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The Craft Beer Revolution

April 24, 2014 8:00 am | by MSNBC | Videos | Comments

Ninety percent of the domestic beer market in America is dominated by two companies: Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. But smaller brewers now are challenging that long-held dominance. Brewer's Association spokesperson Barbara Fusco discusses the revolution in craft brewers.

Is a Pabst Return Good for Milwaukee?

April 24, 2014 8:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology, @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

A small group of Milwaukee residents wants to revive part of...

PepsiCo to Bottle Taco Bell Baja Blast Drinks

April 23, 2014 12:41 pm | News | Comments

PepsiCo is again mining its partnership with Taco Bell, with plans to start selling the Mexican...

Consumer Trends: Plain Vodka Takes the Cake

April 23, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

While the global spirits market continues to be saturated with flavored vodkas, a study of the...

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Dr Pepper Snapple 1Q Profit Beats Expectations

April 23, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

Dr Pepper Snapple on Wednesday reported a higher first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, as reduced costs offset weak sales growth. The company said lower costs for ingredients and productivity improvements helped boost operating profit.

Photos of the Day: 'Modern Family' Star Opens Beer Eatery

April 23, 2014 9:55 am | News | Comments

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City, Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries.

‘Modern Family’ Actor Ty Burrell Opens Beer Restaurant

April 23, 2014 9:50 am | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City, Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries.

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Powdered Alcohols Lose Label Approvals

April 22, 2014 12:49 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

A product called "Palcohol" gained widespread attention after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered alcohol, including vodka and rum varieties. But Bureau representative Tom Hogue said the approvals were issued in error.

Consumer Trends: Dairy Market Trends in France, Spain and Germany

April 22, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

RnRMarketResearch.com reports on consumer trends and drivers of behavior in the dairy market in France, Spain and Germany. According to the reports, health, convenience and a desire to indulge are key factors driving dairy consumption in these countries.

Supreme Court Considers Pom Wonderful, Coca-Cola Juice Case

April 22, 2014 10:08 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Minute Maid's "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices" was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the Supreme Court considered whether to allow false advertising claims by Pom Wonderful against the Coca-Cola Co., which markets the beverage.

Beverage Packaging: Uniqueness Counts

April 22, 2014 8:00 am | by interpack | Articles | Comments

Successfully selling a product requires that it stand out. This applies particularly to the competitive beverage market, where product diversity has become almost overwhelming. Beverage makers must harness packaging as part of their brand building strategy.

Climate Change May Shake Up Coffee Market

April 22, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

A storm may be brewing in your coffee cup. Pests, rising heat and extreme temperatures resulting from climate change could affect where coffee can be grown around the world by 2050, devastating some communities while offering others a new opportunity.

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Bulk Wine Takes Share from Bottled Exports

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

The international wine trade reached somewhat of a watershed moment in 2013, said Rabobank, as bulk wine now makes up half of all New World exports. Although bulk wine clearly has taken share from bottled exports, recent data suggests the two segments can co-exist.

Brewers Say Proposed FDA Rule on Spent Grain Would Spike Costs

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

Northwest beer brewers say a proposed rule from the FDA would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle spent grain by providing it to dairy farmers. The proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers.

Suntory Mulls Moving Liquor Business to U.S. After Beam Buyout

April 21, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Suntory Holdings Ltd. is considering moving its liquor and beer business headquarters to the United States after completing the buyout of Beam Inc. Suntory is expected to make Beam its subsidiary following the completion of the buyout by early May.

Liquid Filtration Housings

April 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The P-FG series of liquid filtration housings is designed for the filtration of process water, mineral water, beer, wine, soft drinks, juice and other liquids.

WhiteWave Foods Plans Pa. Production Facility

April 18, 2014 12:25 pm | News | Comments

WhiteWave Foods, which specializes in premium and organic food and drink products, plans to open a production facility in central Pennsylvania that is expected to create 100 jobs. The company plans to occupy a vacant facility in Sandy Township in Clearfield County.

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Photos of the Day: Belgian Brewers Look to Regain Local Support for Beer

April 18, 2014 9:31 am | News | Comments

Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to. The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

Brewers Campaign to Bring Belgians Back to Beer

April 18, 2014 9:25 am | by RAF CASERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to. The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

PepsiCo Posts Strong 1Q Profit with More Snack Sales

April 17, 2014 10:08 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. The company, which makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2 percent in the period.

Coca-Cola Sells More Drinks But Soda Sales Slide

April 15, 2014 11:55 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn't because of soda. The world's biggest beverage maker said Tuesday that its global volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade. The drop was offset by stronger sales of non-carbonated drinks.

Maxwell House Announces Brand Refresh

April 14, 2014 3:12 pm | News | Comments

Maxwell House is redefining its 121-year-old brand by debuting new packaging graphics, a new logo and new product varieties. The brand's new campaign, "Say Good Morning to a Good Day," emphasizes the benefits of starting your day with coffee.

Scientists Study Origins of Lager-Making Yeasts

April 14, 2014 12:57 pm | News | Comments

An analysis of Saccharomyces eubayanus, the wandering parent of hybrid lager yeast, revealed its closest affinity to one of two diverse Patagonian populations, confirming it was the cold-loving microbe that 500 years ago found its way to the caves and monastery cellars of Bavaria where lager beer was first concocted.

BevTech

April 14, 2014 11:32 am | Events

International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) holds its annual meeting, BevTech, each spring to transact the Society's business, to provide a forum for presentation of scientific and technical papers and for meetings of the technical committees.

Heartland Food Products Plans $21M Expansion

April 14, 2014 10:12 am | News | Comments

Heartland Food Products Group, which makes drink mixes and sweeteners, is planning a $21 million project to add production and distribution facilities in Indianapolis. The company anticipates adding up to 160 jobs in the next few years with the expansion.

Starbucks to Move VIA Instant Coffee Production to Ga.

April 11, 2014 10:28 am | by TIM RAUSCH, The Augusta Chronicle | News | Comments

Starbucks currently produces its VIA product line in Europe, but it will be moving production to Georgia when its south Augusta facility is fully operational. About 70 employees have been hired and packaging operations started in October at the Augusta facility.

Ky. Distillery Expands Visitor Center

April 10, 2014 12:11 pm | News | Comments

The Woodford Reserve Distillery is greeting tourists with an expanded and renovated visitor center in central Kentucky. Brown-Forman Corp., owner of Woodford Reserve bourbon, invested more than $1.9 million into the 7,500-square-foot visitor center near Versailles.

Calorie Control Council Disputes Research on Diet Soda

April 10, 2014 9:59 am | News | Comments

A study suggesting the potential association of post-menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, is flawed and does not support existing evidence on the topic, according to the Calorie Control Council.

NY Holds Summit on Beer, Wine and Cider Industries

April 9, 2014 12:28 pm | by JOSEFA VELASQUEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's alcoholic beverage industry was on display at a summit Tuesday organized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to focus on bolstering the business. New York is home to more than 600 wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries and ranks third in the nation in wine and grape production.

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