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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Lemonic discusses branding, packaging for new spirit

Ready-to-serve liqueur appeals to high-energy adults
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For a group of friends working at Bluffton, S.C.-based BFG Communications, the proverbial light bulb went off when they were at a bar watching the bartender pour some complex shots.


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Function rated No. 1 for botanicals usage in beverages

Botanicals offer natural, healthful alternatives to artificial ingredients
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Although artificial intelligence could be a wave of the future for retailers and plant operators, artificial ingredients might be a trend of the past for consumers.


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Labels help beverages stand up to the competition

Upscale shrink-sleeve, pressure-sensitive and paper labels support product differentiation
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Some consumer packaged goods products take a cue from their competitors and play it safe at retail by blending in. But in the increasingly competitive beverage space, many brands are daring to be different.


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Package design can spell success or failure

Lemonic designs new package that resonates with consumers
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In the age of participation trophies, effort is usually enough to make kids feel like winners. Unfortunately, young beverage brands aren’t afforded this luxury.


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Single-cup coffee, iced coffees show growth

Other coffee segments losing share from single-cup coffee
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High commodity pricing can be a major issue for the beverage industry. However, when premium-priced products are in demand, this challenge becomes less troublesome.


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Citrus blends in beverages will trend next year

Citrus ingredients impacted by consumer demands and environmental challenges
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Citrus flavors have long been popular among U.S. consumers, whether the flavors appear in an orange soda or Key Lime pie.


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Nielsen: 85 percent of new products fail in the marketplace

Anheuser-Busch learns from mistakes to build effective Ritas portfolio
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For consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, it’s a bit scary to hear the Nielsen statistic that more than 85 percent of new CPG products fail in the marketplace.


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KeVita builds the next generation of health and wellness beverages

KeVita reveals a new brand extension coming this fall
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Within the beverage industry, one trend exists that generally spans every category: health and wellness.


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Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards take effect

Some high schools fear new standards could cause revenue losses
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Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiated its new Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, which affect the sale of foods and beverages that are not part of federally supported meals programs.


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Beauty and anti-aging ingredients grow in beverage applications

Multiple age groups demanding beverages to reverse aging process
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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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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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