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Small-batch producers are forced to be creative in order to survive

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, changes in consumer behaviour are highlighting implications for the medium- and long- term viability and structure of the craft sector.

Analysis

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

Interview

Bacardi and Pernod Ricard share best practices for ecommerce success

Global spirits firms are harnessing their ecommerce prowess during the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring they have the right structures and strategies in place to meet demand as much of the world remains in lockdown.

Analysis

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.

Analysis

Will current shifts in consumer behaviour permanently disrupt the beverage alcohol industry?

The IWSR identifies six key trends that are growing in significance amidst COVID-19, and analyses their potential for long term disruption

Analysis

Argentina’s beverage alcohol industry uses social media to help drive demand during lockdown

Alcohol demand in Argentina remains strong amidst increased social media usage and off-premise ecommerce offerings

Analysis

Familiar brands and large-size formats drive US consumers’ alcohol purchasing decisions

Despite recent government directives to stay at home, US beverage alcohol sales are buoyant as a result of shifts to ecommerce delivery and click-and-collect options

Analysis

Social drinking at a time of social distancing

As people move their drinking and social habits to the online world, social media content & engagement that offers a sense of discovery, community and social giving will do well in today’s climate.

Analysis

How the US Beverage Alcohol Industry is Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

The US alcohol industry accounts for 2.5 million jobs nationally across manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Industry stakeholders are stepping up to support their communities and to urge Congress to offer relief

News

The IWSR Announces Plans to Launch a Risk Assessment Model for the Coronavirus

The IWSR Coronavirus Risk Assessment Model will give industry leaders the clarity needed to confidently respond to a serious event with global implications

Analysis

When does eco-packaging fail the environment?

As ethical consumption continues to rise, the IWSR analyses eco-packaging innovation and the role it plays in the larger conversation around environmental sustainability

Analysis

Micro trend: indigenous ingredients

Indigenous ingredients native to a particular location offer brands a distinctive and unique selling point. These can vary from fruits and vegetables to herbs and spices, and they’re on the rise.

Analysis

Baijiu: the largest spirits category the US has never heard of

Can baijiu be successful in the US? IWSR analyses the spirit’s potential

Analysis

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

Analysis

Veganism inspires drinks brands to innovate

As more and more people eliminate animal-derived ingredients from their diets, the focus on vegan drinks and cocktail ingredients is increasing too – and there’s an opportunity for brand owners to set themselves apart by highlighting this to consumers.

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