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Covid-19 prompts short- and long-term shifts in global travel retail

Alcohol brands in travel retail are facing a number of fundamental short- and long-term shifts as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on the channel

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A “sporadic” year for global travel retail prompts brand owners to rethink the retail experience

Pernod Ricard’s CEO of Global Travel Retail is optimistic about the future of the travel retail market despite this year’s negative trends

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Are people really drinking more during the pandemic?

IWSR looks to answer this question with the publication of an in-depth assessment of beverage alcohol consumption and consumer behaviour in 2020

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Will Covid-19 disrupt premiumisation trends in the Global Travel Retail channel?

IWSR investigates the changes shaping the channel, the challenges drinks brands face on the road to recovery and how they may need to pivot post-Covid-19

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Beverage alcohol in 2020 performs better than expected

New IWSR forecasts show greater resilience than initially projected, with positive news on impending vaccine potentially pushing beverage alcohol recovery even further

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Paper bottle innovation brings sustainable packaging to the forefront

IWSR research shows that environmental concerns are having an increasing influence on consumer purchasing decisions

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Global beverage alcohol is not expected to rebound until 2024

Global alcohol consumption grew last year, however, new IWSR research forecasts that Covid-19 will push 2019 volume gains back by 5 years

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Drinking in an economic downturn

IWSR analyses the impact of the 2008 financial crash on the beverage alcohol industry and assesses whether similar patterns may unfold in the wake of Covid-19

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Will current shifts in consumer behaviour permanently disrupt the beverage alcohol industry?

The IWSR identifies six key trends that are growing in significance amidst COVID-19, and analyses their potential for long term disruption

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For a resilient ecommerce strategy: think market, not channel

As we see more innovation, investment and consumers moving into the online space, brand owners need to view ecommerce as a market in its own right.

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The IWSR Announces Plans to Launch a Risk Assessment Model for the Coronavirus

The IWSR Coronavirus Risk Assessment Model will give industry leaders the clarity needed to confidently respond to a serious event with global implications

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Diageo’s cautious outlook for 2020 reflects the geopolitical issues impacting the industry at large

The core issue affecting beverage alcohol suppliers recently has not so much been a difficult trading environment per se, but the sheer uncertainty geopolitical issues have created

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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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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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