In this issue

In this issue we get an insight into product design in the luxury alcohol market, take a look at opportunities and product development in the ‘healthy beer’ sector, find out how vineyards are adopting robotic laser technology as a bird deterrent.

We also round up the best ideas from the London Wine Fair, investigate how the introduction of a ‘sugar tax’ has affected soft drinks volumes in different countries, and find out how manufacturers can address demand for reduced- or zero-sugar formulations using key on-trend and emerging ingredients.

Plus, we review the proposed revamp of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and take a look at the latest beverages are aimed towards consumers fitness and exercise habits.

Sonia Sharma, editor