Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Beer liquid concentrates could take home carbonation to a new level

At-home carbonation machines enable consumers to experiment with craft beverages
May 16, 2014

In February, The Coca-Cola Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., now known as Keurig Green Mountain, announced plans to develop a new at-home beverage system called the Keurig Cold that would enable consumers to make their own Coca-Cola branded drinks at home.


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U.S. beverage trends expand into Europe

Asian markets interested in functional, health-forward beverages
May 12, 2014

Liquid concentrates took the U.S. market by storm in 2011 with the launch of Kraft Foods’ Mio liquid water enhancers.


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Specialty malts add variety to craft beer

Micro-malting industry incorporates local ingredients, sustainability
April 16, 2014

In the craft beer segment, hops tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to formulation. They’re prominent within India Pale Ales (IPAs), which is the segment’s top-selling style, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago. Plus, they’re even measured in most beers by International Bitterness Units (IBUs), which assess the bitterness of a beer as provided by the hops that are infused during brewing.


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Sensient Flavors showcases new headquarters

Hoffman Estates, Ill., facility features sensory lab, pilot plant
April 16, 2014

After moving its headquarters from Indianapolis to Hoffman Estates, Ill., last year, Sensient Flavors, a part of Sensient Technologies Corp., showcased its new facility to the trade media on Feb. 18.


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Filling equipment focuses on total cost of ownership

Flexibility, sustainability features help support beverage-makers' bottom lines
April 16, 2014

In boxing, a TKO indicates a technical knockout that officially ends the fight. For beverage manufacturers competing “in the ring,” it’s the TCO that drives much of the battle in regard to filling equipment.


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Liquid concentrates spread from America to Europe, Asia

Beverage Industry to explore global beverage trends in May 2014 issue
April 16, 2014

Hard ciders were popular in the United Kingdom for years before reaching the mainstream U.S. market. Likewise, stevia was used as a sweetener in Japan for decades before getting approval as a safe food additive in the United States in the form of Rebaudioside A, according to Cargill. Many trends are born overseas and eventually make their way to the U.S. market. But that doesn’t mean Americans can’t be trendsetters too.


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Lakefront Brewery gives its craft beers a specialty spin

Craft beer portfolio includes organic, gluten-free beers with local ingredients
April 11, 2014

Although it’s common for siblings to attempt to out-compete each other as children, it’s less likely that it will result in a profitable business venture for them as adults. But for brothers Russ and Jim Klisch, what started out as a case of sibling rivalry over who could homebrew the better beer turned into a successful beer business.


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Whiskeys lead spirits growth

RTD cocktails decline
April 11, 2014

In a hypothetical “Star Wars” scenario, Darth Vader could use the dark side of the Force to telekinetically shatter a glass bottle of vodka from across the room, for instance.


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Product or prank?

April Fool’s jokes strike again
April 1, 2014

As the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. And when it comes to April 1, companies are putting this mantra to work.


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Beverage-makers prepare for warm weather ahead

Lemonades surge in anticipation of spring, summer
March 18, 2014

The number of recent lemonade beverage launches into the market signals that the beverage industry is ready for warmer weather.


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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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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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