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Hard Seltzers Are Evolving, Not Dying

IWSR analyses the evolution and future of the hard seltzer category in the US

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Vodka’s premiumisation challenges and convergence with hard seltzers

Premium-plus vodka brand owners in the US need to bring fresh innovations to the market in order to reconnect with consumers

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Investments in tourism infrastructure will help beverage alcohol recovery in the Caribbean islands

One of the few bright spots in the region has been the performance of hard seltzers, particularly in the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.

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Are hard kombuchas the next better-for-you hard seltzer?

While still a small category relative to hard seltzers, hard kombuchas tend to be positioned at a premium price-point, enhancing value for brand owners

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Australia and China underpin ongoing resilience for Asia Pacific beverage alcohol market

Beverage alcohol volume to grow over +2% in Asia Pacific in 2021

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The ‘inverse-V’ shape of Covid-19

In some markets, Covid-19 prompted an unexpected shift in select spirits & wine categories, either reversing long-term declines or boosting growth paths.

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How is the hard lemonade trend evolving?

The lemonade flavour has become increasingly popular in beverage alcohol, with hard seltzers, RTDs and other beverage categories tapping into the trend. IWSR investigates what’s driving it and where it might head next

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Increasing demand for nostalgic flavours in drinks

Nostalgic flavours such as peanut butter, lemonade and chocolate have become increasingly popular during the pandemic. IWSR looks at how the trend is manifesting in different beverage categories.

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The US and China offer resilience and opportunity for drinks groups

Strong performances in China and the US have shielded multinational drinks companies from the fallout of Covid-19 in recent months. IWSR examines the reasons why.

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How will the UK's alcohol ecommerce channel evolve in the mid- to long-term? [infographic]

IWSR analyses the drivers and evolution of the UK's alcohol ecommerce channel

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Do consumers prefer no-alcohol over low-alcohol products?

IWSR assesses the performance of the no- and low-alcohol segments, and the different consumer drivers at play.

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Evolution of hard seltzers in the US [infographic]

IWSR takes a deeper look at the evolution of the hard seltzer category and its growth drivers in the US

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How will the on-premise business model change post-Covid-19?

As restrictions imposed during the pandemic ease across the UK, IWSR asks how the on-premise business model will change

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New technology drives ecommerce innovation in the US

White label storefronts are helping brand owners and retailers more efficiently navigate the regulatory landscape in the US

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New ready-to-drink products promote “pure ingredients” as category evolves

As the RTD market (which includes FABs, hard seltzers, premix cocktails and long drinks) continues to grow, brand owners are changing the way they position their brands

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