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.

ARTICLES

Where does the U.S. rank in per-capita beer consumption?

Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd. lists per-capita beer consumption by country

When you think of the top beer-consuming nations, countries renowned for their breweries and pubs — like Germany or Ireland — likely come to mind.


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Craft beer boasts fastest revenue growth of all alcohol segments

Seasonal beers could bring more female drinkers to segment

Within the past decade, the shift in consumer demand for variety and “local” beverages has resulted in a craft beer revolution in the United States.


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Store brands join health and wellness trend

Private-label beverage market remains flat

Although many private-label brands have moved beyond the “me-too” positioning for which they were once known, the private-label beverage segment still is struggling to keep up with the rest of the beverage market as consumers' needs and wants have evolved.


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Warehouse management systems integrate with warehouse control systems

Software integration aids supply-chain speed, accuracy and tracking

In an orchestra, it’s up to the conductor to ensure that all of the instruments receive the direction they need to complete a melody.


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SupplySide West 2014 post-show report

Protein, masking ingredients prominent at tradeshow

In its 18th consecutive year, Virgo’s SupplySide West Global Expo & Conference grew its attendance 9 percent at its new venue at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.


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Vertical integration gains momentum

Blow, injection molding equipment expands into new beverage categories

Oftentimes, a trend can be linked to one particular outlet. For instance, AOL’s AIM platform was a contributor to the instant messaging trend in the ‘90s.


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Targeting female millennials could be vital for spirits brands

Millennials to make up 40 percent of LDA consumers by 2021

When developing a new brand, beverage-makers have a number of things to consider. One crucial item is finding the right niche for your new beverage.


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Almond milk leads growth in the dairy alternatives segment

Coconut milk shows potential

If major coffee chains are any indication, plant-based dairy alternatives such as almond milk and coconut milk are taking their success mainstream.


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Veev aims to steal vodka drinkers

VitaFrute Cocktails by Veev up 105% in first half of 2014

Many consumers are apt to store bottles of vodka in their refrigerators or freezers, causing the bottles to condensate when they’re taken out for serving. However, a new campaign for the neutral grain spirit Veev is attempting to make vodkas sweat in a different way — with anxiety.


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Spicy ingredients continue to trend across beverage categories

Consumers now interested in specific chili varietals

It was only a matter of time before hot and spicy ingredients made the transition from food to beverages, according to Lisa Demme, marketing director for Fona International, Geneva, Ill. Now, there’s no slowing the flavor profiles down, suppliers say.


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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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