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What’s next in RTD coffee?

By Rachel Arthur

Gen Z consumers are more likely to drink RTD coffee than hot coffee – and as brands respond, the category is expanding and developing. We explore what’s trending in RTD coffee – and where the category could go next.

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Diageo to acquire Don Papa Rum

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo will acquire Don Papa Rum, a super-premium dark rum from the Philippines, for up to €437.5m ($473m).

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Why are wine miniatures a fast-growing format?

By Alex Green, co-founder, Beyond Wines

From being ‘cute’ to helping manage consumption, the miniature wine format is growing in popularity with consumers. Alex Green, co-founder of wine distributor Beyond Wines and creator of premium wine brand Liquid Diamond, takes a look what makes the format...

Diageo invests in The Oxford Artisan Distillery

Diageo invests in The Oxford Artisan Distillery

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has made a minority investment in The Oxford Artisan Distillery, an ultra-premium English rye whisky producer ‘seeking to revolutionize farming practices in the category’.

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Constellation Brands divests wine brands to The Wine Group

By Rachel Arthur

Constellation Brands is divesting a portion of its mainstream and premium wine portfolio - including Cooper & Thief, Crafters Union, The Dreaming Tree, Monkey Bay, 7 Moons, and Charles Smith Wines - to The Wine Group.

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...

Tequila trends: cristalino, RTDs, and global expansion

What's next for tequila?

By Rachel Arthur

Tequila volumes are expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% between 2021 and 2026: far exceeding 2% growth in global spirits volumes. So how is this market going to evolve?

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Pernod Ricard creates dedicated American whiskey unit

By Rachel Arthur

Eying up strong growth – and strong growth potential - of its American whiskey portfolio, Pernod Ricard is creating a dedicated business unit called ‘The American Whiskey Collective’ to manage marketing and production of its premium challenger brands.

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From tequila to botanicals: Bacardi talks summer spirit trends

By Rachel Arthur

What's big in the US spirits scene this summer? Sean Eckhardt, Senior Vice President of US Sales at Bacardi, explains how the company has shaped its portfolio for the summer months - along with his take on the trending tequila, RTD alcohol, and lower...

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Tequila to continue growth in US on-premise

By Rachel Arthur

Tequila holds an almost 16% of on-trade spirits sales in terms of volume: up significantly from 2016 when it had a 11.5% share, according to figures from CGA. And its popularity is set to continue to grow.