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Challenges ahead for Southern Hemisphere wine producers 7 Mar 2008

Column: Research in Focus

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.


Focus - Water brands look to build on Eastern European growth 22 Feb 2008

Column: Research in Focus

Having overtaken carbonated soft drinks in volume terms last year, the bottled water category in Eastern Europe can look forward to further growth over the next five years. But, writes Rob Walker, industry analyst for non-alcoholic drinks at Euromonitor International, while rising incomes and changing aspirations offer significant opportunities for bottled water brands, the region’s demographics are not as favourable as other emerging markets.


RESEARCH - Vodka market set for ultra-premium boost 15 Feb 2008

Column: Research in Focus

Premium and super-premium brands have been important drivers in the growing vodka category for some time but among the key trends forecast in a recent report on the vodka market from just-drinks is the growth of the ultra-premium segment. Ben Cooper reports.


Research - Wine sales set for strong growth in Russia and China 1 Feb 2008

Column: Research in Focus

Growth for wine in emerging markets, the possibility that European wine producers will regain some ground on the New World, and continued consumer interest in healthier drinks are among the many forecasts for the coming year in the Euromonitor International 2008 industry review from just-drinks. Ben Cooper highlights some of the briefing's key predictions.


ANALYSIS: Cognac market set for further growth 8 Nov 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Having seen a healthy 7.2% rise in shipments in 2006, the global Cognac market is set for continued growth over the coming four years, according to a new report from just-drinks, with continued progress in key major markets such as the UK, the US and China and an increasing contribution from new and emerging markets such as South Africa and Mexico. Ben Cooper reports.


Majors will have to work hard for Indian spirits rewards 13 Sep 2007

Column: Research in Focus

The Indian spirits sector has undoubted growth potential, on the back of a growing economy, an expanding middle class and rising disposable income but international companies face many obstacles as they seek to exploit the opportunities on offer. Euromonitor International assesses which companies are best placed.


Spotlight – Premium beer market set for further growth 13 Aug 2007

Column: Research in Focus

The global market for premium beer is set for further strong growth over the coming six years, according to a recent report published by just-drinks, but there will be marked variations in the growth rates between different regions, and innovation will be vital as competition intensifies.


Health and demographic trends set to shape drinks strategies 6 Aug 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Premiumisation, health concerns and demographic shifts are likely to be among the key factors influencing the strategies of beverage alcohol companies over the next five years, according to a report from Business Insights. Ben Cooper examines the report’s findings.


US: Brown-Forman reports record earnings 6 Jun 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Double digit growth of the company’s leading spirits brands helped Brown-Forman Corporation report record earnings for its full year.


Opportunities for growth but wine oversupply must be tackled 23 May 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Wine production in the Northern Hemisphere remains dogged by over-production, but according to a recent report published by just-drinks, there is plenty of opportunity for innovative and consumer-aware producers, while the success Germany has had in transforming its wine industry shows the benefit of structural reform and market-orientated planning.


Emerging markets will be no soft touch for blended Scotch 14 May 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Blended Scotch whisky producers are banking on emerging markets to provide the growth to offset flat or declining sales elsewhere but a new report from just-drinks suggests this cannot be expected as a matter of course. Meanwhile, any revival in mature markets will be hard to achieve without fresh thinking about how and to whom blended Scotch is marketed.


UK: Global beverage consumption set to leap - forecast 13 Apr 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Global commercial beverage consumption is set to expand by an impressive 18% over the next six years with all the main drinks categories enjoying volume gains, according to recent research.


Opportunities on offer in Asia Pacific but no easy pickings 14 Mar 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Economic growth and rising personal incomes in the Asia Pacific region may make it an exciting growth area for international brands but the potential for international spirits varies considerably from market to market. Jeremy Cunnington of Euromonitor International assesses the opportunities on offer for premium spirits brands across the region’s key markets.


CHINA: Canny marketing required to win Chinese consumers - research 8 Mar 2007

Column: Research in Focus

If prime target consumers for international spirits in China have as much difficulty telling whisky from Cognac as a recent report suggests, marketers may have to up their game to reap the rewards the mother of all emerging markets has to offer. Ben Cooper reports.


GLOBAL: Malt-based drinks set for healthy growth - research 8 Mar 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Whether marketed as non-alcoholic beers or soft drinks, malt-based beverages are expected to grow as a category in the coming years. While the products are finding increasing acceptance among Muslim countries, Johanna Iivonen of Euromonitor International believes there is significant potential to market them on their health credentials to a wider international audience.


EUROPE: Soft drinks sales post Q4 rise 7 Mar 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Soft drinks volumes in Europe in the last three months of 2006 grew by just under 3%, according to recent research.


CHINA: Spirits slide but promise still glitters - research 6 Mar 2007

Column: Research in Focus

A decline in the core spirits market in Asia should not be seen as a deterrent to international alcoholic drinks companies from entering the market, if the findings of a recent report on the Chinese market for beers, wines and spirits, published by Access Asia, is anything to go by.


GLOBAL: Water set for Asian soft drinks top spot - research 19 Feb 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Asian soft drinks consumption continues to rise, according to recent figures.


RESEARCH: China spirit slide still bodes well for importers 16 Feb 2007

Column: Research in Focus

A decline in the core spirits market in Asia should not be seen as a deterrent to international alcoholic drinks companies from entering the market, if the findings of a recent report on the Chinese market for beers, wines and spirits, published by Access Asia, are anything to go by.


RESEARCH: Health and wellness - you look good, we look good 5 Feb 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Consumer motivations behind the increasing take-up of healthier and functional food and drinks are not just about seeking better health, according to a new report from Business Insights. Moreover, the report points out some striking national variations in the cultural reaction to the health and wellness trend.


RESEARCH: Drinks top loyalty charts 31 Jan 2007

Column: Research in Focus

A new report from Business Insights suggests that alcoholic and soft drinks brands retain the strongest consumer loyalty across all food and drinks sectors, but in today’s highly competitive and commercialised marketplace, brand loyalty is under greater pressure than ever before. Ben Cooper reports.


GLOBAL: 'Diet' to drive CSDs - research 8 Jan 2007

Column: Research in Focus

Low-calorie carbonated soft drinks will be the main driver for growth in CSDs, according to a recent report.


UK: Goldman Sachs raises InBev targets 13 Nov 2006

Column: Research in Focus

Goldman Sachs has raised its price target for the global brewer InBev.


UK: Brits bingeing but overall consumption falling 7 Apr 2006

Column: Research in Focus

The UK has emerged as Europe’s biggest binge drinking nation despite a fall in the total amount of alcohol consumed on a night out.


RESEARCH: Consumer scepticism on the rise 31 Mar 2006

Column: Research in Focus

The UK has become a nation of consumer sceptics, according to recent research. Less than half - 44% - of the UK population trusts nutritional claims made by food and drink companies

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