Non-alcoholic DaiquirISH sets the bar as it wins top prize – up against alcohol

The Pre-Mixed & RTD Masters 2021 winners were announced this month in London by The Spirits Business. One headliner was ISH from Denmark who took the top award for its non-alcoholic DaiquirISH, as it competed against conventional alcoholic brands. read more

Campari Group UK to distribute Champagne Lallier, including new iteration flagship cuvée, R.018

Following Campari Group’s acquisition of Champagne Lallier in 2020, Campari Group UK is to take on distribution of the well respected Champagne brand within the London M25 area in a phased approach, in combination with current distributor Boutinot wines. read more

Glenfiddich to be first partner to release rare whisky via NFT with BlockBar

Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand, has partnered with BlockBar, the premier non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace for luxury wine and spirits products, to launch a series of 15 limited-edition liquor NFTs. read more

GlobalData’s top 5 trends to watch in the spirits and wine sector this year and next

Supply chain disruptions, crop damage resulting from climate change, and a shift in consumer attitudes towards drinking will shape new trends and consumption habits in the spirits and wine over the coming years, according to GlobalData. read more

Kerry unveils ‘Art of Taste & Nutrition’ summer beverage market trends

Kerry Taste & Nutrition’s latest ‘Art of Taste & Nutrition’ report provides a complete view of 2021 trends in the summer beverage market across foodservice in Europe & Russia. read more

New podcast journeys around the world in a tea cup

To celebrate International Tea Day (Friday 21st May), the UK Tea & Infusions Association’s new podcast series takes us on a trip around the world of teas – from China to Malawi, and Russia to Sri Lanka. read more

Freestar’s 0.0% ABV beer is a winner for both planet and consumer

Award-winning beer brand Freestar has succeeded in its mission to provide the first truly alcohol-free, great tasting, sustainable beer. read more

Sipful Drinks partners with Every Can Counts recycling programme

Premium canned wine and cocktails brand Sipful Drinks is partnering with leading recycling communications programme Every Can Counts to inspire and encourage more people to recycle their empty drink cans.  The partnership will see Sipful Drinks become the first UK brand to carry the Every Can Counts logo on its range of canned products. read more

Cafedirect scoops ‘Branding Project of the Year’ award

British coffee brand Cafédirect has won the Packaging News ‘Branding Project of the Year’ award for its bespoke, small-batch London Fields Roastery range. read more

Coca-Cola FEMSA announces 4% drop in revenues for Q3

Coca-Cola FEMSA – the largest Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the world by sales volume – has announced results for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2020. The Mexico-City-headquartered firm recorded a four-per-cent drop in its total revenues for Q3. read more

Positive new trends drive change in distilling sector across Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted organisations across Africa to invest in distilling facilities for the first time, and has prompted existing distillers and brewers to innovate and diversify. This is according to Hendre Barnard, Training and Marketing Manager at Distillique – one of the partners of next year’s upcoming food & drink technology Africa trade exhibition (13–15 July 2021 in Johannesburg). read more

Latest issue – Vol 4/21
– Machinery & Equipment focus
– Longevity In Labelling
– Future labs – Post-pandemic advancements in F&B labs
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