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    January 22, 2018
      Stagnant coffee volumes in the US will persist in 2018 and are expected to continue on this trend through 2022. Coffee pods, once the most dynamic segment of coffee, registered single-digit growth in 2016 and 2017, slowing from the double-digit growth seen in previous years. However, this slowdown provides opportunities for the US coffee […]
    November 13, 2016
    Pack Expo took place in Chicago from November 6 to 9, attracting attendees from around the world seeking the latest and greatest in packing for alcoholic drinks, hot and soft drinks, packaged foods, home care, beauty and personal care, pet care, and more. Beverages analysts Mark Strobel and Eric Penicka saw a number of trends […]
    May 13, 2016
    On 10 May, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its latest strategy in fighting off the omnipresent threat of Mexicans and others flooding the US – that is Mexican and craft beer, of course – which have curbed Budweiser’s market relevance and resulted in a 16% volume decline over five years.
    January 22, 2018
    The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit was held in Chicago from July 7-8 and included over 30 conference sessions featuring a mix of CPG and packaging companies, as well as an expanded product showcase. The event’s dual track program highlighted marketing and branding strategies as well as production and engineering technical intelligence focused on […]
    January 22, 2018
    Euromonitor International data show premium imported lager in the US experienced volume growth of 4% in 2013, reaching 3.3 billion litres sold, and a five year CAGR of 1%. This comes in contrast to beer’s struggling performance overall, which declined by 2% in 2013, and with a 2008-2013 CAGR of -1%.  
    January 22, 2018
    Japan Tobacco Inc’s (JTI) announcement Thursday, 30 April 2015, to acquire LOGIC Technology Development LLC should hardly come as a surprise: JTI has long been on the sidelines of the US tobacco market, representing less than 1% of cigarette volume sales in the US. With Lorillard Inc acquiring blu e-cigarettes in 2012 (now pending a […]

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