MarketWatch Drinks – March 2012
The Drinks MarketWatch contains the latest news, analysis, and opinion, covering all the month's major issues including new products and innovations, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and regulatory issues. It covers the period from January 15 to February 14, 2012.
- Enhance your understanding of trends in the drinks industry by accessing the latest news and insight.
- Drive product ideation by studying the latest drinks industry innovations from around the world.
- Track competitor activity via the latest news on mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and company expansions.
A decline in on-trade alcohol consumption is leading manufacturers to cater for a more diverse range of drinking occasions, illustrated by two new convenience formats in the spirits market. A hot chocolate drink with enhanced relaxation attributes is another launch to feature in this month's roundup of drinks industry innovations.
- What have the key developments and trends been in the drinks industry in January to February 2012?
- What are the major new product and packaging developments in this sector that I need to be aware of
Table of contents
In this month's MarketWatch
•News in brief
NEW DRINKS REVIEW
•New drinks review: whisky and rum get on-the-go appeal
•RTD tea and coffee, January to December 2011: top flavors in new products in North America
•New drinks launches by category, October 2011 to December 2011: still wine ripens in Europe
•Product claims: new drinks launches in South and Central America, October to December 2011
CR Snow launches China trial for SABMiller's Miller Genuine Draft brand
Pepsi Bottling Ventures appoints president and CEO
PepsiCo and Ocean Spray Cranberries enter into strategic alliance
Birra Peroni appoints new CEO
Royal Grolsch appoints new general manager
ITC Q3 net profit increases 22%
J & J Snack Foods Q1 net earnings down
Starbucks reports higher Q1 net earnings, raises outlook for fiscal 2012
Crystal Rock annual net income decreases
Coca-Cola Q4 net income down
•Product launches and innovations
Beverage Brands launches Equator
Boston Beer Company unveils new Samuel Adams Alpine Spring beer
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery to serve new Single Estate Feature Coffee
S.K.I. Beer to roll out KOMA UNWIND relaxation drink in New York City
Courvoisier announces addition of new cognac to portfolio
Ruffino launches Moscato d'Asti DOCG
COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: UNITED SPIRITS
•United Spirits Q3 net profit decreases
The Future of Functional Food and Beverages: Cognitive Health
Serving the Expanding Middle Classes: Targeting Aspirational Brazilian Consumers
10 Trends to Watch in Packaged Goods in 2012
TrendSights: Tomorrow's Consumer Brand Landscape
Consumer and Innovation Trends in Milk
Private Label Evolution in Australia
Successes and Failures in Consumer Packaged Goods Innovation and Marketing in 2011
•Ask the analyst
•Table: Top claims in new drinks launches in South and Central America, October 2011 to December 2011, and growth compared to October 2010 to December 2010
•Table: Key facts
•Table: SWOT analysis
•Figure: Scottish Spirits Scotch Whisky
•Figure: Ron Medellin Anejo Rum
•Figure: Choco Nuit Chocolate Drink that Promotes Healthy Sleep
•Figure: 100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka
•Figure: Vod-K Caramel and Truffle Vodka
•Figure: Pepsi Cola Drink – Pink
•Figure: RTD tea and coffee: top flavors in new products in North America, January to December 2011
•Figure: Leading drinks launches by category in Europe, October to December 2011 and October to December 2010
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