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Wednesday 29 May - European fermented drinks

Three new reports from Zenith Global find strikingly different characteristics and opportunities in the fermented drinks categories of kefir, kombucha and apple cider vinegar in Europe.

  • Kefir is a long-established market in East Europe and now growing fast in West Europe as a probiotic dairy drink to benefit gut health and the immune system. Russia is the dominant country, with 67% of the 1,291 million litre market in 2018.
  • Zenith Global values the kombucha European market at €66 million in 2018, mainly in West Europe, achieving growth of 35% in 2017 and 38% in 2018. Continuing volume growth of 35-40% a year is forecast up to 2023.
  • The European market for ready to drink apple cider vinegar is far smaller at under €1 million, led by the United Kingdom and Denmark. 2018 volume growth was close to 50%, indicating this could become another fermented drink market segment of potential.

Find out more here.

Tuesday 28 May - Four weeks until the 13th Global Dairy Congress

In just four weeks time, #dairy #industry leaders from around the world will come together in Lisbon for the 13th Global Dairy Congress.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Yun Zhanyou, Assistant President of Yili Group, China
  • Jayen Mehta, Senior General Manager – Planning & Marketing for Amul (GCMMF) India
  • Richard Walton, General Manager – Patents and Licensing for Meij, Japan
  • Cristina Vasconcelos, Chief Marketing Officer of Lactogal Produtos Alimentares S.A., Portugal
  • Tanja Virtanen-Leppä, Head of Packaging Development for Valio, Finland
  • Phan Minh Tien, Executive Sales & Marketing Director of Vinamilk, Vietnam
  • Julie Smolyansky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifeway Foods, Inc., US
  • Kevin Bellamy, Global Sector Head - Dairy for Rabobank, Netherlands
  • Zoe Kavanagh, Chief Executive of National Dairy Council, Ireland
  • Fernando Zaldivar, Managing Director, IRI, Spain
  • Anne Wong-Erven, Insight & Advisory Director, Zenith Global Ltd
  • Joana Maricato, Market Research Manager, New Nutrition Business
  • Richard Hampton, Managing Director of Omsco, UK
  • Jaime Martín, Founding Partner and Chief Executive of Lantern, Spain

Register today to hear from and network with industry-leading experts and innovators helping to shape future market growth.

Wednesday 23 May - Insights on alcohol-free market

Great article from Food Manufacture covering the alcohol-free market with insights from our recent UK Soft Drinks Conference, with the help of The Duchess Alcohol-Free Gin & Tonic, Seedlip and many others!

Keep posted for our soon to be released Zero Alcohol Drinks Report 2019. #nonalcoholic #zeroalcohol #alcoholfree


Wednesday 15 May - 2019 InnoBev Awards: Winners announced! 

Congratulations to all winners of the 2019 InnoBev Awards!

  • Best Aqua Drink (Sponsored by WET Water Enhancing Technologies)- Dalston's Soda Co.
  • Best Tea Drink- BOS Brands.
  • Best Functional Drink (Sponsored by EXBERRY®)- Botanic Lab.
  • Best Can- CanO Water®
  • Best Glass- Ice Age Water Oy Best PET- The DRINKs Company
  • Best Packaging/ Label Design- Kolibri Drinks
  • Best Cap/ Closure (Sponsored by BERICAP)- Kolibri Drinks
  • Best Juice Drink- WOW Food & Drinks Ltd
  • Best Premium Drink (Sponsored by Anton Paar)- CEDER'S Drinks Ltd Kolibri Drinks
  • Best Marketing/ Social Media Campaign- Narang Group (RN)
  • Best CSR Initiative (Sponsored by Tetra Pak)- ocean52
  • Best Technology Innovation (Sponsored by CO2Sustain®)- WET Water Enhancing Technologies
  • Best New Brand/ Brand Extension- CEDER'S Drinks Ltd
  • Best New Drink Concept (Sponsored by PureCircle)- Botanic Lab
  • Best Carton: TAPPED organic birch water

You can read which products won in our press release hereMany thanks to all those who entered, to our headline sponsor EXBERRY® and all category sponsors who helped us create such a fantastic event.


Wednesday 15 May - Live at the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conferece

Fantastic morning of insights at our UK Soft Drinks Conference with topics including crafty innovation, sorting plastic and solving health.

