Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Beverage-makers find key benefits in plastic, aluminum and glass materials

Primary packaging materials offer sustainability, taste, protection benefits
April 16, 2014

In the “Wizard of Oz,” among the many concerns that Dorothy encounters on her quest for home is the musically entertaining “lions and tigers and bears, oh my.” Although not potentially threatening like wild animals, a trio of options often presents itself to beverage manufacturers in the form of packaging: plastic, aluminum and glass, oh my.


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Consumers seek protein to promote healthy diets

Beverages should clearly note protein content on label
April 16, 2014

As the old saying goes, only two things are absolute in life: death and taxes. As many of us just finished the hustle and bustle of tax season, I think we can add another item to today’s list of absolute certainties, and that’s the discussion of obesity.


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Moonshine sales grow triple digits

Unaged corn whiskey finding favor among consumer groups
April 11, 2014

The romanticism of history is what keeps books like “The Great Gatsby” popular with today’s youth, but that same glamorization also is taking shape in the spirits category within the latest emerging segment: moonshine.


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On-premise dollar sales up as consumers trade up

Bars, restaurants turn to creative campaigns to boost consumption occassions
April 11, 2014

Despite a challenging economic year, the on-premise channel still is committed to offering consumers the opportunity to explore the latest alcohol beverage trends.


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Beverage sweeteners stevia and erythritol use on the rise

Masking agents overpower associated off-notes with these beverage ingredients
March 14, 2014

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
March 14, 2014

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
March 14, 2014

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
March 14, 2014

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
March 10, 2014

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
March 10, 2014

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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