The lockdown in March/April 2020 and the (partial) lockdown in place since November 2020 have led to great losses in the beverage industry. The evaluations of GEDAT Getränkedaten show the extent of these losses. The data was collected based on the number of companies supplied by beverage wholesalers each month in the out-of-house market.
“Health is the greatest wealth” is a saying that has gained in meaning for many people due to Covid-19. Interest in healthy beverages, which are designed to boost both mental and physical well-being, is rising sharply, too.
The United Nations have found that water consumption has been rising by approximately one percent annually since the 1980s. This rise is fueled by growing populations, socioeconomic developments and the changing of consumption habits.
Digitization is advancing inexorably. In the beverage industry in particular, it holds great opportunities to master existing and upcoming challenges with the right digital solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Right now, in autumn 2020, under the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene and health shape consumers’ perception and actions. However, sustainable products with resource-friendly production remain important to people, as well.
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.