Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Coding technology addresses SKU proliferation, reliability

SKU proliferation, reliability influence coding technology
September 17, 2012

Novelist Dan Brown has seen his protagonist Robert Langdon decipher his fair share of codes and symbols in his best-selling novels, but for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, it’s all about clear, concise codes instead of ones that contain hidden secrets.


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Blending brings more opportunities for tropical fruits

Manufacturers use blends to incorporate tropical fruits
September 17, 2012

As consumers embark on exotic vacations to tropical regions of the world, they encounter a number of new foods and beverages. 


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Premium outlook for coffee

September 12, 2012

Economic times might be helping to entice consumers to opt for in-home coffee consumption; however, consumers are finding ways to ensure that their cups of coffee at home are just as enjoyable. 


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Exploring the latest in food technology

IFT highlights recent ingredient trends
August 15, 2012

 More than 18,000 attendees flocked to Las Vegas to attend the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2012 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  


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Kids’ nutrition at the forefront

August 15, 2012

 According to a presentation by Chicago-based Mintel at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo, 89 percent of U.S. parents say they are likely to purchase breakfast foods that their children ask for, and about 40 percent say they will buy a treat for their kids if they ask for it. 


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Wirtz Beverage Illinois upgrades for efficiency

Wholesaler brings Chicagoland facilities under one roof
August 15, 2012

 Efficiency is an important part of any business model.  


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Toasting to a healthy heart

Toasting to a healthy heart
August 10, 2012

 Heart disease continues to be a major health concern in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  


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Indulging in choices

July 18, 2012

 With beverage-makers constantly innovating their product lines to offer consumers healthier options, consumers are at no loss for choices.  


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A growing base for vanilla

Traditional flavor sees increased usage on- and off-premise
July 17, 2012

Beverage manufacturers have more options to choose from these days when developing flavor profiles for new products, but many are sticking to an ingredient with a long-established history — vanilla. 


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Honest Tea scales new opportunities

Honest Tea realizes growth since joining the Coca-Cola family
July 16, 2012

 The innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that helped Honest Tea, Bethesda, Md., establish its roots in 1998 can still be found within the company 14 years later.  


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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

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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