Thank you to our speakers from Fever-Tree, BRITVIC PLC, Tata Global Beverages, The Packaging Collective, Institute of Economic Affairs - London, Coca-Cola European Partners, GNT Group, London Metropolitan University, British Fruit Juice Association, WET Water Enhancing Technologies and PureCircle!

Looking forward to this afternoon's sessions, you can keep updated on our  Twitter ( @askzenith #UKSD19TEXT


Monday 13 May - 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference and Global Beverage Insights

Our back-to-back #soft #drinks industry conferences are now just days away.

Join us from 15-16 May for the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference and Global Beverage Insights, with insights from the prestigious companies listed below.

On 15 May, our annual UK Soft Drinks Conference will bring together senior industry managers, innovators, retailers, suppliers, opinion formers and advisers to provide an insight-packed one day overview of the latest developments, issues and opportunities in the market. Reflecting the theme 'Crafting the future', there will be a special emphasis on innovative adult soft drinks, alongside debate around plastic and health.

On 16 May, our focus extends further afield, with Global Beverage Insights offering a concise world view of market trends, industry issues, emerging innovation successes and technology development in just one day. There is no other single opportunity for ‘charting the future’ so comprehensively alongside effective networking.  Find out more here


Friday 10 May - 13th Global Dairy Congress: Last chance to book with our Early Bird rate

Time is running out to save when registering for the 13th #Global #Dairy #Congress.

This industry-leading Congress is designed for industry executives, suppliers, customers and advisers, with a focus on market trends and thinking on a worldwide scale from leading international and regional brands, allowing extensive time for informal networking and discussion.

Confirmed speakers include top Chinese company Yili on its new billion dollar brand Ambrosial and top Indian producer Amul on developing India’s only global megabrand, as well as other heavyweights such as Arla, Feihe, Lifeway, Valio, Vinamilk and Portugal’s market leader Lactogal. Other presentations include Rabobank on global trends and trade, Zenith Global on emerging market segments, Ireland’s National Dairy Council on the world’s best marketing campaigns, New Nutrition Business on 8 key trends for future planning, the UK’s Omsco on global organic growth and Spain’s Lantern on fermented promise.

Further highlights include new entrepreneurs with quark snack bars, sleep friendly ice cream and vegan cheese. The evening of 26 June also hosts the World Dairy Innovation Awards organised by FoodBev Media Ltd. Register today


Friday 3 March - 2019 InnoBev Awards: Finalists announced

The finalists have been announced for the InnoBev Awards 2019!

The winners will be announced at our UK Soft Drinks Conference at Congress Centre, London WC1 on 15th May.

A special thank you to our independent judging panel who reviewed over 100 entries, across 16 categories, Claire Nuttall, Michael Sunil Roberts, Anne Wong-Erven, Vanessa Walker and Geoff Parker.

Congratulations to, Arla Foods Ingredients, Bizom, BOS Brands, Botanic Lab, CanO Water®, CEDER'S Drinks Ltd, Dalston's Soda Co., Simplee Aloe drinks, Evocan, Fentimans Ltd, InfusionCap, JUST Goods, Inc., Kolibri Drinks, Tudor Drinks, Lofoten Arctic Water AS, Dislicores, Merhaki Foods and Nutrition, Narang Group (RN), Glenorie International, ocean52, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrimsson, Power Supplements, Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company Ltd, Remedy Drinks, Talkin'​ Things, TAPPED organic birch water, Teavana, The Drinks Company, The Duchess Alcohol-Free Gin & Tonic, Über Flavour Craft Ice Tea, Upbeat Brands, Ice Age Water, Water Works, Wenlock Spring, WET Water Enhancing Technologies, WOW Food & Drinks Ltd.

Read the full press release here.


Tuesday 30 April - 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference: Hear from the leading zero-alcohol brands

Seedlip has today unveiledÆcorn Aperitifs, a range of alcohol-free aperitifs. We look forward to hearing more in just two weeks time when Claire Warner, Head of New Brands at Seedlip and Managing Director of Æcorn Aperitifs will present at the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference. Join us on 15 May in London, where the brands paving the way in the emerging non-alcoholic spirits segment will share their insights - CEDER'S Drinks Ltd, Seedlip and The Duchess Alcohol-Free Gin & Tonic - alongside Fever-Tree, BRITVIC PLC, Coca-Cola European Partners, innocent drinks, Tata Global Beverages and more! Limited space available. Register today


Monday 29 April - 13th Global Dairy Congress

Join industry leaders from around the world at the 13th Global Dairy Congress, offering two days of conference sessions, networking opportunities with key industry figures and a gala awards dinner - where winners of the FoodBev Media World Dairy Innovation Awards will be announced.

