Beverage Industry Insights

Established brewers are seeing their flagship brands get squeezed

The decline of the flagship beer brand - Comment

It's seven o'clock in the morning, and the gathering crowd already boasts a few dozen hardy souls. By the time sales actually commence in a...

The latest critique from The ISFAR casts its eye over research from Finland

A step forward in alcohol research? ISFAR 191

Observational epidemiologic studies relating alcohol consumption to health and disease have been remarkably consistent over many decades: li...

What shape is craft spirits' future in?

Craft spirits shake-out will be just the beginning

As just-drinks white spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, noted earlier this month, we are experiencing a latter-day Gin Craze. But, here i...

Does Michael Clarke deserve all the plaudits for  the turnaround at Treasury Wine Estates since he became CEO?

How Treasury is rewriting the rule book - Comment

For years, they said it couldn't be done. In wine, the theory goes, if you're playing a volume game then you can't all of a sudden make the...

Coca-Cola India has confirmed operations have stopped at its Dasna plant

Coca-Cola India suspends bottling operations

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution co...

Is a drinkable version of yogurt set to be the next big thing in soft drinks?

Drinkable yogurt - The next drinks opportunity

Drinkable yogurt has always been the poor stepchild of cup yogurt. Makers of yogurt have generally chosen to spend their time and resources...

Treasury Wine Estates' FY Performance by Region - Focus 18 Aug 16

Today, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) said its full-year net profits more than doubled, with net sales jumping by 20%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:

Carlsberg's cost-saving plan "achieving traction" - Analysis  18 Aug 16

Yesterday, Carlsberg reported a 25% leap in half-year net profits despite tough trading environments in several of its key markets. In its official statement, the brewer took the time to update investors on the progress of its 'Funding the Journey' cost-saving initiative.

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

Craft Brew Alliance poised for AB InBev takeover?

Olly Wehring | 24 Aug 16 Anheuser-Busch InBev holds a near-32% stake in Craft Brew Alliance

Craft Brew Alliance has strengthened its tie-up with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev, which could see the brewing giant launch a takeover within the next three years.

UK homes with children increase drinking-out spend

Andy Morton | 24 Aug 16 Spending by homes with no children fell in the UK, the figures showed

New figures from UK brewer Greene King have shown a big jump in out-of-home drinks spend by families with children.

UK wary of damage to GI post-Brexit

Keith Nuthall | 23 Aug 16 The European Union includes discussions on Geographic Indication in its trade negotiations

Several alcoholic drinks producers in the UK have voiced concern about the possible loss of Geographical Indication status for their products, once the country leaves the European Union.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:13pm 25 Aug 2016)

EU attacks Colombia over imported spirits tax rate

Pernod deal rescues Corby's FY

KeVita Probiotic Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics - NPD

Rok adds four states to ABK Beer's US presence

Beam Suntory's Bowmore 10 Year Old - NPD

Diageo revamps Gordon's gin bottle in UK

Old Orchard Brands' Organic 100% Juice range - NPD

Brothers launches resealable cider cartons

Beverage Industry Interviews

"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.

"We are craft but we are not part of the craft movement" - Interview, Hine international sales director Per Even Allaire 19 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerHine owns 120ha in Grande Champagne

Best known as a vintage Cognac specialist, privately-owned Hine last month released Bonneuil 2006, an expression that does not carry one of the category's traditional VS, VSOP or XO descriptors. As China - the most important market for Cognac in recent years - moves away from the XO-and-above Cognac segment, and the idea of 'craft' drives interest in the category's smaller houses, Hine's new international sales director, Per Even Allaire, tells just-drinks how the company plans to make the most of the new world order.

"I'm not going for super-premium; Red Square is what Red Square is" - Interview, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood Wines & Spirits - Part II 14 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerStewart Hainsworth, Halewood CEO, changed the recipe of Red Square vodka

Having set out his strategy for Halewood Wine & Spirits and its international units in the first of this two-part interview with just-drinks, CEO Stewart Hainsworth today discusses getting the group's brands in order ahead of laying out plans for acquisitions and launches.

just-drinks Blog

What is Heineken hiding up its sleeve in Australia?

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 17 Aug 16

Heineken is gearing up for a product launch in Australia this month. But exactly what the product is, the brewer is not saying.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's craft brewers turn hermits in their own kingdoms

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 15 Aug 16

It's Summer in the northern hemisphere and the beer festivals are in full swing. Even the famously secluded North Korea is letting its regulation-cut hair down with the Taedonggang Beer Festival, named for the country's domestic beer and reportedly a firm favourite with leader Kim Jong-un.

Under the influencers - regulators crack down on sponsored social media

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 8 Aug 16

Drinks companies that use celebrities and influencers to endorse products via social media could be in line for some rule changes.

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

Anheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller deal

In July, Anheuser-Busch InBev was given the green light by US anti-trust authorities for its takeover of SABMiller. Here, just-drinks looks at how the news was received and SABMiller's Q1 results.

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)

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)

Staying in the Mix: The Global Concentrates Market in 2016

Published: August 2016 - ($1325.00)

Whisky Specialists (UK) - Industry Report

Published: August 2016 - ($489.99)

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