Seltzer

Consumer appetite for hard seltzer is based on occasion and flavored refreshment, which has given the category year-round success. Pic: Getty/hiro-y

No end in sight for US hard seltzer domination

By Beth Newhart

US hard seltzer consumption is set to triple by 2023. But will consumers be able to support the stream of new launches? And can other global markets mimic the success of seltzer in the US?

Truly has recently announced a reformulation, a hard lemonade product and a sponsorship with the NHL.

Truly will be the first hard seltzer served in-flight

By Beth Newhart

In a new deal inked with JetBlue, Truly Hard Seltzer will be the first official alcoholic seltzer of a US airline. Starting this fall, the Wild Berry flavor will be available on all JetBlue flights.

Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water launches in the UK

Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water launches in the UK

By Rachel Arthur

AB InBev is launching Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water in the UK. “We’ve seen how quickly the alcoholic sparkling water market has grown in the US, and we believe now is the time to bring the trend to the UK,” says the brand.

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Hard seltzer storms the light beer fortress

By Rabobank

Hard seltzer brands like White Claw and Truly have stormed onto the scene: injecting growth, excitement, and more than a little anxiety into the struggling US beer industry. Can big brewers win marketshare from 'big seltzer' with their own brands?...

Natty Light Seltzer was launched in August; while Bud Light Seltzer will follow in early 2020. Pic:Anheuser-Busch.

Bud Light seltzer to lead AB InBev’s charge in the category

By Rachel Arthur

The meteoric rise of hard seltzer in the US has drawn comparisons to the rise of craft. But there’s one key difference: seltzer will be a ‘game of big brands’ and beverage giants like AB InBev are perfectly positioned to play in the category, according...

Truly says the new formula makes the beverages more drinkable without any lingering bitterness.

Truly Hard Seltzer reformulates for fall

By Beth Newhart

Truly has reformulated its 13 flavors of hard seltzer to make them ‘crisper and more refreshing,’ and will add four new SKUs with a flavored lemonade line.

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Gen X holds more potential in alcohol than millennials

By Beth Newhart

Most food and beverage categories direct their marketing strategy toward millennials and the upcoming Gen Z generations, largely disregarding everyone older than 40. Experts say it’s the wrong move.

Gen Z wants to consume and share beverages online that are in line with their own personal brand. Pic: Getty/Astarot

How does Gen Z respond to seasonal alcohol favorites?

By Beth Newhart

Gen Z-ers of drinking age are more traditional than they are given credit for, showing strong interest in IPA craft beers and wine moving into the autumn season, despite the noise and popularity of flavored malt beverages (FMBs) and CBD products.

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