Articles by Jennifer Zegler

Reducing impact through reusable assets

Suppliers seek durable and detectable containers

 Beverage-makers employ a variety of methods to get their products from the manufacturer or distributor into the retailers.  


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Beer Capitol serves a 'beer city'

Beer Capitol Distributing taps into Milwaukee-area traditions

 Summer is usually prime time for beverage sales.  


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Capitalizing on its local market

Service, ‘special’ deliveries routine for Beer Capitol Distributing

With its four-county territory in southeastern Wisconsin incorporating special event venues such as sports arenas, concert venues and festival grounds, Beer Capitol Distributing Co. Inc., Sussex, Wis., offers enhanced service to these accounts during busy time periods, explains Aldo Madrigrano, chief executive officer of the company. 


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Carts and hand trucks ease heavy lifting

 Transporting cases, crates, kegs and additional point-of-sale items from warehouses and trucks into retailers often is a physically demanding task.  


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Coconut craze expands across categories

 The fictional personal ad in the song “Escape” famously seeks someone who likes piña coladas.  


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Premeditated shopping on the rise

 In an effort to save money, today’s recession-shocked shoppers continue to evolve their retail tactics.  


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Up Close With: TalkingRain's Sparkling Ice

TalkingRain expands Sparkling Ice’s availability

Preston, Wash.-based TalkingRain Beverage Co. recently placed a focus on its Sparkling Ice enhanced water brand, which in turn has experienced a national surge. 


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Connecting with consumers through merchandising

Since 2008, the sports drink category has grown to include more than 650 UPCs, explained Susan Viamari, editor of Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group’s Times & Trends, during the market research firm’s “Merchandising Trends” webinar in February. 


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Can filling and seaming responds to differentiation

Rise in variety, adoption of aluminum challenges equipment
As the saying goes, “variety is the spice of life,” and for beverage-makers, package variety also can be a tactic to spice up sales. In the aluminum category, packaging manufacturers have gone beyond the traditional 12-ounce can and now offer a range of shapes, sizes and closures to help beverages stand out on store shelves.
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DSD technology streamlines delivery

DSD solutions stay in step with technology, costs
Businesses seeking to empower — and monitor — their employees in the field have adopted smartphones and tablet computers and are leveraging wireless capabilities to increase communication. In response, direct-store delivery (DSD) software and hardware suppliers are developing new options that help these mobile workforces.
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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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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.

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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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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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