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Fruit juice brands fighting for share in shrinking market

With packaged fruit juice consumption in freefall in recent years, the number of Australians who opt for it has plummeted by 1.3m people since 2012, when over 35% of the...

‘The first studio album ever released on a beer can’

Aeronaut Brewing Co. has collaborated with US rock band The Lights Out for the launch of the band’s studio album – which can only be obtained via a can of...

Mintel's top European trends for 2017 - and the firms already following them

Mintel has picked out its top trends for 2017 - a must for food and drink manufacturers wishing to stay ahead of the curve. FoodNavigator takes a look at some them....

‘This year in drinks, anything goes!’ Consumers take self-expression to new level with drink creations

With a huge range of flavors and serving options in the spirits category, consumers are ‘ripping up the rulebook in their quest for self-expression’, according to UK supermarket Waitrose.

Americans are buying fewer beverages, but what purchases do they still make?

The number of purchased beverages per person in the US is down, but Americans are still choosing to spend their money on coffee, soft drinks, iced tea, or bottled water...

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David Berryman stands up for juice amid ‘sugar is bad for you’ debate

David Berryman, owner of David Berryman, a fruit based ingredient supplier, has spoken out in defense of juice drinks following the debate about ‘sugar being bad for you’.

What's next for craft beer?

It’s a big question, so we put it to beer gurus from around the globe. Crowdfunding, a split between ‘mass craft’ and ‘true craft’, and the continued rise of premiumization...

‘A cola that’s one of your 5-a-day? Absolutely!’ Juicy Fuel Cola

Juicy Fuel Cola – a sparkling cola made from fruit juice without added sugar or sweeteners – believes the drink can appeal to anyone who has become disillusioned with the...

‘There is the potential for craft spirits to achieve market share parity with craft beer’

There are now more than 1,300 craft spirits producers in the US and the market continues to grow rapidly. The Craft Spirits Data Project – an initiative to evaluate performance...

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‘An element of surprise is paramount’: Craft gin subscription service spurns the high street

A new gin members club is delivering unique craft gin straight to consumers’ doors. 

‘Nurturing the Irish whiskey renaissance’: Association launches mentoring programme

The Irish Whiskey Association has launched a mentoring programme, which brings established global players together with new market entrants. This will help ensure future growth of the Irish whiskey category,...

Strong margin growth for SME manufacturers, thanks to craft and artisan trends

The artisan food boom continues to fuel profitability of SME (small and medium size enterprise) food and drink manufacturers, evidenced by the success of craft brewers and gin distillers, says...

Nothing But Real’s Oat Chocolate & Protein pushes free-from trend into protein shake category

On a mission to “take back” food from the chemical industry which “hijacked” it, CPG manufacturer Nothing But Real is launching its debut product: Oat Chocolate & Protein – a...

'This is the end of the beverage category as we knew it'

‘Water is not water anymore’: In a new era of beverages, where does bottled water fit in?

As the beverage sector continues to evolve, categories are blurring more than ever. Bottled water can either be left on the sidelines as  ‘the boring choice’ – or it can...

Senior spotlight: Tetra Pak taps into what beverage makers should know about this key generation

For the latest edition of Tetra Pak’s annual Consumer Generations Whitepaper series, the packaging giant interviewed more than 40,000 people and gathered insights from 27 different developed and developing countries,...

‘Exceptional growth’ in Australian wine exports to China

China becomes top wine export market for Australia

China has become the top market for Australian wine exports (by value), thanks to the middle class’ increased interest in wine and the benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. ...

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Nestlé lowers full-year sales outlook

Nestlé has lowered its full year outlook from 4.2% to 3.5% as it feels the effect of a deflationary market.

‘Huge potential’ in children’s bottled water category

As concerns over childhood obesity continue to grow - and with sugary drinks under particular scrutiny – there’s a big opportunity for children’s bottled water, according to Zenith International.  ...

2016 Global Bottled Water Awards: And the winners are…

From Norwegian arctic water to probiotic functional drinks, the winners of the 2016 Global Bottled Water Awards have been announced.   

Scots call for reformulation as majority admit they ignore advice

The majority of Scottish consumers say they have clear advice on what they should and shouldn’t be eating but many tend to ignore it, according to new research.

Sealed Air to spin-off Diversey Care in 2017

Sealed Air is to spin-off Diversey Care and the related hygiene business by the second half of 2017.

More calories consumed from alcoholic drinks than soft drinks: Euromonitor

Up to four times more calories are consumed in alcoholic drinks than in soft drinks, according to data released by Euromonitor today. 

Award-winning Parisian boutique sells everything but French wine

What was once a well-kept secret has become an award-winning wine shop thanks to its labels from around the world.

Diageo wedges itself into hard soda space with Quaker City Malting Co.’s ‘old-timey’ malt beverages

Diageo has entered the hard soda category in the US with the launch of two new products in partnership with Philadelphia-based Quaker City Malting Co., hopping on the booming hard...

A winning formula? Free-from snacks are safest bet for food start-ups

Food and beverage start-ups that bring to market on-the-go snacks or beverages with a ‘free-from’ positioning have the best chance of success, whilst dairy concepts face the greatest risk of...

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