Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Keurig Cold brings added innovation to single-serve beverages

New machine release perpetuates company's commitment to innovation

I remember the first time I heard about Keurig at-home brewers when they hit the market approximately 10 years ago.


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2014 Executive of the Year Brian Kelley

Keurig Green Mountain CEO cultivates beverage brewer, brand innovation

As the chief executive officer of Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Brian Kelley describes his leadership style as challenging and fast-paced but open.


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Bottled water consumption rises

Sparkling water continues to lead category growth

For decades, consumers have strived to live by the unofficial rule of drinking eight glasses of water a day. Although this mantra is well-known throughout the United States, many consumers don’t drink as much water as they should. However, that has begun to change in recent months.


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Lemonic discusses branding, packaging for new spirit

Ready-to-serve liqueur appeals to high-energy adults

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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