Emerging Markets

SodaStream has gained in-store distribution for its zero-calorie flavors line, Fruit Drops.

SodaStream launches fruit essences line in US retailers

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Sparkling water brand SodaStream has introduced Fruit Drops - a range of bottled flavor essences - in US brick & mortar retailers, as the company aims to make sparkling water part of consumers' daily routines.

Premium beverages with added-value priced affordably are on the rise, according to Mintel. ©GettyImages/Antonio_Diaz

Value consumers see premium appeal in private label products: Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While 43% of American consumers would describe their financial situation as “healthy”, price still remains the most important factor in food and beverage purchases for many shoppers, according to Mintel’s 2018 North American Consumer Trends report.

56% of adult respondents in the survey add flavor to their water. ©GettyImages/tbralnina

Berry is top choice in flavored water: Comax

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Bottled water volume sales are seeing continued strong growth, driven by consumers' search for alternatives to sugary drinks. And these trends are benefiting the flavored water category, according to Comax Flavors.

Global wine production is expected to hit a 50-year low for 2017, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine. ©GettyImages/neverest

Global wine production drops 8% and hits historical low in Europe

By Mary Ellen Shoup

By the end of 2017, global wine production is projected to register an 8.2% drop to 246.7 mhl compared to 2016, with the largest declines seen in the EU which recorded a 14% drop, says the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).

Digital homebrewing devices give beer manufacturers a new channel to reach consumers through a more personalized beer drinking experience. ©GettyImages/Kikovic

Rise of automated homebrewing: ‘Nano will be the next micro’

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Tech has infiltrated the homebrewing space with digital tabletop brewing devices poised to be the next frontier of the beer industry as consumers look for a more personalized beer drinking experience, says Euromonitor senior alcoholic drinks analyst Spiros...