Articles by Jessica Jacobsen

Dairy alternatives' lower calorie content appeals to consumers

Almond milk segment continues growth
November 11, 2013

As consumers search for that healthy, quenching beverage, non-dairy drinks seem poised to fulfill that need state, experts note.


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Process Expo continues to grow

Trade show adds educational programs
October 16, 2013

Experiencing strong growth since its 2011 show, Process Expo, taking place Nov. 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature more than 200,000 feet of exhibit space dedicated to showcasing the latest in food processing technology from more than 500 equipment suppliers.


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Convenience, portability affect packaging selection

Cartons, pouches and aseptic containers appeal to different consumer need states
October 16, 2013

Understanding consumer wants and needs can be crucial when it comes to product development and sustainability.


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An informative time of year

Beverage brands celebrate causes in October
October 16, 2013

There aren’t many months that I enjoy more than October. There’s a chill in the air that allows me to bring out my favorite sweaters and sweatshirts from the closet, but it’s not too cold to prevent me from enjoying all the seasonal activities. But October is more than fun fall festivities.


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Getting your fill of fiber

Fortification helps deliver ingredient’s benefits
October 11, 2013

Whether it’s because of its weight management capabilities or its preventative links, fiber is putting its stamp on the American diet.


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Sparkling water outpaces bottled water category

Water brands find ways to resonate with consumers
October 11, 2013

Marilyn Monroe might have sung about how diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this mineral isn’t the only thing that’s been sparkling lately.


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A blurry future on the horizon

Industry shows trend toward blurring category lines
September 16, 2013

Although blurry vision is usually a sign that it’s time to make that eye doctor appointment you have been putting off, not all references to blurriness have such a nerve-racking outcome.


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Coding equipment hitting on all fronts

SKU proliferation influencing technology
September 16, 2013

In the 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie eagerly checks the mail for his decoder pin from the “Little Orphan Annie” radio show only to be disappointed when he finally solves the code and discovers it is nothing more than an advertisement. Although Ralphie’s first coding experience might not have met his expectations, within the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, coding technology is living up to its reputation.


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Wholesaler of the Year: Louis Glunz Beer Inc.

Craft and import beers shine in distributor’s portfolio
September 10, 2013

With a company history dating back to 1888, Louis Glunz Beer Inc. has been in business long enough to see the beer industry transform around it.


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New products blur the category lines

IRI’s New Product Pacesetters hit on key consumer trends
September 10, 2013

Taking into account outside elements like economic challenges, environmental hurdles and trepidatious consumers, consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers have a number of things to consider when it comes to developing new products.


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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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