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

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Readers vote for their favorite new product of December

Focus+ edges out competition for the honor

Readers must have brains on their brain. In Beverage Industry’s December Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll, Fairfield, Conn.-based Focus Now Solutions LLC’s Focus+ took home the honor after garnering 31 percent of the vote. 


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Beverage brands list their New Year's resolutions

Bud Light Lime Ritas hints at surprises for 2015

January gives everyone a clean slate to start off the year on the right foot and become a better person in some way. The hard part for me has always been coming up with a resolution that I can actually keep past Jan. 31.


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Beverage Industry, Beverage Marketing Corp. team up for The Beverage Forum

Beverage-focused event to feature key decision makers from the industry

The start of a new year can be quite exhilarating. And for Beverage Industry and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), 2015 looks to be a very exciting year.


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The NRA identifies 2015 alcohol trends for on-premise

Survey names micro-distilled/artisan spirits and locally produced beer, wine and spirits as top trends

I have to admit, I am an easy target for LISTS. I imagine that I am not the only one, though, given that these types of articles populate many publications, websites, blogs, etc., throughout the year.


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Readers vote for their favorite new product of November

Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream captures more than half of vote

U.S. consumers have shown how enthusiastic they are about Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream. The import brand of Rochester, N.Y.-based Fishbowl Spirits that was created and owned by country music star Kenny Chesney announced that the limited-edition variety sold out nationwide.


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Where does the U.S. rank in per-capita beer consumption?

Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd. lists per-capita beer consumption by country

When you think of the top beer-consuming nations, countries renowned for their breweries and pubs — like Germany or Ireland — likely come to mind.


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Shopper's viewpoint could help CPG brands, retailers

Nielsen emphasizes product connections to increase retail sales

Social media channels have allowed many of us to make connections that previously weren’t possible. For instance, my Swedish penpal from when I was in third and fourth grade found me on Facebook a few years ago, allowing us to make the international connection once again.


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Facebook bans Like Gates on brand pages

New policy will show true social media audience

In the world of Facebook, everybody is trying to earn “likes.” There’s something gratifying about having your consumers or customers like the content you’re sharing on the social media platform.


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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite new product of October

ZMix captures 31 percent of the vote

The readers of Beverage Industry must have an interest in mixology. Based on the results of the publication’s Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll for October, Seismix LLC’s ZMix instant cocktail mixes were a crowd pleaser, garnering 31 percent of the vote.


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Targeting female millennials could be vital for spirits brands

Millennials to make up 40 percent of LDA consumers by 2021

When developing a new brand, beverage-makers have a number of things to consider. One crucial item is finding the right niche for your new beverage.


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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

Podcasts

Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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Flavors

What anticipated top-selling flavor do you think will be the most successful in 2015?
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