Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

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April Fool’s jokes strike again

As the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. And when it comes to April 1, companies are putting this mantra to work.


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Beverage-makers prepare for warm weather ahead

Lemonades surge in anticipation of spring, summer

The number of recent lemonade beverage launches into the market signals that the beverage industry is ready for warmer weather.


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Beverage flavors can invoke memories, experts say

Comax Flavors releases Sweet Memories flavor line to invoke nostalgia

Earlier this year, “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl reported about a condition known as hyperthymesia or highly superior autobiographical memory. 


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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. celebrates 125 years in business

Craft brewer overcomes Prohibition, recessions, and a fire in its more than a century in business

Back in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, talking beer stein characters Schultz and Dooley promoted the mellow taste and naturalness of Utica Club lager in TV commercials. At the time, the brand was a strong regional competitor produced in Utica, N.Y., by West End Brewing Co., which is known today as F.X. Matt Brewing Co.


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Domestic beer case sales decline

Super-premium beer segment shows potential

The beer category, which includes domestic beer, imported beer, craft beer, hard cider and flavored malt beverages, has mostly remained flat or suffered minimal declines in off-premise accounts in recent years, according to market research firms.


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Wine blends offer craft beverage appeal

Wine consumers trading up to premium red, white wine brands

In recent years, the beverage industry has seen craft beers and — even more recently — craft spirits increase in popularity.


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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. adds equipment to maximize craft beer quality

Craft brewer plans to expand pilot brewery to promote craft beer experimentation

Upon entering the century-old F.X. Matt Brewing Co. offices in Utica, N.Y., visitors are greeted with Victorian-era furnishings, including an old bank teller counter with a slanted bottom to accommodate women’s hoop skirts. Historic furnishings like this continue throughout the 400,000-square-foot campus. However, despite its historical appearance, the facility offers many modern touches.


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Aloe use expands in functional drinks

Ingredient could offer gastrointestinal, immune, beauty health benefits

Traditionally known for its skin-soothing benefits, aloe vera can be found in a multitude of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products, including tissues, soaps and lotions.


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Coconut water's consumer base expands

Hydration drink appeals to all health-conscious consumers, not just athletes

Although consumers might have classified coconut water as an “exotic” beverage in the past, it’s quickly becoming more mainstream.


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Natural, organic beverages trend as consumers learn about GMOs

Consumers increasingly choosing products from nature to nurture their families

With thousands of articles about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, hitting the wire last year, consumers quickly learned the meaning of the acronym.


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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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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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