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3 BEVERAGE TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2022

Driven by the long-term effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USA-based custom beverage development company Flavorman forecasts three beverage trends that operators should keep an eye out for in 2022. With…

AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS HAVE BECOME WORLD CLASS

An internationally lauded boutique gin maker says the “premiumisation” of Australian spirits is well advanced and providing diversification for the nation’s embattled wine sector. Statistics show…

HEALTHY BOOZE MARKETING MISLEADING: STUDY

Alcoholic drinks that claim to be healthier, more natural, "cleaner" and free of carbohydrates and guilt might be misleading consumers, the Cancer Council has warned. A recent study analysed the nutrient…

CUB SCORES INNOVATION HAT-TRICK

Carlton & United Breweries has been named one of Australia’s most innovative companies for the third year running. The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List 2021 last night recognised CUB for…

PLANES, TRAINS AND YAKS: FIVE OF THE WORLD’S MOST REMOTE BARS

There are old bars. There are haunted bars. But what about bars in remote corners of the world? To access some of these locations, you may have to hike through the wilderness, journey by boat or even…

REIMAGINING AUSTRALIA’S DRINKING CULTURE

‘Sober curious’ as more than just a trend Even before the pandemic shut down the world’s bars, alcohol consumption has been on the decline as millennials and Gen Z seek healthier habits and binge…

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NEW COCA-COLA NO SUGAR RECIPE RELEASED

Coca-Cola Australia has unveiled its long-awaited new recipe for Coca-Cola No Sugar, which the company says is so good it will prompt Classic fans to cross the threshold. Already hitting shelves,…

CUB ZERO ALCOHOL BRANDS REACH MILESTONES

Carlton & United Breweries’ no alcohol brands Carlton Zero and Great Northern Zero are celebrating major milestones in a changing landscape for the no-alcohol category. When Carlton Zero launched at…

ENDEAVOUR GROUP REVEALS ITS BIGGEST GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

Endeavour Group has revealed that its key focus areas for growth are Pinnacle Drinks, premiumisation, and increased market penetration in both ecommerce and its hotels. CEO Steve Donohue and CFO Shane…

CONSUMER WINE KNOWLEDGE DECLINES

In terms of global wine consumer trends, there are two seemingly contrasting trajectories taking place. Research from Wine Intelligence shows that the breadth of wine knowledge amongst wine drinkers…

NO JAB, NO JOB?

A leading industrial relations barrister says most employers would be able to defend mandatory vaccination policies in court, as debate over the immunisation of at-risk workers reaches a fever pitch. While…

SYDNEY VENUES SET UP LOCKDOWN DRIVE-THROUGHS

From pop-up bakeries to make-your-own banh mi kits, COVID-19 restrictions have led to a wave of innovation from Sydney bars and restaurants as they try to survive lockdown. A rising number of hospitality…