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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...

Vodka will serve as a base for many Christmas cocktails, predicts Bacardi. Pic:getty/wmaster890

Vodka and gin cocktails can conquer Christmas, says Bacardi

By Rachel Arthur

Bacardi believes people will throw out the festive rule book this year and mix up their drinks choices: with over a third (38%) of people it recently surveyed looking forward to embracing ‘more modern’ Christmas customs.

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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.

Five beverage trends for 2021: Imbibe’s predictions

Five beverage trends we’ll see in 2021: Imbibe’s predictions

By Rachel Arthur

2020 has been defined by coronavirus: which has changed the way we shop, socialize, entertain and more. And it will continue to be the biggest driver of food and beverage trends next year, according to US beverage development company Imbibe.

Crave pinapple and coconut: a 'natural energy drink with immunity support'

NPD in functional and fortified beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Innovation is in full swing across the functional and fortified beverage category. From natural energy drinks to probiotic seltzers, we take a look at some of the recent launches around the globe.

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Direct to consumer wine sales up 7% in Australia

By Rachel Arthur

Direct to consumer wine sales grew by 7% in value in 2019-2020, outperforming other channels in Australia. And DTC sales are now particularly important for smaller businesses, accounting for more than 50% of their sales.

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