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US consumers seek hydration over energy from RTD teas, Mintel analyst says

Roughly half of consumers wanted a tea that was healthy and hydrating compared to just 26% of consumers who wanted an energizing tea, when asked to create their ideal RTD...

The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland

‘Our quest: To share the finest Scottish craft beer:’ Brewers eye up potential of exporting to Asia

Scotch whisky’s revered reputation is providing an opening for a new wave of Scottish beverages in Asia: craft beer.

More water and less fizzy drinks lead to ‘unprecedented calorie reduction’ in US diet, market study says

As US bottled water consumption increased, “trillions of calories from [the] American diet” were cut, a new study by the Beverage Marketing Corporation has found. But is there still space for other...

The world’s top 10 beer brands

Budweiser takes the top spot in the BrandZ Beer Top 10 Brands list, but which other brews feature in the rankings? 

This week Down Under

Nescafé sales drop as smaller brands and coffee joints gain favour

The proportion of Australians buying instant coffee has declined over the last five years, while fresh coffee sales have increased, market research has found. 

Winner and losers in the UK alcoholic beverage industry

Prosecco’s rise shows no signs of slowing down, but is the future less rosy for rosé wine? Mintel picks out the winners and losers in the UK’s alcoholic beverage industry...

‘Functional water is predicted to grow very fast’: Euromonitor on functional beverage trends

Energy drinks, sports drinks, and functional bottled water are among the functional and fortified beverage categories to watch, according to Euromonitor International.

Does chocolate milk really help with post-workout recovery? For most athletes, the answer is yes

Chocolate milk has been touted by marketing campaigns and the health fitness industry as a natural sports recovery drink, and a healthier alternative to carbohydrate sports drinks like Gatorade or...

Craft spirits now account for one in seven spirit launches: Mintel

Global craft spirit launches increased by 265% between 2011 and 2015, according to a report from Mintel. The largest chunk of these launches was in the US, closely followed by Europe.

Sparkling future for Iranian soft drinks, if economy holds

After several years of hardship the Iranian soft drink sector is heading back towards stronger growth – but remains under threat from economic uncertainty, according to a Euromonitor report.

The latest drink innovation – in pictures

Drink innovation has been at the forefront of product development over the last month.

Perspectives on Africa and Asia: Understanding these growing beer markets

Both Africa and Asia offer opportunities for beer brands: but neither market can be tackled with a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  

Packaged cold brew coffee is gaining traction, & still has plenty of room for additional players

Cold brew coffee is creating quiet the buzz in the US with new brands streaming into the market and retail sales growing exponentially in the past five years. 

Ditching 'diet' and laying off 'light': Consumers mistrust healthy processed foods, says Mintel

The National Obesity Forum's advice to shun processed foods such as low-fat yoghurts and cheeses for whole foods this week has provoked mixed reactions – but consumers are already turning...

Consumers crazy about coconut, but are they nuts?

Whilst sales data from market intelligence provider IRI shows that UK consumers can’t get enough of coconut products, a leading dietician brands coconut “an expensive con with no authorised health claims”....

Marketing to Millennials

Vox Pop: The truth about Millennials, revealed by Millennials

Serial snackers, addicted to new products and ‘emotionally connected’ to coffee? Marketers are obsessed with Millennials—generally defined as adults between the age of 18 to 34—so we thought it would...

Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to...

Japanese wine drinkers are becoming more adventurous: report

Wine drinkers in Japan are becoming more adventurous and showing an increased interested in wine, according to Wine Intelligence. And, in fact, the country is rated as one of the...

US bottled water category will be bigger than carbonated soft drinks by 2017, predicts IBWA

Bottled water is poised to overtake carbonated soft drinks as America’s largest beverage category by volume by 2017, "if not by the end of 2016," according to data from the International Bottled...

What’s hitting the shelves? Coffee & broccoli; coconut tea; and strawberry & cream gin

From the US to Scandinavia, and the UK to Australia, we take a look at some of the new products reaching beverage aisles across the globe this month. 

What will global beverage consumption look like in 2021? Region by region data

Unprecedented growth for Asia beverage market

Asia’s beverage market will experience unprecedented growth, taking two-thirds of global incremental consumption by 2021, according to figures from Canadean.

North America alcohol sales stay afloat, as global alcohol consumption slowly sinks

Global alcoholic drink consumption declined 0.7% for the first time in over 10 years translating into a loss of roughly 450m gallons of alcoholic drinks sales since 2014, a new Euromonitor report revealed.

The rise of sophisticated soda: food pairings, craft creations, and alcohol alternatives

Sophisticated sodas offer an attractive alternative to alcoholic beverages: but the category also holds wider appeal, according to a report from Canadean.

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies...

DRY Sparkling coming in hot with launch of two limited edition summer flavors

DRY Sparkling is set to release its limited edition summer soda flavors: Serrano Pepper and Malali Watermelon this June with availability through August 2016. 

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