Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Blk. Beverages aims to deliver premium hydration

Enhanced-water company focuses on educating consumers about product benefits
February 10, 2014

Flash back to elementary school when science teachers emphasized that while white was the presence of all colors because it reflects light, black is the absence of color because it absorbs light.


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Euromonitor identifies Top 5 U.S. beverage trends of 2013

New beverage segments represent growth opportunities in U.S.
January 15, 2014

As the seasons change, fashion and tabloid magazines jump on the opportunity to highlight the latest fashion trends. In its latest white paper, Chicago-based Euromonitor International uses that same mentality for the beverage marketplace.


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2013 New Product Development Survey

Traditional flavors continue to dominate
January 10, 2014

When it comes to the latest trends, “healthy” and “natural” continue to top the list of consumer needs and interests for beverages, according to respondents of Beverage Industry’s annual New Product Development Survey.


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Juicing trends could benefit CPG market

Juice-makers answer call for less sugar
January 10, 2014

Headlines about a select few professional and amateur athletes have put a negative connation on the term “juicing.” Although athletes aren’t without their share of “bad apples,” more and more consumers are giving the term a new, healthier definition.


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Sustainability is key focus for Marley Coffee

Jammin' Java subsidiary continues SKU, retailer expansion
January 10, 2014

Bob Marley composed and sang songs infused with his sense of spirituality that to this day still resonate with a wide audience. Years later, his son Rohan Marley has found a way to embody the principles that his father sang about through his company Marley Coffee Co.


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Tea's health halo boosts popularity as beverage ingredient

Beverage-makers use tea to add benefits to other beverages
December 16, 2013

In the CBS drama “The Mentalist,” consultant Patrick Jane surveys the crime scene looking for clues that others might have overlooked. But the pesky former psychic also seems to be on the hunt for more at every crime scene: a cup of tea.


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Specialty beverages work to fill consumer niches

Cowboy Up Energy, Skinnygirl Sparklerts appeal to specific consumer groups
December 16, 2013

It’s no secret that the customization trend is spreading like wildfire throughout the beverage industry. Beverage-makers are developing products to serve not just the broad public anymore but also the more niche demographics.


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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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Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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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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