Delegates will hear from leading international and regional businesses on the latest market and strategic developments, as well as from innovators and entrepreneurs contributing to future ‘Dairy Vitality’.

Speakers already confirmed include Arla Foods, IRI, Lactogal Produtos Alimentares S.A., Rabobank and Yili Group, with sponsorship support from: BERICAP, Sidel and Tetra Pak as gold sponsors; Cama Group as silver sponsor and Feihe as bronze sponsor.

Find out more and register hereSave €140 on bookings made before 17 May! 


Monday 29 April - 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference and Global Beverage Insights

Join us at the Congress Centre in Central London on the 15th and 16th of May for our back-to-back #soft #drinks #industry conferences.

38 speakers will present across two days of conference sessions, beginning on the 15th May with our annual UK Soft Drinks Conference, before we then extend our focus towards the global market at Global Beverage Insights on the 16th May.

Register for both conference days for just £900 (+ VAT)! New to the industry? We are offering a further concessionary rate for start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs! Find out more here

#insights #health #packaging #innovation #technology #beverages #plastic #sustainability #craftdrinks #craftbeverages #markettrends


Friday 26 April - Zenith Global research featured in Forbes

Our research featured this week in Forbes, found that US sales of #cannabis-based drinks are forecast to reach over US$1.4 billion by 2023, up from a base of US$86 million in 2018. 

Capitalising on Zenith Global and Beverage Digest's extensive soft drinks expertise, our unique 2019 Global CBD Drinks Report details the market dynamics and current trends shaping the burgeoning CBD-infused beverages market - one of the fastest growing beverage sectors. With volume and value data including forecasts to 2023; an exploration of global opportunities including a study of 10 key countries ranked as hotspots for future growth; product profiles and a SWOT analysis identifying key market issues, this report is a must for companies looking to operate in the CBD drinks sector.

Find out more about our Global CBD Drinks Report, and read the full article here


Wednesday 24 April - 2019 InnoBev Awards, Entries now closed

Entry to this year's InnoBev Awards is closed! Our judging panel will now review over 100 entries across 16 categories to find the best in global beverage innovation. Winners will be announced on 15 May at the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference/ Thank you to our sponsors (EXBERRY® / GNT GLOBAL (UK) CO., LTD, Anton Paar, BERICAP, CO2Sustain®, Tetra Pak and WET Water Enhancing Technologies), and to all who entered this year's awards, including:

Friday 19 April - Zenith Global sponsors Bath's Great Big Egg Hunt

Zenith Global have sponsored an egg in Bath's #greatbigegghunt this year! Thank you to The Royal High School prep students for designing such a fantastic egg. We enjoy being active in our community alongside other great companies such as Bath Building Society, Komedia Bath, Juice Recruitment Ltd and Nicholas Wylde (Goldsmith) Ltd.

Until 12th May, you can join in for FREE by collecting a map and heading off around Bath to find wonderfully decorated eggs, there are some great prizes to be won too. Find out more here

Zenith Global Chairman, Richard Hall, with Heidi Hughes, Head of the Royal High Prep School


Thursday 18 April 2019 -  Over 110 delegates registered for the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference

Join us on 15 May at the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference! Over 110 delegates already registered! Limited space still available - secure your seat today: Click here to book.

Conference highlights include:

  • Opening by Tim Warrillow, Chief Executive Officer of iconic innovator Fever-Tree
  • Presentations by key craft developers CEDER'S Drinks Ltd, The Duchess Alcohol-Free Gin & Tonic and Seedlip
  • Major players represented, including Britvic, The Coca-Cola Company, Innocent Drinks and Tata Global Beverages
  • Sessions on Sorting plastic and Solving health.
  • Newcomers front on cannabidiol (Botanic Lab), cold brew coffee (TrueStart Coffee), kombucha (No.1 Kombucha), customised sweetness (Kolibri Drinks) and nootropic drinks (WOW Food & Drinks Ltd)
  • 2019 InnoBev Awards to celebrate the best in global beverage innovation
  • Innovator Marketplace, offering you the chance to display and promote your soft drinks brand! TEXT 


Wednesday 17 April 2019 -  Global Dairy Congress

With a range of conference sessions, extensive time for networking and a gala dinner including presentation of the FoodBev Media World Dairy Innovation Awards, the 13th Global Dairy Congress provides an excellent platform for the #dairy industry.

