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A portrait of the South African beer industry

With a population of more than 58 million, South Africa is the richest country
and largest beer producer and consumer on the African continent. But the South African beer industry’s growth has been muted for the last few years on account of sluggish economic growth. Yet, the country remains one of the most interesting global beer markets with a strong dominance of two major players.

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Immense Opportunities in the Indian non-alcoholic beverage market

With a population of nearly 1.30 billion, India offers immense opportunities for domestic and international beverage companies. The Indian non-alcoholic beverage market has grown steadily over the years. However, much like the other markets, demand for carbonated beverages has stagnated. Packaged juices, water, energy and health drinks have taken a huge share from carbonated soft drinks.

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Pét-nat: Back to nature

The method is nothing new and yet it seems like the brilliant idea was discovered just yesterday: “Pét-nat,” a centuries-old winemaking method that produces a more-or-less sparking wine usually clouded by yeast.

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High-fiber beverages create new opportunities

The German adage says it all: “Good health starts in your gut.” This means one thing in particular: The more stable your digestive tract, the better armed your body is to fight off disease. The German Society of Nutrition recommends 30 grams of fiber per day. Just about everyone now knows that fiber is healthful and good for the digestive tract, but people generally continue to eat a lot of low-fiber foods.

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Ensuring stronger supply chain management

Food scandals and production errors by food manufacturers are prompting the dairy industry to strengthen protections in their supply chains. Always in the public spotlight, the dairy industry faces significant competitive pressure as well consumers’ demands for safety and transparency. These factors make it essential for this industry to achieve reliable supply chain management to ensure transparency, efficiency, control and safety.

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Competitive advantages thanks to innovative packaging technologies

Automated production with the use of robots is mainly associated with the automotive industry. Today, such modern technologies are emerging in a growing number of industries, including the food and consumer goods industry. In 2018, the food sector had one of the strongest year over year growth rates with around 32 percent of all newly installed robots.

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‘Sober curious’ and other trends in the beverage industry

Trends always play some kind of role in influencing the drinking behavior of people throughout all levels of society. Trends often have an impact that goes well beyond just the beverage industry but, in some cases, a trend also has a direct effect there. Such topics as one’s carbon footprint and plastic waste easily come to mind. Besides sustainability requirements, an individual’s well-being during consumption is growing increasingly important these days. And thanks to the “sober curious” trend, a range of new product creations have already begun to address this. Here, beverage producers receive guidance from global consumer trends forecasted for upcoming years so producers can swiftly fulfill consumer demand in such areas as the focal point here, health.