Beverage Industry Insights

US whiskey was among the categories expected to grow

What do US wholesalers think of your spirit?

Morgan Stanley last week released a report based on a survey of US wholesalers that found increased confidence is the country's spirits mark...

Pernod Ricard plans to sell Paddy to Sazerac Co

Paddy Irish whiskey - The Facts

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. He...

Anheuser-Busch InBev suffered from a weak trading environment in Brazil

AB InBev's Q1 results by region - Focus

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a marked fall in first-quarter sales, with net profits plunging on one-off costs related in par...

The wine category needs to work to keep consumers on-side, argues Chris Losh

Is the wine industry confusing its consumers?

This month, Chris Losh considers trends in the wine industry that risk at best confusing consumers or, at worst, alienating them altogether....

Anheuser-Busch InBev hopes to close the SABMiller transaction in the second half of this year

A-B InBev and its SABMiller divestments - Focus

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several dive...

SABMiller will see almost all of its presence in Europe sold off once Anheuser-Busch InBev completes its takeover

SABMiller in Cent'l & E Europe - What is for sale?

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakd...


Where does Anheuser-Busch InBev see the future of beer? - Comment 28 Apr 16

Anheuser-Busch InBev had its general shareholders meeting this week, during what must be one of the busiest times in the company's history. With management flying all over the world - be it picking through the details of the SABMiller takeover or snapping up more craft brewers - it's a wonder they had a moment to spare for shareholders.


Brown-Forman's march on premium whisk(e)y - Comment 28 Apr 16

Yesterday's acquisition of single malt Scotch whisky producer The BenRiach Distillery Co is the latest signpost on Brown-Forman's path into premium spirits territory. 

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

Molson Coors replaces Carlsberg in Premier League

Andy Morton | 4 May 16 The Premier League is going for a 'clean brand' strategy from next season

Molson Coors's UK lager brand Carling is to replace Carlsberg as the official beer sponsor of the Premier League.


US wholesalers point to Absolut decline - report

Andy Morton | 4 May 16 US spirits are expected to grow sales by 4.5% this year

US wholesalers have predicted volumes for Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka will decline over the next six months, according to a new Morgan Stanley survey.


SABMiller yields to regulators ahead of CCBA meet

Andy Morton | 4 May 16 SABMiller's Coca-Cola Beverages Africa merger was first announced in November 2014

SABMiller has agreed a number of concessions with South African regulators as it continues to chase approval for its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) merger.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:52pm 4 May 2016)

Miller Lite to give Molson Coors "backbone" - CEO

Brazil pulls on Anheuser-Busch InBev in Q1

Quintessential buys Irish brewery stake

Berry Bros & Rudd drops Maxxium, Mangrove in UK

Exports roar for Monster Beverage Corp in Q1

Pernod in talks to sell Paddy whiskey to Sazerac

Pernod Ricard to widen Our/Vodka sales reach

Light beers back on track to drive MillerCoors Q1

Beverage Industry Interviews

Is the Conviviality, Bibendum PLB deal the future of the UK drinks trade? - Interview, Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 16

Lucy BritnerConviviality has agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 


"People are asking, where have you been?" - Interview, Chapel Down MD Mark Harvey 3 May 16

Andy MortonChapel Down increased sales and profits by more than one-third last year

The London Wine Fair, which opens today, will host a growing contingent of English wine makers keen to grab a share of a category that according to government figures has doubled production in the past five years. Many of them will be aiming to emulate the success of Chapel Down that, with its stock-market listing and equally-booming brewing operation, sits at the top table of English wine's new breed. In recently-released 2015 results, the company grew both sales and profits by more than one-third. The company also raised GBP1.7m (US$2.5m) in a crowdfunding project to build a new brewery for its Curious Brew beer brand.


How craft beer can succeed in the premium on-trade - Interview, Harviestoun Brewery MD Toby Knowles 26 Apr 16

Andy MortonHarviestoun Brewery was founded in 1983 in Alva

Scotland, already well-known for the quality of its whisky, is carving out a reputation as a centre of craft beer excellence. According to Nielsen data, craft beer consumers in Scotland drink more per head than almost anywhere else in the UK, and every year an increasing number of new breweries open to accommodate this thirst. Last year, there were 93 breweries in Scotland, the Campaign for Real Ale, says, with 20 of them opening over the past 12 months.

just-drinks Blog

To the morgue for Thai drink drivers

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

Would the thought of working in a morgue stop you from drink driving?


Heineken plays 'hard' ball in US cider

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 12 Apr 16

You would be forgiven for thinking that the US cider boom is over. Sales growth of as much as 90% in the past few years has shrunk to double figures.


PepsiCo's Johnston's new Twitter role is hard to Tweet

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 8 Apr 16

The drinks industry could do more to benefit from new technology.

Beverage Hot Issues

Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

On 20 April, The Coca-Cola Co released its results for the first three months of 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers

Heineken's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

Heineken's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

In April, Heineken released its results for the three months to the end of March. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Constellation Brands full-year results fiscal-2016 - Round-Up

Constellation Brands full-year results fiscal-2016 - Round-Up

In early-April, Constellation Brands released its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Pernod Ricard's first-half results 2015/16 - Round-Up

Pernod Ricard's first-half results 2015/16 - Round-Up

Pernod Ricard released its H1 results in mid-February. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Global sparkling wine insights - market forecasts, product innovation and c

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

Based on primary research undertaken for this report, the non-Champagne sparkling wine sector is set for a period of "healthy growth" over the next five years following the category’s slowdown in 2014. This latest joint-report from just-drinks and The IWSR predicts consumption will rise by some 17.5m nine-litre cases over the coming five years to 2018. The forecast increase comes on the back of a fall of 0.9% in 2014 for the segment, to 212m cases. This report will help you and your company by delivering only the most important global strategic business information for the category.. Read more

Published: October 2015 - ($1500.00)


Carbonates in China

Published: February 2016 - ($990.00)


Global Lager Market 2016-2020

Published: March 2016 - ($2500.00)


Soft Drinks Global Overview: Growth Opportunities Between Category Lines

Published: March 2016 - ($1325.00)


Global Hot Drinks Market: News and Events February 2016

Published: March 2016 - ($295.00)


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