Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

By: Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

Every month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the latest NPD in drinks.

Round-Up - NPD: Fluid Milk Innovation Aims to Reverse Sales Decline

23 April 2014

For a product that has endured more than half a century of consumption declines in the US market alone, fluid milk is behaving surprisingly energetically these days. A flurry of innovation in new cow’s milk products may at last have the potential to revitalise a sector that has been in the doldrums for decades.

Round-Up - NPD: Plant Waters Rise to Challenge Coconut Water

17 March 2014

The growth of coconut water in the soft drinks category is just the start of it: The tide of plant-based offerings grows only stronger. Tom Vierhile surveys the scene.

Round-Up – NPD: Soft Drinks Industry Contracts Gadget Fever

26 February 2014

Is at-home carbonation set to be the next battleground for the soft drinks industry? Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor looks at the sides being taken.

Round-Up - NPD: Coffee Pod Products and the Solid Waste Question

22 January 2014

The number of new coffee pod products on the market continues to rise, but environmental concerns threaten to stymie growth. Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor surveys the situation.

Round-Up - NPD: The Future of Plastic Beverage Packaging

26 November 2013

Returning from Mexico, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor shares his thoughts on what plastic packaging has to offer, going forward.

Round-Up - NPD: Soft Drink Flavour Enhancers Look Like a Free-For-All in 2014

28 October 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor looks at the small but booming soft drink sub-category of 'flavour enhancers'; the 21st Century's answer to the squashes and cordials of yore.

Round-Up - NPD: Hard Cider Looking to Move Beyond Niche Status in 2014

30 September 2013

Tom Vierhile considers the rise of cider - specifically, hard cider - in many markets around the world.

Round-Up - NPD: Will Summer Diet Soft Drink Swoon Jump Start CSD Innovation?

27 August 2013

Struggling sales for diet soft drinks should see a new wave of innovation break over the category. Tom Vierhile reports.

Round-Up - NPD: The Birth and Growth of the Craft Distillery Concept

23 July 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor turns his attention to the burgeoning craft distilling scene in the US.

Round-Up - NPD: A 'Tea-riffic' Summer for Tea

25 June 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor looks at the recent rise in activity from the iced tea category.

Round-Up - NPD: 2013 - The 'Summer of Shandy'

20 May 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the recent swathe of NPD in the shandy - or radler - sub-category.

Round-Up - NPD: “Got Milk?” Non-Dairy Milk Options Explode Worldwide

23 April 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the threats to the milk category and finds competition closer to home than one might imagine.

Round-Up - NPD: Bottled Water’s Success Inspires a New Generation of CSDs

26 March 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile at Datamonitor introduces us to the concept of "bottled water-plus". Could this be the saviour for the carbonated soft drink industry?

Round-Up - NPD: Why Eat Breakfast When You Can Drink It?

26 February 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile at Datamonitor considers the appeal of a liquid breakfast amongst consumers.

Round-Up - NPD: How Sustainable is Your Beverage Package?

28 January 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile at Datamonitor looks at recent developments in the realm of sustainable packaging for drinks products.

Round-Up - NPD: Soft Drinks, Hard (Health) Benefits

22 November 2012

In this month's Datamonitor round-up of new product development, Tom Vierhile turns his attention to the soft drinks launches in recent weeks.

Round-Up - NPD: 2012 - The Year of Oddball Liquor Flavors

31 October 2012

Starting this month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor takes a look at the world of new product development. First up, Tom casts an eye at the more outre spirits launches of the last few months.

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