The October 2013 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our 2013 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of The Boston Beer Co., as well as articles about sparkling water, natural retailers, and more. Check it out today!
Approximately two out of three “health and eco” consumers identify selection of healthy and organic products or produce as the most important factor when deciding where to shop regularly, according to the August 2013 “Market Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) MamboTrack Health & Natural Shopper Research & Beverage Market Industry Insight” report.
When developing a functional drink, beverage-makers have to choose ingredients that will offer desired benefits to the consumer. For Washington, D.C.-based Advanced Nutrient Science International’s Xtreme Shock ready-to-drink (RTD) performance beverages, the brand used the carbohydrate glycerol as a “hyper-hydration” ingredient to replenish lost fluids and hydrate muscle tissues in order to reduce fatigue and boost performance, says Joe Sammarco, vice president of sales. It also used Octopalean, a natural thermogenic ingredient that increases metabolism, stimulate lipolysis and promote insulin sensitivity, he adds.
Experiencing strong growth since its 2011 show, Process Expo, taking place Nov. 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature more than 200,000 feet of exhibit space dedicated to showcasing the latest in food processing technology from more than 500 equipment suppliers.
It isn’t always easy to work as part of a team — especially when you’re competitors. However, it’s something the craft brewing industry has taken to heart in order to help increase its share of the beer market.
There aren’t many months that I enjoy more than October. There’s a chill in the air that allows me to bring out my favorite sweaters and sweatshirts from the closet, but it’s not too cold to prevent me from enjoying all the seasonal activities. But October is more than fun fall festivities.
Read about the latest releases from Paul N. Gardner Co., GEA Heat Exchangers GmbH, Telogis Inc. and many more.
October 16, 2013
Admix introduced Rotosolver II, an energy-saving high-shear mixer. This next-generation equipment is designed to offer a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption and a 10 percent improvement on dispersion when compared with the original model, the company says.
Apart from buying a pricey ad during the Super Bowl that would be seen by a few million viewers once each year, one of the next best methods of beverage marketing is in the form of delivery truck graphics, which can be seen by millions every day.
Just like Rosie the robot maid from the 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” helped the Jetson family with the housework and sometimes the parenting to ease the pressures of home life, robots in the beverage industry are helping to make industrial life a bit easier.
Sensient Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., released a complete color spectrum of clean label, bright and stable natural blues and greens permitted in the United States for use in food and beverages, the company says.
Beverage R&D company visits Beverage Industry office
October 16, 2013
At the 10th anniversary of its Innovation Roadshow, team members of Philadelphia-based David Michael & Co. took the company’s flavor innovations on the road to share with clients, educational institutions and media across the country.
Performance drink ingredients give athletes an extra boost
October 16, 2013
Similar to how Popeye the Sailor Man consumed spinach to fuel his strength to save the day, many athletes turn to performance beverages to fuel their performance and help put them on the path to victory.