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The March 2013 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Heineken USA, as well as articles about volume challenges, green coffee extracts, and an Up Close with C&C Cola. Check it out today!

HEINEKEN USA accelerates growth through product, packaging and marketing innovations

Heineken USA rolls out new products, packaging, marketing.
March 11, 2013

Among the pumping bass, neon lighting and professional dancers at this year’s nightclub-themed National Distributors Conference for HEINEKEN USA, White Plains, N.Y., a subsidiary of Amsterdam-based Heineken International B.V., the company announced that, for the first time in five years, Heineken Lager is back in the black.


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Drug stores offer convenience, expertise for consumers

Loyalty and rewards programs keep consumers coming back.
March 11, 2013

For cold and flu season, allergy season and everything in between, drug stores provide consumers with the advice and relief they need for their ailments.


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Beer encompasses premiumization trend

Brewers tackle volume challenges.
March 11, 2013

The old saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in team.” It’s not too hard to apply that saying to the U.S. beer market as analysts recognize the role different tiers and segments play in the category’s efforts to bring its case and dollar sales positioning back to pre-recession levels.


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A bouquet of wine selections

Wine-makers use marketing to simplify consumer choices.
March 11, 2013

“It can be intimidating to walk down that wine aisle,” says Danny Brager, vice president of beverage alcohol for Nielsen, New York. “There are so many items, sometimes it’s difficult to navigate down the aisle because you just see this sea of bottles.”


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Up Close With: C&C Cola

C&C Cola keeps distributors and consumers in mind
March 11, 2013

For brands with a rich history, the challenge often is to find fresh ways to stay relevant to new generations of consumers.


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‘Going green’ for St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2013

As the city of Chicago prepares, yet again, to dye the Chicago River green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, many beer consumers are prepped with a small bottle of green food dye for their beers.


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ISBT to host annual meeting

March 15, 2013

The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) will host its 60th annual BevTech meeting April 29-May 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


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New location brings new prospects to 2013 Food Safety Summit

Information about the 2013 Food Safety Summit and the workshops you can find there.
March 15, 2013

Now in its 15th year, the annual Food Safety Summit is moving to a new location: Baltimore.


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Setting an efficiency standard in the brewing industry

Relying on certified equipment to save energy, raw materials
March 15, 2013

Manufacturers and operators of machinery and equipment for the brewing industry must develop a highly integrated approach to energy and media efficiency, starting from the delivery of raw materials, auxiliaries and resources through optimizing mashing and cooking processes, using compressed air, treating wastewater and developing sanitation systems.


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TEAloe gets in sync

Gourmetti Brands revamps packaging, branding for tea, aloe hybrid beverage
March 15, 2013

The development of aloe drinks seems to be holding steady in the United States.


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Dial ‘B’ for beverage

March 15, 2013

Like most other millennials, I’m completely attached to my mobile phone. Sometimes it’s weird to think that just 10 years ago I barely had any idea what a cell phone was or how to use it.


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Ingredient Spotlight: Coffee goes ‘green’

Interest in green coffee extracts increases.
March 15, 2013

According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), in 2012 the United States sustained its place as the largest coffee market in the world, consuming approximately 450 million cups of coffee each day, says Nina Hughes-Likins, senior marketing manager with Synergy Flavors, Wauconda, Ill.


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A ringing endorsement

March 15, 2013

When I asked my friend’s 5-year-old son what I should write my column about this month, he suggested Scooby-Doo or Batman.


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Supplier's Marketplace: March 2013

New software, distribution and inspection equipment, packages and more.
March 15, 2013

CMC-Kuhnke Inc. extended its line of can measurement and rating stations (MARS) with its new MARS-ENR.


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Strategies for saving fuel

Squeezing every last drop
March 15, 2013

As diesel prices continue to hover near $4 a gallon, it’s more important than ever for fleets to get the most out of every last drop of fuel purchased at the lowest possible cost.


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R&D News: March 2013

R&D News from around the world.
March 15, 2013

Cyvex Nutrition, Irvine, Calif., announced that its Euro Black Currant extract has achieved self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status.


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ProMat 2013 post-show report

Exhibitors showcase supply chain technology at Chicago tradeshow
March 15, 2013

ProMat 2013, which took place Jan. 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago, gave attendees an inside look at some of the newest supply chain solutions provided by material handling and logistics equipment manufacturers.


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Glass packaging’s naturally premium appeal

March 15, 2013

Whether it’s the growth of the wine, spirits and craft beer markets or the popularity of natural beverages, glass packaging manufacturers note that these trends are having a positive effect on this primary packaging material.


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Case packers, wrappers conform to the latest shapes

SKU proliferation impacts packing and wrapping equipment
March 15, 2013

For beverage containers on the shelf, standing out tends to be the name of the game. To create a differentiated shelf presence, beverage packages often flaunt different shapes, materials and styles.


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Processing automation works at light-speed

Automation streamlines mixing and blending capabilities
March 15, 2013

Superman might be faster than a speeding bullet, and The Flash might be able to run at near-light-speeds, but superheroes aren’t the only ones with the need for speed.


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Packaging News: Design alterations give brands an updated look

March 15, 2013

Utmost Brands Inc.’s GuS – Grown-up Soda unveiled new, brighter graphics on both its bottles and four-pack carriers.


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Stevia sweetens the deal

Overcoming off-notes and mastering low-calorie drinks.
March 15, 2013

Although Valentine’s Day has passed, stevia is still “whispering sweet nothings” into consumers’ ears. As a natural, zero-calorie sweetener that’s sweeter than sugar, stevia is capitalizing on consumer demand for natural and healthy beverages.


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