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The US craft beer industry is booming


Craft brewers are small, independent, and traditional. Craft brewers have an annual production of less than 6 million barrels of beer or fewer, have less than 25% owned by a non-craft brewer, and use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor, or at least 50% of their products brewed by volume are malt beers. The US craft beer industry has surged since the late noughties. Worth an estimated $10.2bn in 2012, the craft beer industry far outgrew the overall beer industry. While craft beer sales grew by 15% by volume… Read more

Strong Growth of Alcohol Consumption in Emerging Markets Prompts Mergers and Acquisitions


  In the past few years, there has been a great deal of M&A (mergers and acquisition) activity in the alcohol market. Most of this activity is taking place in emerging markets: Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa. In 2007, Asia overtook Europe and the Americas as the biggest beer-drinking continent. With regards to per capita alcohol consumption, European countries outperform other regions by far. The World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011 revealed Moldova to have the highest per capita consumption, at 18.22 liters. Of the… Read more