Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

There’s no time like the present

 Although I’m not nearly ready to start thinking about buying gifts for the holidays, almost a quarter of Americans already began their shopping in mid-September, according to Nielsen.  


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Formulating with natural colors

On a typical episode of culinary TV show “Masterchef,” home chefs work hard to create something delicious for renowned chefs Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. 


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Eco-friendly, durable labels remain popular

 For beverage labels, the retail shelf might feel like being in the hot seat on an episode of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”  


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Up Close With: Brain-Twist Inc.

Brain-Twist Inc. uses strategy to capture consumers

 According to New York-based market research firm Nielsen, alcohol drinks packaged in a pouch — many of which are marketed as frozen cocktails — approached $200 million in annual sales in measured channels through Aug. 18, 2012.  


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High hopes for on-premise

Value offerings, creative drinks bring consumers out
Although it’s true that “there’s no place like home,” the on-premise segment strives to offer consumers something they cannot get at home, whether it’s the environment, the service or the drinks.
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Taking the road toward innovation

 When launching a beverage at retail, companies can choose to take the traditional route or take a chance and travel the more innovative road.  


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Putting robots to work

Robotic systems provide automated solutions for beverage-makers

In 1977, George Lucas introduced robots R2-D2 and C-3PO to the world in “Star Wars.” 


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Health benefits of berries continue to resonate with consumers

What if humans could extend their lives just by consuming a particular type of berry?


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Targeting demographics in beverage marketing

Identifying preferences of the most influential groups in the nation

The United States received the name “the melting pot” in the 18th century by welcoming a diverse mixture of people into the country and melding them into one common culture. 


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Two claims are better than one

 Many beverages provide a single function of refreshment and have achieved success in doing so.  


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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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BI January 2015 cover

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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Flavors

What anticipated top-selling flavor do you think will be the most successful in 2015?
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