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Starbucks announced it would close all 379 Teavana stores by spring 2018. Pic: Starbucks

What does Starbucks closing Teavana stores mean for specialty tea?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Starbucks’ decision to shut down Teavana stores does not come as a surprise nor is it a bad sign for the specialty tea market, according to Charlie Cain who served as Teavana’s VP of concept development and franchising until January 2015. 

What opportunities does the IoT bring for beverage brands? Pic:iStock/Jirsak

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Is the IoT ever going to bring a breakthrough in the beverage sector?

By Edd Brunner, ‎Head of Food & Beverage Systems, Cambridge Consultants

There have been countless articles, discussions, exhibitions and presentations about the Internet of Things, and yet I think it is fair to say that it really hasn’t had any significant impact on the beverage or wider consumer goods sectors.

Tesco's new low alcohol wine range. Pic: Tesco.

Tesco introduces low alcohol wine range

By Rachel Arthur

Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a range of low alcohol wines in the UK, responding to an 18% decline in alcohol consumption over the last decade. 

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