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Turning point for German wine: the new wine law

Turning point for German wine: the new wine law

Wine is more than just an alcoholic beverage. It was even celebrated in the Bible, which made more than a thousand references to wine. The ancient Greeks and Romans praised the god of wine. Furthermore, wine has always been a managed asset. Proper designation would indicate where the wine originated, where the grapes were grown, who produced the wine as...

Sugar tax on soft drinks: useful or a waste?

Sugar tax on soft drinks: useful or a waste?

The United Kingdom has began levying a sugar tax on high-sugar soft drinks on April 6, 2018 – something which is paid by manufacturers and , as a rule, passed on to consumers. The tax has prompted numerous discussions surrounding sugar in beverages – and not just in Great Britain.

Resource efficiency as a strategy

Resource efficiency as a strategy

Resource efficiency – this is what the food and beverage industry will be striving toward in the years ahead. According to Statista, the German food industry consumes well over 320,000 terajoules (TJ) of energy during processing. The figure for losses related to processing and distributing products is 18 million tons. And that’s not all. To produce raw materials for the...

Brazilian beers: plenty of exciting brews to experience

Brazilian beers: plenty of exciting brews to experience

Brazilian beers and the beer scene in general are full of great potential, with an abundance of new breweries, unusual beer specialties and plenty of new interesting ideas cropping up on the scene. But Brazilian brewers aren’t just looking at current trends in the US, they’re taking an example from the German beer culture in particular.

Looking to the future: are insect drinks set to be the next big thing?

Looking to the future: are insect drinks set to be the next big thing?

You certainly cannot accuse the non-alcoholic beverage industry of shunning innovation. Innovative sweetening concepts, beverage creations with superfruits or superseeds and new color concepts – there is innovation everywhere you look. Nevertheless, the question arises: Is this innovative enough or could innovation reach new levels in the future? Perhaps in the form of insect drinks?

Promotions give consumers that needed incentive

Promotions give consumers that needed incentive

Sales of dairy drinks are booming. Between December 2016 and November 2017, sales grew by 7.4 percent, reports the Düsseldorf-based Information Resources GmbH. This number does, however, include the increasingly popular plant-based alternatives. The use of sales promotions on the retail end also significantly contributed to the result.

Wine goes digital: Potential in the wine sector

Wine goes digital: Potential in the wine sector

Everyone is talking about digitization. Even though the term digital is used so frequently, it means something different to everyone. It encompasses anything from automation in production areas to the exchanging of information between producers and food retailers which is still done in an analog fashion in many cases. In sales and back office areas, many things are still “done...