Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

White Rock test-launches zero-calorie soft drink

Company plans to expand Fizzy Lizzy into new packaging formats
December 11, 2013

In its more than 140-year history in the beverage marketplace, White Rock Beverages has gone through its own evolution.


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Warehouse management systems offer efficient distribution

Automated management allows for better visibility, optimized processing
November 15, 2013

American retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has made millions by allowing children to create their new best friend in-store. However, the fun, frivolity of kids “stuffing” their fuzzy companions sometimes can result in toys that are busting at the seams.


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Protein-fortified beverages carving out niche in beverage market

Vegetable and milk protein bases offer unique selling points
November 15, 2013

Whether they’re used by fitness enthusiasts or as on-the-go meal replacements, protein-fortified beverages are carving out their place in the beverage market.


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Top cocktails of the summer

Margaritas top choice in on-premise consumption
November 15, 2013

With most of the leaves now on the ground instead of on the trees, it might seem a little out of place to be talking about summer, but Newton, Mass.-based Restaurant Sciences LLC is keeping the summer season on our brains.


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Dairy alternatives' lower calorie content appeals to consumers

Almond milk segment continues growth
November 11, 2013

As consumers search for that healthy, quenching beverage, non-dairy drinks seem poised to fulfill that need state, experts note.


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Process Expo continues to grow

Trade show adds educational programs
October 16, 2013

Experiencing strong growth since its 2011 show, Process Expo, taking place Nov. 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature more than 200,000 feet of exhibit space dedicated to showcasing the latest in food processing technology from more than 500 equipment suppliers.


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Convenience, portability affect packaging selection

Cartons, pouches and aseptic containers appeal to different consumer need states
October 16, 2013

Understanding consumer wants and needs can be crucial when it comes to product development and sustainability.


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An informative time of year

Beverage brands celebrate causes in October
October 16, 2013

There aren’t many months that I enjoy more than October. There’s a chill in the air that allows me to bring out my favorite sweaters and sweatshirts from the closet, but it’s not too cold to prevent me from enjoying all the seasonal activities. But October is more than fun fall festivities.


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Getting your fill of fiber

Fortification helps deliver ingredient’s benefits
October 11, 2013

Whether it’s because of its weight management capabilities or its preventative links, fiber is putting its stamp on the American diet.


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Sparkling water outpaces bottled water category

Water brands find ways to resonate with consumers
October 11, 2013

Marilyn Monroe might have sung about how diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this mineral isn’t the only thing that’s been sparkling lately.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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