Rick Rouan

Rick Rouan is a contributor to Beverage Industry magazine.

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Innovations adapt to changing warehouse

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New warehouse technology adapts to evolving marketplace.

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Seeking a solution for recycling

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Research from the packaging community aims to prove which primary packaging material is the most eco-friendly.

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Water experiences bottle neck in sales

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Bottled water finds new focus as sales continued to dip in 2009.

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Coconut water emerges as a natural alternative

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Investments, distribution agreements fuel coconut water’s mainstream appeal.
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Store brands put a new label on quality

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The growth of private label began with retailers improving the quality of private label beverages.
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Up Close With... Purple Stuff

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The creation of relaxation beverage Purple Stuff was inspired by the idea that one drink could be something to everybody.
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New Product Development Supplement: Building a brand through packaging

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Packaging can oftentimes be the primary vehicle to deliver a brand’s message.
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Labeling equipment goes green

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Manufacturers are becoming increasingly focused on green technology and efficiency downstream to meet the demands of beverage companies.

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AGVs spur operation elimination

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Automatic guided vehicles offer reduced labor costs, increased efficiency in beverage warehouses.
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Getting a quick energy boost

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Even though volume and dollar share is dwarfed by energy drinks, energy shot continue their growing popularity.
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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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Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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