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The November 2013 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Nestlé Waters North America, as well as articles about dairy alternatives, top cocktails of the summer, and Amazonian guayusa. Check it out today!

Nestlé Waters North America spearheads growth in bottled water

Bottled water company evolves products, packaging to suit consumer needs
November 11, 2013

With a career spanning 35 years in the bottled water business, Kim Jeffery has seen a drastic change within the beverage industry since he joined Perrier Group of America in 1978.


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Co-packer capabilities support new product development

Pilot program helps new companies test products
November 11, 2013

Before finalizing new beverage product concepts, beverage-makers need to consider the capabilities of the contract manufacturers and packagers (co-packers) with which they work, according to experts.


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Mass merchandise channel declines due to store size changes

Store sizes evolve to market to rural and urban consumers
November 11, 2013

Between 2010 and 2012, the mass merchandisers channel declined nearly 3 percent, according to data from Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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Runa brings Amazonian guayusa to American beverage market

Beverage business focuses on giving back to indigenous communities
November 11, 2013

When Tyler Gage, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Runa LLC, left California for South America, he was not planning to build a beverage company.


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Dairy alternatives' lower calorie content appeals to consumers

Almond milk segment continues growth
November 11, 2013

As consumers search for that healthy, quenching beverage, non-dairy drinks seem poised to fulfill that need state, experts note.


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Hartness technology customizes glass bottle colors

Ink coating adds shelf appeal
November 15, 2013

For years, consumers have been able to walk into a Starbucks café and order a nonfat grande extra hot latte with whip without any questions asked.


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Tullamore D.E.W. launches limited-edition Phoenix whiskey

Whiskey brand draws parallels between brand history, Chicago history
November 15, 2013

Every brand has a story to tell. Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W.’s story begins in the town of Tullamore, Ireland.


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Supplier’s Marketplace: November 2013

November 15, 2013

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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Warehouse management systems offer efficient distribution

Automated management allows for better visibility, optimized processing
November 15, 2013

American retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has made millions by allowing children to create their new best friend in-store. However, the fun, frivolity of kids “stuffing” their fuzzy companions sometimes can result in toys that are busting at the seams.


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The 2014 truck roundup

What's new in the fleet space
November 15, 2013

Beverage truck news continues to show a mixed bag for 2014 as many truck manufacturers are still in a “holding pattern” due to economic uncertainty.


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Protein-fortified beverages carving out niche in beverage market

Vegetable and milk protein bases offer unique selling points
November 15, 2013

Whether they’re used by fitness enthusiasts or as on-the-go meal replacements, protein-fortified beverages are carving out their place in the beverage market.


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Kemin Industries launches AssuriTea Sport

November 15, 2013

Kemin Industries Inc. launched AssuriTea Sport, a water-extracted proprietary formula of diverse polyphenols that works as a recovery ingredient for athletes and other active individuals.


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Sensient Flavors introduces line of natural cherry flavors

November 15, 2013

Sensient Flavors LLC, a unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., introduced a line of natural, true-to-type varietal cherry flavors suitable for food and beverage applications.


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Pyure Brands releases organic erythritol sweetener

November 15, 2013

Pyure Brands launched a commercial-grade organic and non-genetically modified organism (GMO) erythritol sweetener.


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David Michael & Co. relaunches Cocoa-Mate

November 15, 2013

In response to higher cocoa prices, David Michael & Co. relaunched Cocoa-Mate, its line of cocoa extenders that are functionally capable of replacing up to 50 percent of the cocoa powder used in a finished product, the company says.


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R&D News: November 2013

November 15, 2013

Dallas-based Celanese launched a unified brand and new slogan, “the chemistry inside innovation,” to represent its various businesses and capabilities. Fona International, Geneva, Ill., launched a Discover Fona website at fona.com/discover-fona as a research tool for teachers who wish to incorporate food and flavor science into their lesson plans.


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Synergy Flavors opens new headquarters

R&D company opens new facility in Wauconda, Ill.
November 15, 2013

Synergy Flavors formally opened its new headquarters in Wauconda, Ill., on Oct. 4. President and Chief Executive Officer Roderick W. Sowders, who officiated at the opening ceremony, explained that the company’s investment in the facility was needed to support its customers and continued growth.


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Virginia Dare launches sustainable vanilla partnership

Strategy aims to improve vanilla farmers' welfare
November 15, 2013

In conjunction with Madagascar-based Soarary, Virginia Dare, announced a new dual-objective strategy to improve the sustainability of Madagascar’s vanilla market.


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Finding the right color for a beverage

Beverage-makers coordinate colors with flavors
November 15, 2013

Whether red, brown or blue, beverage colors play a large role in impacting consumers’ perceptions of a product.


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Artistic packaging designs hope to attract consumer attention

Fashionable, retro designs give packages a unique look
November 15, 2013

Evian Natural Spring Water, a brand of Danone, released its latest water bottle collaboration with designer Elie Saab. Narragansett Beer reintroduced its 1975 can, made famous in the “Jaws” movie during the scene in which Captain Sam Quint, played by Robert Shaw, crushes a can of Narragansett Lager to intimidate Richard Dreyfuss’ character, Hooper.


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Special inks add a sensory experience to beverage containers

Ink add-ons provide unique sight, smell and touch experiences
November 15, 2013

In order to garner consumer attention, beverage-makers are capitalizing on the power of consumers’ five senses.


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Plastic bottle manufacturing adjusts for sustainability

Blow-molding equipment aims to cut materials and costs
November 15, 2013

Approximately 55 percent of the plastic bottles manufactured in the United States are used for beverage bottling, and half of the plastic bottle manufacturing industry’s revenue comes from carbonated soft drink bottles, according to Santa Monica, Calif.-based IBISWorld’s Sept. 2013 report “Plastic Bottle Manufacturing in the US.”


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Beverage-makers add special ingredients for unique editions

Marketing promotions aim to preserve Hispanic heritage, feed the hungry
November 15, 2013

To celebrate the fall equinox, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery brewed a beer that is made with lunar meteorites that have been crushed into dust then steeped like tea in an Oktoberfest-style beer.


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Top cocktails of the summer

Margaritas top choice in on-premise consumption
November 15, 2013

With most of the leaves now on the ground instead of on the trees, it might seem a little out of place to be talking about summer, but Newton, Mass.-based Restaurant Sciences LLC is keeping the summer season on our brains.


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Bottled water companies join forces in Drink Up

Campaign encourages consumers to drink more water
November 15, 2013

After kicking off her “Let’s Move” initiative in 2010 to lead children to healthier lifestyles, first lady Michelle Obama, as well as actress Eva Longoria, joined a new movement designed to encourage people of all ages to drink more water more often.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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