Australian wine exports continue to grow

By Rachel Arthur

Australia’s wine exports increased 16% in value to reach $2.65bn ($2bn USD), the highest value in a decade, while volume increased by 10% to 844 million liters, according to figures from Wine Australia.


The economic impact of Australia's beer industry

By Rachel Arthur

The Australian beer industry generates $16.9bn ($13bn USD) a year in economic activity: accounting for just over 1% of the GDP, according to the latest figures from the Brewers Association of Australia.

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‘Demand for probiotics is increasing significantly’

By Aslam Shaikh, senior research analyst, MarketsandMarkets

While dairy has traditionally been the most common format for probiotic products, the non-dairy beverages segment is expected to growth at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2017 – 2022. With a rise of more than 30% in sales of refrigerated probiotics drinks and juices...


Health continues to be ‘defining trend’ in soft drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Low and no sugar brands are outperforming their full sugar rivals in categories such as cola and lemonade, says UK soft drinks company Britvic. But choice is still important – and taste will always be the top factor in purchasing decisions.

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Irish start-up brings bone broth to Europe

By Niamh Michail

Bone broth is small but growing in the US and one Irish start-up is aiming to bring it to Europe. "This is the most traditional forms of nourishment," says its founder.

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