Beverage Industry Insights

The sports drinks segment needs to re-engage with consumers in Western Europe, argues Richard Corbett

Why sports drinks fail to ride the Olympic wave

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market a...

Are brewers guilty of trying to appeal more to men than women?

It isn't just men who like beer - Comment

Back in the 1990s, a demographic peculiarity began to make itself apparent at beer festivals in the US and Canada. Rather than attracting wh...

Is Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka heading for a fall in the US?

What do US wholesalers think of spirits trends?

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The...

Some lawmakers in the US and Canada want craft breweries to prosper

How the craft economy is loosening alcohol laws

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good....

Younger LDA drinkers are less interested in alcohol than their forebears

How soft drinks can exploit alcohol's loss

This month, Ray Rowlands explores the world of adult soft drinks and highlights the growing threat they pose to the alcoholic drinks industr...

In late-June, the UK voted in favour of leaving the European Union

Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Strippi...

The future of drinks flavours - Consumer Trends 13 Sep 16

The broadening taste palate of consumers is spurring ever more adventurous flavour creations in the drinks sector, Ben Cooper writes, while growing sophistication in how consumers view flavour profiles in food and drink is leading to new opportunities in marketing, product development and food pairing.

How great is the risk of prostate cancer from alcohol consumption? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 192 12 Sep 16

Scientific research on the association of alcohol consumption with the risk of prostate cancer has been mixed.

Thought Leaders

  • People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    This report provides in-depth detail on audience segments within the liquor industry. With this report, companies can learn how to: *Understand audience attrib...

  • New Tastes – New Glasses

    New Tastes – New Glasses

    The craft beer movement is gaining ever more momentum also across Germany. Newly established breweries are presenting their aroma-rich creations at numerous events, in stylish ...

Drinks Industry News

CCEP sets sights on fix for regular Coke

Andy Morton | 23 Sep 16 CCEP said regular Coke was the worst performer in its Coke portfolio

Coca-Cola Europe Partners has said it will work with The Coca-Cola Co to fix declines for regular Coke after the full-sugar brand dropped volumes in the first six months of the year.

PureCircle to double stevia production capacity

Lucy Britner | 23 Sep 16 Stevia-based sweeteners are used by big CSD companies, including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo

Stevia company PureCircle has confirmed it will build a new production facility as it looks to meet increasing demand for the plant-based sweetener. 

"We're not complacent about Brexit" - Diageo

Lucy Britner | 22 Sep 16 Diageo has not seen any significant downturn following Brexit

The UK's decision to leave the European Union has not had a notable impact on Diageo's business, according to the president of its Europe, Russia and Turkey unit.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:33pm 23 Sep 2016)

This week in soft drinks & bottled water

This week in beer & cider

This week in spirits & wine

Consumers in Spain returning to on-trade - Diageo

Charter Brands' Langley's Old Tom Gin - NPD

Reh Kendermann’s Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling - NPD

Clyde May's straight Bourbon, Cask Strength - NPD

Carlsberg launches Hong Kong campaign - video

Beverage Industry Interviews

"There is a ceiling for Campari, but not at the level of Grand Marnier" - Interview, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Gruppo Campari CEO - Part II 8 Sep 16

Olly WehringGruppo Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz spoke to just-drinks in London late last month

In part two of our interview with Gruppo Campari's CEO, we talk to Bob Kunze-Concewitz about the company's approach to its portfolio and to the craft segment, as well as its M&A strategy and non-core asset plans.

"We have the brands and we have the patience" - Interview, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Gruppo Campari CEO - Part I 6 Sep 16

Olly WehringGruppo Campari acquired Marnier-Lapostolle earlier this year

Bob Kunze-Concewitz has seen a lot in his time with Gruppo Campari. Having joined the company from Procter & Gamble in 2005, when he came on board as CMO, he'll celebrate a decade as group CEO in May next year. In that time, he's seen Campari's fortunes rise, fall and rise again as drinks trends have come and gone. He's also been at the helm during an active period of M&A, not only for Campari specifically, but also within the spirits category generally. Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with him on a visit to London.

"Our position is between classic, industrial beers and the craft segment" - Interview, Brauerei C&A Veltins export manager Udo Bruns and UK agent Steve Holt 24 Aug 16

Lucy BritnerBrauerei C&A Veltins is celebrating 500 years of the German purity law

Last month, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner visited Brauerei C&A Veltins in Meschede-Grevenstein, Germany. The family-owned company used the visit to announce marketing activity to mark 500 years of Germany's purity law, the Reinheitsgebot. While there, Lucy sat down with export manager Udo Bruns and UK agent Steve Holt to discuss the role the law plays in today's 'craft culture', the rise of no- and low-alcohol offerings in Germany and why Veltins is only brewed in one place.

just-drinks Blog

Heineken brings commercial know-how to new recruitment drive

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 16 Sep 16

Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at just-drinks dusting off their resumes.

Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 9 Sep 16

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.

Bacardi's ice cube of information

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 6 Sep 16

I was full of questions yesterday when reading our news story about Bacardi's Martini Smart Cube. An ice cube-shaped device that can provide real-time information about its consumer? How? What? Why? Here are some more details to help answer my - and maybe your questions.

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

just-drinks Rum Essentials

just-drinks Rum Essentials

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

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

In July, Diageo released its figures for full-year 2015/2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

The Next Seven Big Beverage Markets

The Next Seven Big Beverage Markets

Nearly 15 years after the dawn of the BRIC economies was heralded, a number of developing nations around the world offer tantalising and lucrative growth prospects for international beverage businesses. The seven countries identified in this report share positive economic and demographic trends, with an emerging and relatively youthful consumer base, and increasing levels of disposable income... Read more

Published: August 2016 - ($600.00)

Dairy Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Published: August 2016 - ($1020.00)

Coffee in 2016: From Premium to Luxury

Published: August 2016 - ($1325.00)

Wine in New Zealand

Published: August 2016 - ($990.00)

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

Published: August 2016 - ($1500.00)

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