Articles by Jennifer Haderspeck

AGVs help lower operation costs

New navigation technologies could enable AGVs to plan their own routes
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Last year was a record year for automated guided vehicles (AGVs), with AGV system sales reaching $140 million, according to the Material Handling Institute (MHI).


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Coding equipment meets marketing demands for beverage manufacturers

Laser coding capabilities catch up to continuous inkjet coders
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In The Walt Disney Co.’s 2003 feature film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” lawless groups of sailors often remind each other to “keep to the code,” referring to the set of societal guidelines handed down by their pirate forefathers.


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SodaStream, 5-Hour Energy empower fans to become at-home mixologists

Johnnie Walker partners with award-winning bartender Charles Joly
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Back in June, I had the pleasure of watching award-winning mixologist Charles Joly in action at Chicago’s The Aviary cocktail lounge.


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Beverage consumers want emotional connections with brands

Word-of-mouth recommendations via social media are most trusted by consumers
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Do you remember the 1995 Budweiser commercial with three frogs croaking the syllables in the brand’s name? How about the 2010 Folgers commercial in which a young woman tells her father about her recent engagement over a cup of coffee?


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Beverage brands show off their fashionable sides

Diet Coke partners with celebrity design for brand-inspired totes
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When I’m not in the office, you’ll often find me wearing an item of Disney clothing. Even when I’m in the office, I’m always wearing my favorite Mickey Mouse watch.


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Palletizer automation helps fuel craft beer growth

Robotic, hybrid and conventional options help handle different packaging types
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When Kansas City, Mo.-based Boulevard Brewing Co., now a part of Puurs, Belgium-based Duvel Moortgat, realized that the craft brewing business it had been building since 1989 was outgrowing its infrastructure and equipment, the company knew it needed to turn to automation to support its growth.


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Honey sparks flavor trend in craft beer, spirits

Natural sweetener also offers fermentation benefits
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At picnics and other outdoor events during the summer and early fall, consumers have to watch out for bees that might crawl into their unattended beverage cans.


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What consumers want from secondary packaging

Paperboard, shrink films, ring carriers complement primary packaging
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Batman has Robin, Andy Taylor has Barney Fife, Han Solo has Chewbacca, and Pinocchio has Jiminy Cricket. While sidekicks might be the background character in all of these famous duos, secondary packaging has more of a spotlight position in its role as primary packaging’s sidekick.


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Chia seed drinks could become the next coconut water

Beverage-makers promote health benefits of chia seeds
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Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, chia seeds were most commonly associated with the novelty plant-growing kits Chia Pets. Now, beverage-makers are harvesting the hydrating and nutritional benefits of chia seeds and blending them into juice and juice drinks, soft drinks, and drink concentrates and mixes, according to Natalie Tremellen, market analyst at Innova Market Insights, the Netherlands.


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SKU proliferation demands flexibility from beverage mixing equipment

Operators can utilize processing automation data to increase efficiency
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As brands expand their portfolios to include a variety of beverages, they require automated mixing and blending systems that are flexible enough to handle different types of batches efficiently.


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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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