Beverage Industry Insights

DyDo Drinco is the latest Japanese drinks company to take its M&A spend overseas

Japan and the global soft drinks race

This month, Ray Rowlands follows the progress of the latest Japanese company to look beyond its domestic market: DyDo Drinco has high hopes...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal was secured earlier this week

What Trans-Pacific Partnership means for drinks

Drinks industry associations have welcomed the conclusion of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Monday that wil...

The latest critique from the ISFAR considers research into a link between alcohol consumption and diabetes

Alcohol and the risk of developing diabetes

Prospective cohort studies for decades have tended to show that the risk of developing Type II diabetes mellitus is reduced among moderate d...

Within a year, Treasury Wine Estates has gone from acquisition target to possible acquiror

Is time right for TWE to move for Diageo's wines?

It’s hard to believe now, but when Diageo acquired Seagram’s wine operations in late-2000, it was seen as a real opportunity; exciting even....

Is Anheuser-Busch InBev still keen to swoop for SABMiller?

Will a sexed-up SABMiller tempt AB InBev?

It's all too much to happen on one day for this to be a coincidence, surely? Is SABMiller showing a bit of leg to Anheuser-Busch InBev while...

Would you sell Southern Comfort?

Is Brown-Forman at the end of the SoCo road?

Much as Brown-Forman would not be drawn on reports last week that its Southern Comfort whiskey liqueur has been put up for sale, the brand's...

Constellation Brands H1 results - Preview 5 Oct 15

Constellation Brands will announce its half-year and second-quarter results on Wednesday (7 October).

Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's with its Irish whiskey brand? - Comment 2 Oct 15

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the guests was about why the company - which outlined heritage as an important factor when it comes to targeting new consumers - hadn't chosen to buy a moth-balled distillery with a ready-made history.

Thought Leaders

  • Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

    Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

    In this look at sustainability in the drinks industry we turn the spotlight on the wine sector. Topics tackled include the drought that has affected Cali...

  • 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

AB InBev makes formal offer for SABMiller

Olly Wehring | 7 Oct 15 Anheuser-Busch InBev has made its offer to acquire SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev has tabled a formal offer for SABMiller of GBP42.15 per share.

SABMiller formally rejects AB InBev's offer

Lucy Britner | 7 Oct 15 SABMiller believes ABI's offer undervalues the company

The board of SABMiller has formally rejected Anheuser-Busch InBev's offer of GBP42.15 per share, stating that the proposal undervalues the company.

Africa to play 'vital role' in ABI SAB entity

Lucy Britner | 7 Oct 15 Ab InBev's CEO Carlos Brito believes Africa will play a vital role in the future

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s CEO Carlos Brito has said Africa would play a “vital role” in the future of a combined AB InBev/SABMiller entity.

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SABMiller ramps up cost savings scheme

Russia cracks down on illegal alcohol - report

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Sazerac Co snaps up Michael Collins Irish whiskey

Beverage Industry Interviews

The changing face of the global on-trade - Interview, co-founder of Bar Convent Berlin, Helmut Adam 9 Oct 15

Andy Morton

Bar Convent Berlin wrapped up on Wednesday, with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors to the on-trade show. just-drinks sat down with co-founder Helmut Adam to find out what changes the show's new partnership with Reed Exhibitions has brought and how alcohol companies are raising brand awareness in cocktail bars around the world.

How do you make consumers the centre of your business? Interview - Pernod Ricard global business development director Conor McQuaid 6 Oct 15

Lucy Britner

Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard outlined plans to shift the "heart" of its business from its brands to its consumers. Speaking at his first of the company's annual Capital Markets Day briefings, new CEO Alex Ricard told analysts and journalists that consumers "don't think in categories" any more. But, what does this consumer-centralisation mean, and how does a company go about it? One of Pernod's executive team charged with implementing changes is global business development director Conor McQuaid. just-drinks spoke to McQuaid to get a better idea of Pernod's consumer-centric company strategy.

What plans does Brown-Forman have for Irish whiskey? - Interview, Brown-Forman chief brands & strategy officer, Lawson Whiting 30 Sep 15

Lucy BritnerBrown-Forman acquired Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd in June

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

just-drinks Blog

Bar Convent Berlin - Day two: Startups and fishy gin

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 7 Oct 15

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the second and final part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Bar Convent Berlin - Day one: A bigger beginning

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 6 Oct 15

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Well played, Lucozade

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 5 Oct 15

Responding to criticism on social media is tough. You've got to engage the consumer without starting an argument and - ideally - get them on side.

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - The Endgame?

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - The Endgame?

On 16 September, SABMiller confirmed it had received notification from Anheuser-Busch InBev that a takeover offer could be on its way. Here's the story as it unfolds.

Cape Wine 2015

Cape Wine 2015

In mid-September, South Africa's wine producers gathered in Cape Town for this year's Cape Wine exhibition and conference. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks coverage from the event.

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

In late-July, Diageo reported its results for the 12 months to the end of June. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the announcement.

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's H1 & Q2 Results

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's H1 & Q2 Results

In late-July, Anheuser-Busch InBev releases its half-year and second-quarter results. Here is just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Future growth opportunities for global spirits

Future growth opportunities for global spirits

This latest report from just-drinks and The IWSR highlights the essential drivers of future growth for the global spirits industry. Our analysts have considered the opportunities available across the global spirits categories and selected nine topics as the areas they feel have the greatest opportunities for future worldwide growth. Use the report to gain a strategic-level overview of the opportunities that will really matter. Understand the key indicators and drivers. Read our strategic overviews and recommendations... Read more

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Global liqueurs insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

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Global Tequila insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

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

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

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