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Join us today for Beer and Beyond, a free to attend online event dedicated to exploring the opportunities – and sizing up the challenges – for the beer industry. 

‘For something to taste good, it doesn’t need to be sweet!’ Ugly water eyes up new opportunities for unsweet beverages

The founders of Ugly, an unsweet, fruit infused sparkling water brand, believe consumer palates will become less focused on sweet in the coming years. This can open up opportunities for...

India

Soft drinks makers rail against Budget duty increase

India's INR140bn (US$2.8bn) soft drink industry has called on the government to reverse an increase in excise duty on beverages. 

India

Report: Coffee-in-a-can manufacturers should broaden ingredient base

India’s burgeoning ready-to-drink coffee market will be worth over US$480m by 2020 after seeing annual growth of 3.2% since 2015, according to a report by Mordor Intelligence. 

Taste, choice and trust: Pillars for success in soft drinks

Soft drinks companies need to ensure they are addressing three key issues for future industry success: taste, choice and trust, says Richard Hall, chairman, Zenith International.

The buzz about beer: What are the key trends for 2016 and beyond?

Innovations in the beer market are coming from all directions – but which ones will really thrive and drive the category forward? 

UK pledges tenfold increase in wine exports by 2020

The UK wine industry is pledging a tenfold increase in exports by 2020, along with plans to boost production and identify more land suitable for vineyards.

Product innovation boosts global sports and energy drinks market: Technavio

The global sports and energy drinks market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 2015- 2019, according to research from Technavio. 

C&C Group partners with San Miguel to expand Magners distribution

C&C Group says it is boosting its international expansion with a strategic distribution agreement with San Miguel Marketing Thailand, which will strengthen sales and distribution of Magners cider in Thailand....

Women lead the way in Australian wine consumption

Long considered beer guzzlers, Australians are actually more partial to wine, due largely to the number of women who are partial to a glass of the grape.

California wine exports see record 2015

US wine exports (90% of which come from California) reached $1.61bn in winery revenues in 2015, up 7.6% from the year before.  Exports were boosted by demand for premium products.  

Demand for citrus flavour blends on the rise in Europe, says FMI

Demand for citrus flavour market is set to rise in Europe in the next ten years, says Future Market Insights (FMI) - but which are the most popular flavour blends,...

What’s hitting the shelves? New launches in the beverage aisle

From drinks that blend juice and tea, through to a new series in the hard cider category, we take a look at some of the new products reaching beverage aisles...

Fairtrade sales hit by sugar price plummet despite double digit growth in certain categories

The value of UK Fairtrade sales dropped by €127m last year due to falling demand for cane sugar but the Fairtrade Foundation says it is remaining cautiously optimistic for 2016...

Non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers: Opportunities and challenges

Non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers only account for a small proportion of the global beer market. However, these categories are showing stronger growth than the overall beer market, according to...

Entrepreneur seeks to disrupt US tea market with anthocyanin-rich Kenyan purple tea

It’s purple, intriguing from a nutritional perspective owing to its anthocyanin content, and poised to create a completely new category in the US beverage market, says one man on a...

Video: Meet the sommelier, Vinisud 2016

'I’m a wine soldier!' Sharing wines from around the globe

Sommelier, blogger, and film and TV personality Charlie Arturaola sees himself as a ‘wine soldier’ - someone who goes back to the wine country and meets the people who make...

Video: Meet the wine bloggers, Vinisud 2016

'Wine bloggers tell the story': How bloggers provide a link between industry and consumers

Today there’s a vast online community of wine bloggers - but what exactly do they contribute to the wine industry?

US bottled water sales reach record high in 2015, with growth expected to continue: Mintel

Sales of bottled water in the US increased 6.4% to reach more than $15bn in 2015, according to research from Mintel. And as consumers continue to look for alternatives to...

A new era of sports drinks: health-conscious consumers, functional beverages & entrepreneurial brands

While functional sports drinks have been used by athletes for decades, a wider range of consumers are now turning to the beverages, according to a report from MyDrink Beverages. 

Guest article

Craft may have come of age, but the risk of becoming clichéd remains strong

Craft has become ever more visible in both brand DNA and marketing. And while craft doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon - has its success reduced its potency,...

Highlights from the 2016 Beverage Innovation Summit: Suja's 'dog years', soda in a funk, and high pH water on fire

Want to know the size of the cold brew coffee prize, when Suja finally broke even, and what all the fuss is about over alkaline water? Check out the highlights of...

Kombucha market to grow 25% each year to 2020

The kombucha market is poised for huge growth by 2020, growing 25% each year, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets.

Around the Mediterranean in wine: Vinisud 2016

Vinisud has been showcasing wines from around the Mediterranean this week, including those from France, Italy, Spain and many more.

Baobab Foods predicts baobab will explode in the US beverage industry

SPINS data shows baobab sales have increased 208% in all natural sales channels from June 2014 to July 2015, and 267% in supplements. US supplier Baobab Foods is working with...

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