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'Experimental' Brits splash the cash on premium

The average Brit is more likely than ever to load their trolley full of premium products. This is reflected by the growth of the specialty products such as hand-made, origin specific food, drink and personal care products. The growing taste for luxury is set to become more pronounced as consumers continue to experiment, self-reward and seek out satisfying experiences.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

AG Barr: diversifying its portfolio has proven fruitful

AG Barr has made the biggest purchase in its history through the acquisition of Rubicon, continuing its diversification away from fizzy drinks into stronger growth sectors. The company's move into juices and other healthy beverage sectors is wise: as consumers demand healthier beverages to fit in with healthier lifestyles, these sectors continue to display better growth potential than carbonates.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2008
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CommentWire

AG Barr: strong growth in 2009/10 sales gives hope to firms in the industry

AG Barr expects sales for 2009/10 to reach GBP220m, with profits also set to increase. The group has performed well despite difficult conditions in a category that continues to be maligned due to health concerns. Soft drinks remain affordable and occasional treats in the eyes of consumers, and this success further shows that companies in the sector can still prosper during recession.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2010
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Ahold touted as rumored Tesco target

Tesco shares fell three pence to 315p yesterday amid market rumours that the company may make a significant acquisition in Europe. Brokers are reported by The Times to have been unconvinced by suggestions that the retailer will join with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to bid for Ahold, with others suggesting Carrefour as a more credible target.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Alcohol consumption: young adults fuel the on-trade

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Alcohol: the WHO's policy on alcohol tax could spell danger for industry

Higher prices for alcohol are being advocated by the World Health Organization as an effective method of reducing abuse of the substance, in what could be another blow for an industry that has suffered in several countries during the global recession. More price rises could exacerbate the situation for many brewers, which will need to budget carefully if taxes rise again.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jan 2010
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CommentWire

Alcoholic drinks industry: in the last chance saloon?

The British parliament has announced a review of the main public health issues of alcohol consumption in the UK and its effects on policing and the health service. Despite the negative impact that certain findings of the review may have upon the alcoholic drinks trade, it may encourage a healthier approach to British alcohol consumption, and in turn lead to fewer regulations overall.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2009
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Alcoholic drinks manufacturers miss out on the 'midlifer' jackpot

They are aged 25 to 44, account for 42% or $95.2 billion of Europe's $226 billion alcoholic drinks market, and have greater personal wealth than young adults. However, new Datamonitor research shows that midlifers are being ignored by alcoholic drinks manufacturers who instead continue to regard young adults as the key group to tap into, despite concerns about excessive alcohol intake.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2005
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Aligning growth in the home brewing sector with new market opportunities

With the surge in real ale and the greater desire of consumers to know more about the provenance and production of their food and drink, home-brewing is a growing pastime in the UK. Ingredient manufacturers, such as those of gluten-free brewing yeast, can capitalize on this trend by marketing their products directly to these consumers through more mainstream channels.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2011
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Ancient grains stage a revival in the packaged food industry

Packaged food and beverage markets are seeing a growing influx of new products featuring grains that were favored by civilizations thousands of years ago. According to Datamonitor's Productscan Online database of new products, new food and beverage launches featuring a short list of ancient grains, including chia, have doubled since 2005 as manufacturers jump on the latest health food band wagon.

Published By Datamonitor
07 May 2008

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