Articles by Stephanie Cernivec

Nestlé Waters North America spearheads growth in bottled water

Bottled water company evolves products, packaging to suit consumer needs
November 11, 2013

With a career spanning 35 years in the bottled water business, Kim Jeffery has seen a drastic change within the beverage industry since he joined Perrier Group of America in 1978.


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Mass merchandise channel declines due to store size changes

Store sizes evolve to market to rural and urban consumers
November 11, 2013

Between 2010 and 2012, the mass merchandisers channel declined nearly 3 percent, according to data from Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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'Picking' the right technology for warehouses

Voice-pick systems increase in popularity
October 16, 2013

Distribution centers are losing an average of nearly $390,000 every year due to mis-picks, according to a study conducted by Everett, Wash.-based Intermec Inc.


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Two heads are better than one

Craft beer companies collaborate to expand influence
October 16, 2013

It isn’t always easy to work as part of a team — especially when you’re competitors. However, it’s something the craft brewing industry has taken to heart in order to help increase its share of the beer market.


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2013 Executive of the Year Jim Koch

The Boston Beer Co. founder and chairman promotes quality beer, company culture
October 11, 2013

Approximately 30 years ago, mass domestic beers ruled the industry, and the term “craft beer” didn’t even exist.


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Bebida Beverage Co. helps consumers sip and relax

BeBevCo relaxation drinks on trajectory for growth
October 11, 2013

More than 55 percent of the world population is suffering from some type of anxiety, stress or sleep disorder, according to Statesville, N.C.-based Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo).


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Vita Coco’s new line embraces its inner child

Package design helps brand extension appeal to a new audience
September 16, 2013

As a father to a 2-year-old daughter and an 11-month-old son, Vita Coco Co-Founder Michael Kirban was concerned about the number of artificial, sugary drinks marketed to children.


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I’ve got a golden soda

Treasure hunts spark excitement in beverage marketing
September 16, 2013

In Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Charlie is a poor boy with big dreams. Although his dreams come true in the end, finding the golden ticket inside a Wonka Bar was no easy feat for him. In today’s world of social media, however, contests like the one Charlie won have become a little easier.


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Forklifts help lighten the load

Lift trucks use technology, ergonomics and fuel alternatives to meet industry needs
September 16, 2013

In the game of Jenga, players have to be nimble in order to keep the wooden tower from collapsing. In a beverage warehouse, forklift operators must possess this same quality for a more serious purpose — transporting product without causing damage. And just like Jenga, in the game of material handling, every move counts.


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Beverage-makers incorporate sweet, spicy and savory flavors

Beverage market turns to foods for flavor inspiration
September 16, 2013

Although flavor-of-the-month programs often can be found in ice cream shops, alcohol beverages might be taking a cue from the channel.


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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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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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