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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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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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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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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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