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The December 2013 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on seasonal craft beer, as well as articles about Innovations of the Year, the best packages of 2013, and private label beverages. Check it out today!

Craft beer consumers excited by seasonal offerings

Flavor variety brings consumers to the craft beer segment
December 11, 2013

Of the more than 100 beer styles defined by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewer’s Association (BA), seasonal craft beers tend to be the most popular, according to analysts.


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Innovations of the Year 2013

Beverage Industry's 2013 list of industry-changing brands
December 11, 2013

In the technology world, one of the first things that might come to people’s minds when they hear the word “innovation” is Apple.


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White Rock test-launches zero-calorie soft drink

Company plans to expand Fizzy Lizzy into new packaging formats
December 11, 2013

In its more than 140-year history in the beverage marketplace, White Rock Beverages has gone through its own evolution.


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Private label flattens out as economy recovers

Private-label beverages highlight their value proposition
December 11, 2013

Following years of growth, total consumption of private-label products has softened as of late, says Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst for The NPD Group, Port Washington, N.Y.


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The Best Packages of 2013

Top packages showcase functionality, shelf appeal
December 11, 2013

What does it take to make a great package? According to Beverage Industry’s Best Packages of 2013 survey, emotional appeal, form and function, and a custom shape can give brands a leg up in the competitive beverage marketplace.


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Craft beers show personality through packaging

December 11, 2013

With so many craft beers available in the market, it can be hard for a consumer to choose one.


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Xyience launches video contest to tackle name pronunciation

Brand enlists athletes to make marketing educational
December 16, 2013

We’ve all faced that moment of anxiety when you attempt to correctly pronounce a word you’ve never seen or said before.


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Baderbrau pairs craft beers with bacon

Pairings show off craft beer's versatility
December 16, 2013

Choosing a craft beer from the wide range of brands and styles available can be difficult for the uninitiated consumer, experts note.


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Verst offers shrink-sleeve solutions

December 16, 2013

Verst Group Logistics offers one-source shrink-sleeve contract decorating for consumer packaged goods brands.


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Supplier's Marketplace: December 2013

Tight-turning trucks, proof-of-delivery apps help manage distribution
December 16, 2013

Paxton Products’ new Ionized Air System can be used to remove particulates, dust and contaminants from surfaces by using its powerful ionization capabilities coupled with Paxton’s centrifugal blowers and air delivery systems.


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2013 Lab Testing Showcase

Equipment addresses taste, safety requirements
December 16, 2013

As beverage-makers continue to expand their brands with new variations and launch new products into the marketplace, lab testing equipment retains its ever-important role in the industry.


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Top tire tips

Steps for controlling tire costs
December 16, 2013

Tires, by a wide margin, are the top maintenance cost for most beverage fleets. Containing these costs requires frequent, thorough inspections and diligently maintaining proper tire pressure to prevent a tire’s early demise.


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Tea's health halo boosts popularity as beverage ingredient

Beverage-makers use tea to add benefits to other beverages
December 16, 2013

In the CBS drama “The Mentalist,” consultant Patrick Jane surveys the crime scene looking for clues that others might have overlooked. But the pesky former psychic also seems to be on the hunt for more at every crime scene: a cup of tea.


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Biocatalysts Ltd. offers enzyme to enhance whey proteins

December 16, 2013

Biocatalysts Ltd. added Promod 782MDP to its Promod range of enzymes, which are used for the modification and hydrolysis of food proteins.


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Pyure Brands launches erythritol alternative sweetener

December 16, 2013

Pyure Brands launched a commercial-grade U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified erythritol as a healthy alternative to sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.


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DSM releases vegetarian omega-3 oil

December 16, 2013

DSM Nutritional Products released life’sOmega 60, a high-potency vegetarian DHA and EPA omega-3 oil developed from a sustainable algal source.


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Terry Labs adds new aloe vera formats

December 16, 2013

Terry Laboratories added NaturLock System Aloe Vera Gel Decolorized 1X, NaturLock System Aloe Vera Gel Regular 1X, and NaturLock System Spray Dried Aloe Vera Gel Powder 200X to its portfolio.


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Rocket Products launches long-lasting citrus drinks

December 16, 2013

Rocket Products Inc. launched its new Standard line of Lemonade, Orange and Fruit Punch beverage concentrates that have a 45-day shelf life without any additional preservatives.


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R&D News: December 2013

December 16, 2013

Autocrat LLC, Lincoln, R.I., launched a new Food and Beverage Solutions Center in the greater Boston area.


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Fortification ingredients get condition-specific

Vitamins, minerals address consumers' functional needs
December 16, 2013

The existence of daily, weekly, monthly and even fashionable pill-organizing containers is enough to prove that taking multiple pills a day has become routine for many consumers.


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Beverage brands redesign packages for unity, shelf appeal

Disarronno collaborates on fashion-inspired bottle, Johnnie Walker matches Red Label to portfolio
December 16, 2013

All-natural green tea brand Xingtea released its 14 flavors in smaller, 12-ounce cans from Ball Corp.


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Holiday promotions help brands spread cheer

Redhook Brewery embraces ugly sweathers, Celestial Seasonings shares warmth
December 16, 2013

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have made it clear that millennials and generation Z have a unique openness to the world around them.


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Specialty beverages work to fill consumer niches

Cowboy Up Energy, Skinnygirl Sparklerts appeal to specific consumer groups
December 16, 2013

It’s no secret that the customization trend is spreading like wildfire throughout the beverage industry. Beverage-makers are developing products to serve not just the broad public anymore but also the more niche demographics.


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