Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of June

Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum garners 31 percent of votes on bevindustry.com
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This summer seems to be all about celebratory beverages, as readers are showing favor with spirits and alternative beverages that support a night out on the patio or on the town. In Beverage Industry’s June New Products poll, readers voted tropical rum beverage Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum as the top beverage posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month.


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PepsiCo Americas Beverages pushes forward with innovations

New beverages, fountain systems designed with customers, consumers in mind
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Among the iconic, long-standing TV programs that Americans tune in to, one factor can be vital to their longevity: evolution. In “The Simpsons,” Lisa goes from always wanting a pony as a pet to being a vegetarian and a mini-activist, whereas Walter White went from being a desperate chemistry teacher to a drug lord in “Breaking Bad.”


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Foodservice operators promote premium beverage options for increased margins

Fountain dispenser innovations bring excitement to channel
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Whether overcoming residuals from the economic recession or more immediate factors, the foodservice channel has faced its share of challenges in recent years.


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Drink mixes capitalize on flavor trends

Incorporation of different beverage categories gives drink mixes multiple growth opportunities
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Although the term mixologist is commonly referenced in association with alcohol products, innovations within the drink mix category are allowing consumers to become mixologists in the non-alcohol arena.


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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of the month

Verve MoJoe garners 58 percent of votes on bevindustry.com
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As the weather warms up, it looks as though people are finding favor with iced varieties to give themselves a little pick me up. In Beverage Industry’s May New Products poll, readers voted Verve MoJoe as the top release posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month.


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Thermochromic, photochromic inks aid in shelf differentiation

Beverage brands should aim for 'theater in the hand' packaging experience
By Jessica Jacobsen
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For many people, getting “inked” is a way to express their individuality. Although not quite the same as tattoos, inks and coatings in the beverage industry can be an important element to help brand owners set their products apart on the store shelf.


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Organic, GMO-free claims gaining steam

Non-GMO food, beverage market expected to reach $800 billion by 2017
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Consumers’ desires for choices have no doubt had impacts on the beverage marketplace. SKU proliferation has altered the look of the everyday shopping trip.


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Wirtz Beverage Group bolsters craft beer portfolio

Company plans to expand craft beer lineup for Wirtz Beverage Wisconsin this year
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As craft brewers continue to churn out new and exciting products, they also are tasked with developing relationships with wholesalers who can support the growth of their brands. Recognizing the popularity of craft beer, many distributors are bolstering their portfolios as they foster partnerships with these entrepreneurs.


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Dogfish Head grows portfolio through collaborations

Brewery crafts beers with other brewers and musicians
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In sports, coaches and managers aren’t afraid of some healthy competition. The same can be said for the craft beer market. However, these brewers take healthy competition a step further to camaraderie.


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Sierra Nevada plans East Coast facility

Brewery to open in four phases through 2015
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has come a long way from the early days when Ken Grossman, founder of the Chico, Calif.-based craft brewery, first began experimenting with homebrewing. After 34 years in business and countless expansions, the company is on the heels of completing its latest adventure: an East Coast facility.


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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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