All news articles for January 2022

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What have we learned from Dry January 2022?

By Rachel Arthur

Dry January is the month of the year when the no and low alcohol category really has a chance to shine. So what have we learned about the direction of the category this month? Here's five key takeaways from Dry January 2022.

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Tequila to continue growth in US on-premise

By Rachel Arthur

Tequila holds an almost 16% of on-trade spirits sales in terms of volume: up significantly from 2016 when it had a 11.5% share, according to figures from CGA. And its popularity is set to continue to grow.

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Dry January sales up on last year

By Rachel Arthur

UK consumers have bought 15% more low or no alcohol beer, cider, wine and spirits over Dry January this year than they did a year ago, according to supermarket Tesco.

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Acosta: How will consumers be eating and shopping in 2022?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Many consumers are maintaining the habits they formed at the onset of the global pandemic nearly two years ago, including a sustained preference for at-home dining and e-commerce, notes market research intelligence firm Acosta, which says retailers and...

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New beverage launches: January 2022

By Rachel Arthur

From energy drinks to non-alcoholic spirits, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe this month.

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Understanding the No-Low Wine Category

By Shira Horn, AMC Global

While no-low alcohol sales are growing across the beer and spirits sector, the future of no-low wine offerings is a bit more complex, writes Shira Horn of AMC Global in this guest article.

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SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

By Danielle Masterson

The gut health brand, perhaps best known for its two-in-one capsules containing probiotics that float inside plant-based omega oil (Ahiflower), has now entered the functional beverage category with the launch of Inner Immune.

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Guest article

Are we approaching English Wine’s time in the sun?

By Jamie Williams, Managing Partner, isobel.

With more glasses of English Sparkling wine enjoyed over Christmas than ever before, could 2022 be the year that English wine breaks into the mainstream?  Jamie Williams, a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and Managing Partner of London independent...

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IFIC points to 2022 food trends

By Jim Cornall

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) — drawing on its staff and consumer survey data — has published its forecast of food trends for the upcoming year.

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The changing face of Low2No alcohol

By Pete Martin, Regulatory Director, Ashbury

Pete Martin, Regulatory Director at UK product information specialist, Ashbury, breaks down the labelling laws for the sector, and shares his future predictions for the category.

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