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GLOBAL: Safety of big brands leads the way in 2009 - research 11 May 2009

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The global drinks consumer is heading for “safety” when it comes to drinks brands, according to a recent report.


Focus - Intoxicating prospects for low-alcohol beer 1 May 2009

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Concerns over health and drink-driving are fostering growth in the low- and non-alcohol beer categories. Spiros Malandrakis, drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, assesses the progress and potential of key markets for low- and non-alcohol beers in Europe and the Middle East.


GLOBAL: Protein beverage category looking good - research 20 Mar 2009

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The ready-to-drink protein-enriched beverage category could offer potential growth for drinks companies going forward, according to a recent report.


Focus - Size not the whole story in search for spirits growth 6 Mar 2009

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Recent results suggest all spirits companies are feeling the effects of the downturn but some are better equipped for long-term growth than others. Jeremy Cunnington of Euromonitor International assesses which companies look strong and which appear vulnerable.


Report in Focus - Champagne sales in tune with the times 13 Feb 2009

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It was hardly a huge surprise when the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne reported a decline in Champagne sales for 2008 last week. And the announcement coincides with publication of a new just-drinks/IWSC report on the Champagne market which forecasts more tough times to come. Ben Cooper reports.


Report in Focus - Rum no longer just a consolation prize 6 Feb 2009

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Increased investment by multinationals is transforming the rum sector which, according to a new report from just-drinks and IWSR, could be the next “hot” international spirits category. Ben Cooper reports.


Report in Focus - Foreign retailers get ownership boost in Vietnam 16 Jan 2009

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Vietnam has paved the way for further multinational retail investment in the country after allowing foreign companies to set up wholly-owned businesses there.


GLOBAL: Soft drinks consumption rises in 2007 - research 5 Dec 2008

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Soft drink consumption worldwide rose slightly last year, led by growth in East Europe, according to recent research.


RUSSIA: Russia “most exciting” new wine market - study 24 Nov 2008

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Russia is probably the “most exciting” new wine market to emerge in the past five years, according to a report released today (24 November).


US: US beer consumption reverses decreases in 2007 - research 24 Nov 2008

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Per capita beer consumption in the US last year rose slightly, returning to the same level as 2002, according to recent research.


Report in Focus - Local players set to gain from emerging market growth 21 Nov 2008

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While there are clearly huge rewards on offer to international players in emerging markets, local spirits companies are also reaping the dividend of economic growth and rising personal wealth, and are themselves responding to increasing consumer sophistication, according to a new report from The IWSR and just-drinks. Ben Cooper reports.


EUR: Soft drinks optimism split between east and west - research 20 Nov 2008

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A recent report has warned that confidence in the soft drinks industry in Europe is on the slide.


REPORT IN FOCUS - Liqueurs show versatility as trends change 14 Nov 2008

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Far from being comprised of rather dusty brands consumed after dinner by a declining proportion of drinkers, liqueurs are among the most versatile products on the drinks market. According to a new report from just-drinks and The IWSR, the growth of the cocktail culture in the US and now increasingly in other markets, and the increasing popularity of flavoured versions of mainstream spirits have resulted in sustained growth in this most vibrant of categories. Ben Cooper reports.


REPORT IN FOCUS - US wine market set for continued growth 6 Nov 2008

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In spite of the economic downturn, the prognosis for the US wine market remains healthy, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence. Wine sales continue to grow year on year, but with per capita consumption still at around 11 litres, there is still huge potential for building sales, particularly among less regular wine drinkers. Ben Cooper reports.


Research - Sparkling wines look to emerge from Champagne’s shadow 17 Oct 2008

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There is no doubting that Champagne has a unique cachet among sparkling wines but non-Champagne sparklers have been growing well in recent years. According to a new report from just-drinks and IWSR, worsening economic conditions could foster further growth as consumers look for value, while cannier marketing offers the potential for sparkling wines to be seen as more than just a cheap alternative to Champagne. Ben Cooper reports.


