Beverage Industry Insights

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 will release its second-quarter results on Wednesday

Constellation Brands H1 results - Preview

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

There's method in the music for Brown-Forman

Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's in Ireland?

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the gue...

Actor Jude Law stars in  Diageo's new Johnnie Walker campaign

The new Johnnie Walker ad and today's consumers

Another day, another new advertising campaign. Naturally it’s the biggest/best/furthest-reaching/boldest/most innovative (delete as appropri...

Does your brand speak to Generation Z? How to inspire loyalty in the new ‘me’ generation - Analysis 17 Sep 15

There was a time when bars served beer in any old pint glass, fathers had their one brand of whisk(e)y and consumer feedback was received by post. Now, branded glassware is a given, no one wants to drink what their parents did and social media posts can go viral in minutes. In today's crowded market place, how do you get consumers to be loyal to your brand?

SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev transaction 'likely' - Analysis 17 Sep 15

Twenty-four hours after the news broke about a potential takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the wires are awash with commentary and analysts' notes. What would the new power couple of brewing mean for the industry and, more importantly, will the deal actually take place?

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.

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.

SABMiller poised to reject AB InBev GBP42.15 bid

Olly Wehring | 7 Oct 15 SABMiller has strongly suggested that Anheuser-Busch InBev's offer today will be rejected by its board

SABMiller has strongly hinted that it will reject today's formal takeover offer by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:08am 7 Oct 2015)

Diageo makes US$780.5m beer deal with Heineken

Pernod Ricard revives Beefeater Crown Jewel

Asia-Pacific drinks co's hopeful as TPP secured

Accelerating Q2 boosts SABMiller sales in H1

Stoli USA makes Bayou Rum first third-party brand

US spirits trade welcomes TPP agreement

Diageo adds serving facts to whisky labels

Blackheath moves into brand development

Beverage Industry Interviews

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.

How is the Rugby World Cup working out for Heineken? - Interview, Heineken's global activation director, Hans Erik Tuijt 28 Sep 15

Olly Wehring

The Rugby World Cup is just over one week old and the event is dominating the television, radio and newspapers here in the UK. As one of the event's headline sponsors, Heineken hopes that this level of interest will continue, right through to the final on 31 October. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Heineken's global activation director, Hans Erik Tuijt, about the brewer's activities in and around the tournament, the balance of power between television and digital marketing and whether the host nation's continued presence in the event actually matters.

just-drinks Blog

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.

The Keurig Kold - what's under the hood?

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 29 Sep 15

Want to know how The Coca-Cola Co-backed Keurig Kold - released in the US yesterday - works?

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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