Beverage Entrepreneurs

Partake's brews come in at between 10 and 30 calories per can. Pic: Partake

My Drynuary: ‘Our customers are our main source of inspiration'

By Rachel Arthur

Canadian non-alcoholic beer Partake Brewing was launched in 2017: and now sells its brews across Canada and the US. Evan Cohen, President and Chief Commercial Officer, looks at the two markets in this series on innovators in the low/no alcohol industry....

Rethinking bottled water could require a wholesale shift in business models. Pic:getty/blackjack3D

How brands can rethink the single use plastic water bottle

By Kathryn Jubrail, Partner, Mother Design

The challenges for plastic water bottles are clear: their environmental impact is leading to a consumer backlash and even potential regulatory restrictions. But the future isn’t about a few brands moving into alternative packaging formats: it’s about...

Used by waiters and bartenders, the tech can track top consumption times and places. Pic: Supplied by Coca-Cola

Wecheer wins Coca-Cola HBC’s start-up challenge

By Rachel Arthur

Bottle-as-a-Service platform and app Wecheer – whose patented ‘smart bottle opener’ can track every bottle opened to pinpoint the time, location and brand of consumption – has been named as the winner of Coca-Cola HBC’s €100k Start-Up Challenge.

Pic: getty/jackandersen

Optimism and challenges for US craft beer market

By Rachel Arthur

In a maturing market, US craft brewers are up against rising costs and supply chain disruptions. But the Brewers Association says its midyear survey indicates optimism for the second half of the year.

Beverage, better-for-you drive CPG deals in 2023

Beverage, better-for-you are driving CPG deals in 2023

By Ryan Daily

For all the talk of higher interest rates and tighter capital, large CPG food and beverage brands are still acquiring brands to bolster their portfolios, especially in beverages and the better-for-you category, John Siegler of BMO Capital Markets shared...

Harmon's co-founders. Pic: Kettles

Profile series: Innovators in low/no alcohol

My Drynuary: 'We're seeing more craft brewers join the non-alcoholic movement'

By Rachel Arthur

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand Harmon's expects to see more and more innovation in the industry as craft brewers sit up and take note of growth in alcohol-free. In our series of interviews with innovators in the low/no industry, we hear more about...

Low2No Bev 2022: Innovation and NPD from the show floor

The latest innovations in low and no alcohol

By Rachel Arthur

The UK has been pioneering the no and low alcohol category: so London's Low2No Bev show offers the perfect occasion to see how the category is evolving. From functional drinks to new tech, we take a look at some of the latest innovations in the category...

Good zero and low alcohol brands have succeeded in understanding the lifestyle – or desired lifestyle – of their drinkers.

How to craft a zero-alcohol brand world

By Chris White, Managing Director, This Way Up

As zero and low alcohol options become more mainstream, drinks brands are catching on to the benefits of introducing alternative product ranges. But zero alcohol doesn’t have to mean zero fun, says Chris White, Managing Director at creative agency This...