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Forget The Tech Bubble. Craft Coffee is the Next Boom Industry

There was a time, just a few decades ago, when coffee was a simple affair. You'd wake up, mosey over to a diner or coffee shop, and drink whatever coffee they had brewed in their...  more »

2019 Craft Beer Report: Local Breweries Thrive as Craft Beer Experiences Slowdown

On a larger and more varied scale, up-and-coming beverage market segments have seen a similar ebb-and-flow performance as consumers show their willingness to diversify their...  more »

11/15/2019

Good Libations

Tags: Beer, Cider, BrandingSource: Packagingnews

A Blend of Craft and Art | Category Focus - Beer and Cider

A decade or so ago a raft of craft brewed products flooded the market and completely disrupted the alcoholic drinks category. The original ethos of many of these craft brewers was...  more »

How to Start a Food Trend

Just a few years ago, Americans thought of chia as a pet with funky green grass-hair. Aa used to be a strange purple goop with a name reminiscent of a Japanese beer. Coconut water...  more »

Back-to-School NPD: Innovation in Lunchbox Treats

With students around the world starting to trickle back to classes, industry is bursting with new product developments and initiatives. Brands are pulling out the stops to make...  more »

New Product Trends: Innovating Candy for Kids of All Ages

Chocolate is a mainstay and its adult fans take it seriously, with upscale packaging and more intense flavors making their mark. But youth needs to be served in the candy aisle,...  more »

Canned Coffee is Suddenly a lot More Interesting, With Funky Flavors and Many More Bubbles

We're living in the golden era of canned coffee. It used to be that the best you could hope for was one of those Starbucks Doubleshots, purchased at a gas station as a last resort...  more »

Domestic Sparkling Wines Tap Premiumization Trend

While domestic sparkling wines were roughly flat in the U.S. in 2018, the category has expanded by nearly 1.4 million cases over the past four years, and premiumization is taking...  more »

Food and Beverage Makers Turn to Chocolate as Premiumization Trend Grows

Premiumizationcan not only highlight a product in consumers'value systems, but it can convince them it's worth a higher price tag. However, it also can mean higher quality, organic...  more »

Homebrewing in Japan: Craft Beer's Creative Foundation

When Japans beer laws changed in 1994, many companies took advantage of the new opportunities that opened up for them them and, in the space of three years, more than 300 new...  more »

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