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The editors of Beverage Industry take a more casual look at industry happenings and trends.

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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of July

High Brew Coffee obtains 22 percent of online vote
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Cold-brewed coffees are gaining attention in the marketplace, including among Beverage Industry readers. Showing their affinity for ready-to-drink, cold-brewed coffee, 22 percent of voters named High Brew Coffee as the best new product that was posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month of July, making the new lineup the winner of the magazine’s July Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll.


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Nielsen: 85 percent of new products fail in the marketplace

Anheuser-Busch learns from mistakes to build effective Ritas portfolio
By Stephanie Cernivec
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For consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, it’s a bit scary to hear the Nielsen statistic that more than 85 percent of new CPG products fail in the marketplace.


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High-income consumers have favorable view of warehouse/club stores

Energy drinks could parlay association to appeal to consumer group
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Consumers are EQUIPPED with a number of tricks to help them save a few dollars when it comes to grocery shopping. Coupons, rewards cards, mail-in rebates and mobile apps are just a few ways to show off thrifty skills. But as much as these resources play a role in their saving habits, they also can limit where consumers shop and how much they buy. Enter the warehouse/club stores.


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SodaStream, 5-Hour Energy empower fans to become at-home mixologists

Johnnie Walker partners with award-winning bartender Charles Joly
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Back in June, I had the pleasure of watching award-winning mixologist Charles Joly in action at Chicago’s The Aviary cocktail lounge.


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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of June

Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum garners 31 percent of votes on bevindustry.com
By Jessica Jacobsen
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This summer seems to be all about celebratory beverages, as readers are showing favor with spirits and alternative beverages that support a night out on the patio or on the town. In Beverage Industry’s June New Products poll, readers voted tropical rum beverage Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum as the top beverage posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month.


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Beverage brands show off their fashionable sides

Diet Coke partners with celebrity design for brand-inspired totes
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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When I’m not in the office, you’ll often find me wearing an item of Disney clothing. Even when I’m in the office, I’m always wearing my favorite Mickey Mouse watch.


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Flavored whiskey boosts segment growth

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky jumps 200 percent
By Stephanie Cernivec
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At InterBev last month, I attended an educational session about alcohol trends called “Where did my drink go?” presented by Nik Modi, managing director at RBC Capital Markets, New York.


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Beverage brands work to make summer fun for everyone

Maine Beer & Wine Distributors Association help fund summer camp for girls
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After the winter that many of us experienced this year, I personally couldn’t wait for summer to arrive, and it looks like I’m not the only one.


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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of the month

Verve MoJoe garners 58 percent of votes on bevindustry.com
By Jessica Jacobsen
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As the weather warms up, it looks as though people are finding favor with iced varieties to give themselves a little pick me up. In Beverage Industry’s May New Products poll, readers voted Verve MoJoe as the top release posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month.


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Beverage brands release TV-show-inspired drinks

J.R. Ewing Bourbon tips its hat to Dallas TV show
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Even though summer is my favorite season, the downside to this time of year is that my favorite TV shows are on summer break.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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