Beverage Industry Insights

The Coca-Cola Co will report its half-year results on Wednesday

The Coca-Cola Co's Q2/H1 2016 results - Preview

On Wednesday, the Coca-Cola Co will release its results for the second quarter - and first half - of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer...

Boston Beer Co's Sam Adams was at the vanguard of the US microbrewers' lager launches

Can craft breweries compete in lager arena?

Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer de...

SABMiller issued a Q1 trading update earlier today

SABMiller's Q1 sales performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update, with sales in the three months to the end of June rising by 2% year-on-year. Here, just-...

SABMiller will release a Q1 trading update tomorrow

SABMiller's Q1 2017 results - Preview

SABMiller will release its first-quarter trading update on Thursday (21 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the beer producer's activitie...

Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of June

Remy Cointreau's Q1 performance by brand, region

Earlier today, Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the compan...

Diageo's Smirnoff Red brand is the UK's biggest selling vodka

A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spi...


Coca-Cola Beverages Africa - A new powerhouse is created - Comment 19 Jul 16

This month, Ray Rowlands looks at how The Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller, and Gutsche Family Investments have teamed up to create Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, and considers some of its implications for the region.


Do you buy the Wild Geese, Pernod Ricard conspiracy theory? - Editor's Viewpoint 19 Jul 16

In our coverage of the legal ruling in favour of Irish whiskey brand The Wild Geese in Australia yesterday, I sensed a conspiracy theory of pretty impressive proportions. Could the dominant player in the Irish whiskey sector really have been looking to ride roughshod over one of its much smaller competitors?

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

Halewood makes West Cork Distillers purchase

Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 16

Halewood Wines & Spirits has acquired a holding in Irish whiskey producer West Cork Distillers, four months after buying a 50% holding in the firm's The Pogues brand.


AB InBev seeks single buyer for European beers

Andy Morton | 25 Jul 16 SABMiller's Pilsner Urquell will be included in the sale

Anheuser-Busch InBev wants to offload SABMiller's Eastern European beer assets as one package rather than piecemeal, according to a report.


Gruppo Campari trials Negroni pre-mix

Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 16

Gruppo Campari is trialling a pre-mix Negroni product in the US as it looks to ride the popularity of the Campari-based cocktail in the country's on-premise.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:58pm 25 Jul 2016)

Bitter bitters row stoked by "risible" evidence

Australia’s wines "not cutting through" in UK

TWE ups UK Castello di Gabbiano footprint

Scotch drop hits Edrington as FY profits fall

AG Barr's Irn Bru Xtra - NPD

Vranken-Pommery post H1 Champagne sales dip

Beam Suntory turns Asda Japanese with Midori push

This week's top spirits & wine coverage

Beverage Industry Interviews

"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.


"Halewood was a business that just didn't know where it was going" - Interview, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood Wines & Spirits - Part I 12 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerStewart Hainsworth became CEO of Halewood Wines & Spirits in June 2015

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.

just-drinks Blog

Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 19 Jul 16

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


I'll drink what I want, Stoli, but make it easy, yeah?

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 11 Jul 16

Last month, SPI Group unveiled its latest advert for Stolichnaya in the US. Its an amusing little number that caries the instruction: Drink what you want. The “I am man” ad looks to distance Millennial men from notions of manliness and encourages them to plough their own furrow.


Your company's homepage on just-drinks

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 4 Jul 16

Who do you work for? I ask, merely to draw your attention to just-drinks’ company pages.

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

The EU Referendum - The UK's departure and its consequences for the drinks industry

The EU Referendum - The UK's departure and its consequences for the drinks industry

In late-June, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Here, just-drinks looks at what the decision means for the drinks industry.

just-drinks Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials

just-drinks Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials

What are the key trends in non-Scotch whisky? 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 non-Scotch whisky category

Remy Cointreau's FY results for fiscal 2016

Remy Cointreau's FY results for fiscal 2016

In early June, Remy Cointreau released its figures for full-year 2015. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

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

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

Global rum sales amounted to 141.8m nine-litre cases in 2015, a decline of 0.8% over 2014 levels, but not too far off the +0.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) seen between 2010 and 2015. On the plus side, while the segment profile for rum is not necessarily as attractive as some other categories, it does have several major advantages, above all its versatility.This report strategically reviews the global rum category, providing future insights into what the sector has to do to grow over the coming years... Read more

Published: August 2016 - ($1500.00)


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

Published: May 2016 - ($1500.00)


Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: April 2016 - ($1500.00)


Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Published: June 2016 - ($150.00)


Diageo North America Inc in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Published: June 2016 - ($150.00)


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