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The June 2013 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Tenth and Blake Beer Co., as well as articles about  MillerCoors and the Top 100 beverage companies of 2012. Check it out today!

Tenth and Blake Beer Co. furthers the beer renaissance

MillerCoors craft and import division’s products support a more flavorful culture

When the MillerCoors facility in Golden, Colo., experienced a small flood in its basement a few years ago, little did the company know what it was about to stumble upon.


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The Top 100 beverage companies of 2012

Ranking beverage companies by 2012 sales

The beverage marketplace continues to make strides against the economic downturn that hampered consumers and businesses beginning in 2008. In Beverage Industry’s compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2012 sales, The Coca-Cola Co. continued to lead the list by recording an additional $1.5 billion in sales compared with 2011.


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Up Close With: Balance enhanced water

Non-flavored waters use flowers for functions

When co-founders Martin Chalk and Peter Maher started developing their vision for New York-based Balance, their goal wasn’t to create a beverage company — it was simply to bring the homeopathic benefits of Australian flower essences to consumers, Chalk says.


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Tea could be the next ‘hot’ beverage

Health halo, quality drawing consumers to tea

Following Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co.’s acquisition of Atlanta-based Teavana Holdings Inc. at the end of 2012, the tea industry is waiting for the hot tea segment to boom, according to experts.


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Experimentation at MillerCoors’ 10th Street Brewery

Tenth and Blake Beer Co. facility runs a ‘hand-crafted’ operation

Representing the “Tenth” reference in Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee is one of the company’s smallest, most experimental breweries, says Tom Cardella, president and chief executive officer of the Chicago-based MillerCoors division of craft and import brands.


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Taking a hard look at expansion

Beverage industry experiences brand extension explosion

It’s amazing how much can change in a year’s time. As our staff began compiling Beverage Industry’s list of the Top 100 beverage companies (page 24), I realized the magnitude of changes that have taken place in the beverage realm within the last year.


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A blast from the past

Taking marketing cues from the 1920s

The excitement surrounding the lives of flappers and fun-seekers of the Roaring ’20s still enchant many of us almost a century later. This culture also recently inspired some interesting beverage marketing pushes, particularly following the premiere of Warner Brothers Entertainment’s “The Great Gatsby” movie last month.


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Sweetener blending helps reduce calories, enhance taste

Consumers more concerned with amount of sweeteners than type

In the ballad “The Sweetest Thing,” the pop rock band U2 sang about how love is the sweetest thing, but when it comes to the beverage market, the sweetest thing also is the biggest thing. Across 13 ingredient categories, sweeteners accounted for 85 percent of the 46.4 million tons of ingredients used in beverages in 2011, according to an April 2013 report by Chicago-based Euromonitor International titled “Beverage Ingredients: Trends and Influences.”


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The sips of summer

Brands get in the summertime spirit

By the end of this month, it will finally be summertime. For those of us in cold-weather states, it seemed like summer was never going to come, but now it’s finally time to enjoy all the fun activities, food and beverages of the season.


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Marketing: Brands connect with fans on the street, on their phones, and through their favorite TV shows

Beverage manufacturers engage consumers, video games and more for latest promotions.

As the economy improves, a majority of Americans are not returning to their pre-recession ways, according to Deloitte’s 2013 American Pantry Study.


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The Coca-Cola Co. names Imbera Most Valuable Supplier of 2012

Imbera’s quality of service, global presence, as well as standard bearing technology and innovations were just some of the reasons it was chosen to receive this year’s Most Valuable Supplier award at the Partnerships for Sustainable Business Success event, hosted by Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. on April 17 in Atlanta, according to Imbera.


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Supplier's Marketplace: June 2013

New cleaning equipment, testing equipment, filling machines and more.

Highlighting its Freightliner Trucks Business Class M2, Daimler Trucks North America LLC’s Freightliner trucks offer the M2 106 and M2 112, which both feature best-in-class visibility with a 2,500-square-inch windshield and have numerous manual, automated and automatic transmission choices, the company says.


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Telematics helps drive the bottom line

Fleet managers utilize telematics to cut costs, boost efficiency

With fuel prices hovering near the $4 a gallon range, drivers across the industry are looking for ways to cut costs and boost vehicle efficiency. Some fleet managers have turned to telematics to help monitor fleet performance and reduce overall vehicle costs.


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Hooking up trucks for profitability

Trailers increase productivity, flexibility

The first decade of the 21st century saw profound change in the beverage industry, with an exponential explosion of product SKUs taking place at the same time as unprecedented levels of bottler and distributor consolidation.


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Reusable containers deliver a path to sustainability

Reusable containers offer ecological, economical advantages

Although it might not have been a requirement 10 years ago, good brands today will need to make a genuine commitment to sustainability moving forward, says Trent Overholt, vice president of supply chain solutions for Los Angeles-based Rehrig Pacific Co.


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LycoRed Corp.’s starch beadlets for dry blend

LycoRed Corp. introduced a new micro-encapsulated beadlet line of natural carotenoids and vitamins at the Supply Side Marketplace show in New York.


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Terry Labs’ NaturLock System aloe vera gels

Terry Laboratories has developed a new way to grow, harvest and process aloe vera with the introduction of its NaturLock System.


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Autocrat LLC’s natural, premium tea extracts

Autocrat LLC announced the addition of natural, premium tea extracts to its product selection. This approach encourages innovative solutions to produce countless unique product options, the company says.


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Sensient Colors LLC’s Advanced Emulsion Technology for natural colors

Sensient Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., expanded its research and development efforts on a global scale and developed an Advanced Emulsion Technology for natural colors.


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R&D News: June 2013

Ingredient suppliers announce new hires and certifications.

Robertet Flavors, Piscataway, N.J., appointed two sales executives to flavor division roles.


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Plastic packages influenced by lightweighting, bio-based materials

Consumers desire for convenience and health and wellness objectives driving innovations

Although the plastic bottle market in the United States serves a number of different industries and manufacturers, the beverage business continues to play a large role.


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Packaging News: Beverages showcase values through packaging design

Brewers, distillers and non-alcohol companies release new packages.

Miller Lite, a brand of MillerCoors, is upgrading its bottle with a sleek design that provides an innovative, contoured shape that is a modern interpretation of the brand’s signature long neck, it says.


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Hydrocolloids help simplify beverage complexities

Hydrocolloids add stability to complex beverage formulations

Similar to how gamers try to navigate through the complex and intricate challenges of some of today’s latest video games, research and development (R&D) specialists for the beverage marketplace are navigating through their own sets of challenges as they develop more complex formulations.


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The next generation of vending machines

Technology, cashless payment options appeal to millennials

Imagine having the ability to pick up a beverage and examine it without ever touching it. Thanks to next-generation vending machines, this idea of virtual selection is becoming a reality.


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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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