Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store.

The latest update of this special report concentrates on key innovations in beverage packaging between 2008 and 2010, aiming to provide an easily digestible global overview of key recent trends and developments in the beverage container innovation and design. The report is divided into five sections comprising an executive summary, a global overview of beverage consumption trends, an assessment of the key factors driving packaging innovation and an analysis of the key innovations in beverage packaging for each major packaging material and type.

This report offers a comprehensive view of the U.S. sport beverage marketplace as well as its regional markets. It covers market trends, pricing, demographics, advertising, regional sales, distribution channels and packaging as well as the innovations and strategies of the top companies. It offers projections of trends that will drive the market over the next five years. New in this edition, it also breaks out low-calorie vs. regular and covers protein drinks.

The IWSR Value Report 2010 is a global comparison of value versus volume, and will be an invaluable tool for all those trying to assess the value of a brand, category, company, country or region. Over the last five years the value of all spirits categories has risen almost twice as much as volume, but in 2009 volume grew slightly more than value due to the global recession.

The IWSR Duty Free/Travel Retail Summary Report 2010 (2009 data) is a global overview of duty free trends based on data from The IWSR Duty Free/Travel Retail Report 2010 (2009 data). It includes data by category, region, channel and quality, as well as rankings of the leading brands, suppliers, outlets and retailers, thereby giving a clear picture of the global trends. This new Summary Report is perfect for those who need to analyse the key global and regional trends.

An essential guide for soft drinks professionals worldwide, this is one of the best selling global soft drinks reports. It provides global, regional and country summaries covering bottled water consumption data from 2004-2010F, with forecasts to 2013. This report covers water sold in units up to 10 litres. It covers over 80 individual country profiles and 8 regional overviews.

  • Beer markets

These market insights reports provide a comprehensive view of the industry structure, latest industry developments and trends within this market. Comprising of textual analysis and data tables, the reports include comprehensive analysis of the market including legislation and taxation information and a detailed overview of current and emerging trends. The reports look at the structure of the beer industry, with profiles of the leading players.

Comprehensive market segmentation data (by price segment; by alcoholic strength; by local segmentation; and by beer type) is backed up by market valuation and pricing data, including selected consumer beer prices. A detailed analysis of all major domestic and imported brands is provided, including a review of new product activity in 2009. Distribution channels (on- vs off-premise) are analysed and packaging trends including beer consumption by pack material, type, size, and refillable vs non-refillable are also included.

Essential reading for those involved with this drinks category. Here are just some of the countries from the whole series of country reports:

Australia Beer Market Insights 2010

Japan Beer Market Insights 2010

USA Beer Market Insights 2010

Canada Beer Market Insights 2010

This Global Beer Trends report provides historical and forecast beer consumption, production, imports and exports data across 168 markets worldwide. Comprising of easy-to-use comparative data tables and pivot tables, the report provides information on 168 markets, plus eight regional summaries and a global overview. Data includes beer consumption volumes measured in ‘000s hectolitres and litres per capita, plus production, import and export volumes (‘000s hectolitres) from 2004 to 2009 and forecasts to 2015.