The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the alcohol industry hard with bars and restaurants forced to closed, but in the latest edition of our Deep Dive series we report on how product innovation, low-to-no launches and tapping into sustainability trends can help...
Ficks Beverage Co. wants to transform the flavor quality in hard seltzer without malt liquor or flavors. It takes cues from health-forward, non-alcoholic seltzers by using only fruit juice and no chemical additives.
An oversupply of wine in the US has producers rethinking their branding and marketing strategies to reach millennials and Gen Z drinkers. The Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division (SVB) advises wineries to tap into the ‘better-for-you’ trend and health-forward...
Following the summer of hard seltzers in 2019, White Claw’s popularity is expanding in 2020. It announced plans for a new facility to keep up with demand for the drink, and the brand will sponsor one of the biggest American festivals of the year.
US consumers spent $2.6bn buying alcohol online last year, but experts say it could be billions more. Alcohol ecommerce penetration is ‘abysmally low’ which Rabobank believes could have 'profound consequences' on the industry.
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is delving into the craft side of coffee in Australia with its first limited batch sourced from single-origin beans. More releases are to come, made from coffee of different global regions.
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.
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.
Global beverage alcohol is changing drastically: quality is soaring, traditional retail is declining and categories are converging. Beer took a slight dip last year, struggling with e-commerce and a 'drink less but better' approach from young...
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and National Consumers League (NCL) say that alcohol labeling changes proposed by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TBB) 'fall dramatically short...
The past year has seen the continued growth of craft beer and craft spirits, an increased number of microbreweries, and a rise in experiential drinking. Now the alcohol industry looks ahead to 2019 and what to expect for US drink trends, flavors and regulations.
Should your bottle of wine tell you how many calories you are consuming? Should your beer list its ingredients? Given consumers’ increased scrutiny over what they eat – and drink – the answer is yes. But of course, nothing is ever simple.
European Commission report on consumer information on alcoholic beverages
We all know that too much alcohol can make you drunk, but it can also make you fat, say consumer groups who argue that bottles of beer, wine and spirits should come with a Nutrition Facts panel that clearly states how many calories they contain per serving.
Ochakovo has became the first Russian brewing company to enter the
Latin American market, exporting a range of products to Ecuador as
the first phase of a continent-wide rollout, writes Angela
The alcohol policies of two EU Member States have been the focus of
differing judgements this week. Both France and Sweden claim that
their policies are designed to protect public health - but this, it
seems, is only acceptable when...
Consumer bodies in the US are clamouring for tougher labelling on
alcoholic beverages. This week a proposal for a uniform alcohol
facts label was submitted by the National Consumers League (NCL),
the Center for Science in the Public...
Bottling and can packaging providers should take note: three of the
five fastest growing food and beverage categories in the global
marketplace were beverages in 2001, led overwhelmingly by prepared
alcoholic beverages according to...