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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!

Bottler of the Year: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne

Pepsi distributor's focus on customer service is key to success

On the drive through Crenshaw County in Alabama, motorists will see a number of small towns, vast woodlands and maybe a few deer. But as drivers pass the handful of restaurants and general stores throughout the county, they might also notice something else: the Pepsi logo.

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Brotherhood Winery celebrates 175 years

Company releases limited-edition wines, cider

In its 175 years of business, Brotherhood Winery has seen many changes within the wine industry and has had the opportunity to set a few trends in line with those changes.

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2015 New Product Development Outlook

Survey-takers report using nearly 12 flavors in 2014

If the groundhog’s ability to predict the end of winter held true on an annual basis, it would make planning the last six weeks of winter much easier for many people. Although not as temperamental as the weather, many beverage-makers probably wish they had an ability to see into the beverage market future to predict the latest trends.

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99 percent of American households shop the grocery channel

Coffee, spirits dominate channel's beverage sales

When consumers shopped the aisles of different retail channels during the past couple of months as they prepared for the holidays, product assortments and even store environments probably started to seem the same after a while.

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Low-calorie, low-sugar attributes boost juice drinks segment

Mintel predicts 100 percent juices could bounce back

Consumers know that consuming fruits and vegetables is important, but nearly half believe they do not consume enough, according to a 2014 infographic from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), Hockessin, Del.

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Anheuser-Busch emphasizes importance of balanced portfolio

Beer company plans to focus on new product innovation this year

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (AB), a division of AB InBev, hosted media members at its headquarters during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Rémy Martin employs Avery Dennison for special label

Cognac label celebrates Rémy Martin’s long history in China

When Rémy Martin, a brand of Paris-based Rémy Cointreau, first talked to specialist label converter Lithobru, Cognac, France, about its Coupe Shanghaï project, the challenge they presented was extremely demanding.

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Beverage brands list their New Year's resolutions

Bud Light Lime Ritas hints at surprises for 2015

January gives everyone a clean slate to start off the year on the right foot and become a better person in some way. The hard part for me has always been coming up with a resolution that I can actually keep past Jan. 31.

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Suppliers help beverage-makers get ready for packaging

Douglas Machine releases Vantra IM cartoner

Douglas Machine’s new Vantra IM intermittent motion cartoner enables packers to setup, load and close cartons and trays at speeds as fast as 55 packs a minute within a single platform.

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Reusable containers offer multi-use functionality

Cost, merchandising and sustainability traits appeal to beverage-makers

The case for reusable containers is getting stronger. The ability of beverage-makers to ship products in reusable cartons — some of which also function as in-store displays — is resulting in potentially powerful cost savings while also giving companies an environmentally friendly aura.

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A look at the issues that could affect beverage fleets in 2020

Fuel, recycling and telematics will be key variables for this five-year outlook

At the beginning of a new year, it’s customary to look forward and imagine the future. In keeping with that tradition, let’s fast-forward five years into the future to look at the challenges and opportunities that managers will face with their 2020 fleets.

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Beverages offer key delivery vehicle for antioxidants

Antioxidant fortification will be important as population ages

When you take a swig out of that juice-based beverage or sports nutrition drink, chances are you are gulping down antioxidants as well — and that’s not a bad thing.

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Nutegrity releases omega-3 combination ingredient

OmegaActiv + PL Blend combines omega-3 fish oil, antioxidant astaxanthin and phospholipids

Nutegrity, a combined expertise of Cyvex Nutrition, Wisconsin Specialty Protein, Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. and InCon Processing, all subsidiaries of Omega Protein Corp., launched OmegaActiv + PL Blend, a combination of Nutegrity’s OmegaActiv omega-3 fish oil, antioxidant astaxanthin and phospholipids including lysophospholipids in one ingredient.

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Sensient Colors introduces new line of natural colors

Pure-S brand offers vibrant colors for beverages

Sensient Colors, a division of Sensient Technologies, is introducing a new line of natural colors under the Pure-S brand.

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R&D News: New studies support fortification benefits

Kyowa Hakko USA, Ganeden Biotech release studies highlighting ingredient fortification

According to a recent consumer survey by Kyowa Hakko USA Inc., New York, only 16 percent of consumers would give their immune systems an A grade, leaving 84 percent of consumers looking for ways to support their less-than-perfect body defenses.

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Packaging designs emphasize the details

Buddha's Brew Kombucha adds embossed peace sign to bottom of bottles

Jammin Java Corp.’s Marley Coffee is working with its single-serve coffee partner and investor Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee to launch this month a new version of the Marley Coffee RealCup capsule that will be compatible with Keurig Green Mountain’s Keurig 2.0 brewer.

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SKU proliferation, customization trends impacting caps and closures

Beverage-makers use caps and closures to convey branding
Closure placement in bottling might be at the end of the line, but if you overlook the smallest of marketing billboards, manufacturing and product sales could fall flat from the start. The drink won’t fly off the shelf if a cap is too hard to open, a bad seal causes degradation, or powdered flavoring or additives don’t mix correctly.
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Five steps for success in social media advertising

Guidelines will help beverage-makers build consumer connections

Advertising on social media is an effective and cost-controlled way for the beverage industry to grow brand awareness and increase sales.

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Table-top seaming enables on-premise craft beer canning

Nearly 400 craft brewers package beer in cans, Aluminum Association reports

In the past 13 years, the aluminum can market has come a long way within the craft beer segment. Back in 2002, only one craft brewer packaged its beer in aluminum cans, according to the Aluminum Association.

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Beverage brands prepare for Super Bowl action

Pepsi to host Katy Perry at halftime show

Beverage Industry, Beverage Marketing Corp. team up for The Beverage Forum

Beverage-focused event to feature key decision makers from the industry

The start of a new year can be quite exhilarating. And for Beverage Industry and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), 2015 looks to be a very exciting year.

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The NRA identifies 2015 alcohol trends for on-premise

Survey names micro-distilled/artisan spirits and locally produced beer, wine and spirits as top trends

I have to admit, I am an easy target for LISTS. I imagine that I am not the only one, though, given that these types of articles populate many publications, websites, blogs, etc., throughout the year.

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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

Click here to view the infographic in PDF format.

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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.


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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BI January 2015 cover

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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