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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
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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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USDA releases rules for competitive beverages in schools

Exploring official school beverages standards
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Following up on last year’s new standards for school meals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards that will affect food and beverages sold in vending machines and a la carte.


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Up Close With: Pulse Beverage Corp.

Pulse Beverage Corp. expands with science-based functional offerings
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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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FSMA takes a preventive approach to safety

Food Safety Modernization Act raises industry standards
By Stephanie Cernivec
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During the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 316 food recalls, according to Stericycle ExpertRecall, Indianapolis.


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Beverage formulations to alleviate generational health concerns

Defining the preferences of boomers, Xers and millennials
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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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The silver lining

Chicken Cock Whiskey finds the good in an unfortunate situation.
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When hard times strike your beverage company, what do you do?


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Getting consumers to chill out

Relaxation drinks and shots are on a slow but steady growth path.
By Stephanie Cernivec
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I think most people can agree that being told to relax or calm down during a heated conversation can be a bit enraging.


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No shortage of inspiration

Beverage-makers take inspiration from trade shows and even news headlines.
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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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Marketing: Beverage companies set records, share heritage and promote sustainability

Companies launch 3-D commercials, astrological billboards and more to promote their products.
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Honest Tea Co-Founders Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff are taking the “Show, don’t tell” rule of writing to the next level with their upcoming graphic novel, “Mission in a Bottle.”


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Wirtz Beverage Illinois invests for long-term growth

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Like many companies in the beverage industry, Wirtz Beverage Illinois was faced with the challenge of expansion to support increased demand.


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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.
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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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No-idle solutions for fleet temperature control

Saving energy and fuel consumption
By Tom Kelley
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With fuel prices seemingly anchored around $4 a gallon, most beverage fleets remain quite proactive about reducing fuel consumption.


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Intelligent AGV platforms boost efficiency

Automated guided vehicles aid in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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
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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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Labeling equipment flexibility expands packaging options

Modular labeling machines help build the right combination of equipment
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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When it comes to choosing labeling equipment, customers are interested in machines that offer the widest range of applications and uses, explains Roy Oomen, category manager of labels and packaging for HP Indigo and Inkjet Press, Tel Aviv, Israel.


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


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Citrus varietals add new dynamic to beverages

Formulators receive increasing requests for varietal-specific flavors
By Jessica Jacobsen
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When it comes to fashion, the saying “What’s old is new again” can be used quite frequently. And when it comes to beverage formulation, that same adage still applies.


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Botanicals take beverages back to nature

Ingredients showcase function with a natural positioning
By Stephanie Cernivec
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In the United States, instant gratification has become commonplace thanks to technologies like smartphones and the Internet, but functional drinks also are making it a staple in the beverage industry.


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