Food And Beverage Press Releases

Rich DiTieri Joins BarUp as Company's First Advisor

We’d like to welcome Rich DiTieri to the BarUp team as as our first company advisor.

The Brew Factor Launches to Make the Birthplace of Microbrews Like Everyone's Own Hometown

The online “Grand Central Station” of microbrews, and the like, launches to familiarize its local audience with the wealth found at the head of a beer glass. The Brew Factor finds its way onto the scene with a bevy of information about all things beer in the Portland, Oregon area. From local craft breweries, brewery tours, beer deals and beer festival events the fastest growing directory finds itself at the hub of local spin.

Keurig Models Discontinued After the Launch of New Keurig 2.0

A lot of different brands of single cup coffee makers are available in the market these days but it is Keurig who has managed to acquire massive sales over the past several years in this rapidly growing market. Not only is the brand top notch but it also offers a wide range of exclusive personal coffee makers that are all unique in their own way. Currently, some of the Keurig models from the Keurig K-Cup brewing system line have been discontinued, and while some people may feel like that is not a good thing, Keurig has launched a series of new, more advanced and efficient personal brewers into the marketplace – the Keurig 2.0 series. The 2.0 offers people three different models with varying features and benefits for home use.

Cafes/Bars in Italy - New Report Available

LogoThe continuing difficult economy due to the recession and increasing unemployment led Italian consumers to remain very cautious about their out-of-home expenditure. Similar to 2012, the recession forced many caf?s/bars to close down in 2013. Although the decline was less dramatic than in 2012, the balance between the new outlets opening and closures was negative, and at the end of 2013 the total number of outlets of caf?s/bars was 3,226 less than in the previous year. In order to face the ongoing crisis and avoid closures, many operators kept the price of a cup of coffee low. According to FIPE (The Italian Association of Foodservice Operators), the cost of a cup of coffee in Italy is amongst the lowest in Western Europe. Operators also tended to increase their menu offering, and included a wider lunch offering and launched menu deals for breakfast and lunch.

Just Published: "Alcoholic Drinks in Pakistan"

LogoAlcohol consumption among Muslims is illegal in Pakistan. Muslims constitute 97% of the Pakistani population and strong regulations are imposed on the alcoholic drinks industry. Despite all odds, growth in alcohol drinks was experienced during 2013. Pakistani legislation is generally influenced by religious conservatives which adversely impacts the market. Despite all odds, Pakistanis' global movement is introducing new trends to quench their thirst for alcohol.

"Wine in Uruguay" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoIn the last part of the review period, many domestic wineries started producing fine still red wine from varietals other than the traditional Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot or less traditional ones like Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc. Shiraz, Tempranillo, Marselan, Touriga, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel and others are becoming increasingly present in wineries and retailers? shelves. This move proved successful in 2013 and contributed to the overall growth of the category as consumers of wine in the mid- and high-income levels were willing to try these new options produced either as single varietals or in combination with traditional ones.

Hungary Beverage Forecasts October 2014 - New Market Research Report

LogoThe Hungary Beverage Forecast report published by Canadean provides essential information on the prospective trends of the beverage industry in chosen country.

Full-Service Restaurants in Vietnam - New Study Released

LogoDespite the poor economy, most full-service restaurants continued to strongly increase their unit prices, with average unit prices within full-service restaurants rising by 8% in 2013. Besides the increase of many input costs such as raw materials, fuel and labour costs, full-service restaurant operators also raised their unit prices. Indeed, in the country, foodservice operators had the habit of increasing their prices every year, regardless of high or low inflation.

New Market Report: Algeria Agribusiness Report Q1 2015

LogoWith wheat and dairy production falling consistently short of consumption, Algeria is a major importer of food products. However, the government's new emphasis on improving food self-sufficiency is helping the grains and dairy sectors to rebound. Increases in government support will be positive for productivity and product quality in the medium term. However, the country will remain a key importer of wheat and dairy products in the coming years. Algeria is increasingly expanding trading links with countries such as Brazil and India, especially for dairy and beef products, and away from its traditional suppliers such as France.

KeyMatcha Offers Discounts for New Customers

LogoHot news brewing for green tea enthusiasts, the leading Matcha green tea resource KeyMatcha has declared to offer discounts for new customers. The company also offers free shipping worldwide, irrespective of the order size. Each Matcha order carries 30 day return policy.

Just Published: "Alcoholic Drinks: Scandinavia Industry Guide"

LogoThe Scandinavian Alcoholic Drinks industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Wine in Macedonia - New Report Available

LogoLocal tradition of wine consumption in Macedonia has deep roots and long history. Vineyard cultivating and wine-making date back in time for several millennia. Following modern trends, in recent years a new type of wine culture has begun developing in Macedonia which includes establishing on-site wine bars, clubs and restaurants, located throughout the most important wine-making regions of Macedonia, which organise wine-tasting tours coupled with a local culinary experiences. These kinds of events had a positive influence on wine consumption over the review period and introduced new wine tourism development concepts.

"Egypt Agribusiness Report Q1 2015" Is Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoEgypt is the world's largest wheat importer and will benefit from the recent sell-off in grain prices. The country is in the process of reforming its food subsidy programme in an effort to make the process more efficient. We believe that particularly good growth prospects exist in the country's livestock and dairy industries, as cattle herds continue to recover from a foot and mouth outbreak in 2012. These sectors will also benefit from lower global grain prices relative to the last several years, and an improving domestic economic situation.

