Beverage Industry Insights

Kirin has struggled in the Brazilian market

When BRIC markets go horribly wrong

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least....

Remy Cointreau CEO Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet views the company as a luxury goods producer

Remy Cointreau's bellwether Q3 - analysis

Remy Cointreau has started the year with a surprise - the company's Q3 Cognac sales, announced yesterday, surpassed even the most optimistic...

What does 2017 have in store for the white spirits sectors?

What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Comment

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking measures around the world

Responsible drinking review - Jan 2017

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

What will this year provide for the world's brewers?

What's coming up in beer in 2017? - Comment

Our series of category forecasts continues. After Chris Losh shared his wine predictions last week, here's Stephen Beaumont to tell us how h...

What does 2017 have is store for the wine category?

What's coming up in wine in 2017? - Comment

Throughout this month, just-drinks' regular category commentators will be sharing their predictions for the year ahead. First up is Chris Lo...

Drinks as investments, Heineken's UK pub play and the growing workload for listed companies - The just-drinks Analyst 10 Jan 17

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?

Baijiu set to storm 2017 - Analysis  6 Jan 17

The world's two largest spirits companies (by profit) are major players in China's baijiu category. While the past few years have proved challenging, 2017 is shaping up to be the year both Diageo and Kweichow Moutai catch a break. 

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Carlsberg Denmark names new head 

Lucy Britner | 17 Jan 17 Carlsberg has appointed a new MD for its domestic market

Carlsberg has announced a raft of personnel changes in Europe, including a new managing director for its domestic unit. 

Heineken readies Europe-wide launch of Bintang

Olly Wehring | 17 Jan 17

Heineken has lined up the pan-European import of its Bintang Indonesian lager beyond the brand's current presence in the Netherlands.

Cognac exports hit record high in 2016 - figures

Stuart Todd | 16 Jan 17 The Cognac sector enjoyed a record year in 2016

The Cognac industry set new export records last year for both volumes and value, according to recently-released figures.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:04pm 20 Jan 2017)

This week in beer & cider

This week in spirits & wine

Molson Coors invests in Spain's Cervezas La Sagra

Diageo closes spirits e-commerce portal in UK

Heineken in talks to buy Kirin's Brazil presence

Boston Beer Co reformulates Rebel IPA

Bai Brands, Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl ad

Coca-Cola India reorganises bottler ties

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Brexit is going to happen so we might as well get on with it" - Interview, Philip Gregan, CEO, New Zealand Winegrowers 18 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Philip Gregan, the CEO of trade organisation New Zealand Winegrowers was in London this week for the country's annual UK trade tasting. He sat down with just-drinks to talk Brexit, Trump and the future of Sauvignon Blanc.

"The worst thing you can do in luxury is send inconsistent brand messages" - Interview Tareef Shawa, Pernod Ricard luxury & customer relationship management director 12 Jan 17

Lucy BritnerPernod Ricard refers internally to its luxury & prestige portfolio as 'Le Cercle'

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.

"Unless there’s change, companies like ours won't be able to enter into the Travel Retail channel" – Interview, Loch Lomond Group GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 16

Andy MortonAndre deAlmeida joined Loch Lomond Group in July this year

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.

just-drinks Blog

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.

Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 12 Dec 16

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks Cognac Essentials

just-drinks Cognac Essentials

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

Dr Pepper Snapple Group acquires Bai Brands

Dr Pepper Snapple Group acquires Bai Brands

In late-November, Dr Pepper Snapple Group secured full control of Bai 5 owner Bai Brands. Here is just-drinks' full coverage of the matter.

Carlsberg - Company Results

Carlsberg - Company Results

Here's a round-up of Carlsberg's quarterly results, dating back to 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD results - Round-up

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD results - Round-up

In October, AB InBev released its Q3 & YTD results. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Global gin insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

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

This edition of our global gin report contains the latest 2015 data from The IWSR combined with our unique analyst insights and brand interview extracts. The UK, Spain, Germany, Canada and Belgium & Luxembourg all saw double-digit growth for premium-and-above gin, but sales in the US again lagged behind the general market. It is clear that gin has a bright future, but it needs to continue to appeal to ageing consumers who account for the bulk of its demographic.This report strategically reviews the global gin category, providing future insights into what the sector has to do to grow over the coming years... Read more

Published: September 2016 - ($1500.00)

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

Published: December 2016 - ($1500.00)

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

Published: August 2016 - ($1500.00)

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

Published: November 2016 - ($1500.00)

Global travel retail insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: February 2016 - ($1500.00)

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