Nielsen CGA on-premise data highlights growth in spirits, decline in beer
April 19, 2016
Nielsen CGA, a branch of New York-based Nielsen, released its first fully projected on- premise measure for the U.S. Beverage Alcohol market which takes a side-by-side look at the state of the U.S. Beverage Alcohol market compared with Great Britain, a market in which full measurement has been available for 10 years, the company says. Great Britain is a gateway for United States’ on-premise retailers and drinks businesses into Europe given the similarities between the two regions, according to the market research firm. The insights from this report highlight opportunities both domestically and internationally, it adds.
Novelist and playwright Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” After challenging times as a result of the economic downturn, the on-premise channel has made gains through moderate year-by-year growth.
Brands join Heineken Lager, Newcastle Brown Ale in availability
April 6, 2016
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA announced that Heineken Light and Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider now are available on the BrewLock keg system. BrewLock, the company’s on-premise draft technology, was developed by Heineken as a means to consistently provide a freshly brewed beer taste in an easy-to-install format, without compromising the quality that consumers demand, the company says.
New craft beers feature nitrogen instead of carbonation
January 25, 2016
After experimenting with countless iterations and test batches in the nano-brewery at the Sam Adams Boston Brewery, the brewers at Boston-based The Boston Beer Co. announced the release of the first three brews from the Samuel Adams Nitro Project: Nitro White Ale, Nitro IPA and Nitro Coffee Stout.
As part of the Nielsen CGA joint venture, New York based-Nielsen and CGA Strategy, U.K., announced that Brand Index, a statistically robust, fully projected on-premise measurement for beverage alcohol clients, will be rolling out in two phases this year.