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Are The Lancet’s Alcohol Consumption Forecasts Inflated?

IWSR Analysis of Consumption Trends Suggests Future Per Capita Growth of Beverage Alcohol Drinks could be Declining London – A new study published in the medical journal The Lancet reports a considerable upsurge in the global consumption of alcoholic drinks. The study suggests that between 1990 and 2017, alcohol intake has jumped by as much

China leads the way for beverage alcohol ecommerce

New study shows that Chinese consumers spend four times more on online alcohol purchases than the US, while France and the UK have the most developed ecommerce sectors LONDON – Online alcohol sales are developing fast in China, growing at around 15% per year, according to the IWSR Ecommerce Study: A strategic roadmap for alcoholic

Newhouse joins IWSR travel-retail team

London. We are pleased to announce that Doug Newhouse has joined the IWSR travel-retail team as a senior consultant. Doug’s new role will be focused on helping the IWSR become the go-to source for data and insights for the travel-retail beverage alcohol industry. This will include product development, hosting industry thought leadership seminars, and beefing

The IWSR opens Asia-Pacific office

Singapore. As part of the IWSR’s continued focus on geographical expansion plans, the leading global beverage alcohol data company has now opened an Asia-Pacific office based in Singapore. Tommy Keeling has been appointed president of the IWSR Asia-Pacific and will be heading up operations for the region. “I am delighted to be based in Singapore

Whisky, tequila and gin to drive global spirits category growth to 2021

London . Just released data from the IWSR 2017-2021 Forecast suggests global volumes of whisky, gin and tequila are expected to make gains of 55.2m, 7.1m and 5.8m nine-litre cases respectively over the next five years, following their rapid growth in 2016. These categories together with baijiu (+48.2m cases between 2016 and 2021), will contribute

The Old Fashioned and Moscow Mule dominate craft cocktail bar menus across 25 US cities

The recently released IWSR US On-Premise Insights: Cocktail Trends report reveals the hottest cocktails, categories and brands on menus at the leading craft cocktail bars across 25 US cities. The Bourbon- or rye-based Old Fashioned and vodka-based Moscow Mule account for a combined 30% of cocktail menu mentions, with the Old Fashioned leading as the

Scotch whisky struggles to hold on in the Travel Retail Top 100

Premiumization and Innovation Spurs Growth Across Key Segments  21 September 2016 The IWSR Magazine has just released its annual Travel Retail Top 100, and while Scotch whisky dominates 27 of the top 100 brands (the most of any single category), half of these brands suffered declines in 2015. The exceptions to this negative trend were

Global growth of premium alcohol shows strength across categories

 The global premium-and-above spirits market gained 6.7m nine-litre cases in 2015 versus 2014, a 5% uplift, according to the recently released IWSR 2016 database, showing a continued rise of consumers’ appetite for quality over quantity. Total spirits grew 0.5% globally in 2015 versus 2014, which equated to an additional 14.1m cases. However, excluding growth from

Decline of local spirits leads to global decline; imported sales continue to grow.

The global spirits market declined -0.1% in 2014, a loss of 3.1m nine-litre cases, according to the IWSR Database 2015 released last week. Local spirits declined -7.4m cases globally. Imported spirits grew 4.3m cases, though not enough to offset the global decline. The Americas, CIS and Europe posted declines in consumption of local spirits; the

The IWSR opens US office

As part of the IWSR’s geographical expansion plans we opened an office in New York City on 21 January 2015.   Piotr Poznanski has been appointed president of the IWSR US and will be heading up operations in New York. “The US is the largest wine market and largest premium spirits market in the world.