All news articles for July 2019

A potential aggressor to the market is European tariffs, particularly in wine trade with France. Pic: Getty/BrianAJackson

A healthy job market bolsters US wine and spirits

By Beth Newhart

Both large and small US wine and spirits (W&S) companies have been more progressive and competitive with work benefits and compensation than the market average, according to a talent report from ForceBrands.

Pic:getty/honeyandmilk

Guest article

How teetotal became less taboo

By Mike Nolan, CEO, Product of the Year UK

The popular image of Brits in the pub downing pints of beer is fading. People want to go out without becoming intoxicated and drinks brands are helping them with burgeoning ranges of non and low-alcoholic options, writes Mike Nolan in this guest article.

Skinny Brands reduces calories - not ABV - with its lager

Skinny Brands reduces calories - not ABV - with its lager

By Rachel Arthur

Skinny Brands is eyeing up an opportunity for lower calorie - rather than lower alcohol – drinks. ‘The overwhelming majority of consumers want a better product – not to stop drinking all together,’ says its co-founder.

Domaine Figuière is expanding thanks to a growing demand for rosé. Photo: Figuière.

Figuière: 'Provence is the ‘Champagne region’ for rosé'

By Jenny Eagle

Figuière wine estate in La Londe-les-Maures, Provence, is introducing two wines this year; a vintage red ‘Figure’ and a rosé ‘Pionniere’ aged in oak barrels, and has partnered with INRA (Institute National De La Recherche Agronomique) on a pilot project...

All the ingredients used in Coffee Booster are vitamin or herb based, without any flavor for easy incorporation.

Coffee gets a boost at-home and on-the-go

By Beth Newhart

Premium ‘boosters’ and functional add-ons have found a place in smoothie chains, and now they’re headed for coffee. Canada-based Coffee Booster wants flavorless function to be a new step in morning coffee routines.

“A critical part of our journey is taking bigger, bolder action to be more socially responsible in all the ways we operate.”

Dunkin’ ramps up sustainability commitment

By Beth Newhart

Dunkin’ Brands, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts (DD) and Baskin Robbins, released a sustainability report this week, updating its progress on old goals and outlining new ones.

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