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Mezcal and tequila will continue to grow in popularity in 2021. Pic:getty/peteracker

US beverage alcohol: 5 trends to watch in 2021

By Rachel Arthur

2021 is likely to be a transition year for the US beverage alcohol category, predicts online retailer Drizly. Pandemic trends will persist amidst a slow return to pre-COVID life, while up-and-coming categories such as RTDs and mezcal will continue to...

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Ten top trends to watch in 2021

By Will Cowling, FMCG Gurus

2020 was one of the most turbulent and unpredictable years in modern history. Food and drink brands are now looking at what 2021 will hold. Focus undoubtedly will be on the impact that COVID-19 has had on consumer attitudes and behaviors, understanding...

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What 2021 holds for RTD alcoholic beverages

By Ryan Close, Founder & CEO, Bartesian

It’s clear that consumers are embracing ready-to-drink beverages. Demand for RTD alcoholic beverages has been rising over the past few years, led by hard seltzers’ skyrocketing popularity like White Claw and Truly. As consumers embrace RTD beverages’...

New appointments in the beverage industry: December 2020

People on the move: December

By Rachel Arthur

2020 has been an eventful year: but 2021 will also require skilful navigation. New leaders will be dealing with continued uncertainties; but also identifying new opportunities and driving innovation. Here’s some of the people looking to the new year as...

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Trendspotting in beverage flavors

By Rachel Arthur

What will be the top tastes of 2021? Classics like citrus will evolve with more exotic variants; botanicals and florals will offer a premium flourish; and our taste for adventure will bring flavors from the Mediterranean and Asia to the forefront. We...

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