Lockdowns and continuing on-trade restrictions have hit C&C Group’s H1 2021: while the company warns the key Christmas trading period is also likely to be impacted by disruption in the hospitality industry.
Irish exports of alcohol were worth €1.45bn ($1.6bn) in 2019, up 8% from 2018. Irish Whiskey continues to be the star performer for the category: with exports increasing 370% in value over the last decade.
Irish whiskey continues to drive Ireland’s beverage exports, with global interest in the category and double-digit demand in many markets. But cream liqueur and gin are also showing the potential to grow.
‘The craft beer revolution has spread across the continent’
Craft brewing organisations from nine European countries are working towards the formation of the Independent Brewers of Europe, an organisation which will promote and advance the mutual interests of their members with European institutions and the media....
New alcohol regulations in Ireland could restrict signposting to whiskey distillery visitor centres and small distilleries – delivering a hefty blow to the burgeoning whiskey tourism sector, says the Irish Whiskey Association.
Soft drinks company Britvic says the introduction of sugar taxes in the UK and Ireland will bring ‘a high level of uncertainty’, but believes it is well prepared thanks to innovations in low and no calorie beverages.
Talking Rain CEO outlines strategy for US brand Sparkling Ice in UK and Ireland
Sparkling Ice - the flavored sparkling water brand which has seen success in its native US market with more than $659m in retail sales last year - is launching this month in the UK and Ireland. Kevin Klock, CEO, Talking Rain Beverage Company, tells BeverageDaily...