Beverage Industry Insights

Coca-Cola Japan believes its Coca-Cola Plus product will appeal to older consumers

Will fat-blocking products save the day for CSDs?

The future of carbonated soft drink innovation may be closer than we think. The Japanese debut next month of Coca-Cola Plus – a fibre-enrich...

Heineken's Maltsmiths range was unveiled last week in the UK

Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future

With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve....

Gruppo Campari will release its results for 2016 tomorrow

Gruppo Campari Q4 & FY 2016 results - Preview

Ahead of the release tomorrow of Gruppo Campari's results for the fourth quarter and the 12 months of 2016, here's a look at the events that...

Arca Continental found strong growth in its cola category for 2016

Arca Continental's FY 2016 - Focus

Late last week, Arca Continental reported its full-year results, revealing a strong rise in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a clo...

Analysts have said Samuel Adams Boston Lager is 'under-marketed'

Can Samuel Adams Boston Lager transcend craft?

It's not often that senior executives publicly express disappointment at their company's results. Last week's statement from Boston Beer Co,...

New products from Beam Suntory helped Coca-Cola Amatil's alcohol unit boost its sales in 2016

Coca-Cola Amatil FY 2016 - results data

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Amatil issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by just over 1%, with net profits on...

Why the threat of excess choice in beer is over-stated - Comment 21 Feb 17

A theory has formed in the beer industry in recent months that the sheer range of brews on offer is leading to consumer fatigue. This month, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont considers the evidence supporting and countering this theory.

Is Japan's beer market coming back to life? - Comment 21 Feb 17

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look overseas for growth.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Cognac set for future growth - research

Richard Woodard | 27 Feb 17

The strong growth for Cognac is poised to continue in the coming years, according to recent research, driven by increased consumption in the US, China and the UK.

Premium to counter mainstream in gin - research

Richard Woodard | 22 Feb 17 just-drinks and The IWSR's joint Global Gin Insights report was published late last year

The ongoing revival of the gin category in markets like the UK and Spain conceals a complex and fragmented global picture where overall consumption is still falling, according to the latest Global Gin Insights joint report from just-drinks and the IWSR.

Colorado lawmakers seek tax break for kombucha

Lucy Britner | 21 Feb 17 Kombucha is a fermented tea drink

US lawmakers in Colorado have introduced a bill that would remove federal alcohol taxes on kombucha. 

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Beverage Industry Interviews

"In other companies, the product is more important than the organisation. In Berry Brothers & Rudd, it's the other way around." - Interview, Dan Jago, CEO , Berry Bros & Rudd - Part II 24 Feb 17

Olly WehringDan Jago previously worked as the wine director for Tesco supermarket before joining Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.

"It's been quite a cultural change for the business" - Interview, Dan Jago, CEO, Berry Bros & Rudd - Part I 21 Feb 17

Olly WehringHeadquartered in London, Berry Bros & Rudd was founded in 1698

In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.

"We know exactly what our plans look like by region for the next five years" - Interview, Michael Clarke, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates - Part II 15 Feb 17

Olly WehringTreasury Wine Estates released its half-year results earlier this week

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates released its results for the first six months of fiscal-2017. Following the announcement, just-drinks spoke to CEO Michael Clarke and, in this, the second part of our interview, we discuss the performances of TWE's regions and ask Clarke what he has brought to the group since he joined, three years ago.

just-drinks Blog

When life gives you lemons, make soap

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 9 Feb 17

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 4 Jan 17

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.

Angostura advertises the news

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 12 Dec 16

Most of the time, changes at the top of a company present themselves in press releases, stock exchange filings or responses from a spokesperson.

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks Vodka Essentials

just-drinks Vodka Essentials

As part of just-drinks' Spirits Essentials series, this look at the vodka category provides comprehensive figures and information on the sector, its markets and its trends.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

In February, Dr Pepper Snapple Group released its results for 2016. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the company's 12-month numbers.

Molson Coors Full-Year 2016 Results - Round-Up

Molson Coors Full-Year 2016 Results - Round-Up

In February, Molson Coors reported its results for the 12 months of 2016. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

just-drinks Predictions of the Year Ahead - 2017 Preview

just-drinks Predictions of the Year Ahead - 2017 Preview

Throughout January, just-drinks' regular sector commentators have given their take on what the next 12 months have in store for the beer, soft drinks, white and brown spirits and wine categories.

Drinks Market Research

Spirit Market in the Top 5 European Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Develo

Spirit Market in the Top 5 European Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

The report package Spirit Market in the Top 5 European Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for spirits in the top 5 European countries... Read more

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Battle of the Generations - The fight for iGen, Millennial, Gen X and Baby Boomer consumers

Published: February 2017 - ($600.00)

Tea in the United Kingdom

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Spirit Market in the Top 5 Asian Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

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

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