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Micro trend: indigenous ingredients

Indigenous ingredients native to a particular location offer brands a distinctive and unique selling point. These can vary from fruits and vegetables to herbs and spices, and they’re on the rise.

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IWSR's top 5 global beverage trends for 2020

IWSR looks at the global trends likely to shape the spirits, beer and wine categories around the world

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Does Fever-Tree’s profit warning signal the death of gin?

As Fever-Tree saw its shares plummet in Jan 2020, IWSR explores the future of gin and the challenges and opportunities facing Fever-Tree as it expands outside of the UK.

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Consumer demand for carbon neutrality drives innovation across wine, beer and spirits

Concern for the environment has never been greater, and drinks producers are increasingly addressing their impact on the planet.

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The trends that defined 2019 for IWSR's analysts

IWSR analysts share the industry highlights that have left an impact on them, spanning from gin innovation and rosé preferences to new packaging trends and the craft spirits experience

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The gin boom continues with Brazil as a key market to watch [ginfographic]

Pink and premium gins will spur further innovation in the gin category, and Brazil dominates as a key market to watch

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Hard seltzers, opportunity in Africa and tariff troubles

Highlights from the IWSR Forecasting the Future Seminar in London

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New occasions and female empowerment drive change in the South African drinks market

Women in South Africa present drinks brands with an opportunity to invest in new markets in the region and expand category offerings.

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Amazon launches Tovess gin: drinks brands need to prepare for disruption

Amazon's launch of its own-label spirits brand and its debut gin is of no surprise to IWSR analysts. The scale of Amazon’s ambitions, however, is worth closer examination.

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Carbonated Cocktails Drive Innovation in Classic Mixed Drinks and RTD's

With the RTD category booming, carbonation is adding zing and nuance to cocktails both on-premise and within the RTD space.

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Radius Trend: Altitude-Adapted Drinks

How drinks manufacturers are enhancing the travel experience by experimenting with product innovation for air travel

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Global Spirits 2019 Trends to Watch: Part 2

Tariffs impact American whiskey; developing markets offer growth opportunities; Brexit looms

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Global Spirits 2019 Trends to Watch: Part 1

The appetite for premiumisation remains strong, but the bubble may be bursting on UK gin; a word of caution for tequila

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The craft of buying and managing artisan brands

The intricacies of acquiring craft brands are a serious concern for market leaders

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Provenance and profits: The future of the gin industry

IWSR’s forecasts confirm that the much-hyped gin renaissance is not simply journalistic hyperbole

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