Articles by Jennifer Haderspeck

Vanillas with specific origins, claims gaining traction

Virginia Dare turns to higher-fold vanillas for halal applications
May 16, 2014

Although some people might use the word “vanilla” to describe events, people and objects that are ordinary or boring, researchers have found that people who like vanilla flavor actually are the life of the party.


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Consumers seek fiber ingredients they can feel, not taste

Live probiotic ingredients take organic to a new level
May 16, 2014

Although consuming something that’s alive might sound like a challenge from NBC’s “Fear Factor” TV show, probiotic beverages introduce consumers’ digestive systems to beneficial live cultures in a more appetizing way.


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Consumers seek gluten-free products to promote healthy lifestyles

Devotion Vodka touts gluten-free attributes on package
May 16, 2014

During May, the medical and dietary communities recognize Celiac Awareness Month, shedding light on the gluten-related autoimmune disease that impacts approximately 3 million Americans, according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.


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Discount retailers expand consumables strategy to entice repeat purchases

Channel beverage sales grow 8 percent
May 12, 2014

Although discount retailers offer a wide variety of products for one-stop shopping at an affordable price, it’s their consumables selections that having been boosting sales, albeit indirectly.


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it Tastes Raaw delivers tasty nutrition anytime, anywhere

New fruit-and-vegetable juices top old portfolio favorites
May 12, 2014

Although many children avoid eating their vegetables, adults also are guilty of consuming fewer veggies than they should.


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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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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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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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