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Bock beer renaissance

It seems there’s no stopping the current trend for regional and specialty beers. And for several years now, bock beers have been no exception. Demand for strong beers is growing.

Vermouth

Vermouth on the victory march

Long decried as cheap booze, vermouth has now rid itself of its negative image and is well on its way to taking bars, and eventually households too, by storm. Manufacturers and distributors see good opportunities for strong growth, especially in the premium segment.

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Sustainable packaging of the future

Sustainable packaging is now trending. New EU plastic guidelines and the global discussion surrounding climate change and pollution of the world’s oceans have ensured that manufacturers of beverages and beverage packaging are developing innovative concepts and continuing to push ahead with research activities aimed at recycling.

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Japanese craft beer rises in a tough market

We present an overview of Japanese breweries and beer market with a special focus on country’s craft beer revolution. Dominated by five domestic producers Asahi, Kirin, Suntory, Sapporo and Orion it is also one of the toughest markets for new entrants. Though overall beer consumption may have fallen in Japan during the current decade craft beer’s market share has quadrupled to approximately two percent of all beer consumed and produced in the country.

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The Japanese beer market

The “Land of the Rising Sun” Japan has been one of the largest Asian
and global beer markets for a long period. Dominated by five domestic producers, it is also one of the toughest markets for new entrants.

The path to climate-neutral production

The path to climate-neutral production

Striving to achieve climate-neutral operations is not a new endeavor. Many companies from an extremely wide range of different sectors started taking action toward this goal a long time ago. In fact, some businesses in the food and dairy industry, and the supply sector can already claim to be climate neutral.

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Cider set for greater international success

Cider is experiencing growth all around the world and is increasingly becoming a true international beverage. One of the industry’s strengths is its flair for innovation, made clear at this year’s Global Cider Forum in Frankfurt.