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Mezcal and tequila will continue to grow in popularity in 2021. Pic:getty/peteracker

US beverage alcohol: 5 trends to watch in 2021

By Rachel Arthur

2021 is likely to be a transition year for the US beverage alcohol category, predicts online retailer Drizly. Pandemic trends will persist amidst a slow return to pre-COVID life, while up-and-coming categories such as RTDs and mezcal will continue to...

2021 - all going well - may be a year of indulgence after 2020. Pic:getty/roxiller

The 6 big consumer trends to target in 2021

By Tom Harvey, co-founder, YesMore Drinks Marketing Agency

What are the big, overarching trends that have shaped 2020 - and which will continue to make their presence felt in 2021 and beyond? Tom Harvey, co-founder of YesMore Drinks Marketing Agency, outlines his six top picks in this guest article.

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Limited editions: What do they deliver for beverage brands?

By Danielle Jackson, strategic planner, Zeal Creative

The festive period is an incredibly special time for consumers, retailers and not least of all brands: a number of which offer up their own version of Christmas spirit through seasonal varieties and limited-edition products. But do they support brand...

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AB InBev: Three 2020 innovations that address today’s mega-trends

By Rachel Arthur

What does successful innovation look like in a year defined by a global pandemic? From big seltzer bet Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the US, to a new beer from a company-government-farmer collaboration in Ecuador, AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito highlights three...

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A future of fizz or going flat? The soft drinks industry post-2020

By Danielle Jackson, Strategic Planner, ZEAL Creative

The soft drinks category has been working through a challenging year. Danielle Jackson, strategic planner at UK brand activation marketing agency ZEAL Creative, asks what lessons the industry can learn and take into 2021.

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