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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.


Product innovation puts sparkling wine on more assertive footing - Research in Focus 19 Oct 2015

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It has never been entirely clear whether the gulf between Champagne and other sparkling wines is down to an inferiority complex on the part of the latter or the superiority complex of the former. 


Untapped premiumisation offers spirits growth potential - Research in Focus 24 Aug 2015

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Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.


Why are Energy Drinks Failing in South Korea? - Research in Focus 13 Aug 2015

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South Korean consumers are not engaging with energy drinks at the same level as the country's neighbours in South-East Asia.


Research in Focus - Coffee Craze Could Yet Drive Liqueurs 9 Jun 2015

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The diverse liqueurs category has been becalmed in recent years, but the very diversity of the sector means that, while some areas might be declining, other areas are almost certain to be showing some growth.


Research in Focus - Cider/Perry: Adapts, Evolves & Grows 1 Jun 2015

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The cider/perry market has witnessed phenomenal developments in the last ten years, making it the World's fastest-growing alcoholic drinks category, in volume terms.


Research In Focus - The Beer Engine that is Africa 20 May 2015

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Africa is the final frontier for beer, according to Euromonitor International’s latest global briefing 'Africa: The Final Frontier for Beer'.


Research in Focus - Alcoholic Drinks in 2014: Subdued, Uneven and Precarious 13 May 2015

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Volume growth for alcoholic drinks globally remains subdued for a second year running and, at merely 0.8% for 2014, last year is set to be amongst the three lowest over the past decade.


Research in Focus - Could Tequila Benefit from Craft and Bourbon Bounce? 20 Apr 2015

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Already one of the healthiest spirits categories, the Tequila sector is benefiting from two significant external factors in its prime market, according to a new IWSR/just-drinks report, namely the boom in craft distilling and the current resurgence of the American whiskey category.


Research in Focus - Good Times Ahead for the Rum Sector 24 Mar 2015

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For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" in the global spirits market in a new IWSR/just-drinks report.


Research in Focus - Global Brewers’ 2014 Results: Champions and Disappointments 19 Mar 2015

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Global beer market volume sales in 2014 were forecast to grow by 2%, according to Euromonitor International, primarily driven by the top five global brewers, which account for 48% of global sales.


Research in Focus - Bottled Water in 2015: The Many Faces of Hydration 25 Feb 2015

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With global sales forecast to exceed US$214bn in 2015, bottled water will trail only carbonates in terms of total RSP value. Still bottled water alone ($155bn forecast for 2015) should eclipse the juice category ($153bn) thanks largely to an expected total value growth of $10.5bn in emerging and developing countries.


Research in Focus - Mike’s Hard Lemonade Could Be a Hard Sell 23 Feb 2015

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Earlier this month, Mark Anthony Group hung up the “For Sale” sign at its 14-year-old RTD beverage subsidiary Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co.


Research in Focus - World whiskies market expanding on numerous fronts 17 Feb 2015

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As diversity is what defines the non-Scotch whisky segment, it is subject to numerous and sometimes contrasting trends across the different whisk(e)y-producing countries. Nevertheless, while the category may represent a wide-ranging patchwork of national products, the trends in the key individual countries all appear to be pointing upwards, with a new IWSR/just-drinks report suggesting future growth is assured for the sector for the five-year period up to 2019.


Research in Focus - Drinks market's 'fast fashion' sector continues to grow through smart innovation 14 Jan 2015

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If adaptability and versatility are key strengths in today's fast-moving drinks market, there is arguably one category which carries all before it. Indeed, a new just-drinks/The IWSR report describes pre-mixes as the "fast fashion" sector of the alcoholic drinks market.


Research in Focus - Vodka Brands Look to Rediscover their Mojo 25 Nov 2014

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After decades of rampaging growth, the vodka sector has more recently been enduring the unfamiliar experience of feeling a little left behind.

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