Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Innovations of the Year 2013

Beverage Industry's 2013 list of industry-changing brands
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In the technology world, one of the first things that might come to people’s minds when they hear the word “innovation” is Apple.


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Special inks add a sensory experience to beverage containers

Ink add-ons provide unique sight, smell and touch experiences
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In order to garner consumer attention, beverage-makers are capitalizing on the power of consumers’ five senses.


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Hartness technology customizes glass bottle colors

Ink coating adds shelf appeal
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For years, consumers have been able to walk into a Starbucks café and order a nonfat grande extra hot latte with whip without any questions asked.


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Bottled water companies join forces in Drink Up

Campaign encourages consumers to drink more water
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After kicking off her “Let’s Move” initiative in 2010 to lead children to healthier lifestyles, first lady Michelle Obama, as well as actress Eva Longoria, joined a new movement designed to encourage people of all ages to drink more water more often.


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Nestlé Waters North America spearheads growth in bottled water

Bottled water company evolves products, packaging to suit consumer needs
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With a career spanning 35 years in the bottled water business, Kim Jeffery has seen a drastic change within the beverage industry since he joined Perrier Group of America in 1978.


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Mass merchandise channel declines due to store size changes

Store sizes evolve to market to rural and urban consumers
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Between 2010 and 2012, the mass merchandisers channel declined nearly 3 percent, according to data from Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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'Picking' the right technology for warehouses

Voice-pick systems increase in popularity
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Distribution centers are losing an average of nearly $390,000 every year due to mis-picks, according to a study conducted by Everett, Wash.-based Intermec Inc.


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Two heads are better than one

Craft beer companies collaborate to expand influence
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It isn’t always easy to work as part of a team — especially when you’re competitors. However, it’s something the craft brewing industry has taken to heart in order to help increase its share of the beer market.


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2013 Executive of the Year Jim Koch

The Boston Beer Co. founder and chairman promotes quality beer, company culture
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Approximately 30 years ago, mass domestic beers ruled the industry, and the term “craft beer” didn’t even exist.


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Bebida Beverage Co. helps consumers sip and relax

BeBevCo relaxation drinks on trajectory for growth
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More than 55 percent of the world population is suffering from some type of anxiety, stress or sleep disorder, according to Statesville, N.C.-based Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo).


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

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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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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