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Diageo acquires flavor matching tech company Vivanda

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has acquired Vivanda, the owner of the technology behind Diageo’s digital ‘What’s Your Whisky’ online platform as well as the ‘Journey of Flavour’ experience at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh.

A 'virtual twin' model of the glass surface and coating interaction. Pic: Ardagh.

Johnnie Walker bottle set for ‘virtual twin’ lightweighting trials

By Rachel Arthur

Dassault Systèmes, Ardagh Group and EXXERGY will run ‘virtual twin’ trials on Diageo’s Johnnie Walker bottle, in order to research and develop a coating that will enable the glass bottle to be lightweighted without compromising its strength and shape.

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Diageo to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has launched a 10 year sustainability action plan: setting goals including net zero carbon emissions from direct operations by 2030; and using 30% less water in every drink it makes.

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The best global beverage brands of 2020

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola maintains its position in the top 10 in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2020 Report. But what are the other beverage brands making their mark this year?

Alcohol brands

Alcohol brands are making billion-dollar ecommerce mistakes

By Beth Newhart

US consumers spent $2.6bn buying alcohol online last year, but experts say it could be billions more. Alcohol ecommerce penetration is ‘abysmally low’ which Rabobank believes could have 'profound consequences' on the industry.

Unique flavors and alternate aging methods are a main focus area for craft distillers in specialized cocktails.  Pic: Getty/CabecaDeMarmore

BEVERAGE FORUM 2019

A ‘complex’ consumer base challenges US alcohol

By Beth Newhart

Over the past decade, the beverage category has been defined by the millennial generation, driven by local craft brands. The 2020s are expected to be shaped by Gen Z, with further digitization of brands using smart technology.

Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo's beer brands will replace plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap with recyclable and biodegradable cardboard: the equivalent of removing 40 million plastic bottles from the world.

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