Articles by Jennifer Storelli

Craft beer consumers excited by seasonal offerings

Flavor variety brings consumers to the craft beer segment

Of the more than 100 beer styles defined by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewer’s Association (BA), seasonal craft beers tend to be the most popular, according to analysts.


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Private label flattens out as economy recovers

Private-label beverages highlight their value proposition

Following years of growth, total consumption of private-label products has softened as of late, says Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst for The NPD Group, Port Washington, N.Y.


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The Best Packages of 2013

Top packages showcase functionality, shelf appeal

What does it take to make a great package? According to Beverage Industry’s Best Packages of 2013 survey, emotional appeal, form and function, and a custom shape can give brands a leg up in the competitive beverage marketplace.


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Finding the right color for a beverage

Beverage-makers coordinate colors with flavors

Whether red, brown or blue, beverage colors play a large role in impacting consumers’ perceptions of a product.


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Plastic bottle manufacturing adjusts for sustainability

Blow-molding equipment aims to cut materials and costs

Approximately 55 percent of the plastic bottles manufactured in the United States are used for beverage bottling, and half of the plastic bottle manufacturing industry’s revenue comes from carbonated soft drink bottles, according to Santa Monica, Calif.-based IBISWorld’s Sept. 2013 report “Plastic Bottle Manufacturing in the US.”


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Tullamore D.E.W. launches limited-edition Phoenix whiskey

Whiskey brand draws parallels between brand history, Chicago history

Every brand has a story to tell. Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W.’s story begins in the town of Tullamore, Ireland.


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Runa brings Amazonian guayusa to American beverage market

Beverage business focuses on giving back to indigenous communities

When Tyler Gage, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Runa LLC, left California for South America, he was not planning to build a beverage company.


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Co-packer capabilities support new product development

Pilot program helps new companies test products

Before finalizing new beverage product concepts, beverage-makers need to consider the capabilities of the contract manufacturers and packagers (co-packers) with which they work, according to experts.


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Drinktec reports growth in attendance and new business

Beverage companies highlight expertise in formulation, filling, packaging and more

Drinktec 2013, which took place Sept. 16-20 in Munich, attracted 66,886 visitors from 183 countries, representing a 14 percent increase in attendance compared with drinktec 2009. Of these visitors, 62 percent traveled from countries outside of Germany, with 16 percent of the total visitors traveling from the United States.


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Robots learn to build efficiency

Robotics sales on the rise as more companies realize their benefits

Just like Rosie the robot maid from the 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” helped the Jetson family with the housework and sometimes the parenting to ease the pressures of home life, robots in the beverage industry are helping to make industrial life a bit easier.


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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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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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