The EU Commission, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), and other international institutes involved in recording annual grape harvests across Europe and around the world expect that the 2019 EU grape harvest will be between 156 and 160 million hectoliters – well below the previous year’s figure of more than 190 million hectoliters. The quality of wine is considered to be consistently good and in fact better than in 2018.
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.
Consumer behavior is changing the fruit juice industry. According to José Jordão, President of AIJN European Fruit Juice Association, NFC (not-from-concentrate) juices and chilled juices, in particular, are experiencing growth in sales while ambient and FC (from-concentrate) juices are experiencing a decline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.