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Activating sustainability: 5 ways to refresh your approach in 2021

By Callum Saunders, Head of Planning at ZEAL Creative Limited

As more brands recognise the importance of sustainability, it becomes harder to stand out. Callum Saunders, head of planning at ZEAL Creative, looks at how brands should direct their messaging around sustainability in 2021.

How can you make your brand stand out to supermarket buyers? Starting now will help you get ahead. Pic:getty/lightfieldstudios

How to prepare now to ensure your drinks brand is a success in 2021

By Richard Horwell, Brand Relations

There's a lot of competition on beverage shelves, and soft drinks buyers do range reviews at the start of the new year. To be successful with your drinks brand in 2021 you need to start preparing now, writes Richard Horwell of F&B marketing and...

2021 - all going well - may be a year of indulgence after 2020. Pic:getty/roxiller

The 6 big consumer trends to target in 2021

By Tom Harvey, co-founder, YesMore Drinks Marketing Agency

What are the big, overarching trends that have shaped 2020 - and which will continue to make their presence felt in 2021 and beyond? Tom Harvey, co-founder of YesMore Drinks Marketing Agency, outlines his six top picks in this guest article.

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Limited editions: What do they deliver for beverage brands?

By Danielle Jackson, strategic planner, Zeal Creative

The festive period is an incredibly special time for consumers, retailers and not least of all brands: a number of which offer up their own version of Christmas spirit through seasonal varieties and limited-edition products. But do they support brand...

Create, not copy: Five tips for good alcohol innovation. Pic:getty/ivan101

Embracing disruption: Five strategies alcohol brands are using to stay ahead

By Stephen Firth, Senior Partner, Vivaldi London

Brands which copy successful innovations will forever be playing catch up. Instead, they should understand why an innovation has succeeded and use those insights to carve out their own path, writes Stephen Firth, senior partner, Vivaldi London, in this...

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A future of fizz or going flat? The soft drinks industry post-2020

By Danielle Jackson, Strategic Planner, ZEAL Creative

The soft drinks category has been working through a challenging year. Danielle Jackson, strategic planner at UK brand activation marketing agency ZEAL Creative, asks what lessons the industry can learn and take into 2021.

Juices are an attractive base for personalized beverages, given they already contain real nutritional ingredients. Pic:getty/mizina

Do consumers want personalized beverages?

By Will Cowling, marketing manager, FMCG Gurus

Personalized nutrition is somewhat a revolutionary technology within the beverage industry, offering consumer specific nutrition recommendations in real-time based on their DNA and gene profiling. But are consumers aware of this technology, and would...

AB InBev's Kombrewcha brand is growing the hard kombucha category.

Guest podcast - Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

Joining forces: How ZX Ventures and Kombrewcha work together

By Rachel Arthur

What happens after a small, Brooklyn-based drinks startup gets acquired by the biggest beer company in the world? Kombrewcha joined ZX Ventures in 2016: and this guest podcast explores how the two are working together.

AB InBev's innovation arm includes brands such as Babe Wine, HiBall Energy and Master of Malt. Pic:getty/chaiyapruek2520

Guest podcast - Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

ZX Ventures: Inside AB InBev's growth and innovation group

By Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

ZX Ventures is AB InBev's global growth and innovation group, best known as a corporate venture fund, but its role goes far beyond that. Rabobank Liquid Assets takes a look inside the group in this guest podcast.

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Guest podcast

The triple bottom line with Jackson Family Wines: Rabobank Podcast

By Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

Jackson Family Wines has achieved a 33% drop in greenhouse gas emissions and a 60% reduction in the water required to produce a bottle of wine over the last decade. In February the company, together with Familia Torres, launched International Wineries...

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