Articles by Jennifer Haderspeck

DSD softwares helps managers uncover business insights

DSD hardware keeps sales reps, delivery personnel connected en route
April 16, 2014

In a recently completed survey of 250 companies with direct-store-delivery (DSD) operations, nearly two-thirds of respondents stated that their businesses are becoming more complicated, according to survey sponsor Intermec, an Everett, Wash.-based subsidiary of Honeywell Scanning and Mobility.


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Beverage brands accept Bitcoins as currency

New payment option helps wineries, craft brewers reach new consumers
April 16, 2014

In our increasingly digital world, it makes sense that people have developed digital forms of currency to coincide with Internet and mobile shopping. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to arrive on the financial scene in 2009 and has since increased in popularity.


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Majority of US households still drink CSDs, Mintel reports

Infographic reveals who's drinking CSDs, when and why
April 11, 2014

Despite facing a challenging environment in recent years, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) still have a household penetration rate of more than 92 percent, according to Chicago-based Mintel.


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CSD brands respond to health concerns with sweetener research

Category also expands into new formats, usage occassions
April 11, 2014

“It’s no secret that 2013 was a challenging year,” began Larry D. Young, president and chief executive officer of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), in his address during the company’s fourth-quarter 2013 earnings call.


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SKU proliferation demands flexibility from beverage mixing equipment

Operators can utilize processing automation data to increase efficiency
March 14, 2014

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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Iced coffee sales boost interest in cold-brew coffee extracts

Ingredient suppliers use fruit pairings to enhance iced coffee flavor
March 14, 2014

Although many people might not enjoy cold weather — especially as many parts of the country have faced multiple rounds of cold temperatures and snow this winter — data are showing that consumers do enjoy cold coffee.


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Beer brands support hoop dreams during March Madness

MillerCoors to donate $75,000 to revamp community basketball courts
March 14, 2014

As college basketball fans gear up for March Madness, beverage brands are using their marketing power to bring other hoop dreams to life.


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Good2grow appeals to kids, parents through animated characters

March 10, 2014

“We know through all of our research … that a kid is not [just] a kid,” says Carl Sweat, chief marketing officer of In Zone Brands Inc., Atlanta.


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Bud Light 'Ritas,' Redd's line extensions support FMB growth

Consumers drawn to sweeter flavor profiles
March 10, 2014

Appealing mostly to female consumers and younger consumers of legal drinking age (LDA), the flavored malt beverages (FMBs) — also known as progressive adult beverages (PABs) — segment of the beer market brings in a slightly different demographic than the typical beer drinker, says Jeff Nowicki, chief strategy officer at Bump Williams Consulting Co., Stratford, Conn.


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Mexican beers dominate imported beer growth

Dos Equis', Corona's aggressive marketing connects with fans
March 10, 2014

As the economy stabilizes, consumers are trading up for the premium beer offerings available through the imported beers segment, says Edward Hyseh, U.S. research analyst for Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

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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