June 16, 2016
  In Germany, apple wine has seen high levels of innovation as part of mixers with different flavours. In the UK, flavored ciders and shandy are spilling over into other categories, including spirit-flavored beers. Finally, spirits in the UK are being influenced by flavour enhancements in vodka and bourbon. Watch on YouTube
Fabian Staudenmeyer
October 5, 2014
This monthly summary highlights the most interesting product launches in September, with a focus on the direction the alcoholic drinks industry is taking in terms of innovative developments. Moscato Wine Goes Bang Bang There is a common thread running through brands such as the notoriously faddish Skinnygirl series, unceremoniously withdrawn launches such as Qream cream […]
July 9, 2014
Since the Wild Flavors business was put up for sale earlier this year, there has been much speculation about its ultimate fate, with a series of companies suggested as potential suitors, including other flavour houses, more diversified ingredients businesses and private equity investors. All questions have now been answered with the news that the business […]
February 26, 2014
Despite Colombia’s robust fresh coffee market – ranked thirteenth in 2013 in global retail volume – Colombian consumers are increasingly switching to instant coffee products. Between 2008 and 2013, instant coffee increased its share of the overall Colombian coffee market by 17 percentage points, accounting for 35% in all retail brewed volume in 2013. While […]
January 26, 2014
Expanding Flavour Palates and the Rising ‘Foodie’ Culture For many upper and middle class consumers, food is about much more than survival. It has become a source of pleasure, experimentation, cultural exchange, and, for many, a hobby. Across the globe, diners enjoy all sorts of flavours and cuisine, and their favourite foods need not come […]
January 4, 2014
Soup consumption is flat around the world, with the category recording volume growth of less than 1% globally in 2013. While there are some growth opportunities across the developing world, soup volume sales have been on a downward trajectory across most of the Western world for half a decade. This is particularly the case for […]
June 16, 2016
In 2012, Chinese per capita coffee consumption was just slightly over two cups per year. This low rate of consumption, along with China’s status as the most populous nation in the world, render the Chinese market a clear opportunity for coffee manufacturers seeking to expand outside the saturated European and American markets. Thus far, the […]
November 20, 2013
Comparative performance of low/non-alcoholic beer against total beer sales shows a mixed result amongst the top, mature markets. The relatively low base of the low/non-alcoholic beer category partially explains its performance, especially in countries such as Japan, UK, and Canada, where maturity of demand has only become evident in recent years. However, the underlying growth […]

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