Brewers are frequently looking to extend their product ranges via
sub-brands and flavour variants, but Scottish Courage in the UK has
taken this one step further with the launch of a Newcastle Brown
Ale ice cream. A bold move, but...
Lower tourist numbers and a poor summer meant that Spanish beer
volumes were down last year compared to 2001. But price rises
linked to the introduction of the euro and increased consumption of
speciality imported beers helped push...
The thorny issue of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy
does not only affect the EU's farmers, it is also of vital
importance to the food and drink industry supplied by them. Which
is why the CIAA, which represents food...
Spanish sales of Scotch whisky, liqueurs, gin and brandy all
declined last year as younger consumers turned away from strong
alcoholic drinks with an unfashionable image. Only rum managed to
register a slight increase, according to...
Plastic is becoming the packaging material of choice for many
French beverage producers, with glass and metal both suffering as a
result. But all packaging types were affected by the poor weather
during the summer months in 2002,...
The strength of the US dollar last year meant that exports of
Californian wine declined 7 per cent in volume terms during 2002.
But value sales were up 1 per cent for the year, with sales to the
biggest market, the UK, up 12 per cent.
The three pillars of Interbrew's expansion strategy - investing in
strong local brands, growing its core Stella Artois beer and buying
up regional brewers - have given the Belgian firm a strong and
distinctive identity on the...
Coca-Cola has confirmed rumours in the US trade press that it is to
launch a flavoured milk drink later this summer in a bid to gain a
foothold in the fast-growing nutritional beverage market. But
Choglit, its joint venture brand...
Speciality products such as cappucino have boosted sales of instant
coffee in Germany, according to the latest figures. Young people
seeking alternatives to sugary soft drinks are the main consumers
of these products.
Bertie Ahern, Ireland's prime minister, called on alcohol producers
to act more responsibly this week, urging them not to produce or
market products such as alcopops which are targeted at young
drinkers. Ireland is to introduce...
Chilled juice is growing in popularity in the UK as a result of a
reduction in cost and its perceived health benefits. And the
category looks set to grow further, mainly at the expense of
long-life juice, driven by further price cuts...
The German spirits market seems to be in almost terminal decline,
but there could be a ray of hope from FABs, the ready-to-drink
variants of popular spirit brands such as Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi
Rigo. But, as market analysts Canadean...
British companies looking to export to Southern Europe will get a
major boost next month. Food from Britain is organising an export
insight conference focusing on France, Italy, Spain and Portugal,
giving companies all the information...
Poor summer weather in 2002 kept growth in the Italian soft drinks
market to around half that seen in previous years. But, according
to Canadean, the glitch is likely to be temporary, with plenty of
growth expected in the years to...