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 The August 2013 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on The Double Cola Co., as well as articles about the FSMA and the energy drink market. Check it out today

The Double Cola Co. expands beyond the CSD market

Company builds on its rich history

With a company history that spans more than 90 years, The Double Cola Co. has a lot from which to pull influence. But the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company isn’t resting on its laurels. Instead, it continues to give its established brands a contemporary touch and is now making its first push beyond the carbonated soft drink (CSD) market, which has been its sole focus until recently.


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Energy market expands from function to flavor

Energy segment innovates to expand usage

As Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC’s 5 Hour Energy brand suggests in its advertising, “that 2:30 feeling” can be difficult for many consumers to overcome. In fact, that mid-afternoon slump, or “post-lunch dip,” is a natural part of humans’ internal clock, which creates the urge to sleep approximately seven hours after waking, according to a 2007 New York Times article.


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Pack Expo 2013 pre-show report

New features help attendees get the most out of their experience

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s (PMMI) Pack Expo International 2013 is on schedule to be another record-setting event, with its Processing Zone, which hosts processing technologies for manufacturers in the beverage, dairy, baking and snack, and confectionery industries, as well as other vertical sectors, selling out as early as May.


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Up Close With: Pulse Beverage Corp.

Pulse Beverage Corp. expands with science-based functional offerings

Although more consumers are doing their best to trade sugary beverages for healthier options, one thing they’re not willing to sacrifice is taste, says Bob Yates, president and chief executive officer for Pulse Beverage Corp., Denver.


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Beverage formulations to alleviate generational health concerns

Defining the preferences of boomers, Xers and millennials

In The Who’s 1965 rock song “My Generation,” the group sang about how older generations did not seem to understand its generation. Today, beverage research and development (R&D) experts are trying to change this notion by better understanding generational demographics for baby boomers, Generation Xers and millennials (also known as Generation Y) and formulating products that fit their nutritional and lifestyle needs.


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No shortage of inspiration

Beverage-makers take inspiration from trade shows and even news headlines.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect words for a novel, searching for the right balance of color in a painting or debating on the notes for a musical composition, finding something inspiring to act as your muse can be a difficult task. The same can be said for the beverage market as manufacturers are looking for that perfect formulation.


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Supplier’s Marketplace: August 2013

Read about the latest releases from Cognex Corp., Ultrachem Inc., GEA Heat Exchangers GmbH, and many more.

Cognex Corp. released two new products — the Advantage 100 vision system and the AE2 Advantage engine — designed for integration into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) devices and equipment.


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Intelligent AGV platforms boost efficiency

Automated guided vehicles aid in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution

In the interest of creating a more efficient warehouse, reducing cost, and improving speed, 74 percent of warehousing, manufacturing and distributing professionals surveyed last fall by the MHI Automation Alliance said they are planning or considering an automated project for their facility, according to MHI, Charlotte, N.C.


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Drinktec 2013 pre-show report

Technology, marketing among highlights for drinktec 2013

Attendees at drinktec 2013, Sept. 16-20, Munich, will have the chance to learn about innovative solutions affecting the beverage market.


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Packaging News: Brands turn to aluminum

Bud Light Platinum, Vuka Intelligent Energy, Stiegl Grapefruit Radler and Fuga Energy drinks all expanded their packaging formats with aluminum.

Vuka LLC now offers its Vuka Intelligent Energy drinks in 16-ounce, reclosable Alumi-Tek bottles from Ball Corp.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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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.

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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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The April 2015 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story about Zevia's natural sweetener profile as well as articles about CSDs, whiskey and more. Check it out today!

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