Beverage Industry Insights

Does the growth in the number of breweries globally predicate a rise in the number of beer SKUs available to consumers?

The threat of excess choice in beer is over-stated

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,...

Three of Japan's top four brewers have predicted an upswing in domestic beer demand for this year

Signs of life in Japan's beer market - Comment

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...

The Bai Black range of sodas launched in November

Will Bai take Dr Pepper to the next level?

On a conference call following the company's full-year results announcement this week, Dr Pepper Snapple Group CEO Larry Young said newly-ac...

Analysts believe Heineken has a stronger emerging market presence relative to the other global brewers

Heineken goes from strength to strength - Analysis

In the notes that followed Heineken's full-year 2016 results yesterday, several analysts use the word 'strong' to illustrate the brewer's pe...

Molson Coors will release its Q4 and full-year results tomorrow

Molson Coors' Q4 & FY 2016 results - Preview

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

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's move for Bai Brands was the biggest story in the company's fourth quarter

Dr Pepper Snapple Group FY 2016 results - Preview

Ahead of the release on Tuesday of Dr Pepper Snapple Group's (DPSG) results for the fourth quarter and the 12 months of 2016, here's a look...


Same old song for The Coca-Cola Co - Analysis 10 Feb 17

There was a bit of sparkle around The Coca-Cola Co's full-year results release yesterday as it was the first since CEO Muhtar Kent announced he would be replaced this Spring by COO James Quincey.


How India's demonetisation measures have affected Pernod Ricard - Analysis  10 Feb 17

In November, the Indian Government passed reforms withdrawing the INR500 (US$7.40) and INR1,000 notes as legal tender in the country. The snap move was brought in to tackle counterfeit currency and so-called "black money" - undeclared payments.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Premium to counter mainstream in gin - research

Richard Woodard | 20 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.


Rum braced for falling volumes in years ahead

Richard Woodard | 16 Feb 17 The future looks bleak for the rum sector, according to just-drinks' joint-report with The IWSR

The global rum market is set to face a tough future, according to joint research from just-drinks and The IWSR, with volumes expected to slide over the next five years.


Non-alcoholic Heineken set to hit Europe - CEO

Lucy Britner | 16 Feb 17 Heineken reported a near-5% lift in sales for 2016

The CEO of Heineken has said the company will roll out a non-alcoholic version of its namesake beer brand in Europe this year, as it looks to capitalise on the trend towards low- and no- alcohol products.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:36pm 21 Feb 2017)

Scotland's Innis & Gunn to launch in China

Campari's Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary Blend

Australian Vintage brings NZ's Little Pebble to UK

Pernod unveils new St Patrick's Day Jameson bottle

Molson Coors breweries swap recipes

Colorado lawmakers seek tax break for kombucha

Brown-Forman launches brand nutrition website

Molson Coors trials digital Carling font - video

Beverage Industry Interviews

"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.


"We have really instilled a discipline within the organisation" - Interview, Michael Clarke, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates - Part I 14 Feb 17

Olly WehringMichael Clarke became CEO of Treasury Wine Estates in March, 2014

Earlier today, Treasury Wine Estates reported another strong set of figures, with half-year sales jumping by almost a quarter and net profits more-than-doubling. Following the release of the results, just-drinks spoke to CEO Michael Clarke about the numbers, and how he has managed to turn around a company that less than three years ago took an impairment charge of almost US$250m.

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

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

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

Different consumer age groups now have very different expectations and relationships with brands. Understanding what those are, and developing ways to influence them, is becoming increasingly crucial to how successful drinks brands are going to be in the future... Read more

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Tea in the United Kingdom

Published: February 2017 - ($990.00)


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

Published: February 2017 - ($2019.98)


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

Published: February 2017 - ($2019.98)


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

Published: February 2017 - ($1500.00)


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