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Growth opportunities for the global beer industry

The global beer industry needs to sharpen its focus on no/low products, at-home consumption and product diversification to drive post-pandemic recovery

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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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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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US total beverage alcohol consumption in 2020 was the largest volume gain in nearly 20 years

Driven by consumer demand for flavour, convenience, and better-for-you options, key beverage alcohol segments were accelerated by the increase in at-home occasions in 2020 in the US

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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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Covid-19 prompts short- and long-term shifts in global travel retail

Alcohol brands in travel retail are facing a number of fundamental short- and long-term shifts as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on the channel

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Why have Diageo and Heineken invested in Ranch Water?

IWSR takes a closer look at the Ranch Water cocktail trend, and asks whether it has the potential to further drive tequila’s popularity, while leveraging the RTD boom

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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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Health and sustainability cues boost the organic wine movement

A heightened emphasis on ingredients, authenticity, self-care and the environment are increasingly shaping consumer purchasing behaviours

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An evolving market landscape encourages whisky producers to innovate

Changing market forces have prompted some whisky producers to question the way in which whiskies are made, packaged and marketed

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The at-home occasion reignites wine’s appeal

Driven by Covid-19 lockdowns and closure of the on-premise, the rise of the at-home occasion has helped consumers reconnect with wine

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Research finds untapped occasions for no/low alcohol category

There is an opportunity for no/low alcohol brands to compete in new spaces unavailable to traditional strength alcohol

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