Wabel Drinks Summit

Hilton Hotel Paris Charles de Gaulle - Paris, France
November 8, 2018 to November 9, 2018

Following the success of the first edition, the Wabel Drinks Summit 2018 will be gathering on November 8th and 9th at the Hilton Hotel in Paris 87 drinks suppliers and 160 buyers from 88 international purchasing groups. By taking requests from buyers followed by a careful selection of suppliers, this year’s Wabel Drinks Summit will be focused on free from, diet, organic and innovative packaging.

Session Title: Opportunities for Private Label beverages in today’s shifting retail landscape
Speaker: Amir Ali, Research Analyst
Session Date: November 8th, 11:30 – 12:00
The beverage retailing landscape in Europe and the US is constantly evolving. In alcoholic drinks, craft producers are re-shaping the conversation in spirits, shifting the focus to terroir and taste, while in wine, brands continue to struggle to break through, and the focus remains on origin. At the same time, in soft drinks, a renewed global focus on sugar reduction and the healthy-living lifestyle trend are impacting consumption of carbonates and juices, in favour of other categories, notably bottled water, which responds to the consumer thirst for functional soft drinks, as well as a range of other, ever-changing needs. This presentation looks at the opportunities for Private Label beverage manufacturers in this dynamic retail environment, highlighting the fastest-growing categories, Private Label market share, distribution patterns, and qualitative case studies to provide context and insight into the latest beverage retailing trends.