Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Beverage sweeteners stevia and erythritol use on the rise

Masking agents overpower associated off-notes with these beverage ingredients

Whether for new product launches or reformulations, natural zero-calorie sweeteners like stevia and erythritol are gaining ground in the beverage market, says Melanie Goulson, sweetness applications leader for Cargill, Minneapolis.


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E-commerce gaining share of consumer packaged goods sales

Online grocery sales hit $6.5 billion in 2013

If Cyber Monday statistics are any indication of the future for the overall online sales market, it could be a bright future for the online community.


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Drug store beverage sales outpace industry average

Channel offers opportunities to promote health and wellness-related beverages

A trip to the drug store is no longer just an opportunity to refill a prescription or restock the family first aid kit. Today’s retailers are instituting different programs to provide shoppers with a more value-added experience, experts note.


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Beverage Industry launches new app

Introductory video shows how to use Bev Industry Mobile

According to statistics portal Statista Inc., an estimated 140 million Americans are smartphone users, up from 121.4 million in 2012. The research firm anticipates this number will continue to grow and eclipse the 200 million mark by 2017.


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Hard cider draws in consumers from outside the beer category

Gluten-free aspects appeal to health-conscious consumers

When it comes to the overall alcohol market, manufacturers not only are analyzing their own brand sales but also the respective categories in which they compete. For the beer category, hard ciders are offering consumers an entry point into this multibillion dollar industry, experts note.


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Craft brewers' sales growth continues

Seasonals, IPAS and craft beer variety packs lead growth

Although craft beer case and dollar sales came in at a distant third to domestics and imports during the 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013, in Information Resources Inc. (IRI)-measured channels, the burgeoning segment is making strides to garner more of that market share.


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Warehouses turning to automation for storage needs

SKU proliferation demands enhanced storage solutions

Although SKU proliferation is nothing new to the beverage industry, the phenomenon still is causing many warehouses to explore different ways to accommodate these growing product lines.


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Millennial moms identified as powerful consumer demographic

Brands can use online tools to target this connected group

It’s no secret that the millennial generation is often associated with many of the digital trends out there. But recent research conducted by public relations firm Weber Shandwick and its research partner KRC Research is highlighting a specific segment of the demographic that digital marketers seem to be overlooking: millennial moms.


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Anheuser-Busch focuses on success in retail channels

A-B's retail lab, Your BPA platform present personalized approaches to beer merchandising

Following steady performance in 2012, beer sales are proving to be a bright spot in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market.


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Blk. Beverages aims to deliver premium hydration

Enhanced-water company focuses on educating consumers about product benefits

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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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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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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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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