Research in Focus

Research in Focus

A look at the latest research, available in the just-drinks store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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