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Articles by GlobalData

Alcohol brands must do battle over generational trends and sustainability uncertainties – GlobalData comment 1 April 2020

Alcoholic drinks brands must balance consumers’ established preferences with market norms, a growing openness to innovation and products that cross traditional category or flavour lines.

White Claw is the hard seltzer market leader in the USHard seltzer movement is here to stay - GlobalData comment 19 March 2020

Now that more beverage brand owners are tapping into hard seltzers, it is likely that this market will grow outside of North America and to similarly health-centric regions such as Europe and the Asia Pacific region, according to GlobalData.

Coming Soon - Grillo's Pickles cold-pressed pickle vinegar drinksWhy pickle vinegar is poised to spice up the sports drinks category - comment 11 March 2020

Earlier this month, US-based premium pickle brand Grillo’s Pickles unveiled plans to launch a line of cold-pressed pickle vinegar health and sports beverages.

William Grant & Sons released the two-strong Atopia range in the UK in JuneNon-alcoholic spirits to more than double over next five years in UK - GlobalData 22 January 2020

Sales of non-alcoholic spirits in the UK last year hit GBP37m (US$48.2m), up 506% versus 2014, and is forecast to more than double in size again over the next five years, according to GlobalData.

Non-alcoholic wine waters tapping into low-sugar and wellness trends - research 18 December 2019

As this year has seen the rise of the 'sober-curious' trend, non-alcoholic drinks such as wine waters have a great market potential, due to their natural antioxidants content and their functionality, according to GlobalData.

Still wine dominates wine sales in Ireland, but fortified and sparkling are on the riseWine sales in Ireland to hit US$1.6bn by 2023 - research 27 November 2019

The wine category in Ireland is expected to register a double-digit value rise in the five years to 2023, according to a recently-released report.

Who were the top drinks influencers on Twitter in Q3 2019? - analysis 25 November 2019

Based on research from GlobalData's 'Influencer' platform, here's a countdown of the ten most influential Twitter users in drinks during the three months to the end of September.

Slower growth for gin gives rum chance to capitalise in UK - data 28 October 2019

Since 2009, when the so-called 'gin boom' began, the gin category has been on-trend, particularly in the UK. Going forward, however, rum is set to dominate the headlines, according to GlobalData, with the impressive sales growth and innovation activities of recent years giving the sector a strong advantage.

Enhanced beverage market continues to climb, despite sugar content awareness - analysis 22 October 2019

The enhanced beverages segment is gaining a strong market position, especially as consumers are seeking out products that benefit their health.

What were the most-mentioned drinks terms on Twitter in Q3 2019? - analysis 17 October 2019

The wine category monopolised Twitter in the third quarter of 2019. GlobalData identifies some of the top tweeted terms in the beverage industry by key individuals (influencers) in the three months to the end of September.

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