Metro, Germany's largest food retailer, is the latest to stop
selling beer in small cans and bottles in a bid to avoid the high
cost of implementing a new recycling scheme for such products. Beer
sales in Germany are likely to...
Turkey and Denmark respectively top the global tea and coffee
consumption leagues, according to a new report from Datamonitor,
while the world's most traditional tea-drinking nation, Britain, is
dropping slowly down the list.
Still drinks showed remarkable growth in the UK last year, with a
number of smaller brands in particular performing well. The
healthier image that many of these products have is driving a the
trend away from carbonates and juice,...
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...