Beverage Industry Insights

The scene is set for stevia to shine, so long as its past does not set precedent

Why stevia can still win in soft drinks - Comment

Consumer trends, along with government pressure and drinks companies' calorie pledges, mean the future for stevia is bright, regardless of i...

Absolut Vodka experienced 'modest' sales declines in the US, during Pernod Ricard's first quarter

Analysts upbeat on Pernod Ricard's US success

At the start of September, just after Pernod Ricard reported its full-year results, analysts described the group's progress as "slow but ste...

Distill Ventures is Diageo's entrepreneur investment arm

Five ways small brands can beat big players

The COO of Diageo's entrepreneur investment arm, Distill Ventures, has set out five advantages that small, start-up brands have over large d...

Pernod Ricard saw the Jameson brand shine in the US in Q1

Pernod Ricard Q1 2017 results by region, brand

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a 1% lift in first-quarter sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance b...

Airport landlords are increasingly relying on Travel Retail for their income

The end is nigh for Global Travel Retail - Comment

After spending a week in Cannes earlier this month at TFWA’s annual Travel Retail exhibition, I have come to the conclusion that those predi...

Pernod Ricard is to release its Q1 results on Thursday

Pernod Ricard's Q1 results - Preview

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its first-quarter sales results for 2016/2017. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's activi...

What is Passoa and how is Remy Cointreau, Lucas Bols's new venture structured? - Focus 14 Oct 16

Earlier today, Rémy Cointreau and Lucas Bols announced the creation of a joint-venture to handle the Passoã liqueur. In time, Lucas Bols will look to acquire the brand outright. Here, just-drinks looks at the Passoã brand and the mechanics of today's deal.

The trends set to drive beer's future - Comment 13 Oct 16

The Great American Beer Festival returned, earlier this month. just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont travelled to Denver to report from the three-day event and gauge the health of the beer category in the US.

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Jobs at new India hub won't affect staff - Diageo

Andy Morton | 18 Oct 16 Diageo is in the first year of a GBP500m efficiency drive

Diageo has said that jobs at its new business centre in India will not initially come from within the company's global network.

Diageo most at risk to Thai alcohol ban - analyst

Andy Morton | 18 Oct 16 Thailand accounts for an estimated 5% of Diageo's global Johnnie Walker volumes

Johnnie Walker-owner Diageo is the most exposed to a ban on alcohol in Thailand following the death of the country's king, an analyst has said.

Baijiu exports set for ultra-premium boost

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 16 Chinese baijiu accounts for about two-fifths of global spirits volumes

A wider-availability of ultra-premium baijiu in China brought on by the country's anti-corruption crackdown could help boost sales abroad, a new report has said.

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Boston Beer launches brand review as YTD sales dip

Bacardi rolls out new Oakheart rum packs to US

Walsh Whiskey's The Irishman 17 Year Old - NPD

Westons MD to chair UK cider trade ass'n

Beverage Industry Interviews

"I want people to focus on Bulldog as a brand. People don't call Jack Daniel's a whiskey" - Interview, Bulldog Gin founder & CEO, Anshuman Vohra - Part II 21 Oct 16

Olly Wehring

In the first part of just-drinks’ interview with Bulldog Gin Co’s founder & CEO, Anshuman Vohra, we looked at the birth and rise of the brand. In part two, Vohra considers the wider gin segment, Bulldog’s relationship with Gruppo Campari and his hopes for the future.

"Gin's problem was its taste and its perception" - Interview, Bulldog Gin founder & CEO, Anshuman Vohra - Part I 19 Oct 16

Olly WehringBulldog Gin is set to ship 150,000 cases in 2016

Bulldog Gin is a brand on the rise in a category on the rise. Earlier this month, just-drinks met the company's founder & CEO, Anshuman Vohra, in London, to consider Bulldog's history, the potential for the premium gin segment and how to navigate the hurdles that face spirits start-ups.

"Craft beer is starting to redefine the base that it was once counter to" - Interview, Andy Thomas, Craft Brew Alliance CEO - Part II 18 Oct 16

Lucy BritnerCraft Brew Alliance is 32% owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev

In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.

just-drinks Blog

SABMiller's last word

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 10 Oct 16

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.

"Buy a Mountain Dew and enjoy it"

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 16

No, this is not PepsiCo's new ad slogan for its Mountain Dew brand.

Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop?

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 27 Sep 16

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks Gin Essentials

just-drinks Gin Essentials

What are the key trends in gin? Where are the important markets and what does the future hold? just-drinks, in partnership with The IWSR, presents a seven-part review of the gin category

Tax Free World Association Global Travel Retail Exhibition 2016

Tax Free World Association Global Travel Retail Exhibition 2016

In October, the Tax Free World Association held its annual World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the event.

Pernod Ricard FY 2016 - Results Round-up

Pernod Ricard FY 2016 - Results Round-up

In early-September, Pernod Ricard released its results for the 12 months to the end of June 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-up - Carlsberg's H1 Results

Round-up - Carlsberg's H1 Results

In August, Carlsberg released its results for the first six months of 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Global Wine Market 2016-2020

Global Wine Market 2016-2020

Wine is an alcoholic drink produced by the fermentation of grapes or other fruits. It has various health benefits, if consumed in adequate amounts... Read more

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Global gin insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

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Retail Sales of Food and Drinks Specialists in Hong Kong: Market Size, Growth and Forecast to 2020

Published: August 2016 - ($500.00)

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: August 2016 - ($1500.00)

Global RTD insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: May 2016 - ($1500.00)

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