Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Convenience stores enhance the speedy shopping experience

Convenience stores upgrade their offerings to maximize purchase opportunities
September 10, 2013

Thirty years ago, many consumers had a negative perception OF buying food at a gas station.


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Botanicals take beverages back to nature

Ingredients showcase function with a natural positioning
August 16, 2013

In the United States, instant gratification has become commonplace thanks to technologies like smartphones and the Internet, but functional drinks also are making it a staple in the beverage industry.


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Getting consumers to chill out

Relaxation drinks and shots are on a slow but steady growth path.
August 16, 2013

I think most people can agree that being told to relax or calm down during a heated conversation can be a bit enraging.


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Up Close With: Pulse Beverage Corp.

Pulse Beverage Corp. expands with science-based functional offerings
August 12, 2013

Although more consumers are doing their best to trade sugary beverages for healthier options, one thing they’re not willing to sacrifice is taste, says Bob Yates, president and chief executive officer for Pulse Beverage Corp., Denver.


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Energy market expands from function to flavor

Energy segment innovates to expand usage
August 12, 2013

As Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC’s 5 Hour Energy brand suggests in its advertising, “that 2:30 feeling” can be difficult for many consumers to overcome. In fact, that mid-afternoon slump, or “post-lunch dip,” is a natural part of humans’ internal clock, which creates the urge to sleep approximately seven hours after waking, according to a 2007 New York Times article.


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FSMA takes a preventive approach to safety

Food Safety Modernization Act raises industry standards
August 12, 2013

During the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 316 food recalls, according to Stericycle ExpertRecall, Indianapolis.


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Paper-based secondary packaging supports brand growth

Secondary packaging helps enhance shelf presence
July 15, 2013

When the recession hit, consumers started purchasing fewer items on shopping trips, in effect adding importance to a product’s packaging to get shoppers to pick up the product and examine it, says Charles Pavia, director of marketing for Proactive Packaging & Display, Ontario, Calif.


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Weight management ingredients battle obesity epidemic

Helping consumers drink away the pounds
July 15, 2013

Although some segments of the beverage industry often are associated with the obesity epidemic in America, more than half of consumers believe they are responsible for their own weight, according to research by The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash.


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Steps to innovation

Beverage brands find ways to stay relevant
July 15, 2013

When it comes to consumer packaged goods, thinking big with a positive attitude could be the key to innovation.


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The next generation of vending machines

Technology, cashless payment options appeal to millennials
June 14, 2013

Imagine having the ability to pick up a beverage and examine it without ever touching it. Thanks to next-generation vending machines, this idea of virtual selection is becoming a reality.


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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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