According to analysis from UBS, the hard seltzer category is currently a $550 million business, and it could be worth up to $2.5 billion by 2021. Likewise, Nielsen tells us that the category has grown 200% over the past year, with 164.3% of that coming from the month of July alone. Added together, these numbers seem to confirm what we’ve already seen with our eyes this summer: hard seltzer is here to stay.MORE
No matter what category your brand operates in, it’s likely that one thing rings true: consumers are more interested than ever in trying the “new thing.” Earlier this summer, we highlighted some of the new and exciting beverages that are popular with consumers this season. However, as trends are wont to do, many of these beverages will recede into the background as seasons change.MORE
Recent years have brought us constant innovation in the adult beverage category, offering consumers with a litany of options to choose from outside of the tried-and-true favorites. While that’s great news for those of us looking to test out tasty, new beverages, it presents an issue for brands: how do you stand out in a sea of clutter?MORE
As consumers seek out ways to live a more healthy and balanced life, many have taken to ordering and creating their own no- and low-alcohol beverages. Though these beverages carry less alcohol content -- and, in many cases, none at all -- they make up for it with nuanced flavors and craftsmanship that is commensurate with that of traditional cocktails. In order to understand just how quickly this trend is growing, let's take a look at what consumers and trade professionals in both the U.K. and U.S. had to say about the future of non-alcoholic beverages.MORE
Whether it’s enjoying a mimosa at brunch or a late-night martini, consumers agree that there’s nothing like a well-crafted drink. But, instead of trying to mix the perfect cocktail at home, Americans prefer to leave it to the professionals. Here, we look at on-premise cocktail consumption to discover the emerging marketplace trends and consumer preferences.MORE
In the world of non-alcoholic beverages, Americans are always excited to try the latest, most exciting products – and brands have taken notice. Whether it was sparkling waters, coffees, teas, or anything in between, brands flooded the market with more than 4,000 new product launches in the year of 2018. Here, we take a look at trends from those beverage innovations and what they tell us about the future of the non-alcoholic beverage category.
As we all know, the holiday season can be downright chaotic, with travel being one of the leading sources of stress for millions of Americans. So, in order to fulfill their commitment to bringing fun to not-so-fun situations, our friends at Smirnoff have stepped in with the Middle Seater campaign.MORE