Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Domestic beer case sales decline

Super-premium beer segment shows potential
March 10, 2014

The beer category, which includes domestic beer, imported beer, craft beer, hard cider and flavored malt beverages, has mostly remained flat or suffered minimal declines in off-premise accounts in recent years, according to market research firms.


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Wine blends offer craft beverage appeal

Wine consumers trading up to premium red, white wine brands
March 10, 2014

In recent years, the beverage industry has seen craft beers and — even more recently — craft spirits increase in popularity.


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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. adds equipment to maximize craft beer quality

Craft brewer plans to expand pilot brewery to promote craft beer experimentation
March 10, 2014

Upon entering the century-old F.X. Matt Brewing Co. offices in Utica, N.Y., visitors are greeted with Victorian-era furnishings, including an old bank teller counter with a slanted bottom to accommodate women’s hoop skirts. Historic furnishings like this continue throughout the 400,000-square-foot campus. However, despite its historical appearance, the facility offers many modern touches.


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Aloe use expands in functional drinks

Ingredient could offer gastrointestinal, immune, beauty health benefits
February 14, 2014

Traditionally known for its skin-soothing benefits, aloe vera can be found in a multitude of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products, including tissues, soaps and lotions.


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Coconut water's consumer base expands

Hydration drink appeals to all health-conscious consumers, not just athletes
February 10, 2014

Although consumers might have classified coconut water as an “exotic” beverage in the past, it’s quickly becoming more mainstream.


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Natural, organic beverages trend as consumers learn about GMOs

Consumers increasingly choosing products from nature to nurture their families
February 10, 2014

With thousands of articles about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, hitting the wire last year, consumers quickly learned the meaning of the acronym.


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Supplyside West 2013 post-show report

Natural, safe ingredients prominent at tradeshow
January 15, 2014

Once again, Virgo’s SupplySide West expo and conference experienced growth, breaking all previous records set.


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Flavor trends for the new year

Experts forecast new twists on sweet, spicy trends
January 15, 2014

In terms of spirits, the last two years might go down in beverage history as the years of indulgent and spicy flavors.


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Supermarkets battle big-box retailers for market share

Demand for premium, private label products brings consumers to channel
January 15, 2014
During the recession, foodservice and on-premise channels struggled as consumers began eating and drinking at home more often to save money.
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Bottler of the Year: Swire Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola bottler expands territories, increases SKUs
January 10, 2014

Based in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola USA historically has served mostly rural areas in 11 Western states.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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