Beer giant Asahi is tweaking the taste and packaging of its long-time product, the Asahi Super Dry, and says that today’s consumers are seeking out an “elevated experience” through a brand story, healthier options, and flavour innovations.
Seven California beverage distributors have created California Beverage Solution, a shared beverage distribution network, to help suppliers more efficiently and effectively sell, market and distribute drinks in California.
Hamada Syuzou recently launched its craft gin that introduces local botanicals to its traditional alcoholic beverage range, and says that high-quality ingredients alongside its product versatility can drive greater global appreciation for Japanese-made...
New Zealand mead brand Lone Bee is hoping to strengthen its exports to South East Asia by entering a major supermarket, and is on the lookout for regional partners for potential new flavour collaborations.
Delhi-headquartered brewery Bira 91 has detailed how consumer demands for ‘healthier and more experimental’ products are guiding its innovation strategy, while also revealing its plans for a ‘premium’ Indian beer.
Sapporo Breweries and IBM Japan have jointly established an artificial intelligence (AI) system that significantly reduces the time and cost of new product development, and which is poised to play a key role in the alcohol firm’s future innovations.
The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) was officially renamed to the American Cider Association (ACA) on December 31. It called 2019 ‘a year of resilience’ for cider in the face of flavored malt beverage (FMB) popularity.
Mature beer markets face a number of challenges: competition from other alcoholic beverages, declining alcohol consumption, and the reduced importance of traditional beer drinking occasions. But AB InBev believes its evolving portfolio - including flavored...
Australia’s Northern Territory will become the first jurisdiction in the country to set a minimum price for alcohol, in a move that has been welcomed by health experts but is likely to face a backlash from industry.
A Cambridge University study says lower alcohol products appear to be marketed as an addition – not substitute – to regular strength products. However, the alcoholic beverage industry says low and no alcohol drinks give people the chance to reduce the...
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is calling for the introduction of new labeling regulations – such as cigarette-style health warnings, drink drive warnings, and calorie content – on alcoholic drinks in the UK.
Increasing the price of sugar-sweetened beverages has the potential to both increase or decrease purchases of alcohol, according to a study released this week, with researchers suggesting that a ‘more nuanced’ approach may be more effective.
LGC Capital, Creso Pharma, and Baltic Beer Company have formed a joint venture company, CLV Frontier Brands, which aims to develop a full beverage portfolio using cannabis terpene blends and hemp ingredients worldwide, starting with beer.
Australia’s biggest kombucha manufacturer has launched a new, native flavour, reflecting the lightning-fast growth of the fizzy fermented beverage in the country – but so far the globals don’t seem to getting in on the act.
Alcohol sales grew by nearly £172m ($230m) in the UK over the past 12 weeks compared to the same period last year: but Kantar Worldpanel highlights non-alcoholic beer as the ‘new kid on the block’ to watch.
A study by researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University have found that counties located in legalized medical marijuana states reported a 15% decrease in monthly alcohol sales between 2006 and 2015.
The UK Supreme court has ruled that minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland can go ahead, dismissing an appeal led by the Scotch Whisky Association. After a five year journey through the courts, the Scottish government says it will now endeavor to...
As people aim to reduce their alcohol consumption, almost half of UK consumers are planning to buy more soft drinks this Christmas, according to Britvic, which is advising operators to prepare for a boom in soft drinks.
Interest in plant-based beverages and fermented beverages separately is intense and growing, but a combination of the two – fermented plant-based beverages – is an untapped opportunity for industry, says DuPont Nutrition & Health.