Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

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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Foodservice optimizes the experience

Fast-casual restaurants set the bar for rebounding segment

 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

 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

 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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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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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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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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2014 September

The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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