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How will the role of sommeliers and mixologists evolve due to Covid-19?

Sommeliers and mixologists around the world will likely see their roles become more multi-skilled, as technology becomes increasingly integrated into the on-premise experience

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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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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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Cognac in China: reasons for optimism

Things were looking bleak for Cognac in its most important value market at the start of 2020. But as the on-trade opens in China, are there reasons to be optimistic about Cognac's future?

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Global beverage alcohol is not expected to rebound until 2024

Global alcohol consumption grew last year, however, new IWSR research forecasts that Covid-19 will push 2019 volume gains back by 5 years

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Will the night trade adapt as the on-premise reopens?

As governments start to lay out frameworks for easing on-premise restrictions, it's the night trade, where crowds are core to the concept, that poses additional hurdles to overcome

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Covid-19 prompts historic alcohol ecommerce trials in India

Alcohol ecommerce trials in India could lay the groundwork for a permanent new sales channel in the world’s second-largest spirits consumption market

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Drinking in an economic downturn

IWSR analyses the impact of the 2008 financial crash on the beverage alcohol industry and assesses whether similar patterns may unfold in the wake of Covid-19

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Behind the celebrity-owned tequila craze in the US

From actors George Clooney and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to NBA legend Michael Jordan, tequila has caught the eye of a plethora of celebrities. IWSR assesses tequila's rise to fame.

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