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Chinese spirits market set to reach $450bn by 2021

The Chinese spirits market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 15% over 2016-2021, reaching more than $450bn, according to GlobalData. 

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The Future Laboratory: ‘Coffee and cocktail culture set to explode over the next decade’

'The coffee cocktail renaissance is set to explode with ‘a perfect synergy of coffee and cocktail cultures’ already underway, according to research from The Future Laboratory.

South African wines see increased interest from US consumers

As US interest in South African wines grows, Chenin Blanc is providing a focal point for introducing more and more consumers to the category, according to industry body Wines of...

No & low alcohol beer launches: the global picture

While the amount of innovation in the lower alcohol beer category remains limited on a global scale, Mintel predicts activity in the sector will speed up in years to come...

Craft brewers are no lightweights in alcohol-free beer trend

It’s not just the big brands who are staking a claim in the NABLAB (non-alcoholic beer and low-alcoholic beer) sector; craft brewers such as UK-based St Peter’s are courting consumers...


Industry leaders on edge after Duterte vows to abolish sugar promoter

Industry heads are resigned to the fate of their segment’s official promoter, which the Philippines president recently vowed to close in a bid to streamline government and curb corruption.

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Healthy ageing NPD in Asia: Can functional foods follow supplements’ lead?

The vast majority of new product launches targetting the main health concerns for seniors remain in the supplement space, with analysts arguing there is vast potential for the region’s food...

Grape prospects for European varietals as Australian wine drinkers diversify

Young Australian wine drinkers are developing wide varietal repertoires and embracing European varietals such as Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Gewürztraminer and Moscato, says Wine Intelligence.

‘Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the products they are buying’

CSB-System IT enterprise is creating 150 jobs at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, as it plans to opens offices in Brazil, China and South Korea.

Unilever adds Pukka Herbs to portfolio as part of ethical product drive

Unilever has bought organic herbal tea business, Pukka Herbs tea in the latest addition to a stable of brands that reflect its commitment to ethical practices and meet consumer demand...

Aussies consuming more alcohol for first time since 2007

Australians have been drinking more alcohol for the first time in a decade, fuelled by a growing taste for craft beers and cider.

Global beer market trends

Euromonitor: Chinese stout market to reach 659 million liters in 2021

The world drank 193bn liters of beer in 2016, according to Euromonitor International.

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‘The pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing’

‘One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes.

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Nutritional dairy beverages

Nutritional beverage (Nutri-Bev) is a new example of product crossover between the dairy and food & beverage industries.

Euromonitor: 20 most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030

Euromonitor International has identified 20 of the most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030 with analysis on eight megatrends with the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in...

Australians want to know who owns the craft beer they drink: survey

For the majority of Australian craft beer drinkers (64%), knowing who owns the beer they drink is important, according to the 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey. 

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Diversey: As independent business we can be smarter and more agile

Sealed Air has completed the sale of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business to Bain Capital Private Equity for $3.2bn.

Coca-Cola & PepsiCo support new commitments

Soft drinks industry to stop selling sugary drinks in EU secondary schools

The European soft drinks industry will voluntarily cease sales of drinks with added sugars to secondary schools in the European Union, industry association UNESDA announced today. 

Sugarcane supply chain: Industry urged to address forced labour issues

Mondelēz and Archer Daniels Midland are among a number of food and beverage companies making ‘limited’ efforts to understand and assess forced labour risks in their sugarcane supply chains at the...

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Hot trends to look out for at drinktec 2017

'What are the key trends influencing the wine industry?

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Brewers Association heads to drinktec to expose American craft beer to ‘whole new consumer’

The Brewers Association Export Development Program (BA EDP) has seen an "explosion" of interest in American craft beer coinciding with an increase in exports to international markets.

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‘Challenges in efficiency, energy saving, performance & connectivity have intensified’

The challenges that beverage companies face in efficiency, energy saving, performance and connectivity have ‘intensified considerably’ in recent years, according to Carel.

Sports drinks, fresh fruits top back-to-school grocery lists

Sports drinks seem to signal the start of the school year, according to numbers crunched by market data firm Nielsen.


Wine industry given $50m to develop exports and local wine tourism

The government will give the wine industry a A$50m (US$40m) grant to support exports and regional development.

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How to market beverages to a ‘hipster demographic’ in China

‘"Hipsters" in Chinese has a special meaning. The closest approximation, 文艺青年, literally translates to “young people into literature and art.”

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