Beverage Industry Insights

Here's what A-B InBev's CEO, Carlos Brito, will get for his US$104bn

How big is MegaBrew? ABI/SAB market share, brands

Following the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev with SABMiller, just-drinks takes a closer look at some of the key brands and markets...

A-B InBev CEO Carlos Brito and his company will conduct due diligence

Anheuser-Busch InBev's approach to SABMiller

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller secured an “agreement in principle” for AB InBev to acquire SAB. Here's a breakdown of the...

InBev's capture of Anheuser-Busch helped set the scene for today's news

Timeline - The road to MegaBrew

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed in principle to acquire global rival SABMiller in the biggest ever deal in drinks history, and one of the to...

Has AB InBev's latest swoop for SABMiller been successful? Our editor, Olly Wehring, thinks it could be

ABInBev on the verge of SABMiller buy? - Comment

If I were a betting man – and, I am told on occasions like these that I'm not allowed to be, 'cos it's illegal – I'd stick the house on Anhe...

DyDo Drinco is the latest Japanese drinks company to take its M&A spend overseas

Japan and the global soft drinks race

This month, Ray Rowlands follows the progress of the latest Japanese company to look beyond its domestic market: DyDo Drinco has high hopes...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal was secured earlier this week

What Trans-Pacific Partnership means for drinks

Drinks industry associations have welcomed the conclusion of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Monday that wil...

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 172: Alcohol and the risk of developing diabetes 8 Oct 15

Prospective cohort studies for decades have tended to show that the risk of developing Type II diabetes mellitus is reduced among moderate drinkers in comparison with non-drinkers.

Is the time right for Treasury Wine Estates to swoop for Diageo's wine business? - Comment 6 Oct 15

It’s hard to believe now, but when Diageo acquired Seagram’s wine operations in late-2000, it was seen as a real opportunity; exciting even. Spirits, after all, were sluggish at the time, whereas wine was in impressive growth in the US and Europe. This, it was felt at the time, could be a niched, but prestigious, addition to the business.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Anheuser-Busch InBev wins SABMiller's hand

Olly Wehring | 13 Oct 15 Anheuser-Busch InBev will buy SABMiller

SABMiller has recommended the latest takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev for GBP44 per share.

A-B in talks over bid amid probe report

Andy Morton | 13 Oct 15

Anheuser-Busch is holding talks with authorities in the US over a deal to buy two Californian distributors.

Stoli Group ends Edrington Nordic dist'n

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 15 Stoli Group has handed distribution of its Stolichnaya brand to the two companies

SPI's vodka arm Stoli Group has dropped Edrington as its distributor in four Nordic countries, to sign deals with two regional companies.

Recent News - (Updated: 12:50am 14 Oct 2015)

Treasury buys Blossom Hill from Diageo

Strong Q3 drives Moet Hennessy's YTD sales

NPD - Three Ships 10 Year Old PX Finish

PepsiCo to launch mobile phone in China

Widmer calls time as Craft Brew Alliance chairman

Highland Spring hands distribution to Suntory

Coca-Cola Enterprises welcomes Gammell as COO

A-B InBev raises SABMiller offer to GBP70.5bn

Beverage Industry Interviews

The changing face of the global on-trade - Interview, co-founder of Bar Convent Berlin, Helmut Adam 9 Oct 15

Andy Morton

Bar Convent Berlin wrapped up on Wednesday, with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors to the on-trade show. just-drinks sat down with co-founder Helmut Adam to find out what changes the show's new partnership with Reed Exhibitions has brought and how alcohol companies are raising brand awareness in cocktail bars around the world.

How do you make consumers the centre of your business? Interview - Pernod Ricard global business development director Conor McQuaid 6 Oct 15

Lucy Britner

Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard outlined plans to shift the "heart" of its business from its brands to its consumers. Speaking at his first of the company's annual Capital Markets Day briefings, new CEO Alex Ricard told analysts and journalists that consumers "don't think in categories" any more. But, what does this consumer-centralisation mean, and how does a company go about it? One of Pernod's executive team charged with implementing changes is global business development director Conor McQuaid. just-drinks spoke to McQuaid to get a better idea of Pernod's consumer-centric company strategy.

What plans does Brown-Forman have for Irish whiskey? - Interview, Brown-Forman chief brands & strategy officer, Lawson Whiting 30 Sep 15

Lucy BritnerBrown-Forman acquired Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd in June

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

just-drinks Blog

Bar Convent Berlin - Day two: Startups and fishy gin

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 7 Oct 15

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the second and final part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Bar Convent Berlin - Day one: A bigger beginning

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 6 Oct 15

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Well played, Lucozade

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 5 Oct 15

Responding to criticism on social media is tough. You've got to engage the consumer without starting an argument and - ideally - get them on side.

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - The Endgame?

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - The Endgame?

On 16 September, SABMiller confirmed it had received notification from Anheuser-Busch InBev that a takeover offer could be on its way. Here's the story as it unfolds.

Cape Wine 2015

Cape Wine 2015

In mid-September, South Africa's wine producers gathered in Cape Town for this year's Cape Wine exhibition and conference. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks coverage from the event.

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

In late-July, Diageo reported its results for the 12 months to the end of June. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the announcement.

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's H1 & Q2 Results

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's H1 & Q2 Results

In late-July, Anheuser-Busch InBev releases its half-year and second-quarter results. Here is just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation

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

The whisky segments outside of Scotch are set for significant growth over the next five years. It's predicted that the US whiskey market - currently totalling around 37.1m cases - will add some 11.5m cases over the five-year period from 2014 to 2019. This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital category data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. The very latest market forecast data and brand market shares for non-Scotch whiskies are provided, offering a short-form, visual view of the most important and interesting markets for the coming five years... Read more

Published: February 2015 - ($1800.00)

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

Published: June 2015 - ($1500.00)

Future growth opportunities for global spirits

Published: September 2015 - ($1500.00)

Diageo in Spirits (World)

Published: September 2015 - ($572.00)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Published: September 2015 - ($572.00)

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