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Drinktec 2017

Call for speakers: Do you know what’s brewing in beer?

BeverageDaily and drinktec are collaborating to present a lively conference series at drinktec (Munich, September 11-15), which will provide small brewers with advice on how to scale up operations. We’re...

Boston Beer Company highlights ‘softening of craft beer category’

The Boston Beer Company highlights the ‘general softening of the craft beer category’ and a challenging retail environment as new craft brews continue to enter the market. But it says...

Scotch whisky grows in UK market

The number of 70cl Scotch Whisky bottles released for sale in the UK in the first three quarters of 2016 totalled 57.2 million, up 5.6% from the same period in...

Six Japan food, nutrition and consumer trends set to shape 2017

We pinpoint six of the must-know food, nutrition and consumer trends taking shape in Japan, from superfoods to sports nutrition, ahead of one of the country's biggest trade shows, FoodEx...

Ag Committee weighs whether SNAP should pay for sugary drinks

Prohibiting the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages and other “unhealthy” foods and beverages with SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, likely would not discourage their consumption, but would be costly...

China

Australian team start studying grain in world’s biggest selling spirit

Research is underway to help Australian farmers better understand a key ingredient in baijiu, China’s national drink and the world’s top-selling spirit.

The Dairy Aisle: La Colombe’s clever strategy to stand out in the crowded cold coffee category

Around 80% of La Colombe’s Draft Latte product is milk, so why not place it in the dairy section? That’s what ran through the mind of EVP of sales Kyle...

Coca-Cola HBC reports good growth led by Nigeria and Romania

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), a bottler of The Coca-Cola Company, has reported its financial results for the full year ended 31, December 2016.

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

Coffee pods driving global hot drinks market growth in developed countries: Euromonitor

Coffee pods will continue to be a major factor of global coffee growth especially in developed markets, such as North America and parts of Europe, which account for 90% of...

Drinking vinegar could be the next kombucha if it can overcome four major hurdles

While most Americans remain unfamiliar with drinking vinegar, the category is gaining traction and could be the next kombucha if manufacturers work together to promote its many benefits and uses,...

The energy drinks market is maturing - and so should brands’ marketing strategies, says XYIENCE

The energy drinks market is maturing and so too is its consumer base, prompting the category to expand its marketing position to better appeal to a slightly older demographic.

Trump supporters call for Budweiser boycott after immigration-themed Super Bowl ad

Trump supporters are calling for a boycott of Budweiser following the beer giant’s Super Bowl ad - which depicts Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch’s arrival in America from Germany - interpreting...

From the show floor: Vinisud wine show, France

Innovation spotlight: How wine entrepreneurs are embracing both tradition and technology

With mobile apps, software, online marketplaces and more, a group of wine start-ups are proving that the wine industry is far from being stuck in its traditional ways. 

Constellation Brands: 'It's too early to know' how Trump policies will affect Mexican beer portfolio

Constellation Brands says it is “too early to know” how US President Donald Trump’s policies – and in particular a 20% tax on imports from Mexico - will affect its business.

Tuatara: ‘We’re changing the shareholding, not the recipe’

DB Breweries buys New Zealand craft brewery, Tuatara Brewing Company

Heineken subsidiary DB Breweries has bought New Zealand craft brewery Tuatara Brewing Company. 

Kosher wine popularity booms among non-kosher consumers, says Royal Wine Corp.

Kosher wine is a beverage trend that continues to grow in popularity, especially among mainstream consumers, because of its perceived higher-quality image due the exacting process the wine must go...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

Could molecular hydrogen infused water carve a niche in the functional beverages category?

In regular water, hydrogen is bound to oxygen (H2O) making it "difficult for our bodies to enjoy the [antioxidant/anti-inflammatory] benefits of hydrogen," claims the company behind Hfactor, which contends that dissolving hydrogen...

Diageo Scotch & whiskey global sales rebound from sluggish growth one year ago

Diageo reported a strong sales gain for the second half of 2016 due to rising global demand for Scotch and whiskey following increased marketing efforts in the US.

Plant-based water sales predicted to double by 2020

The trend for healthy hydration is driving growth in plant-based waters, with global sales growing 21% in 2016 to reach sales of more than $2.7bn.

Sugar reduction efforts & demand for functional benefits will drive vegetable juice sales in 2017

Vegetables will shine as a rising star in the juice industry in 2017 as consumers look for ways to reduce sugar and increase functional benefits, predicts a top executive working...

‘Don’t worry: but do prepare and get involved’: WSTA’s Brexit advice to wine & spirit companies

As the UK looks to Brexit, the UK's Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) wants to see trade deals that minimize disruption and create new opportunities. It says the industry...

Cognac exports reach record high

Cognac exports rose in 2016 to reach record levels in both value and volume, according to figures from the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC).  The US continues to be...

Manufacturers take purist approach as European demand for variety-specific juice increases

Similar to wine varietals, consumers are selecting premium juice based on the type of fruit used, particularly in apple juice, leading juice manufacturers to come out with variety-specific products. 

Millennials drink and try the most tea in Canada

Millennials represent the fastest growing segment of tea purchasers in Canada, while the country’s overall population consumes more than 10 billion cups of tea every year, according to the Tea...

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