In 2002, the ever evolving UK wine market continued the steady
growth of recent years with sales increasing by 5 per cent,
according to a report from the Canadean Wine Service. Particular to
this growth was the meteoric rise of New...
Global drinks consumption is rising by 2.6 per cent a year,
according to a report from drinks consultancy Zenith International
- with Eastern Europe leading the way for future growth prospects.
Total volume reached 1.32 trillion (million...
West European bottled water sales continued to grow last year, even
in mature markets such as Germany, Italy or France, and the hot
summer weather in 2003 is likely to mean a further surge in
consumption. Water coolers, health awareness...
Poland's accession to the EU in May next year will give a major
boost to beer and carbonate sales, a new report from Canadean
predicts. But these sectors are already showing double-digit
increases, helped by low prices and per...
Growth in the Czech packaged beverages market is being driven by
the proliferation of PET bottles, according to a new report from
Canadean. But cans and glass bottles still remain the most popular
format for beer in a country with...
The increasing use of PET packaging is driving sales of bottled
water and fruit juice in Hungary, but despite the improvements,
soft drinks as a whole have a long way to go before they can
challenge the dominance of beer, claims Canadean.
Increasing disposable incomes are driving sales of almost every
packaged drink category in Russia, from beer to fruit juice via
bottled water and carbonates. The proliferation of new products, in
new packaging format such as PET,...
Every segment of the Brazilian soft drinks sector showed excellent
growth in 2002, with the young population, good weather and growing
health awareness helping to maintain the annual double digit
increase seen over the last decade,...
Declining beer consumption has been the order of the day in Germany
for several years now, but there are still some sectors of the
market which continue to grow, such as beer-based RTDs. But the
weak economy and a controversial new...
Two companies which are fierce rivals in other markets have joined
forces in Italy. Heineken will now produce and distribute
Anheuser-Busch's flagship Budweiser beer there, replacing
SABMiller's Peroni unit as the local...
Rumours of a takeover bid for Allied Domecq by Brown-Forman and
Bacardi - unlikely as they might seem - have at least thrown light
on the perennial problem facing the global spirits players - how
best to face up to the ever-growing...
US beer drinkers are turning away from standard and premium
domestic beers and towards light beer and imported brands,
according to a new report from Canadean. Low calorie light beer is
now the biggest segment of the market, with...
Sales of wine in France have been falling recently as competition
from other drinks sectors heats up and younger consumers opt for
less alcholic beverages. But wine still far outperforms all other
alcoholic drinks in France, and its...