Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Packaging: Inspection equipment ensures integrity

Inspection equipment evolves to meet demand
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On the production line, beverage packages face multiple obstacles, such as chipped or broken glass, deformed plastic, mis-seamed cans, over- or under-filling, incorrect labeling, leaking, contamination, and misapplied caps and closures, to name a few defects. 


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The Infinite Monkey Theorem

Winery capitalizes on its urban location
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 A back alley covered in graffiti in downtown Denver might be the last place anyone would expect to find a winery.  


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Foodservice optimizes the experience

Fast-casual restaurants set the bar for rebounding segment
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 In the foodservice channel, 46.8 percent of companies are in the quick-service restaurant business, according to the 2012 Chain Restaurant Report published by Chain Store Publishing Corp.  


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Smarter than your average fridge

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 As Honest Tea discovered last summer, people generally obey the honor system.  


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The buzz surrounding coffee

Health properties, taste profiles increase ingredient’s use
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 A study of mice with Type 2 diabetes found that a significant amount of coffee consumption could help protect against memory loss associated with advanced diabetes, as well as reduce weight gain and lower blood sugar levels, according to a May 10 article published in New York Daily News.  


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Thinking outside the bottle with secondary packaging

Secondary packaging designed to add value
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 These days, people often are asked to do more with less.  


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Tea competes for share

Premium brands, myriad varieties entice consumers
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When it comes to tea, the more “colorful” the better. 


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The art of primary packaging

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 As pottery-makers and glass blowers have known for thousands of years, the shape of a container is a powerful art form, says George Caplea, executive vice president of global business development for Constar Inc., Trevose, Pa.  


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Bacardi's legacy of innovation

Bacardi rum’s new launches build on its 150 year heritage
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When the founder of Bacardi, Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, purchased the company’s first distillery in Cuba, he found a colony of fruit bats hanging from the rafters. 


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Global Beverage Trends

A look at international beverage performance and trends
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A person’s taste preferences might be affected by the region in which he or she lives, according to a 2009 University of Nottingham study.


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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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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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