Reserve your place now to: 

  • Gain insight from an exciting platform of leading producers, suppliers and advisers.
  • Network with a wide range of international dairy industry delegates.
  • Take part in discussions on the future growth and development of the global dairy market.
  • Gain insight on regional and global trends, emerging markets, innovation and new product development, sustainability, health and communication.

Click here to view the programme and book.

Early bird discount available until Friday 17 May! With thanks to our sponsors Bericap, Sidel, Tetra Pak and Cama Group


Tuesday 16 April 2019 -  Careers at Zenith Global

A career at Zenith Global is an exciting opportunity for individuals who wish to further their profession within the global consulting world of food and beverage. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who are flexible in their working approach, are keen to travel and learn more about our ever-changing industry! Find out about our current vacancies and what benefits Zenith Global can offer you: Careers at Zenith Global.

#career #foodandbeverage #consultancy #operations #hydrogeology #analyst #insights #commercial


Monday 15 April 2019 -  InnoBev Awards 2019 deadline extended

Submit your entry by Wednesday 17 April, to win one of 18 #soft #drinks #industry awards. Entry is easy - visit our Awards entry page, tell us which categories you would like to enter, and then send us two presentation slides and one high-res image for our judging panel to review! #innovation #entrepreneurship 


Thursday 11 April 2019 -  13th Global Dairy Congress

The theme of this year's #Global #Dairy #Congress, “Dairy Vitality”, binds together every aspect of the industry’s future, with conference sessions ranging from global market and industry change through brand success stories and innovation to the challenges of #marketing and #sustainability. Click to find out more.

Confirmed speakers so far include Arla, Bericap, Cama Group, Happy Cheeze, International Dairy Federation, Lactogal, Lantern, National Dairy Council, New Nutrition Business, Nightfood, Novapet, Omsco, Rabobank, TetraPak, Valio, Vinamilk, Yaar Bar, Yili and Zenith Global. More announcements to follow....


Wednesday 10 April 2019 -  2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference

Join these brands at this year's UK Soft Drinks Conference on 15 May, London. Reflecting the theme 'Crafting the future', there will be a special emphasis on innovative adult drinks without alcohol, alongside debate around plastic and health. Gain insights from industry experts and analysts; network with leading producers, retailers and advisers; and take advantage of the opportunity to display your soft drinks brands in our Innovator Marketplace. Click here to find out more and register


Tuesday 09 April 2019 - Contributing towards a more sustainable world

2.5 billion plastic coated coffee cups are used in the UK each year, less than 1 in 400 of which (0.25%) are recycled. Approximately 500,000 are littered every day, with the remaining 95.75% going to landfill sites - creating enough waste to stretch around the planet roughly five and a half times each year.

Contrary to belief, disposable cups are not widely recyclable in most local recycling centres due to their bonded plastic lining, and most compostable alternatives also end up in landfill as there aren't enough accessible facilities in the UK to compost them. By 2025, usage is anticipated to surpass 3.75 billion units, indicating an escalating threat to the environment.

As a food and beverage consultancy, we are delighted to see an increased commitment to #sustainability across the industry. However, we recognise that as consumers we must also play our part in contributing to #sustainable practices.

Zenith Global is proud to support Boston Tea Party, which in 2018 became the first coffee shop chain in the UK to ban single-use cups. Today, in partnership with Boston Tea Party, we have provided all of our staff members with re-usable Ecoffee Cups as we fortify our commitment to #NoExcuseForSingleUse. We hope you'll do your part too!

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Tuesday 09 April 2019 - Just three days remain to enter this year's InnoBev Awards

Just three days remain to enter this year's #InnoBev #Awards! Do you have an innovative product, campaign or initiative that deserves to take home a winning title? All it takes is submitting two presentation slides and a high-res image! Enter today a

Winners will be announced on 15 May at the 2019 UK Soft Drinks Conference in London.

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