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Emerging Markets

Established markets still generate high profits for firms selling everything from soda to spirits, wine and beer to filling lines. But Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa plus Eastern Europe and Russia are driving global growth. Track major players' moves in these markets - from Coke to Krones and Heineken.


Blue Bottle acquisition gives Nestlé access to ‘quality obsessed coffee drinkers’

Nestlé’s recent acquisition of a 68% stake in California startup Blue Bottle Coffee is a departure from its usual business strategy when it comes to its coffee portfolio, according to...

Indian start-up's new civet dung coffee is no flash in the pan

India has made its first foray into fecal coffee, albeit at a scale that will not flush away Indonesia, its biggest producer.

Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha expands 5.6% ABV beverage line

Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha’s 5.6% ABV line is expanding its distribution and flavor offerings aiming to take the alcoholic fermented beverage nationwide in the US by mid-2018, the company said. ...

Coca-Cola: ‘Most growth dollars in beverages are still going to come from sparkling.’

Despite declining soda consumption and sugar sweetened beverage taxes going into effect across the US, Coca-Cola saw its soda revenue rise 4% in 2016 thanks to smaller packaging.

Global beer market trends

Euromonitor: Chinese stout market to reach 659 million liters in 2021

The world drank 193bn liters of beer in 2016, according to Euromonitor International.

Euromonitor: 20 most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030

Euromonitor International has identified 20 of the most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030 with analysis on eight megatrends with the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in...

Treofan to expand in the Americas and Turkey

Treofan is expanding its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging in the Americas and Turkey.

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Brewers Association heads to drinktec to expose American craft beer to ‘whole new consumer’

The Brewers Association Export Development Program (BA EDP) has seen an "explosion" of interest in American craft beer coinciding with an increase in exports to international markets.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Pokka calls for more government action to limit sugar consumption

Singapore’s biggest beverage brand has begun reformulating its drinks to reduce their sugar content, and has called on the government to take wider action against lifestyle diseases.

News in brief

Rugani carrot juice gets SuperSlim makeover

Greenway Farms has partnered with IPI aseptic packaging systems to launch its Rugani 100% carrot juice in SuperSlim aseptic cartons.

European wine category to continue M&A activity with eye on US market, Rabobank says

The European wine industry has seen over 150 M&A deals since 2010, and a similar pattern is expected to prevail in the future, according to Rabobank.

Euromonitor: Coffee to eclipse tea in consumption in the UK by 2021

Annual coffee consumption in the UK is projected to overtake tea consumption by 2021 with black tea registering the steepest sales declines, according to Euromonitor. 

UAE sin tax set to double price of energy drinks from October

The UAE will impose a sin tax on soft drinks and energy beverages from October 1 to “help build a healthier and safer society”. 

Foreign firms winning in battle for Vietnam’s soft drinks market

Foreign soft drink manufacturers have taken control of more than half of Vietnam’s US$4bn non-alcoholic drink market for the first time, as local players work out how best to compete....

Grupo Sun Ocean Lda to manufacture juice, water & wine in Africa

Quantum Global African Infrastructure, Embasa and Sun Ocean Holdings have been given the green light to set up a beverage plant in Angola, Africa.

Coffee consolidation mirroring beer’s M&A activity, says Rabobank

The global coffee industry has more room for consolidation and shares a similar M&A pattern to the international beer market, according to a recent Rabobank report.

Coca-Cola HBC net sales grow 5.7% despite ‘softness’ in Russia and Nigeria

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) 2017 half-year financial results saw net sales revenue grow 5.7% despite ‘softness’ in Russia and Nigeria, CEO, Dimitris Lois, said today.

Guest article

Health-conscious millennials turn to zero-calorie drinks

'As consumer tastes change and people become more health conscious, brands need to think of innovative ways to remain attractive to buyers. 


Tickle Water enters adult beverage market positioned as cocktail mixer

Tickle Water, a flavored sparkling water brands for kids, has expanded its distribution to wine and spirits stores to capture an adult audience after the company noticed an organic evolution...

Beam Suntory Q2 growth fueled by whiskey and bourbon sales

Suntory's net sales in its alcoholic beverages segment rose 3.1% year-over-year for H1 2017 driven by global demand for Beam Suntory's whiskey and bourbon brands particularly Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark,...

Altia’s Koskenkorva Vodka launches in US through partnership with Infinium Spirits

Nordic wine and spirits producer Altia has partnered with Infinium Spirits to begin US distribution of Koskenkorva Vodka in the US market taking advantage of the rise in premium vodka...

Craft beer segment shows steady 5% growth with 2,739 more breweries planned

The US craft beer market saw volume production increase 5% for the first six months of 2017, a slowdown from 8% volume growth in the comparable period last year, according...

Coca-Cola calls on public to develop its next sugar alternative

Coca-Cola is calling on the public via the crowdsourcing platform HeroX to develop a natural, low-to-no-calorie sweetener, but the compound must not contain, or be derived from, stevia or monk fruit....

Sapporo acquires Anchor Brewing bringing the San Francisco beer to new global markets

Sapporo Holdings will acquire Anchor Brewing Company, maker of Anchor Steam beer, in a deal which will bring the California-based brewer to new international markets.

Tequila Ciudad launches in US where ‘consumers are well aware tequila is for sipping, not shooting’

Premium sipping tequila, Tequila Ciudad, has debuted three varieties in the US where consumers are increasingly seeking high-end tequila products. 

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