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70% of millennials wish their pace of life would slow down. Pic: ©GettyImages/Alex Tihonovs / EyeEm

Wine has room to grow in small formats

By Beth Newhart

More millennials are drinking wine, looking for high-end options with low price tags. And on demand online grocery shopping is causing brands to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategy.

Barley yields could decrease by 17% in the most severe weather scenarios. Pic:getty/westend61

Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices

By Rachel Arthur

Global beer consumption could decline by 16% - wiping out the equivalent volume of annual US beer consumption - and the average price of beer would double, in the event of the most severe climate events being realised, according to a new study published...

Raising prices is one of the most effective methods of deterring people from drinking excess alcohol.

World Health Organization launches ‘Safer’ alcohol initiative

By Beth Newhart

The World Health Organization (WHO) is tackling alcohol-related deaths and illnesses through its new program Safer. It outlines five ‘high-impact strategies’ for governments around the world to follow that can reduce the harmful effects of alcohol use.

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sustainability spotlight

Consumers are prepared to pay more for sustainable beer, says study

By Rachel Arthur

The majority of beer consumers in the US are willing to pay more for beer produced with sustainable practices, according to a study from Indiana University. ‘The takeaway for the brewing industry is that it is financially feasible to introduce energy-saving...

Coca-Cola seeks global patent on AI mobile app

Coca-Cola seeks global patent on AI mobile app

By Kacey Culliney

The Coca-Cola Company wants to patent its character recognition app that uses artificial intelligence and relies on consumer input to scan reward codes as part of its product loyalty program.

LMS Competence Center. Photo: ESMERA.

SMEs can win €200k funding for their technology

‘Does your robot have the potential to unlock real-life F&B challenges?’

By Jenny Eagle

The European Commission launched the ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) project this year and is offering €200k ($232,000) to European Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) who have robot technology that can unlock real-life problems.

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