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Brewers Association: Craft beer must resist imposing ‘old order’ of big beer

The craft beer industry must resist and fight the imposing threat of large beer corporations who are seeking to monopolize the beer market, president and CEO of the Brewers Association...

Former Aussie PM announces Hawke’s Brewing Co.

Bob Hawke, who was Australia’s Prime Minister between 1983 and 1991, has helped launch a lager brand.

Partake Brewing on non-alcoholic craft beer: ‘It’s time for the two fastest growing segments of the beer market to converge’

Consumer interest in non-alcoholic beer is growing while craft beer maintains its popularity, and so Partake Brewing believes the time is right to launch its non-alcoholic craft beer. It has...

‘With the UK moving from a nation of tea drinkers towards an ever-growing coffee culture, consumers will look for simpler ways to enjoy their favorite brew’

Pyramid coffee bags promise convenience for connoisseurs: ‘Less mess, less fuss, less waste’

Raw Bean is launching its biodegradable pyramid coffee bags called ‘bean bags’, aiming to appeal to consumers who don’t want the hassle of using a cafetiere or want to avoid...

Soft drink brands must play into health trends in order to compete: GlobalData

Despite declining market share, there is hope for soft drink manufacturers who can adapt to the highly-competitive beverage market by utilizing major health trends like reduced sugar and digestive benefits,...

More than half of consumers think 'hybrid beverages' are a pricey gimmick, Mintel survey finds

Despite the emerging trend of blurring category lines in the functional beverage sector, many consumers still hesitate to believe the claims and attributes on pack, let alone make a purchase,...

Britvic eyes up opportunities in ‘vibrant’ soft drinks category

British soft drinks producer Britvic says there are still ‘huge opportunities’ for growth within the soft drinks category: notably in low/no calorie drinks, personalized drinks, and the convenience channel. ...

Misfit Juicery’s two-prong approach to addressing the anti-sugar trend’s threat to juice

Startup Misfit Juicery is taking a two prong approach to the growing threat to the juice category posed by consumers’ increasing concern about sugar, and in doing so is setting...

UK and EU wine industries united as Brexit Article 50 is signed

The European wine trade is calling for ‘legal certainty and the maintenance of smooth wine trade’ between the UK and EU, as the UK today signs Article 50 to formally...

Heineken will never remove its iconic red star: ‘defending it to its core’

Heineken says it is in ‘constructive conversations’ with Csiki Brewery in Romania following a long-running trademark dispute and has responded to claims the Hungarian Government will ban its red star...

Brewers Association: 20% market share by 2020 for craft beer now a ‘long shot’

The Brewers Association recorded 5,301 operating craft breweries in the US last year, up from 4,548 in 2015, representing a 0.1% market share increase from 12.2% to 12.3% (by volume).

In age of sugar reduction and 'clean label,' sweetener manufacturers adapt

“When consumers are asked an open-ended question, ‘What are you trying to avoid,’ the top three out of four answers are related to a sweetener,” Andy Ohmes, global director of...

'We are creating a completely new product category'

UK start-up aims to transform alcohol from beverage to staple seasoning ingredient

UK start-up Just A Splash is on a mission to change the way consumers see alcohol with its individual cooking pouches of premium, seasoned alcohol. "We approach alcohol as a food...

Millennials are ‘the most health-conscious generation ever,’ says report by The Halo Group

From certification seals to romance text to website blog posts, many packaged food and beverage brands put a lot of thought (and resources) into creating convincing nutrition-related arguments to persuade...

Top beverage firms want 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030

Döhler, FrieslandCampina Riedel, Refresco and Verbruggen Juice Trading Sustainable Products have signed an agreement to supply 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030.

Petainer sees demand for PET packaging from Spain & Portugal craft brewers

Petainer has seen growing demand for its PET packaging from micro and craft brewers in Spain and Portugal.

The world’s most valuable beer & spirits brands

Johnnie Walker is the world’s most valuable whisk(e)y brand, while Bud Light tops the charts in beer. But 2017 is the year of Baijiu brands, says Brand Finance, with the...

This week Down Under

Booze retailers urged to follow dominant Dan Murphy’s model

Of the enormous A$14.5bn spent in Australia last year on alcohol from liquor retailers, almost three-quarters went to supermarket-affiliated retailers, leaving independent stores far behind major chains like Dan Murphy’s...

The reformulation race: Driving change in sugar-sweetened beverages

With soda taxes looming, sugar is in the spotlight more than ever. Is the industry on the defensive: or is it, in fact, taking the lead in sugar reduction? 

Non-dairy creamer market growth driven by new flavors, Technomic says

With 14.2% year-over-year sales growth, manufacturers are seeing an increasing demand for dairy-free creamers made with plant-based milks, a recent Technomic report found.

Top 10 craft beer producing countries: US and UK lead the way

The US remains the biggest craft beer producer; but the UK has more craft breweries per capita, according to a survey from Alltech and The Brewers Journal. 

Standardization story supports Beet It's US retail launch

British brand Beet It is bringing the benefits of its beet juice products to the US with a nation wide retail launch to accompany its existing online sales.

The top 50 breweries and craft breweries in the US

The Brewers Association, the US trade group for craft brewers, has released its list of the top 50 craft brewers, along with a list of the overall top 50 brewing...

Special Edition: Functional Foods

Storming growth for energy, water and tea in functional beverages

Functional beverages are set to boom with projected 8% annual growth, with energy drinks, waters and teas strong performers – but are consumers growing weary of gimmicks.

Natural Products Expo West

Shatavari is rising star in herbal tea, although turmeric & matcha still reign supreme, Pukka exec says

After years of struggling to balance energy drinks and sleep aids, Americans are beginning to turn to adaptogens in herbal teas to help meet and “harmonize” their bodies’ needs, according...

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