alcoholic beverages

09 May 2022
--- Australian beer brand XXXX has rolled out a new addition to the non-alcoholic beer category, XXXX Zero, branded as “Australia’s first carbon neutral alcohol-free beer.” XXXX Zero is an “easy drinking... Read More
21 Apr 2022
--- Guinness has begun the global rollout of its new hybrid beverage, Cold Brew Coffee Beer amid a boom in take home sales of Ready-to-Drink iced coffees. With approximately 2 mg of caffeine per can – the same as a decaf... Read More
08 Apr 2022
--- Food ingredient prices are predicted to continue rising globally throughout 2022, with many experts warning of knock-on consequences of famine, political turmoil, social unrest and economic recession. The Russian invasion of... Read More
07 Apr 2022
--- UK rules requiring takeaways, restaurants and cafés to display calorie information for non-prepackaged food and soft drinks are now in force. Calorie counts will now be displayed on menus, online menus, third-party... Read More
31 Mar 2022
--- AI-backed vertical farming specialist Ekonoke is growing hydroponic hops to mitigate climate risks often associated with this key ingredient for the premium beer industry. Growing hops in a completely controlled environment... Read More
29 Mar 2022
--- International beer heavyweights Heineken and Carlsberg are pulling out of Russia, as part of a mass exodus of Western businesses ramping up pressure on the Kremlin following its invasion of Ukraine. This follows Ukrainian... Read More
24 Mar 2022
--- While the global market grapples with inflation, one silver lining has been the UK’s nascent trade agreement with the US, which rolls back Trump-era tariffs on British steel and aluminum exports in exchange for lifting... Read More
21 Mar 2022
--- Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a prominent domino effect on the prices of agricultural commodities, with analysts forecasting critical impacts on both supply and demand of food products. While energy prices... Read More
14 Mar 2022
--- WeissBioTech has launched a complete and refreshed portfolio of enzymes for winemaking. The Germany-based company’s portfolio consists of ready-to-use enzyme products that optimize the principal winemaking applications... Read More
08 Mar 2022
--- Blue Pacific Flavors has launched its Alcohol-Inspired Flavors platform – a “bold new collection of complex and nuanced natural flavors” that replicate the layered tastes of popular spirits and alcoholic... Read More
22 Feb 2022
--- SkinnyBrands Premium Lager, Skinny Lager, will make a move to the “Power Aisle” in UK Tesco stores for a limited month-long period to see how it sells. The upgrade is quite unusual for a low-alcohol drink and... Read More
17 Feb 2022
--- As part of its “Zero Harmful Drinking” initiative, Kirin Brewery Company will start labeling the amount of net alcohol contained in its main alcohol products sold in Japan. The labeling changes will begin in May... Read More
14 Feb 2022
--- Researchers have claimed to find a way to brew non-alcoholic beer that tastes just like regular beer. In addition, the method is far more sustainable than the existing brewing techniques, hailed as “a game-changer for... Read More
11 Feb 2022
--- Super Bowl Sunday is set to drive consumption of traditional snacks, alcohol and meat further than ever before, according to researchers. Following last year’s game day COVID-19 lockdown, which saw a rise in F&B... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- Last weekend’s festivities no doubt saw reams of headachy revelers starting the new year with various hangover cures, which range from plant extracts and curcumin to probiotics and vitamins. However, a new UK... Read More
23 Dec 2021
--- Tokyo-based Kirin Holdings’ matured hop extract or matured hop bitter acids (MHBAs) used in beer, could benefit healthy adults’ mood and energy levels, according to a company study carried out with Mitsui Fudosan.
23 Nov 2021
--- The avoidance of alcohol is fast becoming the norm for a growing minority of global consumers. While this trend is evidenced across all age groups, it is most apparent in Generation Z consumers, with as many as a third of... Read More
15 Nov 2021
--- Heineken has entered into an implementation agreement to acquire Distell and Namibia Breweries (NBL) in a move to create a majority-owned business with a valuation of €4 billion (US$4.5 billion) after consolidating with... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- The drinks category is brimming with trend-driven launches including flavorful, energizing and better-for-you beverages. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks to disruptive fizzy beverage brands, whose offerings include a classic cola... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- The hard seltzer category has seen major growth in the past few years, and now the hard tea segment is emerging as a potential disrupter to the “hard” space. With increased NPD on the horizon and a sharpened... Read More