At the recent Cerveza México 2019 event, it was revealed that the country’s craft beer market is nearly up to 1,400 independent breweries with a 29 million litre output. The industry relies heavily on exports to the US and Europe to keep up with annual...
Online sales represent less than 1% of alcohol’s total US sales, but it’s a fast-growing category that retailers are still trying to crack. A clean digital presence with simple navigation is key, experts say.
XITE Energy hit the market at the beginning of 2019, selling out of Holland & Barrett nationwide in its first two weeks. But creating a sugar-free blend of natural caffeine, ginseng and nootropics was just the start: it’s now building the brand in...
Docklight Brands is on its way to having a complete portfolio of CBD brands, including several beverages, edibles and skincare topicals. CEO Damian Marano is trying to cross categories and be the first total consumer products company in CBD.
Coffee brands have leaned into the cold brew trend in recent years: offering canned nitro cold brew, pre-mixed lattes and other versions of chilled RTD coffee. But consumers still haven’t abandoned their indulgent drinks.
The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.
The National Association of Convenience Stores has been meeting since 1961, and today the expo covers more than 400,000 square feet. The 2019 show was held in Atlanta October 2-4, bringing together retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and exhibitors from...
A pouch that can decaffeinate brewed beverages like coffee and tea has been developed by a chemical engineer from the University of Washington. Decafino’s commercial launch is planned for May of 2020 in the US.
Coffee brands kick it up a notch in the fall, capitalizing on the category’s popularity during the colder months. From spiked cold brew to CBD infusions, US coffee is taking a fresh approach to autumn 2019.
By Sue Bishop, UK Department for International Trade
British drink producers are making the most of global demand for British beverages, says the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) - with some businesses even starting out with the international market in mind. In this guest article, Sue...
If everybody in China who could afford it bought a bottle of craft gin, there wouldn’t be any left tomorrow. That’s according to Callan C Green, the newly appointed brand advocate for West Winds gin in Asia. His role is to entice the market to do just...
Though not quite a wine and not quite a flavored malt beverage (FMB), the line of hybrid alcoholic drinks from BeatBox Beverages is proving useful and popular at warm-weather events like concerts and festivals.
Massachusetts-based Elemental Beverage has perfected its Snapchill technology, the ability to cool drinks from 140ºF to 40ºF in 60 seconds. They have sights set on cafes, restaurants and eventually the at-home brewer.
A Welsh farmer and a former radio presenter from California have become the unlikely co-founders of a kefir goat milk company on a mission to offer the highest quality science-backed gut health products and personalised diet advice.
Coldpress is a juice company on a mission: It wants to make cold-pressed HPP juices more accessible. Founder Andrew Gibb talks ‘democratising’ cold pressed juice, ‘permissible’ sugar and taking on Coke and Pepsi.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), global provider of wine and spirits qualifications, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, organising the first ever global Wine Education Week from September 9-15.
Both large and small US wine and spirits (W&S) companies have been more progressive and competitive with work benefits and compensation than the market average, according to a talent report from ForceBrands.
Premium ‘boosters’ and functional add-ons have found a place in smoothie chains, and now they’re headed for coffee. Canada-based Coffee Booster wants flavorless function to be a new step in morning coffee routines.