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From plain to premium: Adding value in bottled water

By Rachel Arthur

While bottled water may fundamentally be the simplest of beverages, the category is evolving with an explosion of flavors, fortification and functionality to offer something more to today’s consumers.

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‘Increasing appetite for cultured drinking products that have associated health benefits’

BV Dairy signs contract to bottle 4 million cultured milk drinks a year

By Jenny Eagle

BV Dairy, a UK manufacturer of specialist dairy products has made an historic move into contract packaging after signing a long-term deal to produce bottled kefir cultured milk drinks.

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UK Scotch sales fall

By Rachel Arthur

UK sales of Scotch whisky in the UK decreased by 1 million bottles in the first six months of 2017, with the industry attributing the fall to an increased spirits tax.

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California wine regions hit by wildfires

By Rachel Arthur

Wildfires have been sweeping across California’s world-famous wine regions, with a state of emergency declared earlier this week in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba Counties. California's wine organisations say it is too early to assess the extent of the damage:...

What is driving the success of challenger brands?

What is driving the success of challenger brands?

By Katy Askew

The disruptive influence of challenger brands continues to shake up the food sector, not least because agile companies have proven skilled at responding to – and sitting at the forefront of – emerging consumer demands. FoodNavigator looks at how and why...

Wine industry contributes $220bn to US economy

Wine industry contributes $220bn to US economy

By Rachel Arthur

The wine industry contributes $219.9bn to the US economy a year, making it a ‘major economic engine’, according to Wine America. The industry also provides nearly a million direct jobs.

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