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....
Ingredients supplier BENEO has conducted research into the functional beverage market in Spain which pointed to particularly strong consumer demand for products giving energy that can be scientifically substantiated.
Spain's soft drinks market is expected to grow by around 7 per cent
this year, a slight slowdown compared to 2003's heatwave-boosted
performance but nonetheless healthy growth driven by premium and
Spanish wine producers posted an impressive rise in export volumes
in the first eight months of the year, but an inexplicable 14 per
cent drop in the average price per litre meant that revenues were a
mere 4 per cent higher.
Lower tourist numbers and a poor summer meant that Spanish beer
volumes were down last year compared to 2001. But price rises
linked to the introduction of the euro and increased consumption of
speciality imported beers helped push...
Spanish sales of Scotch whisky, liqueurs, gin and brandy all
declined last year as younger consumers turned away from strong
alcoholic drinks with an unfashionable image. Only rum managed to
register a slight increase, according to...