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Which international whiskies segments will challenge Scotch's dominance? - Research in Focus 5 Nov 2018

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The future looks overwhelmingly bright for the huge international whisky category, but stock constraints continue to hamper growth, especially for Japanese and Irish whisky brands. The new Global International Whisky Insights 2018 report from just-drinks and The IWSR highlights this continuation of a purple patch of growth for non-Scotch whisky, which has moved from volumes of 270m cases in 2013 to almost 315m cases in 2017.


How can Scotch whisky build on 2017 growth in the years to come? - Research in Focus 19 Sep 2018

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Last year's recovery in Scotch whisky sales, although marginal, was a welcome one - but the category still faces multiple challenges, from engaging with consumers in mature markets to managing restricted stocks of single malt.


How kombucha can capture the hearts and minds of US consumers - Research in Focus 6 Sep 2018

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Kombucha is one of the more unexpected success stories in American beverages. Until about a decade ago, few had ever heard of it and most people drinking kombucha were brewing it themselves using borrowed bacterial cultures. Now, the fizzy tea has gone mainstream and is growing faster than almost any other drink in the US.


The trends set to shape the sparkling water segment - Research in Focus 28 Aug 2018

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The US soft drinks market of today sees bottled water rivalling carbonated soft drinks for significance as consumers increasingly favour the segment's offer of naturally-healthy and convenient hydration.


Where should vodka look for growth in the years to come? - Research in Focus 20 Aug 2018

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The global vodka market continues to send mixed messages, with volume increases among higher-priced products offset by heavy declines in the traditional nations of Russia and Eastern Europe.


How will the coming years treat the gin segment? - Research in Focus 12 Jul 2018

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As the global gin bandwagon rolls on, growth is set to continue in the vast majority of markets around the world – although the US is yet to fulfil its potential.


How can organic juice grow its share of the global soft drinks market? - Research in Focus 29 May 2018

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The organic movement started at a grassroots level, led by consumers. It has never been a core business for multinationals.


The march towards premium brown spirits - Research in Focus 1 May 2018

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In an interesting transition that summarises many of the changes brought on by Millennials, the alcohol industry has been changing rapidly in the last few years. Quality is indeed more important than quantity, particularly in spirits.


Can rum walk the line between fun and serious? - Research in Focus 8 Mar 2018

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Once hailed as the 'next big thing' in the spirits industry, rum has underachieved in recent times on the global stage - but the sector could yet fulfil its potential over the next few years.


How is the future shaping up for Cognac and Brandy? - Research in Focus 13 Feb 2018

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Although global brandy sales have been generally flat over the past five years, this disguises the continued momentum for Cognac consumption and a premiumisation trend that permeates the entire category. According to the Global Cognac & Brandy Insights 2018 report from just-drinks and The IWSR, the Cognac category has recovered from the impact of austerity measures in China, posting renewed gains in the market as it begins to normalise.


How the future is shaping up for RTDs & cider - Research in Focus 17 Jan 2018

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Emerging markets increasingly hold the key to the future of the global RTD sector, but operators will need to display continued innovation and nimble reactions to fast-changing trends if they are to succeed.


How will the next five years treat the global vodka sector? - Research in Focus 18 Dec 2017

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The global vodka category continues to experience mixed fortunes, with overall volumes persistently declining, but continued opportunities for higher-priced products, according to the latest joint report from just-drinks and the IWSR.


How will Scotch whisky perform in the next five years? - Research in Focus 27 Nov 2017

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After a tough period since 2012, the global Scotch whisky market is facing a brighter future over the next five years – but there are still concerns about the category's lack of dynamism compared to its rivals.


What does the future hold for the global gin category? - Research in Focus 2 Nov 2017

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The continuing global gin boom is beginning to shift and evolve, with growth accelerating in second-tier markets across Western Europe and beyond, according to the latest Global Gin Insights report from just-drinks and the IWSR.


What are the growth prospects like for international whisk(e)y? - Research in Focus 26 Sep 2017

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The robust growth of the huge international whisk(e)y category is set to continue in the coming years, driven by generational shifts, helpful cultural associations and the dominant (in volume terms) Indian whisky category. But, after hitting 307m cases in volume sales in 2016 and adding more than 46m cases over the past five years, growth will moderate slightly in the 2016-2021 period, reaching 350m-plus cases at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +2.9%.


Cocktail culture gives ginger ale new lease of life, while other carbonated segments fizzle out - Research in Focus 20 Jul 2017

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Every year since 2008, retail volumes of ginger ale have grown faster globally than CSDs overall. This trend is set to continue and, in the years between now and 2021, ginger ale will grow faster than every other sector of carbonates, with the exception of seltzers.


