First half like-for-like growth at Safeway, the UK retail group,
was just 0.1 per cent - a far cry from the 9 per cent generated by
Morrisons, the company likely to be the new owner of Safeway in the
near future. A clear indication...
With western markets already mature, spirits producers are
increasingly looking for opportunities elsewhere, although
persuading consumers in Asia or Latin America to switch from
products such as soju and pisco will not be easy, claims...
With EU wine harvests likely to be much lower this year than in
recent times as a result of the summer heat wave, most producing
countries have increased the basic price for wine to compensate for
lower volumes. But not Spain - leaving...
The world's biggest tea producer and the second-largest soft drink
maker have joined forces in a bid to increase sales of the Lipton
ice tea brand worldwide. Already the market leader, brand owner
Unilever hopes a link-up with...
Archer's Eden is the latest premixed drink to target the untapped
wine sector in the UK ready-to-drink market. The product, made in
Italy for Diageo, will be available exclusively in the Asda
Exports of Spanish Rioja wine dropped in both volume and value in
the first eight months of the year, although some markets showed
good gains. The US, for example, appears to have swapped French
wines for Spanish following the Iraq...
French soft drinks sales will undoubtedly be boosted this year by
the summer heat wave, but a recent report shows that there was
plenty of growth in the market even before the hot summer, with
numerous new product launches contributing...
Are winegrowers in the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany receiving
illegal payments to help them consolidate the industry there? The
European Commission clearly thinks so, as it has begun a formal
investigation of the payments.
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.