Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Coconut water's consumer base expands

Hydration drink appeals to all health-conscious consumers, not just athletes
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Based in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola USA historically has served mostly rural areas in 11 Western states.


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Swire Coca-Cola USA expands Utah, Idaho facilities

Bottler of the year automates for the future
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Accumulating 130 additional SKUs within the last five years to reach nearly 500 total SKUs, Beverage Industry Bottler of the Year Swire Coca-Cola USA was pressed to find a warehousing solution to accommodate this proliferation.


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2013 Lab Testing Showcase

Equipment addresses taste, safety requirements
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As beverage-makers continue to expand their brands with new variations and launch new products into the marketplace, lab testing equipment retains its ever-important role in the industry.


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Fortification ingredients get condition-specific

Vitamins, minerals address consumers' functional needs
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The existence of daily, weekly, monthly and even fashionable pill-organizing containers is enough to prove that taking multiple pills a day has become routine for many consumers.


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Xyience launches video contest to tackle name pronunciation

Brand enlists athletes to make marketing educational
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We’ve all faced that moment of anxiety when you attempt to correctly pronounce a word you’ve never seen or said before.


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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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

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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