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Beam Inc. gives its spirits a dose of flavor innovation

February 11, 2013

When consumers are enjoying a glass of cucumber water after a massage, purchasing a pint of their favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, or ordering a cocktail at the bar, they’re typically not thinking about how these everyday decisions could be affecting the spirits they find at retail. 


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Coconut water finds a home in the beverage market

February 11, 2013

 In Fred Heatherton’s novelty song, “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” the composer depicts a showman prodding people to play a game involving coconuts in order to make him rich.  


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Alcohol raises the bar in on-premise channels

February 11, 2013

 Whether it’s the ambiance, celebrity sightings, exclusivity, cocktails or a combination of all of the above that attract consumers to nightclubs, it’s clear that the “cool factor” is a must-have for success.  


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Fair Oaks Farm Brands’ Core Power

Fair Oaks Farm Brands addresses taste, natural trends with Core Power
February 11, 2013

 Chicago-based Fair Oaks Farm Brands Chief Executive Officer Steve Jones knows the importance protein plays in a balanced diet. 


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Manufacturers offer consumers nutritional balance

February 11, 2013

 The old adage, “You are what you eat,” has been more top of mind in recent years as the wealth of health and wellness information inspires consumers to consider their diets. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey, nearly all Americans say they have given at least a little thought to the healthfulness of their diets, physical activity and the safety of the food they eat and are trying to improve at least one of their eating habits.  


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R&D News: February 2013

February 18, 2013
St. Louis-based Roha Food Colors USA, a unit of Roha Group, Mumbai, earned Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification with a Good rating for its newly expanded St. Louis facility, which produces natural food colors.
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Treating the taste buds

February 18, 2013

 With the chill of winter upon us, some days you might just want to curl up under a warm blanket with a piping-hot cup of hot chocolate in your hands.  


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The whole kitten and caboodle

February 18, 2013

 Last fall, a team of researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan conducted a study which found that those who looked at pictures of baby animals, such as puppies and kittens, did more productive work afterward, as reported in an article in the Washington Post.  


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Aspiring for a healthy lifestyle

February 18, 2013

 Raise your hand if your New Year’s resolution last month contained some improvement regarding your health. I admit that every year I set some goal around my health, whether it is changes in dieting habits or increased exercise frequency.  


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Marketing: New programs, apps, events and contest entice consumers

February 18, 2013

 In collaboration with Buzzfeed, Florida Orange Juice launched a campaign to remind consumers that humor — like a glass of orange juice — can help people take on the day, no matter what it brings.  


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Fleets show interest in all-natural fuel solutions

February 18, 2013

 Since nearly the dawn of the automotive age, many “alternative” fuels have been tried, but virtually all have come up lacking when compared with petroleum-based diesel and gasoline.  


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Supplier’s Marketplace: February 2013

February 18, 2013

 Douglas Machine Inc. added a new horizontal case/tray packer to its line of packaging machinery. 


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Artiste’s grapefruit extracts

February 18, 2013
Artiste, a global flavor and fragrance specialty company, launched two new premium products, Grapefruit Distillate and Grapefruit Infusion.
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Wild Flavors’ sweetness enhancer

February 18, 2013

 Wild Flavors Inc. expanded its line of taste modification ingredients with the release of its newest ingredient: Wild Sweetness Enhancer.  


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Sensient Colors’ palm-free line

February 18, 2013

 Sensient Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., released a line of palm-free natural colors to enhance its library of sustainable and environmentally friendly natural colors. 


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Packaging News: Special edition packaging, new designs

February 15, 2013

 In conjunction with signing an agreement with Baltimore Ravens cornerback Bernard “Crush Boy” Pollard Jr., Bully Bling Energy LLC released special-edition cans of its same-named energy drink highlighting the professional football player.  


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Cognitive health ingredients offer short- and long-term benefits

February 18, 2013

 Doctors and nutritionists commonly stress the importance of a balanced diet and exercise for a healthy body, but more research is supporting the importance of a healthy brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, as many as 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language and affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.  


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Formulating a potion for beauty and anti-aging beverages

February 18, 2013

The classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” teaches people that beauty comes from within. 


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Shrink and stretch label usage on the rise

February 15, 2013

 When the fairy godmother in Walt Disney’s version of “Cinderella” dressed the maiden for the ball, she made sure that everything fit perfectly — including that ever-important glass slipper.  


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Racking up warehouse efficiency with storage systems

February 15, 2013

 As many have said during tough times, “There’s nowhere else to go but up.”  


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Aloe offers health possibilities

Aloe’s health benefits, mixability help it grow in the beverage market
February 15, 2013

Long revered as a solution for topical burns and healthy skin, aloe has become valued in the beverage industry for more than just its external benefits. 


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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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