Category: Cross-Industry

Der Getränkemarkt der Philippinen im Überblick

The Philippines drinks market

According to the Asian Development Bank, the Philippines is facing a severe recession this year as a result of the pandemic. Years of stable economic growth of around 6.4per cent up until 2017 have been followed by a 7.3 percent fall in GDP in 2020. But the country’s economy should be back on track next year. Here, we examine what the current economic situation, the tax on sugary drinks introduced in 2018 and the coronavirus pandemic mean for the Philippines drinks industry.

High demand on the indian-spirits-market

The Indian spirits industry

India is one of the largest producers and consumers of spirits globally. Popularly known as a whiskey market, India is one of the largest spirits markets on the basis of volume. Though it is driven primarily by whiskey growth, other subsegments like brandy, rum, vodka and gin have also been posting steady numbers in the last few years. The country’s huge population (1.3 billion strong), rising disposable income and changing lifestyle are expected to keep the spirits demand high for the foreseeable future.

Nachhaltige Getränkeverpackung

The potential of sustainable packaging

It is not only sustainable production that is increasingly coming into focus within the beverage and food industry: especially among manufacturers of non-alcoholic beverages, the focus is increasingly on the sustainability potential of packaging.

Große Auswahl an Getränken im Markt

Varied developments in the beverage industry

In 2019, the demand for non-alcoholic beverages fell by 5.8 percent per household, causing several market observers to hope for stabilization in 2020. The changes, however, to everyday life due to COVID-19 measures have also shaped developments in the beverage industry.

PET Flaschen in Austr

Evolution of Australia’s beverage industry and its impact on PET use

In the past few years, Australia’s beverage industry has seen a significant trend away from sugar-sweetened soft drinks. This downturn follows the worldwide demand for low- and no-sugar drink alternatives. This trend – as well as the current Covid-19 pandemic – has a massive impact on the country’s PET use.

PET Flaschen

rPET: recycled PET bottles

PET bottles have their advantages. They are nearly indestructible and light as a feather. However, they draw clear criticism due to their excessive use of resources and the pollution caused when they are carelessly thrown away. Specifically, when it comes to resource conservation, the EU is demanding the increased use of recycled PET (rPET). By 2025, all PET bottles are to be made up of at least 25% rPET. Leading companies in the industry are currently working on surpassing these EU regulations with new solutions to develop even more sustainable PET containers.