Stephanie Cernivec

Stephanie Cernivec

Stephanie Cernivec, managing editor of Beverage Industry, writes and edits for the magazine’s print and online components. She also represents the magazine at trade shows and events. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in publishing and technical communications from Illinois State University.

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Beauty and anti-aging ingredients grow in beverage applications

Multiple age groups demanding beverages to reverse aging process
July 16, 2014

In three years, nearly half of the U.S. population will be 50 years of age or older, and they will control 70 percent of disposable income in the country, according to a recent webinar titled “Aging well: How to win with the growing and lucrative segment of health-focused seniors,” hosted by Todd Hale, senior vice president of consumer and shopper insights for Nielsen, New York.


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Inspection equipment adapts to market needs

Non-contact inspection remains popular in beverage industry
July 16, 2014

The product name has been trademarked; the formulation has been perfected and patented; the packaging is unique and shelfworthy; yet, this product might never make it to retail because the owner forgot about one vital step: inspection.


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Flavored whiskey boosts segment growth

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky jumps 200 percent
July 16, 2014

At InterBev last month, I attended an educational session about alcohol trends called “Where did my drink go?” presented by Nik Modi, managing director at RBC Capital Markets, New York.


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Rooibee Red Tea debuts kids line

Brand also announces upcoming essence waters line
July 11, 2014

Most small-business owners see the world through rose-colored glasses when launching their companies, optimistic that their new ventures will succeed and thrive. In the case of Rooibee Red Tea, Louisville, Ky., this optimism has produced strong results.


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Telematics software offers real-time solutions for beverage distributors

Tracking solutions coded for tablet, mobile connectivity
June 16, 2014

Because of GPS devices, drivers nowadays are used to being instructed to “turn right in 500 yards” or — for those a little more navigationally challenged — “make a legal U-turn when possible.” Beverage distributors are equipped with these advantages as well, but the latest telematics solutions offer some added perks to help drive efficiency, safety and more.


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Sweetener usage changes with consumer preferences

Consumers look for natural sweeteners that don't compromise on taste
June 16, 2014

In recent years, consumer concerns about sugar intake have created a macrotrend of healthier beverages. As a result, the beverage industry has seen natural sweeteners like stevia evolve and become more widely used.


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Beverage industry experiments with new product states

Vaporized soda, powdered alcohol could change the face of the beverage market
June 16, 2014

In science class, we learned about the three states of matter: liquid, solid and gas. We know that when water freezes, it becomes ice, and when it’s heated, it becomes vapor. We’re used to seeing water in all three states.


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Vita Coco works to make coconut water the next orange juice

Coconut water brand uses flavors to appeal to consumers
June 12, 2014

Ten years ago, U.S. consumers might have thought you were a bit “nutty” if you told them that coconut water would be a multimillion-dollar beverage category one day. In fact, Vita Coco Co-founders Michael Kirban and Ira Liran didn’t even believe it at that time.


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Carts and hand trucks help with ergonomic delivery

Delivery equipment flexes to accommodate varying packages
May 16, 2014

When it comes to beverage delivery, safety is a top concern. However, drivers also are interested in delivering more product in less time, says Kari Michalski, channel manager for Magline Inc., Standish, Mich.


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Using packaging shape to create beverages that stand out

Focus on imagery can help attract ethnic consumers
May 16, 2014

Using body language, people can express themselves in a variety of ways without saying a word. Likewise, packaging offers its own form of “body language” to attract shoppers upon first glance. New York-based 4sight Inc. refers to this as “form language.”


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Wine Riot - Chicago

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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