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Competing with craft: Is the meteoric rise of craft beer a threat to US wine?

With craft beers continuing to win over US drinkers, are millennial consumers abandoning traditional wines for trendy beers?

Beverage trendwatching gallery: Smartwater sparkles, Mtn Dew heads to the dark side & Tio Gazpacho gets fruity

From vinegar-based sodas to caffeinated yogurt drinks, high-protein nut milks and yet more alkaline waters, check out FoodNavigator-USA's gallery of new beverage launches hitting US shelves this fall/winter.

Healthy innovation from British start-ups: Cauliflower porridge, cinnamon water and quark

Is cinnamon water set to steal coconut water's crown, can quark ever rival Greek yoghurt and will cauliflower rice really replace oats for a healthy breakfast porridge? FoodNavigator met up...

US retail sales of diet soda remain in freefall, reveals latest Nielsen data

Unit sales of diet soda are still falling at an alarming rate in the US retail market, with the latest Nielsen data (all channels including grocery, drug, mass, and c-stores)...

Brau Beviale: Visitor numbers top 37,000 despite strike affecting flights

Despite a strike affecting Lufthansa flights, trade visitors from 132 countries made it to Brau Beviale in Nuremberg last week. 

Dan Murphy’s leads Australia’s alcohol retail pack

More Australians shop for liquor at Dan Murphy’s than any other retail chain is a market that is worth A$296m (US$211m) a week, new research has found.

Xi pub visit prompts newfound interest in British IPA

Images of China’s president enjoying a pint of British beer in an Oxfordshire pub alongside Prime Minister David Cameron have sparked a Far East “frenzy” for real ale.

Dairy alternatives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

Global consumption of dairy alternatives is set to rise rapidly driven by Asian-Pacific, according to a recent report.

Junk food dominates marketing landscape in Scotland: study

Nearly three quarters of the food and drink marketing seen by children in Scotland is for junk food, according to new research that the Scottish Government will use to push...

Elopak first packaging company to join RE100 campaign

Elopak is the first major packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, in partnership with The Climate Group, to engage, support and showcase influential companies...

Government backs Scotch whisky industry as decline slows

Scotch whisky industry representatives and government officials have pledged to boost economic growth, as the industry shows signs of recovery.

‘Traditional concepts combined with innovation and creativity:’ Brau Beviale kicks off today

Innovations in the beverage world come from both large multinational companies and small start-ups: and this is particularly true in the beer industry thanks to the drive from craft beers....

Barry Callebaut to expand its European Specialties business

Barry Callebaut plans to expand its European Specialties business, by acquiring the commercial vending activities of FrieslandCampina Kievit.

Tetra Pak 2015 Sustainability Report

Tetra Pak to launch ad-on-pack advertising to promote UHT milk in North Africa

Tetra Pak will be reaching out to consumers through ad-on-pack and digital advertising and holding events for doctors and nutritionists, to promote the benefits of UHT milk in Morocco later...

Beverage Bites: news up to November 6, 2015

Diageo sells Argentina wine business, Bud Light renews NFL sponsorship, and more beverage bites

This week Diageo announced the sale of its Argentinian wine interests, while Coca-Cola Hellenic set new water and carbon commitments. Read on for more beverage bites…

New breweries boost European beer sector

The number of active breweries in the EU has doubled since 2008 – reaching more than 6,500 today – according to figures released by industry association The Brewers of Europe. 

Craft beer buyouts: It’s the quality of the brew that ultimately counts

When large multinational brewers buy small independent craft brewers, it often prompts an outcry among beer fans. But do consumers really care who owns their favourite beer brands?

Spotlight on Asia: What to watch in bottled water

Asia Pacific gulps up bottled water market share

Asia Pacific continues show strong growth in the bottled water market: taking an increasing share of global volumes.  

Cutting Canadian calories: Product innovation and marketing efforts

The strengths of product innovation and vast distribution networks from beverage companies will help drive a pledge to cut non-alcoholic beverage calories by 20% over the next 10 years, says...

Bamboo beverages can shoot to stardom with sustainability credentials, says bamboo leaf tea brand

Bamboo-based beverages have the potential to reach the heady heights of coconut and plant waters, thanks to the sustainability credentials of the grass, says bamboo leaf tea IGZU. 

Crazy about craft, or excited about energy drinks? Take a look at our 2016 special editions

BeverageDaily runs a series of special edition newsletters each year – putting the spotlight on an innovative industry sector – and we’re looking ahead to our 2016 subjects. 

News in brief

Copper & Kings appoints two distribution partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has appointed two distribution partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits.

Global Bottled Water Congress, Lisbon

What’s next in bottled water? Three areas to watch

It’s an era of opportunity for bottled water, with consumers wanting a healthy alternative to many other drinks on the market. As the Global Bottled Water Congress takes place in...

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients - IT'S TODAY!

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22, otherwise known as today!

Energy shot based on hemp juice poised to hit market

Another shot competitor seeks to take 5 Hour Energy’s title, this time based on the benefits of “hemp juice.”

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