IWSR examines a trend towards off-premise gains over last 20+ years, now accelerated by on-premise losses
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.
A new form of at-home badge drinking in emerging markets is allowing consumers to down-trade financially without down-trading socially
Despite the current unpredictability and the economic uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, the beverage alcohol industry is showing real pockets of resilience
IWSR assesses the impact of Covid-19 on six key macro trends driving and shaping the global beverage alcohol industry
Younger LDA consumers are increasingly being drawn to beverage alcohol products that embody converging trends around wellbeing, provenance and environmental awareness
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
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
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?
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
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.
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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