Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Plastic bottle manufacturing breaks the plastic mold

Blow molding machinery responds to demand for flexibility

 When consumers make a purchase at retail, they don’t always consider the lifecycle of the product.  


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Silver Eagle expands, makes sustainable upgrades

Running more than 200 routes a week to serve more than 46 million cases a year to 11,000 accounts in 16 counties in southern Texas, Silver Eagle Distributors realizes the importance of investing in its operations. 


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Beverage social butterflies

 Most beverage-makers would love to be flies on a wall when it comes to a conversation between consumers about their brands.  


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Clearing a path for Automated Guided Vehicles

Automated guided vehicles demonstrate value, efficiency and safety

Last year, sales of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) were the highest since pre-Recession years, according to the Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). 


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Craft distilling adds new dynamic to spirits category

 To a distiller, beer is essentially undistilled whiskey, but in the world of craft distilling, craft beer is much more than that — it might even reveal the future for craft distilleries in the United States.  


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Energy drinks adopt characteristics of other categories

In the world of science fiction, fantasy and mythology, shape shifters have the ability to take on the appearance of another person, creature or entity. 


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Drug stores' prescription for success

Pricing, merchandising attract drug store shoppers
The drug store channel showed higher-than-average growth last year with unit sales increasing 2.2 percent versus a retail industry average decline of 0.6 percent in food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores, excluding Walmart, according to Susan Viamari, consumer insights expert at Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group.
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Augmented warehouse reality

 Decades ago, people likely envisioned 2012 to be quite futuristic.   

 


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Packaging: Inspection equipment ensures integrity

Inspection equipment evolves to meet demand

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

 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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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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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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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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