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

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

By: Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

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



Round-Up - NPD: Are Fruit Juice Makers Throwing Away their Answer to the Sugar Content Conundrum? 23 Apr 2015

By taking the pulp out of their products, could fruit juice makers be missing a trick when it comes to consumers craving healthy alternatives? Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor delves deeper.


Round-Up - NPD: Let’s Get Slim: Mini Can Packaging Invigorates Soft Drinks and Beer 23 Mar 2015

The race for volume in the drinks industry is drawing to a close, with smaller packaging options coming to the fore, particularly in beer and soft drinks. Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor investigates.


Round-Up - NPD: Forget Craft Beer; Brewers go Crazy over Flavoured Malt “Cocktails” 25 Feb 2015

The beer industry’s obsession with craft beer may have hit a peak of sorts with Anheuser-Busch InBev’s snarky Super Bowl ad mocking craft beer lovers as soft and undeserving of “brewed the hard way” beer like Budweiser. Controversy aside, large brewers now seem to be looking beyond craft beer as the next great growth opportunity by embracing new flavoured malt beverages (FMBs) proliferating in cocktail-inspired flavours.


Round-Up - NPD: Will the Selfie Prove the Tonic for Beauty Drinks? 27 Jan 2015

'Beauty from within' is a concept that has captivated and confounded global beverage makers for years. The last great burst of innovation took place around 2008 and was short-lived, as a tanking global economy dragged promising “beauty from within” concepts like Nestle’s Glowelle down with it. But, with chatter about “beauty from within” growing again and new product innovation on the rise, is the beauty drink concept finally on the cusp of great things?“Beauty from within” is a concept that has captivated and confounded global beverage makers for years. The last great burst of innovation took place around 2008 and was short lived as a tanking global economy dragged promising concepts like Nestle’s Glowelle down with it. But, with chatter about 'beauty from within' growing again and new product innovation on the rise, is the beauty-drink concept finally on the cusp of great things?


Round-Up - NPD: Is “Craft” the Next Big Thing for Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices? 24 Nov 2014

The success of craft beer may be one of the biggest success stories in packaged beverages in the last 50 years. Craft beer currently accounts for over 14% of the overall beer market in the US and craft beer production nearly doubled between 2011 and 2014, according to the country's Brewers Association.


Round-Up - NPD: Can Beer Steal a Page from the Keurig and Nespresso Playbook? 27 Oct 2014

The next frontier for the beer market is not your local bar or pub, or the beer cooler at your nearby supermarket; it’s your kitchen counter.


Round-Up - NPD: Craft Cocktail Revolution Spurs At-Home Innovation 25 Sep 2014

The craft cocktail trend that has been percolating in pubs, bars and restaurants worldwide is finally coming home. Craft cocktails are making house calls today, thanks to a fresh generation of innovative mixers that help consumers create new mixed drinks at home.


Round-Up - NPD: Redefining Fresh - Cold-Pressed Juices Invigorate Packaged Beverages 26 Aug 2014

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the latest entrants into the cold-pressed juices category.


Round-Up - NPD: Alcohol Beverage “Mash-Ups” Fuel Innovation 28 Jul 2014

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the blending of drinks sectors in the NPD arena.


Round-Up - NPD: Pucker Up - Drinking Vinegar a New Trend to Watch 30 Jun 2014

With CSDs battling the anti-sugar lobby, Tom Vierhile takes a look at an alternative to sweet soft drinks. Let's not knock it until we've tried it, though, okay?


Round-Up - NPD: Can 'Rare Sugar' Rescue the Soft Drinks Market? 22 May 2014

Has Tom Vierhile discovered the sugar-alternative silver bullet?


Round-Up - NPD: Fluid Milk Innovation Aims to Reverse Sales Decline 23 Apr 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 Mar 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 Feb 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 Jan 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.


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