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Premium Indulgence

Premium is not the new normal, but as wealth levels increase in emerging markets, and affluent Western consumers crave difference, there's a real appetite for small batch, 'craft' products made with quality ingredients that command a higher price. The spirits world has always taken the lead, but the trend is spreading to beer, cider and even soda.

WINE VISION 2014: INTERVIEW WITH Jean-Guillaume Prats

‘Great Napa Valley wines will rival Bordeaux First Growths’: Moët-Hennessy Estates & Wine CEO

Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine CEO, says he believes great wine produced in California’s Napa Valley will rival the finest Bordeaux in future years.

CONFERENCE STRIVES TO 'DEFY CONVENTIONAL THINKING' ON WINE

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues...

Special edition: Functional Foods

What's driving functional food and beverage growth? Snacking, convenience, and consumer behavior

With sales of $176.7 billion this year functional foods are a hot growth sector. But which ingredients, sectors and countries are the best bets for product launches?

Reed's CEO: Mainstream supermarkets are embracing kombucha now

While mainstream food retailers discovered kombucha later than their counterparts in the ‘natural’ channel, they are playing catch-up now, says natural soda maker Reed’s, which entered the market in 2012...

WINE VISION 2014: FOCUS ON...SMART VIRAL MARKETING

‘Nice wine, no corkscrew?’ Mirabeau En Provence solution strikes YouTube gold with 8 million+ views

Mirabeau En Provence owner Stephen Cronk says the desire for a direct consumer connection inspired him to record a 50 second YouTube video that's won the Rosé producer a staggering 8m+...

PACK EXPO 2014: FOCUS ON...BEER FILLING TECHNOLOGY

Whistle-stop stand tour: KHS USA at Pack Expo 2014

Gary Maus, VP of sales and marketing at KHS USA talks us through the company’s filling technology on show at Pack Expo 2014, and claims the Innofill Glass Micro filler...

BEN WEISS PREDICTS 'BIG YEAR FOR BAI' IN 2015

Bai Brands CEO: ‘Sales will hit $50m in 2014, but there were ‘unsexy’ years’

Bai Brands CEO Ben Weiss says the Dr Pepper allied brand will hit $50m in sales this year and puts this down to a focus on ‘distribution at the expense...

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: IN CONVERSATION WITH...REXAM

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says one notable success to date was lemonade flavored milkshake MIO in Russia.

KHS CEO reveals first digital direct PET printing machine beverage sale

KHS CEO Matthias Niemeyer says the company’s digital direct printing system is ideal for technology driven co-packers as the company predicts the first PET beverage bottles made using its technology...

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: PACKAGING INNOVATION FOCUS

Whistle-stop stand tour: Crown BevCan Europe & Middle East

With Day Two of Brau Beviale in full swing, we worked in a whistlestop tour of the Crown BevCan Europe & Middle East stand, exploring the company’s Smartcan and Instant...

Samuel Adams beer boss Jim Koch: ‘Germany's Reinheitsgebot becoming like artistic censorship’

The Boston Beer Company founder and Samuel Adams brewer Jim Koch has compared Germany beer purity law Reinheitsgebot to artistic censorship and suggests it is stifling innovation in the nation’s beer...

Coca-Cola Hellenic keen to take Monster Energy to ‘big markets’ like Russia

Coca-Cola Hellenic’s CEO says the firm is keen to take Monster Energy into new markets, as its lackluster performance in developed markets led by Italy hit summer soda sales. ...

PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging Market Assessment – exploring slow growth for pouches, concerns about glass supply quality...

EXCLUSIVE GALLERY: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Pack Expo 2014 in Pictures: 10 Snapshots from the Windy City!

Didn't make it to Pack Expo in Chicago this week? Get a taster of the action with our exclusive gallery, which takes in technology and trends from processing and packaging...

PACK EXPO 2014: PODCAST WITH BRIAN KENNELL, TETRA PAK

Functional fancy…Tetra Pak US CEO targets high-value beverage growth

Tetra Pak’s new CEO and president for USA and Canada tells BeverageDaily.com that the firm sees rich regional growth potential in added-value functional beverages.

Diageo puts brakes on Scotch whisky expansion

Weakening global demand for Scotch whisky could put the brakes on Diageo’s plans to upgrade its northern distilleries as part of the business’s £1bn expansion plan announced in 2007.

Coffee firms should broaden ranges

Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).

‘Everything is possible in energy drinks: There’s no fear!’ WILD Flavors

Helene Möller, product manager for ingredients at WILD Flavors, tells BeverageDaily.com that energy drinks is the category with the most possibilities for innovation.

Heineken CFO: Deadly Ebola virus has only hit our Sierra Leone business

Heineken CFO Rene Hooft Graafland says the deadly Ebola virus has only hit the brewer’s business in Sierra Leone thus far, as lower European beer sales hit its bottom line...

Edrington and Beam Suntory will dissolve travel retail JV in 2015

Spirits giants Edrington and Beam Suntory announced today that they will end their Maxxium travel retail joint venture in April 2015 to ‘better integrate’ their European operations into their global businesses.

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.

Scottish food and drink a success in France

Scottish food and drink exports to France have grown in value by £21M over the past year to a whopping £703M, according to the Scottish government.

‘Everyone has their price’: Analyst reflects on SAB Miller’s Heineken approach

Despite Heineken’s stated desire for independence after it knocked back an approach for SAB Miller, one financial analyst believes a deal could still be done.

HOW SHOULD WINERIES TWEAK PRICES TO OPTIMIZE PROFITS?

Winning in US wine: Pricing to maximize profit, avoid brand equity erosion

The price of a bottle of wine has a critical impact on the positioning and profitability of a wine brand but marketers are often unsure when they should tweak price...

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

M&S urges food and beverage brands to embrace ‘adaptable machinery’

The head of food packaging innovation at UK retailer Marks & Spencer has urged companies to invest in smaller, more adaptable machines to keep up with the pace of packaging...

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