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Podcasts

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Caffeine and Anxiety: Will Anxious Consumers Ever Actually Cut Back?

Matthew Barry

Matthew Barry

15 Nov 22
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Sustainable Food and Drinks: The Role of Regulators, Consumers and Businesses

Maria Mascaraque

Maria Mascaraque

14 Jun 22

Listen to the conversation with Maria Mascaraque, Food Industry Manager, Howard Telford, Senior Soft Drinks Manager and Rosemarie Downey, Packaging Industry Manager to learn about the drivers of environmental sustainability regulations in foods and drinks industries and their implications on businesses and consumers.

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The Socialisation Paradox: A Dichotomy of Consumer Comfort

Amy Rollinson

Amy Rollinson

16 May 22

Consumers are approaching a return to pre-pandemic life in different ways based on their comfort levels. Certain consumers are eager, whilst others are hesitant, to resume their normal activities, creating The Socialisation Paradox. This impacts a range of industries, from travel, food service, alcoholic drinks and home. Some consumers will continue to invest in making their home a sanctuary, while others will seek hedonistic endeavors. For some, foreign travel is an exciting prospect, while anxiety of others continues to buoy domestic tourism.

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From Energy Boosting to Full Relaxation: The Strengthening of Oppositional Behaviours and Needs

Lucas Pinto

Lucas Pinto

7 Jan 22

The pandemic has aroused a range of different feelings, leading some to increased anxiety and stress, and others to a higher proactivity and “can-do” attitude. Products to enhance focus and attention are becoming more popular at the same time as products intending to increase relaxation and calmness. Pandemic-related needs have brought this polarised trend into beverages, consumer health and cannabis, but where will it go from here?

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The Future of Low and No Alcoholic Drinks

Spiros Malandrakis

Spiros Malandrakis

17 Jun 21

The alcoholic drinks industry has faced massive shifts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, however the non alcoholic spirits segment achieved about a 7 to 8 percent total volume growth on a global level; the exact opposite of the spirits category…

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Alcoholic Drinks Will Suffer but Survive In Light of Coronavirus

Spiros Malandrakis

Spiros Malandrakis

7 May 20

Although alcoholic drinks sales recorded a slight, short term uptick due to stockpiling before worldwide lockdowns, the industry will lose a massive number of sales due to the closing of bars and restaurants along with the cancellation of a number of…