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Keg sizes: The trends in the draft beer market

What advantages can reducing the size of barrels in catering bring? To what extent can this positively affect beverage dispensing quality, hygiene, variety and even labor law aspects? Read for yourself.

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Soft drinks in Mexico – Sweet and fizzy

Soft drinks are so deeply embedded in the Mexican culture and diet that they have become part of the dining tradition, from the taco stand to the white-linen restaurant. Soft drinks, and especially cola beverages, have become an integral part of Mexican life, even intersecting with politics and religion in certain regions.

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Reduced-volume bottle cases

When it comes to stacking the current crates and bottle cases, a lot of space is left in between. The available transport and storage volumes could be put to significantly better use. Tim Siebels, from the Office for Logistics Research in Dortmund, presents a new development that utilizes the narrower bottleneck diameter for optimized packing density.

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Lager beer maintains drawing power

Lagers have been the reliable force behind beer sales for years. Between January and October 2020, sales surged by an impressive 25 percent as compared with the same period in 2019. But dark clouds hang over the export beer market, with sales continuing to decline. Yet the steepness of the decline has eased.

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AI Beer: Artificial intelligence brews beer

Adrian Minnig, technical director at the Swiss microbrewery MN Brew, is particularly mindful of tradition. But recently he has begun utilizing artificial intelligence to develop recipes. In this interview, he talks about his experiences and the first attempts at brewing AI beer.

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Sales decline for sparkling juice drinks

In 2020, the sparkling juice drinks market registered a negative sales growth of -12.1% across the whole of Germany as compared to 2019, according to figures from the market research institute (IRI) for the food retail industry. They predominantly blame rising prices for the declining sales and revenue across the entire sparkling juice drink sector.

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Beer in South Korea – Diverse Market Situation

Despite its small size, South Korea is one of the largest and most exciting beer markets in the Asian region. With a current per capita consumption of over 39 liters, the country’s beer industry has registered steady growth rates during the last decade as a whole.