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Labeling equipment caters differently to different-sized beverage companies

Labeling lines can offer flexible or rigid restrictions, depending on the product
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Although the term “flexibility” often is used to describe expectations for beverage industry equipment, in terms of labeling equipment, there still is a place for more rigid machines dedicated to specific operations, notes Raul Matos, vice president of sales and marketing at Miami-based Karlville Development LLC.


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DSD softwares helps managers uncover business insights

DSD hardware keeps sales reps, delivery personnel connected en route
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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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Warehouses turning to automation for storage needs

SKU proliferation demands enhanced storage solutions
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Although SKU proliferation is nothing new to the beverage industry, the phenomenon still is causing many warehouses to explore different ways to accommodate these growing product lines.


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Bottler of the Year: Swire Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola bottler expands territories, increases SKUs
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Based in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola USA historically has served mostly rural areas in 11 Western states.


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Swire Coca-Cola USA expands Utah, Idaho facilities

Bottler of the year automates for the future
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Accumulating 130 additional SKUs within the last five years to reach nearly 500 total SKUs, Beverage Industry Bottler of the Year Swire Coca-Cola USA was pressed to find a warehousing solution to accommodate this proliferation.


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Coding equipment hitting on all fronts

SKU proliferation influencing technology
By Jessica Jacobsen
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In the 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie eagerly checks the mail for his decoder pin from the “Little Orphan Annie” radio show only to be disappointed when he finally solves the code and discovers it is nothing more than an advertisement. Although Ralphie’s first coding experience might not have met his expectations, within the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, coding technology is living up to its reputation.


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Conveyors do more than transport beverages

Conveyor manufacturers release models that keep up with high-speed lines.
By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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With the goal to get products out the door as quickly and efficiently as possible, bottlers and distributors would like to keep the line moving effectively so they can focus their attention to the numerous other tasks at hand.
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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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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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