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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.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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