RESEARCH: Olympics focus the World on Chinese drinks companies 3 Oct 2008

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The Olympic Games in China, which took place earlier this summer, is expected to have a “profound effect” on spirits companies in the country, according to recent research.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Vodka sales soar in Dominican Republic - research 18 Sep 2008

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Vodka is the drink of the moment in the Dominican Republic, growing 50% in 2007 according to recent research from the IWSR.


Research - Juices and water to lead growth in Middle East 5 Sep 2008

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With a young population and increasing demand for a wider variety of soft drinks, the Middle East represents a strong growth opportunity for soft drinks producers, both international and local. Simon Maddrell of Euromonitor International picks out the 100% juice and bottled water categories as strong growth areas.


ECUADOR: Wine consumption in Ecuador on the rise - research 4 Sep 2008

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The IWSR’s Ecuador report has shown that 2007 saw a significant increase in consumption of still light wine.


GLOBAL: Whisky drives growth in South Africa - research 20 Aug 2008

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The South African whisky market grew by an estimated 16.2% in 2007 to over 3.5m cases. According to The IWSR’s South Africa Wine and Spirits 2008 report, growth was largely driven by Jameson, Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker.


ITALY: Italian harvest likely to be up 10% - survey 6 Aug 2008

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A joint survey by ISMEA (the Italian market research and information institute) and Unione Italiana Vini (the Italian wine association) has concluded that Italy's 2008 grape harvest is likely to be 10% higher in volume than last year's.


US: Soy beverages on the rise in US - research 5 Aug 2008

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Soy beverages saw a US growth of 19.3% last year as the category makes a definitive move towards the mainstream, recent research has shown.


GREECE: Greek consumers still chasing premium drinks - research 24 Jul 2008

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Drinks consumers in Greece are continuing to demand premium products, according to recent research.


Research - Asia Pacific giants expand horizons 18 Jul 2008

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The Asia Pacific region is home to some of the world’s largest spirits producers though many of them are focused predominantly on their domestic markets. Others, however, are expanding their international horizons. Jeremy Cunnington of Euromonitor International looks at three of the region’s most prominent spirits producers, Suntory, United Spirits (UB Group) and Thai Beverage.


Research - Good times ahead for Irish Whiskey 1 Jul 2008

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The entry of Diageo into the Irish whiskey market has further enlivened a sector already growing steadily thanks to the efforts of the other major global spirits force, Pernod Ricard. And a new report from just-drinks suggests there is more growth ahead for Irish whiskey.


Rice wine producers look to profit from sushi boom 16 Jun 2008

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The increasing appeal of Japanese food in many countries is fuelling international sales of sake, though the market is declining in Japan itself. The rice wine category is also benefiting from premiumisation in the massive Chinese market on the back of economic growth and rising personal incomes. Catherine Mars of Euromonitor International assesses the opportunities on offer in the sake sector.


UK: Bottled water consumption continues stellar growth 13 Jun 2008

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UK consumers have increased their consumption of bottled water at the fastest rate in Europe over the past five years.


If you ask me CBC – malt whisky’s rocky evolution 16 Apr 2008

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Malt whisky continues to outpace the growth of blended Scotch and its leading brands are putting in stellar performances. But as a new report from just-drinks explains, a closer look reveals a category still underperforming with issues of pricing, image and availability threatening its future. Chris Brook-Carter reports


US: Blue Moon leads top 30 beer brands in US - research 2 Apr 2008

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The fastest growing beer brand in the US last year was a Belgian-style wheat ale brewed by Molson Coors, according to recent research.


Challenges ahead for Southern Hemisphere wine producers 7 Mar 2008

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While Australia’s woes have attracted most media attention, all the wine-producing countries of the Southern Hemisphere face challenges in the year ahead, according to a recently published report from just-drinks. Ben Cooper reports.

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