Latest Intelligence on Beverages - Alcoholic

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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new gin with the bite of lobster, literally

Liquor is probably not the first type of alcoholic beverage one would try to pair with food, but that may be changing. Lobstar gin is not only made with real lobster, but is intended to be served alongside the crustacean. New in Belgium, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2015
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Is it still feasible for FMCG businesses to operate around the shortages in Latin America?

Supply shortages have been spreading in some countries in Latin America over the last few years. For FMCG businesses attempting to operate in these markets, and for those considering entry, having a strong understanding of the prevailing economic conditions, and consumers' reactions to them, is essential to determine the right course of action.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2015
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UK deflation threat calls for new retail strategies

Currently, the European markets are threatened by deflation, a situation that in some countries is reaching record dimensions; for example, in the UK, where the Consumer Price Index inflation fell to 0.32% in January 2015. The shadow of deflation is having a strong impact on the UK retail and consumer goods sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2015
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Let's get slim: mini-can packaging invigorates soft drinks and beer

Bigger is better, until it isn't. Just ask former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. While Bloomberg's effort to curb beverage serving size inflation and fight obesity by banning large soft drink servings in New York City fell flat, portion sizes are beginning to shrink on their own as soft drink and beer manufacturers warm up to miniature and slim cans and bottles.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2015
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Forget craft beer; brewers go crazy over flavored malt "cocktails"

The beer industry's obsession with craft beer may have hit a peak of sorts with AB InBev's snarky Super Bowl ad mocking craft beer lovers as soft and undeserving of "brewed the hard way" beer like Budweiser. Controversy aside, large brewers now seem to be looking beyond craft beer as the next great growth opportunity by embracing new flavored malt beverages in cocktail-inspired flavors.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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Kirin Brewery displays its strategic failure: misjudging consumer trends

Japan's beer overall market has been shrinking for over a decade. Beer-makers in Japan have been facing great struggles to rekindle sales. At the beginning of 2015, major firms released their 2014 results, showing how strategic decisions made clear differences to growth. Kirin Brewery's results were not impressive, and look to have been caused by mistakes in its promotional and product focus.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2015
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The impact of the new EU food regulation

The new EU regulation on food information to consumers has arrived, setting out tiered levels of responsibility for food businesses depending on their position in the supply chain. The new text entered into force on 13 December 2014 and affects any food business operator supplying food to the final consumer, including food delivered by mass caterers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Colombia: spotlight on Latin America's new fastest-growing economy

When thinking about Latin America and the financial opportunities it represents, Brazil is the first country that comes to mind. However, in recent years, Colombia has gradually become an attractive destination for investment and economic growth is expected in 2015, leading companies to pay more attention to a country that is usually associated with violence and drug trafficking.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new cocktail mixer that claims to support a healthy heart

Why should red wine have all of the fun in the heart-healthy alcoholic beverage space? Why indeed, as new PinkCow CardioTonia tonic water is the first tonic water to claim to bolster heart health and enable the creation of new heart-friendly cocktails. New in Spain, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2015
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Are PET packaging containers realizing their design prowess?

Polyethylene terephthalate has been the step-change new material of recent decades, but is it only now starting to exercise its true potential to add feature-rich and shelf standout value for brands on a broader base?

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015

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