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Research - India and China hold key for blended Scotch growth 16 Apr 2010

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Among all the emerging markets, a new IWSR/just-drinks report identifies China and India as particularly critical to the future success of the blended Scotch whisky category. But there are some important distinctions between the two which will have a bearing on how companies go about exploiting their massive potential.


Research - Global opportunities for functional drinks 18 Mar 2010

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Euromonitor International’s global briefing on functional drinks aims to identify markets and brands for functional drinks that offer the greatest growth opportunities. The briefing looks for ways to accelerate trends where functional drinks are growing the fastest. Insights on how to develop the identified opportunities are also offered. The data and analysis are specific to the key functional drinks sectors of sports drinks, energy drinks and functional bottled water.


Research - Super-premium options could hold key to non-Scotch growth 5 Mar 2010

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To say that Scotch whisky holds sway in the super-premium whisky sector would be a supreme understatement. Sales in the upper price tiers among whisky distillers in the US, Canada and Ireland are dwarfed by those from Scotland. But a new IWSR/just-drinks report suggests that this is beginning to change.


FRANCE: Danone Waters reports drop in FY sales 11 Feb 2010

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Danone Waters has reported a drop in full-year sales, although volumes grew strongly in emerging markets.


Research – UK: Mixing alcohol and politics 4 Feb 2010

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All political parties are in 'full-on' election mode and this means ramping up activity to win support and votes across the country. Key political figures are making their views heard by outlining their proposals to improve their chances at the polls. As part of this, alcohol and its consumption have jumped to the top of the political agenda. We’ve seen various parties use alcohol to almost outdo each other in the media with different plans to cut binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour, which costs the UK millions of pounds each year. What can we actually expect? Tim Wilson, managing director of the Wilson Drinks Report considers the options.


Research - Downturn hampers Tequila export growth 29 Jan 2010

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With Tequila’s sales concentrated in the on-trade in most countries apart from its two principal markets, the US and Mexico, the downturn’s negative impact on the on-premise channel is expected to have hit Tequila volumes, and its drive to develop international sales substantially beyond the US, says a new report from just-drinks/IWSR.


Research – GLOBAL: Asia provides comfort for bottled water in 2009 15 Jan 2010

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Both Western Europe and North America are expected to have dragged bottled water sales downward last year, according to recent research.


Research – Wine continues growth in UK in 2009 15 Jan 2010

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Wine consumers in the UK spent more than ever on their favourite beverage last year, according to recent research.


Research - GLOBAL: Spirits, wine sales set to slow 8 Jan 2010

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Growth in both the global spirits and wine categories is expected to slow markedly in the five years to 2013, according to new research.


Research - Wine growth to continue in '09 despite downturn 8 Jan 2010

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The strong growth of the global wine market in the latter half of the 21st century's first decade is set to rise slightly in 2009, despite the economic downturn.


Research - Cognac sees Asian markets compensate for US slough 24 Dec 2009

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The Cognac market has not surprisingly been affected by the global economic downturn, but, according to a new report from IWSR/just-drinks, Asian markets have proved relatively resilient, compensating for a steep decline in the key US market.


Research - Packaging: A key trend in a recessionary world 24 Dec 2009

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While the unprecedented global financial contraction is enforcing changes in consumption patterns, innovation is retaining its focal role as a primary driver for the alcoholic drinks industry, according to Euromonitor International’s latest global briefing ‘Product Developments in a Recessionary World’. Packaging reformulation is hence identified as one of the key strategies for retaining faltering audiences and expanding penetration rates for alcoholic drinks sales around the globe. Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, investigates.


Research - Human fluid need reveals untapped opportunities 14 Dec 2009

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Euromonitor International’s series of new global briefings on global drinking habits reveal striking regional disparities in the importance of branded packaged drinks to man’s daily need for fluid. Crucially, data from the emerging markets exposes a pool of untapped opportunity. Rob Walker, senior drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, reports.


Research - Water cooler total rises in East Europe 11 Dec 2009

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The number of water coolers, dispensers and pumps across Eastern Europe recorded a slight rise last year, according to a new report.


Research - EUR: Flavoured and functional waters on the rise in Europe 8 Dec 2009

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The European market for flavoured and functional waters registered a 5% volume rise last year, according to a new report.


