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Alcoholic Drinks

Alcoholic Drinks: 4 Key Trends for 2017

by March 3rd, 2017

Hometainment and rise of the Internet of Drinks Intoxicating technological advancements will radicalise drinking rituals at home while streamlining the on-trade experience. From holistic ecosystems providing infinite customisation and personalisation options in mixing, purchasing and sharing to accessible home-brewing devices and from apps seamlessly bridging the on and off-trades to initiatives focusing on nano – […]

Finland Moving Away from Heavy Regulation on Sugar and Alcohol

by January 19th, 2017

From early 2017, Finland is planning two legislative changes in the alcohol and confectionery markets. The country will remove the so-called sweet tax for confectionery and ice cream, and the Finnish government is planning a wider renewal of alcohol legislation including several changes in the drinking laws. Research analyst Salla Korpivaara discusses what impact this […]

Santa’s Shopping Basket for Eastern Europe in 2016

by , , , and December 9th, 2016

It is a serious business in most Eastern Europeans’ cultures when it comes to celebrating Christmas and New Year. No matter how the economic landscape might be, consumers will find a way to enjoy the end-of-the-year holidays – and all retailers are waiting for this period. This year, internet retailing will continue building on its […]

Excising Non-alcoholic Beer in Russia: What Are the Odds and Potential Outcome?

by November 6th, 2016

Excising non-alcoholic beer – sounds irrational? Well, not according to the Russian government, which is considering slapping excise charges on this product, which could, in turn, call into question its future development. Not only does it sound illogical to levy alcohol excise on a non-alcoholic drink, apart from the word “beer” in the product name, […]

The Craft Revolution Continues in New Zealand’s Alcoholic Drinks Market

by November 5th, 2016

New Zealand consumers have developed a strong affinity with craft beer and this ultimately transitioned into the emergence of craft ciders. Recognising the growing influence of craft beers and cider, the major alcoholic drinks companies, such as DB Breweries Ltd and Lion Pty Ltd developed the craft portfolio in both beer and cider. The strength […]

Third Review in Singapore-Australia Free Trade Pact

by October 30th, 2016

‘Singapore and Australia are natural partners.’ said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Australian Financial Review on October 12 2016 at the time of welcoming the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong to Canberra for bilateral talks. Singapore and Australia shares a close relationship in many respects, most interestingly in trade. New initiatives […]

Trump Forecast Scenario: Impact on Alcoholic Drinks

by October 13th, 2016

While the probability of a Trump election scenario is relatively low, the candidate’s aggressive and protectionist rhetoric would actually translate into additional volatility and headwinds for growth in all categories – not merely on a US level but globally. Geopolitical tensions flaring up alongside a rise in nationalistic rhetoric- forces that we have also seen […]