reliable and environmentally friendly.
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Last Drop: A Private Debate

March 9, 2010
Private label beverages’ increase in popularity has a surprisingly far reach, finds Jennifer Zegler, managing editor of Beverage Industry.
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Channel Strategies: Drug and Convenience Stores get creative

March 9, 2010
To continue to attract the fast-paced consumer, drug and convenience stores have adopted new strategies, expanded some selections and decreased others, experts say.
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Plant Focus: Divided, but working together

February 10, 2010
Lifeway Foods, Morton Grove, Ill., has turned to expansion to keep up with the increasing demand for its kefir lineup.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Mint

February 10, 2010
When the mojito trend hit in 2006, the Cuban cocktail opened a new era in mint’s use in beverages. Traditionally, the cocktail combines fresh mint, sugar, lime juice and rum, but beverage companies launched a multitude of ready-to-drink options capitalizing on the popularity of the mint flavor.

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Packaging: 360-degrees of graphics grab attention

February 10, 2010
Label manufacturers say shrink and stretch sleeves provide that eye-catching all-over solution to seize consumer attention at retail.
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Last Drop: Room to grow

February 10, 2010
Dr Pepper, which began as a small soda fountain in Waco, Texas, has grown into one of the most popular and recognizable beverage brands in the country. The company celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
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Cover Story: Culture Craze

February 9, 2010
Only recently have American consumers begun to understand probiotic cultures and their health benefits, which have been well-known in other parts of the world. As probiotic awareness has spread, Lifeway Foods, Morton Grove, Ill., has reported yearly growth, especially in its core product lineup of kefir, a cultured dairy beverage containing multiple strains of probiotic cultures.
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Up Close With... Oskar Blues

January 11, 2010
In seven years, Oskar Blues has grown from brewing one type of beer in the basement of its Lyons, Colo., brewpub to producing 29,000 barrels of beer in five varieties and distributing its products in 25 states.
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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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Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

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