Research - Global beer market set for steady growth 27 Nov 2009

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Results posted by major brewers in recent weeks suggest conditions are improving in the global beer market, which is borne out by a new report from just-drinks forecasting growth over the medium term.


Research - Global opportunities for spirits players despite the downturn 6 Nov 2009

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The spirits industry, like other industries, has been hit by the current global economic crisis. Euromonitor International's latest global briefing, 'Global Opportunities for Leading Spirits Players despite the Economic Downturn', looks at how spirits companies are dealing with the current global conditions. Jeremy Cunnington, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor, provides an overview of the report.


Research - Slow gin category represents a tough assignment 16 Oct 2009

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As Pernod Ricard names a new brand director for its gin brands, a recently published report from just-drinks/IWSR suggests it will not be an easy category from which to extract growth. Ben Cooper reports.


GLOBAL: Energy drink sales hindered by Thai decline – research 13 Oct 2009

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Sales of energy drinks have doubled in the last five years, according to recent research.


Research – Less time for RTD tea? 9 Oct 2009

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The economic downturn has impacted all consumer spending, and sales of soft drinks are no exception. But ready-to-drink tea is well positioned to be fairly resilient in this environment, due to its natural health properties and relatively low global market penetration.


Research - Discounters: Recession-proof retailing in alcoholic drinks 7 Sep 2009

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Discounters have been steadily building up their presence in the global alcoholic drinks market over the last decade, according to Euromonitor International’s latest global briefing ‘Global Alcoholic Drinks: More Bad News for the On-trade’. The arrival of the current financial crisis and a subsequent return to the values of thriftiness and inconspicuous consumption have provided the channel with an additional boost, whilst clearly illustrating that opportunities are still present even during times of economic gloom and instability. Spiros Malandrakis, Alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, investigates.


Research - Vodka marketers may find the frugal habit hard to shift 4 Sep 2009

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The recession has prompted trading down in the spirits market, even putting the brakes on the seemingly ever-increasing premium vodka category. With reference to a new IWSR/just-drinks report, Ben Cooper examines whether the new frugality seen among vodka drinkers will remain when economic conditions improve.


Research - Premium beer market facing tough times 14 Aug 2009

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The premium beer sector has suffered during the downturn but was already enduring difficult times, according to a report from Key Note. Ben Cooper reports.


US: Pernod Ricard unveils added value packs 11 Aug 2009

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Pernod Ricard USA has today (11 August) launched its off-premise value added pack (VAP) line up for the company’s core wine and spirit brands for the next season.


Research - Turkey’s beverage market resilient in the face of adverse economic climate 6 Aug 2009

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In absolute volume terms, Turkey was the third strongest growing soft drinks market in the world last year, generating 1.6bn litres of new business, according to data from Euromonitor International. Only China and Mexico, with yield increases of 4.5bn and 2bn litres respectively, performed better. But, with the global financial crisis pushing Turkey’s economy into a forecast contraction of over 5% this year, what is the soft drinks prognosis going forward? Rob Walker, senior non-alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, investigates.


Research - Tuning into younger mindset no easy task for wine 23 Jul 2009

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Appealing to younger consumers may be vital in ensuring a healthy future for the wine sector but it is easier said than done. New research from Wine Intelligence which segments the wine market into six different consumer groups underlines why the youth market is a tough one for wine marketers to crack. Ben Cooper reports.


UK: Premium lager a victim of consolidation - research 10 Jul 2009

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The premium lager market in the UK is set to contract going forward, according to a recent report.


Focus - Alcohol sales in developed markets hit hardest by downturn 10 Jul 2009

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As drinks companies look desperately for the elusive ‘green shoots’ of economic recovery, Spiros Malandrakis of Euromonitor International examines the varying impact the downturn has had across regional alcoholic drinks markets.


Research - New World set for more growth despite challenges 29 May 2009

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A new report from IWSR and just-drinks suggests New World wine producers will continue to grow their share of the market. But while the New World can expect good growth in emerging wine markets, the Old World is fighting back. Ben Cooper reports.


Research - Brazil soft drinks sector can weather economic storm 29 May 2009

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Brazil’s economy has been affected by the global financial crisis but Simon Maddrell of Euromonitor International believes the country’s soft drinks sector is in good shape to withstand the downturn, thanks to solid consumer confidence and the swift remedial economic policies adopted by the Government.

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