New Market Report: Street Stalls/Kiosks in Italy

LogoThe ongoing economic crisis hitting Italy led consumers to be cautious about out-of-home spending, and they opted to trade down and prioritise informal and affordable solutions. This trend favoured street stalls/kiosks in 2013, which overall recorded growth of 3% in current value terms. Street stalls/kiosks are usually convenient to reach, as many kiosks are located in city centres or near popular tourist attractions. They offer a meal at a more affordable price compared with full-service restaurants, and their food offering is considered to be of higher quality and tastier than cafes/bars.

Now Available: East Europe Beverage Forecasts October 2014

LogoThe Global East Europe Beverage Forecast report published by Canadean provides essential information on the prospective trends of the beverage industry in East Europe

"Cafes/Bars in Israel" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoIn 2013, Cofix entered the caf?s with a revolutionary concept. Cofix, which already has seven branches, is a coffee shop where the whole menu is offered at a fixed price of ILS5. This caused uproar in the coffee community as it forced coffee branches to lower their prices. Consumers became more aware of the high prices at caf?s, and coffee shops such as Cafe Cafe, lowered their prices in order to remain competitive.

"Self-Service Cafeterias in Switzerland" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoSelf-service cafeterias struggled over the review period, experiencing only a marginal increase in value terms. Competition, particularly from other foodservice categories, increased considerably over the review period, putting pressure on self-service cafeterias. However, the category?s low price strategy helped outlets to continue to attract consumers looking for food with a good price/quality ratio. Over the latter part of the review period, operators increasingly sought to offer an enjoyable experience to their customers by rethinking the design of their outlets to provide a unique atmosphere.

Just Published: "Poland Beverage Forecasts October 2014"

LogoThe Poland Beverage Forecast report published by Canadean provides essential information on the prospective trends of the beverage industry in chosen country.

Yoghurt in Spain (2014) - Market Sizes: New Research Report Available at Fast Market Research

LogoYoghurt in Spain by Mintel Market Sizes provides you with annual year-end market size data, most recently updated in 2014. This report covers all drinking/cultured and spoonable yoghurts and yoghurt type drinks. Market size is based on retail and non-retail sales. Market size for Yoghurt in Spain is given in EUR and tonne with a minimum of five years' historical data. Market Forecast is provided for five years. Included with this snapshot is socio-economic data for Spain. Population, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Exchange Rates.

Cider/Perry in Hungary - New Market Report

LogoAfter the successful launch of the first products in the category of cider in 2011, the sustained boom recorded in sales of cider continued to build unabated throughout 2012 and 2013. Cider has so far been a major success, gaining many consumers, especially women, from other alcoholic drinks and even non-alcoholic drink categories. In addition to the rapid expansion of the existing key brands Somersby and Strongbow, several new imported products have been launched in the category in recent years and these have so far met with outstanding success.

Now Available: Street Stalls/Kiosks in Israel

LogoWith the increase in health and fitness awareness, many juice/shake stalls promote green drinks which are based on all types of healthy vegetables and herbs, including wheatgrass. These drinks are meant to detox your body for a fresh and clean feel.

New Market Study, "Consumer Foodservice in Switzerland", Has Been Published

LogoGiven the strong Swiss franc and the economic recession in most European countries, the Swiss economy performed better than had been anticipated. This development was largely due to strong domestic economic activity and resilient exports. Despite higher prices in Switzerland than in other European countries and a decline in tourism, 2013 was a good year for consumer foodservice. While most categories performed positively, some, such as 100% home delivery/takeaway and fast food, registered...

Market Report, "Street Stalls/Kiosks in Switzerland", Published

LogoLife in Switzerland continues to be perceived as increasingly busy, with more people working flexible hours, lunch times becoming shorter and more meals being consumed away from home. As a result, snacking became more popular, positively influencing the performance of street stalls/kiosks.

Market Report, "100% Home Delivery/Takeaway in Switzerland", Published

Logo100% home delivery/takeaway experienced very positive development in 2013 thanks to increasingly hectic lifestyles with longer working hours and shorter breaks, the increasing number of single households and a general trend towards convenience.

New Market Research Report: 100% Home Delivery/Takeaway in Vietnam

LogoUntil the end of the review period, chained pizza 100% home delivery/takeaway was still the only 100% home delivery/takeaway area due to the fact that sales in other areas remained insignificant. In fact, despite increasing demand for delivery service in the country, many Vietnamese consumers are still unfamiliar with the area. In addition, the majority of foodservice operators prefer to provide both eat-in and takeaway ? a fact which has helped them expand their customer bases and increase efficiency. Consequently, other 100% home delivery/takeaway sales remain negligible.

New Market Research Report: 100% Home Delivery/Takeaway in Belgium

LogoPlayers in 100% home delivery/takeaway were able to relax in 2013. The channel, which is planned to be targeted by the implementation of the ?Black Box?, benefited from a respite in its implementation. This anti-tax evasion cash register should be implemented in early 2015 instead of 2013. Thus, the channel enjoyed the focus by Yum! Brands on Pizza Hut in the 100% home delivery/takeaway format at the expense of its full-service restaurants, and the progressive integration of Pizza Co outlets by Domino?s Pizza.

Just Published: "Saudi Arabia Agribusiness Report Q1 2015"

LogoSaudi Arabia will increasingly be dependent on global grain supply, as the country has decided to phase out domestic grain production in a bid to preserve the country's water supply. The government has not abandoned its strategy of self-sufficiency in poultry and has been ramping up incentives to expand capacity production. This strategy has paid off, as the three major producers in the sector have all started heavy investment initiatives . We believe Saudi Arabia will find sufficient grain supply from the Black Sea region and the EU to supply its meat and food processing industry in the coming years. However, the country will remain highly vulnerable to volatile grain and feed prices. Recent spikes in feed prices have turned us more cautious on margins for dairy and livestock producers in the country, especially those that import inputs from abroad.