Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Experimentation at MillerCoors’ 10th Street Brewery

Tenth and Blake Beer Co. facility runs a ‘hand-crafted’ operation
June 10, 2013

Representing the “Tenth” reference in Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee is one of the company’s smallest, most experimental breweries, says Tom Cardella, president and chief executive officer of the Chicago-based MillerCoors division of craft and import brands.


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Don’t forget the boomers

May 15, 2013

If life were a game of Monopoly, many marketers would be preparing to “go back to go,” according to a report by The Nielsen Co. and BoomAgers LLC titled “Boomers: Marketing’s Most Valuable Generation.” Once a generation reaches the cut-off age of 49, marketers typically turn their focus to a younger group in the 18- to 49-year-old range, the report states. However, this shift in attention is not such a great idea, it suggests.


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Digestive health ingredients get ‘gutsy’

Digestive health drinks follow wellness trend’s lead.
May 15, 2013

Across the globe, consumers continue to seek more nutritional foods, beverages and supplements in order to improve their digestive health, according to a report by DuPont Nutrition & Health, Reigate, United Kingdom. As a result, digestive health is the largest segment of the functional foods market in Europe, Japan and South America, and it is on its way to becoming the largest functional segment in the United States as well, the report states.


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Celestial Seasonings offers teas for any season and any reason

Tea company boasts extensive portfolio to reach wide consumer demographic.
May 10, 2013

Like companies across all categories within the beverage industry, players in the tea category are fighting for consumers’ attention.


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Cherries bring health benefits, value to beverages

Beverage-makers take the sour with the sweet
May 10, 2013

As consumers’ taste preferences shift away from intensely sweet and toward tarter flavor profiles, cherries have an opportunity to fill the flavor gap, according to experts.


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Celestial Seasonings puts automation on display

Tea facility has standardization in the bag.
May 10, 2013

Since its founding in 1969 by a group of entrepreneurs, Celestial Seasonings has remained situated against a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colo.


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BluePrint lays the groundwork for raw juices

May 10, 2013

Just before the end of 2012, The Hain Celestial Group, Melville, N.Y., acquired BluePrint, a raw juice brand based in New York.


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Filling machines give beverage categories their fill

Filling systems address packaging, category formats
April 15, 2013

Years ago, the word “flexibility” carried a different meaning in the filling systems space — it might have referred to different packaging formats and beverage categories. Today, proliferation of SKUs and the increasing number of particle-filled beverages have stretched the word’s definition in the beverage industry.


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What’s Your Function?

April 15, 2013

After the show’s close, New Hope Natural Media, the host of the show and a division of Penton, reported a record number of new natural and organic product launches, as well as record exhibitor and attendee numbers.


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New flavors, packages boost spirits category

Vodka and whiskey dominate category growth
April 11, 2013

Although the vodka sub-category remains the No. 1 segment in terms of volume sales, whiskey has become so popular that it is beginning to take over as the No. 1 spirit on a dollar sales basis, according to Bump Williams Consulting’s monthly wine and spirits report, which cites Chicago-based SymphonyIRI data.


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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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