Slide goes on for flavoured spirits, but opportunities remain - Research in Focus 6 Jun 2017

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The global flavoured spirits market remains in the midst of a slow, long-term decline, according to research released this week, but the diversity of the 150m-case-plus category creates a complex picture that defies easy generalisations.


Blip belies Champagne & sparkling wine's healthy future - Research in Focus 3 Apr 2017

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There are good times ahead for sparkling wine producers all over the world, including Champagne, according to the latest joint just-drinks/IWSR Global Insights report – with non-Champagne fizz set for dramatic growth. At first glance, that might look surprising. After all, overall sparkling wine consumption (including Champagne) only expanded by 0.3% in 2015, with Champagne bucking the recent trend by outperforming its global competition.


Naturally healthy - The next wave of growth for soft drinks - Research in Focus 30 Mar 2017

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Recent research by Euromonitor International into the health & wellness trend in soft drinks shows that the description of 'natural' is very much a self-governed practice: There is not yet any conclusive and scientific definition for the term. The lack of a clear definition is causing confusion and harming the trustworthiness of natural claims.


The soft drinks trends shaping the year ahead - Research in Focus 10 Feb 2017

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For the soft drinks industry as a whole, 2016 proved to be a year of changing consumer attitudes and aggressive innovation to meet new consumer needs.


Go organic - How the juice category can counter sugar charges - Research in Focus 2 Nov 2016

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Juice is traditionally considered a healthy alternative to carbonates, and the segment has taken share accordingly for many years. However, concerns surrounding juice's sugar content have prompted some consumers to change their drinking habits, drinking less juice less frequently, but opting for higher quality and higher-value products.


What is the relaxation drink segment and what are its chances of success? - Research in Focus 5 Sep 2016

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The explosive growth of energy drinks worldwide is in large part attributable to a global consumer need for quick energy boosts to power through work, errands and other necessary parts of daily life. Many people like the convenience of just grabbing an energy drink rather than having to brew coffee or tea to wake them up in the morning or power them through the late-afternoon doldrums. But, what about the other side of the equation? What does the convenience-loving consumer do when they need to relax?


Rum sector looks to capitalise on its diversity – Research in Focus 1 Aug 2016

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On one level, rum is a relatively simple product. Easy to produce from an inexpensive and ubiquitous primary raw material, rum is made and consumed widely.


Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test - Research in Focus 30 Jun 2016

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Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hope Lee, looks at which brands and categories can win in Brazil's beverage market over the next few years. 


How RTDs are stealing share from all other categories - Research in Focus 1 Jun 2016

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Looking for a single reason why the ready-to-drink (RTD) category is set for such strong progress during the coming five years will be a fruitless task. Yet, it is for that exact reason why the segment's future is so rosy.


Latin America drops CSDs for RTD tea - Research in Focus 3 May 2016

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Ready-to-drink tea is overwhelmingly consumed in Asia, which was responsible for over three-quarters of all global sales for the segment last year. However, the region's dominance of total volume sales should not distract from the fact that RTD teas are expected to grow in all of the world's regions in the years ahead. Of those other regions, Latin America stands out, with a projected 5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in volumes between 2015 and 2020.


US whiskey profiting from flavourable conditions – Research in Focus 30 Mar 2016

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Scotch whisky producers may be agonising over whether flavoured variants offer an effective means of recruiting new consumers and driving growth, but their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic have no such qualms. Indeed, it is the success that flavoured US whiskey brands and spiced rums have had that has prompted Scotch companies to try the flavoured route, even though they are not permitted to call such products 'Scotch whisky'.


What does the term 'natural' actually mean to consumers? - Research in Focus 23 Mar 2016

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'Natural' might be the most popular claim included across new product launches in soft drinks. In fact, last month at the CAGNY investor conference in Florida, The Coca-Cola Co cited 'natural' as one of its six key consumer preferences and trends - along with portion control, sugar reduction and other tactics - to achieve renewed growth across its portfolio.


Will value-sharing in Travel Retail become reality? - Research in Focus 3 Feb 2016

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There is future growth aplenty on offer in the Travel Retail channel, but a new report suggests a reappraisal of the traditional relationship between suppliers, operators and airport authorities would be of huge benefit to drinks brands going forward.


2016's consumer will drive 'less, but better' drinks trend - Research in Focus 4 Jan 2016

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As economic cycles turn, consumers begin spending more freely and so it has proved as major economies have emerged from the economic crisis. In drinks categories, the premiumisation trend is therefore once more fuelling growth. According to a new just-drinks report, however, the deep and sustained global recession has left its mark on consumers and, in particular, on how they make premium purchasing decisions.

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