All news articles for July 2024


Tequila cocktail trends

By Rachel Arthur

It’s not just about margaritas. National Tequila Day (July 24) puts the spotlight on the huge variety of cocktails now embracing the trending spirit.

Cocktails offer a familiar format for consumers to explore cannabis - and knowledgeable bartenders can help them explore strengths and options. Pic:getty/stefantomic

Can cannabis beverages make their mark in bars and restaurants?

By Rachel Arthur

Cannabis beverages are most frequently consumed at home. But much has been made of their potential to replace alcohol – with important channels for alcohol including bars, restaurants and other on-premise locations. How can cannabis beverages succeed...

Synergy Flavours finds growing flavoured beer market driven by under 35s looking for taste, refreshment and variety. Credit: Getty/Ridofranz


Flavoured beer sees double digit growth

By Bethan Grylls

Between 2018-2022, flavour beer launches grew by a CAGR of 28%, according to an assessment of the market by Synergy Flavours.

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Cheese lovers, would you try Cheese Tea?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Tea brand Heytea has landed in Paris, France with the aim to entice the cheese-loving nation with its Cheese Tea in the build-up to the Summer Olympics.

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Startup Spotlight

Bobabam built a devoted fan base with customizable at-home boba tea kits

By Deniz Ataman

Capitalizing on the boba tea boom during the pandemic, coupled with their love of the Taiwanese drink, Bobabam co-founders, Brian Khoddam, Ron Escopete and Bob Yau, leveraged their expertise in supply chain, foodservice, and data analysis to quickly launch...

Could sugarcane super crop cut cost of sugar? GettyImages/AlexandraFlorian

Could sugarcane super crop cut cost of sugar?

By Donna Eastlake

The cost of sugar has increased sharply in recent years. Now researchers believe gene editing could boost supplies. But how, and what does this mean for manufacturers?

The acquisition will create a beer and soft drink heavyweight: including Carlsberg, Pepsi and Robinson's brands. Pic: getty/kajakiki

Carlsberg to acquire Britvic

By Rachel Arthur

Carlsberg will create a UK beverage heavyweight across beer and soft drinks with its acquisition of Britvic: with the two companies announcing this morning that they have reached an agreement on the terms of the transaction.


The BBQ Index: Beer, burgers and other Fourth of July staples

By Rachel Arthur

As Americans gear up to celebrate Independence Day, Rabobank breaks down the cost of a classic 10-person BBQ. This year's BBQ Index shows that inflation is a huge concern for consumers - but how does this play out in the beer category?