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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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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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Scotch whisky struggles to succeed in South Korea

With Edrington’s announcement to exit South Korea, IWSR analyses the market shifts driving the South Korean beverage alcohol industry

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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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Investing in China? Brands should look beyond premium spirits

Changing consumer habits and a growing middle class in China presents brands with an opportunity to widen their investments in the Chinese market

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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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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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Are Tariffs an Opportunity for Canadian Whisky?

With US whiskey now burdened by punitive tariffs in key markets, the time is right for a pioneering Canadian whisky brand to push into new markets.

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Scotch Whisky Sales Surge in H1

IWSR forecasts show global consumption of Scotch whisky reaching 103.1m 9-litre cases in 2023, up from 95.3m in 2018 - what is driving this sudden spike in popularity?

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The volatility of the Indian whisky market

IWSR data showed double-digit growth for Indian whisky last year, and this market continues to expand despite considerable roadblocks

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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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US distilleries entering American single malt whiskey category at increasing rate

Consumer interest in American single malts has been on a steady increase as education and acceptance in the category grows at home and internationally

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