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The January 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Swire Coca-Cola, as well as articles about accommodating SKU growth, Marley Coffee and sustainability, and juicing trends. Check it out today!

Bottler of the Year: Swire Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola bottler expands territories, increases SKUs
January 10, 2014

Based in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola USA historically has served mostly rural areas in 11 Western states.


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Sustainability is key focus for Marley Coffee

Jammin' Java subsidiary continues SKU, retailer expansion
January 10, 2014

Bob Marley composed and sang songs infused with his sense of spirituality that to this day still resonate with a wide audience. Years later, his son Rohan Marley has found a way to embody the principles that his father sang about through his company Marley Coffee Co.


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2013 New Product Development Survey

Traditional flavors continue to dominate
January 10, 2014

When it comes to the latest trends, “healthy” and “natural” continue to top the list of consumer needs and interests for beverages, according to respondents of Beverage Industry’s annual New Product Development Survey.


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Juicing trends could benefit CPG market

Juice-makers answer call for less sugar
January 10, 2014

Headlines about a select few professional and amateur athletes have put a negative connation on the term “juicing.” Although athletes aren’t without their share of “bad apples,” more and more consumers are giving the term a new, healthier definition.


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Swire Coca-Cola USA expands Utah, Idaho facilities

Bottler of the year automates for the future
January 10, 2014

Accumulating 130 additional SKUs within the last five years to reach nearly 500 total SKUs, Beverage Industry Bottler of the Year Swire Coca-Cola USA was pressed to find a warehousing solution to accommodate this proliferation.


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Supermarkets battle big-box retailers for market share

Demand for premium, private label products brings consumers to channel
January 15, 2014
During the recession, foodservice and on-premise channels struggled as consumers began eating and drinking at home more often to save money.
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Can filling industry keeps up with can style changes

Seamers incorporate changeparts to accommodate different can sizes
January 15, 2014

As Disney’s “Toy Story 3” movie portrays, children’s interests in toys change as they grow up. Similarly, as the beverage can industry matures, its interest in packaging sizes changes. These changes have a domino effect on the equipment that fills and seams these cans.


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Value-added caps boost cap industry growth

Consumers seek easy-open closure solutions
January 15, 2014

In the face of SKU proliferation and the growth of single-serve bottles, Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group Inc. projects that U.S. demand for beverage caps and closures will increase 4.1 percent in value and 2.1 percent in volume annually to $3.3 billion and 150 billion units in 2016.


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New bottle sizes, styles offer convenience and sustainability

PaperBoy offers wine packaging in recycled cardboard bottle
January 15, 2014

Patrón Añejo released a special-edition bottle stopper as part of its second designer collaboration.


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Tetra Pak touts health benefits of hot chocolate

Dunkin Donuts releases seasonal hot chocolate flavors
January 15, 2014

While the new year is a great time to make dietary changes, I still have a hard time not indulging in a little bit of chocolate every now and then.


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TÜV SÜD helps brewery realize energy savings

Energy management systems unlock tax breaks
January 15, 2014

Brewing is an extremely energy-intensive process in which the costs of electricity, heat, gas and other energy carriers make up a large share of total costs.


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Supplier's Marketplace: January 2014

Precision measuring, inspection equipment help ensure quality products
January 15, 2014

Spirax Sarco released its new AEL6 series of smart, high-speed linear electric actuators.


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Reusable containers double as marketing displays

Repeated use helps justify cost
January 15, 2014

Ever since My Pillow Pets founder Jennifer Telfer started promoting her now famous “As Seen on TV” product Pillow Pets, her company has stressed the product’s dual purpose as a pillow and a stuffed animal.


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New Belgium’s brewery-direct fleet goes hybrid

Craft brewer blends environmental stewardship with local distribution
January 15, 2014

After Colorado home brewer Jeff Lebesch returned from a trip across Europe on his “fat tire” mountain bike in 1989, he began brewing an amber beer called Fat Tire in the basement of his Fort Collins, Colo., home.


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Teas dominate antioxidant beverage development

Consumers seek familiar, tasty sources of antioxidants
January 15, 2014

When the cold and flu season strikes, a glass of orange juice is many consumers’ solution to getting their daily dose of vitamin C to help strengthen their immune systems.


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Treatt USA launches TreattZest citrus oils

January 15, 2014

Treatt USA launched a range of TreattZest citrus oils that confer an authentic, fresh, zesty profile, the company says.


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Guayusa enters US

January 15, 2014

Teawolf announced that it is the first supplier of guayusa extracts in the United States.


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R&D News: January 2014

January 15, 2014

LifeWise Ingredients, Lake Zurich, Ill., named Dean Antczak as director of sales and operations.


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Supplyside West 2013 post-show report

Natural, safe ingredients prominent at tradeshow
January 15, 2014

Once again, Virgo’s SupplySide West expo and conference experienced growth, breaking all previous records set.


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Premium alcohol boosts on-premise sales

Consumers are 'drinking less but drinking better,' Technomic reports
January 15, 2014

Although consumers continue to control their spending on-premise, thereby slowing growth in the channel, premium adult beverages are bringing momentum to the segment, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s 2013 BarTAB Report.


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Brands move out of beverage zone with new collaborations

Heineken releases limited-edition jeans, Gruppo Campari launches 2014 calendar
January 15, 2014

Best known for its Koma Unwind relaxation drinks and shots, Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo) is taking its expertise into a whole new category: ice cream.


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Flavor trends for the new year

Experts forecast new twists on sweet, spicy trends
January 15, 2014

In terms of spirits, the last two years might go down in beverage history as the years of indulgent and spicy flavors.


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Euromonitor identifies Top 5 U.S. beverage trends of 2013

New beverage segments represent growth opportunities in U.S.
January 15, 2014

As the seasons change, fashion and tabloid magazines jump on the opportunity to highlight the latest fashion trends. In its latest white paper, Chicago-based Euromonitor International uses that same mentality for the beverage marketplace.


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