Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Am I a true millennial consumer?

 I never considered myself a typical consumer for my age group.  


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Coding technology addresses SKU proliferation, reliability

SKU proliferation, reliability influence coding technology

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

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

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

 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

 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

 Efficiency is an important part of any business model.  


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Toasting to a healthy heart

Toasting to a healthy heart

 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

 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

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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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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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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2014 September

The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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