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US channel splits will likely be permanently impacted by Covid-19

IWSR examines a trend towards off-premise gains over last 20+ years, now accelerated by on-premise losses

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The evolving role of the ecommerce market and digital experience [infographic]

IWSR assesses the evolution of the beverage alcohol ecommerce and digital space amidst Covid-19

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Is Diageo’s acquisition of Aviation Gin a sign that M&A activity within the drinks industry is back on track?

With the onset of Covid-19, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) inevitably took a back seat as companies focused on operational activities.

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Badge drinking at home: the new down-trading? [Infographic]

A new form of at-home badge drinking in emerging markets is allowing consumers to down-trade financially without down-trading socially

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How resilient will the beverage alcohol industry be post Covid-19?

Despite the current unpredictability and the economic uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, the beverage alcohol industry is showing real pockets of resilience

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Covid-19 will create far-reaching impact on global beverage alcohol consumption

IWSR assesses the impact of Covid-19 on six key macro trends driving and shaping the global beverage alcohol industry

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How Covid-19 is prompting city bars to evolve

City centres have been transformed by the coronavirus pandemic as more people work from home. IWSR looks at how the concept of a city bar may evolve post-Covid-19

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‘Better for me, better for the world’ – could this be the trend of the future?

Younger LDA consumers are increasingly being drawn to beverage alcohol products that embody converging trends around wellbeing, provenance and environmental awareness

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How will an increasingly insular world impact the beverage alcohol industry?

Protectionist trade policies and a new climate of insularity are poised to hamper beverage alcohol brand owners as they start to bounce back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

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How is alcohol legislation changing in the wake of the ecommerce boom?

As ecommerce develops into a critical channel for alcohol sales, IWSR looks at what legislative repercussions there might be in markets such as the EU, US and India

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Will brand owners divert resources from the on-premise?

The one-, three- and five-year plans that brand owners put together in the autumn of 2019 will now seem mostly irrelevant in our new world. How are brand owners reassessing their channel distribution?

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The spirits that will benefit the most as China reopens its night trade

Although consumer confidence is yet to fully return, the gradual ease back to “normality” brings with it the promise of an uplift for key spirits categories

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Near Complete Loss of Global On-Trade Has Yet to be Fully Offset by Other Channels

IWSR assesses the ongoing impact of Covid-19 across key markets

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Status spirits provide growth opportunities and resilience to economic uncertainty

While the long-term impact of COVID-19 on beverage alcohol is yet to be fully known, one segment of the industry that historically tends to be resistant to economic uncertainty is “status spirits,” brands that retail for US$100 or more.

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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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