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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.


Research - Special additions could make sense for majors 22 May 2009

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Spirits such as soju and cachaça may be less well known than vodka and whisky, but according to a new report from IWSR and just-drinks, could offer considerable benefits to multinationals, both in underpinning distribution in emerging markets and establishing new international categories.


UK: Downbeat 2009 forecast for UK wine market - research 12 May 2009

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A wave of pessimism has broken over the UK wine market, according to the results of a recent survey.


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.

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