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The trends and data you need to know about the industry

In numbers

3 million tonnes

The amount of plastic packaging Coca-Cola creates a year, disclosed for the first time as it joined the New Plastics Economy's Global Commitment.

Source: just-drinks

$1.1 bn

The drop in total US dairy sales in 2018, according to the Dairy Farmers of America.

Source: Eater


Sales of gin in the UK for 2018, the first time annual gin sales have exceeded £2bn.

Source: Drinks-Insight-Network


The registered capital of Chinese beverage giant Wahaha’s new intelligent robotics company.

Source: TechNode


The percentage of its global beer volumes that AB InBev has pledged to make no or low-alcohol by the end of 2025.

Source: Bon Appétit


The predicted worth of the beverage processing equipment market by 2025.

Source: MarketsandMarkets


The amount of beverage calories the American Beverage Association claims to have removed from schools in response to new calls for soft drink sugar taxes. 

Source: CNBC

The rise of ‘sober curiosity’

As the wellness trend continues to grow, pushing consumers away from alcohol, and the big players in the alcohol industry are increasingly investing in low or no-alcohol offerings to answer that demand, the industry should expect to hear more about ‘sober curious’ consumers looking to reassess their relationship with alcohol.

Source: Vox

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