Articles by Jennifer Zegler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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)

9/17/14 2:00 pm EDT

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.


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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The October 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our 2014 Executive of the Year, Keurig Green Mountain's CEO Brian Kelley, as well as articles about bottled water consumption, whey nutrition, and more. Check it out today!

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