Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Coconut water finds a home in the beverage market

February 11, 2013

 In Fred Heatherton’s novelty song, “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” the composer depicts a showman prodding people to play a game involving coconuts in order to make him rich.  


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Counting the social minutes

January 15, 2013

 Have you ever stopped to think about which website you visit the most?  


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Can filling, seaming equipment addresses craft brewing trends

January 15, 2013

 As the beverage industry continues to see increases in packaging shapes and sizes as well as sustainable offerings, it’s clear that beverage-makers aren’t lagging in the innovation department.  


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Pepsi Bottling Ventures exemplifies innovation

January 15, 2013

 With six manufacturing facilities and 22 distribution operations across eight states, Raleigh, N.C.-based Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has a lot from which to take inspiration.  


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Bottler of the Year: Pepsi Bottling Ventures

People and partners are building blocks for PBV
January 11, 2013

Being the nation’s largest privately held Pepsi-Cola bottler is no easy feat, but for Raleigh, N.C.-based Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), the dedication of its people and partners is how it’s able to maintain its high standards at the company’s 28 bottling and distribution facilities in North Carolina, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont, Idaho and South Carolina.


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Taking time to reflect

December 14, 2012

 There’s no denying that this time of year can be quite busy.  


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Vitamins, minerals fulfill a variety of functions

December 14, 2012

 In the “Schoolhouse Rock!” episode “The Energy Blues,” an animated globe sang “Sometimes I think I’m runnin’ out of energy.”  


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Honing their craft

A look at what’s driving the craft beer segment
December 11, 2012

After enduring contraction the last few years, the overall beer market is on the uptick, says Dan Wandel, senior vice president of beverage alcohol client insights for Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group. 


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Private label shows split results in different categories, channels

December 11, 2012

 Whether it’s because of private label’s added value or perceptions of comparable quality to name brands, consumers have found favor with private label consumer packaged goods (CPGs).  


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Flavorful options for spirits

November 15, 2012

 No matter what your beverage of choice is, consumers are at no loss for options.


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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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