Beverage Industry Insights

Diageo maintains that its beer business - led by Guinness - is vital to its spirits growth prospects in Africa

Has Diageo added Beer to its 'Non-Core' List?

Diageo's exit from its beer joint-venture in South Africa and Namibia comes at the same time as observers are considering what else the comp...

Diageo will release its full year results on Thursday

Diageo Q4 & FY - Preview

On Thursday (30 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quar...

Analysts said the US was a 'bright spot' for The Coca-Cola Co

US flies the flag for Coca-Cola Co - Analysis

The star-spangled banner is a shining beacon for the Coca-Cola Co, as analysts hail the US in an otherwise-challenging environment for the c...

Remy Cointreau is in the first quarter of a five-year strategic plan

Remy Cointreau inspires cautious optimism

“Technical factors” formed the caveat to analysts’ notes following a challenging first quarter for Remy Cointreau....

Diageo will announce its full-year results next week

Is Diageo approaching its "Et tu, Brute" Moment?

It would be very easy to get carried away by the latest stirrings from Diageo over in the US. Indeed, when the Securities & Exchange Commiss...

Poland is the third-largest beer market in Europe, behind Germany and the UK

SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken: Poland's beer itch

As the third-largest beer market in Europe, Poland plays a sizable part in the fortunes of three of the world's largest brewers. As market l...


Round-Up - NPD: Kombucha Vaults into the Mainstream 24 Jul 15

To the uninitiated, kombucha is a strange fermented tea beverage with a bracing vinegar taste that has always resided outside of the mainstream.


The doctor will see you now: Analysts buoyed by Dr Pepper Snapple Group results - Analysis 24 Jul 15

Analysts were upbeat following Dr Pepper Snapple’s Q2 results, released yesterday (23 July).

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

Global business development head to quit Diageo

Olly Wehring | 22 Jul 15 Rajagopal played a major role in Diageo's M&A activity in recent years

Diageo has confirmed that its head of global business development, Ravi Rajagopal, is set to leave the company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.


Coca-Cola Co posts in-line Q2

Olly Wehring | 22 Jul 15 The Coca-Cola Co saw sales continue to flatline in the first half of 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has reported a slight dip in half-year sales, with CEO Muhtar Kent acknowledging there is "more work to" in the coming months.


SpiritsEurope bolsters alcohol calorie info

Lucy Britner | 17 Jul 15 SpiritsEurope has enhanced calorie-counting on its website

European drinks trade body SpiritsEurope has revamped its website to include more alcohol calorie information.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:22am 29 Jul 2015)

Tesco pulls small carton-size Ribena, Rubicon, Cap

just a While Ago - On 28 July in...

Diageo, Heineken end South Africa, Namibia JV

Indonesia ups alcohol import tariffs

Bordeaux vineyards dodge forest fires

Kollaras joins forces with ALM

Pernod launches pomegranate whisky drink

US craft beer production rises in H1 - figures

Beverage Industry Interviews

just a Moment With … Dan Liguori, CEO of Zodiac Spirits 27 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the CEO of Zodiac Spirits, and just-drinks subscriber, Dan Liguori.


just a Moment With … Jens Bernardo Helmbaek, commercial manager at Valora Trade Beverages 1 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to Jens Bernardo Helmbaek, commercial manager at Nordic wine & spirit distributor, and just-drinks subscriber, Valora Trade Beverages.


just the Answer - Illva Saronno CEO Augusto Reina 28 May 15

Lucy BritnerIllva Saronno's Disaronno Riserva

At almost 75 years old, Augusto Reina could be taking it easy on an Italian beach somewhere. Instead, he's suited, booted and every bit the man in charge. Fresh from a trip to Ireland to check on the progress of his company's joint venture, the Walsh Distillery, he's sitting in his Florio Marsala winery on the north-west coast of Sicily, ready for the big launch: Disaronno Riserva.

just-drinks Blog

Carlsberg - Right. Stop that: It's silly

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 15

It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office.


No, I don't wish to see what you're about to drink, thanks

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 15

It's a popular grizzle and one I'll admit to having on at least one or two occasions… a day. Why do people post photos of their food and/or drink on to my social media feed?


Fridges see cool returns for Treasury Wine Estates

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 16 Jul 15

After a 2014 it'll want to forget, Treasury Wine Estates has some good news.

Beverage Hot Issues

Round-Up - The Coca-Cola Co's Q2/H1 Results

Round-Up - The Coca-Cola Co's Q2/H1 Results

just-drinks casts a critical eye over The Coca-Cola Co's financial results for the first half of the fiscal year.

Round-Up - Vinexpo 2015

Round-Up - Vinexpo 2015

Vinexpo is back in Bordeaux and so is just-drinks. Here's a round-up of our coverage of the wine and spirits event.

Pernod Ricard Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

Pernod Ricard Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

This week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts and media at its annual Capital Markets Day, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage from the event.

International Wine Challenge 2015 - The Winners

International Wine Challenge 2015 - The Winners

In May, the International Wine Challenge released the gold medal winners for 2015. Here they are.

Drinks Market Research

Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and co

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

Emerging markets will be key to Scotch whisky growth. This report provides the latest-available data confirming that global Scotch whisky sales slipped backwards in 2013 by 0.8%; an alarming trend that may be accelerating. A sea of troubles seems suddenly to have appeared, but the industry appears to remain determinedly upbeat, Diageo’s head of whisky outreach, in this report, summarised the views of many: “If you deal across a number of emerging markets..., you are always going to find that some markets are slowing down and some markets are speeding up in the short term. All the numbers we have, suggest that there is going to be an almost inexorable growth with middle-class consumers over the next ten years.”.. Read more

Published: October 2014 - ($1034.00)


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

Published: February 2015 - ($1062.00)


The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Diageo

Published: March 2015 - ($1476.65)


Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Published: June 2015 - ($572.00)


The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Bacardi

Published: March 2015 - ($1476.65)


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