Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Organic, GMO-free claims gaining steam

Non-GMO food, beverage market expected to reach $800 billion by 2017

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

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

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

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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KonaRed capitalizes on benefits of coffee fruit

Beverage company credits success to partnerships with FutureCeuticals, Splash Beverage Group

Flashing back to arts and crafts projects from childhood, a common instruction from parents and teachers was to “use what you have.” Shaun Roberts took that concept a step further when he developed KonaRed juices.


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Consumers find favor with tea's healthy attributes

RTD tea segment expands to include liquid concentrates

The old saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but consumers also are turning to beverages such as tea to support their health.


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American Born Moonshine voted best new product for April

Spirit brand garners 31 percent of votes on bevindustry.com

As the “Field of Dreams” saying goes, “If you build it, he will come.” Beverage Industry gave those words their own spin when it launched its first monthly new product poll to let readers tell us what was their favorite new product. Garnering 31 percent of the votes and taking the honor for April was American Born Moonshine.


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Conveyor automation speeds package handling changeover

Gentle handling protects lightweight packages

Celebrity-centric blog spots have led to a proliferation of rumors — whether true or not — surrounding those in the public eye. Although this sort of proliferation usually is met with disdain and resistance, SKU proliferation within the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market is fueling a marketplace full of choices.


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Beverage Industry announces craft beer webinar

Webinar to offer tips for handling craft beer expansion

As we’re approaching the lazy days of summer, I’m sure many of you catch yourselves daydreaming here and there about kicking up your feet and enjoying your favorite food and beverages with family and friends. For the consuming public, it looks as though more and more are finding refreshment of the craft variety.


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TalkingRain's Sparkling Ice brand continues strong growth

Sparkling ICE introduces new sparkling lemonade flavors

Sparkling water seems to be leading the charge for growth within the bottled water category.


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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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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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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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The December 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on craft beer's revenue growth, as well as articles about health and wellness trends, Foco, the best packages of 2014, and more. Check it out today!

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