Beverage Industry Insights

Are Coca-Cola, A-B InBev at a FIFA Crossroads?

The footballing world may be in turmoil today, but the drinks companies with more than a passing interest in the beautiful game seem determi...

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

NPD: Tools to Defuse Wine Choice Explosion

In this month's review of drinks NPD, Tom Vierhile considers how wine companies are helping consumers make their wine-purchasing decisions....

Focus - The Prosecco shortage that isn't

Last week, news spread of an impending Prosecco shortage. But beyond the sensationalist headlines, how likely is it that fans of the fast-gr...

Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual stud...

SABMiller & Meantime: Notes for the New Owner

Earlier this month, SABMiller announced the purchase of UK craft brewer Meantime Brewing Co. Larry Nelson has found the instruction manual....


Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress on first outing 22 May 15

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that The Coca-Cola Co likes so much it invested at least US$1.25bn in maker Keurig Green Mountain.


Comment - How Will Cognac Target Asia's Mok Generation? 21 May 15

You might not know international superstar Karen Mok, but I do. I used to wake up to her every morning.

Thought Leaders


  • 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

    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

Coca-Cola to end Coke Light production in Russia

Andy Morton | 28 May 15

The Coca-Cola Co is to phase out Coke Light in Russia and replace it with the newly-launched Coke Zero.


Coca-Cola, A-B InBev express FIFA concerns

Lucy Britner | 28 May 15

The Coca-Cola Co and Anheuser-Busch InBev have spoken out over the latest developments at world football body FIFA, which has seen the arrest of several senior officials on corruption charges.


William Grant targets Africa with Grant's ad

Andy Morton | 27 May 15

William Grant & Sons has launched an Africa-exclusive TV ad for its Grant's blended Scotch whisky.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:57pm 29 May 2015)

Nestle Waters ends Quezac divestment talks

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Diageo silent on United Spirits inspection

Cellar Trends takes Angostura UK distribution

NPD: The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve rang

Beverage Industry Interviews

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

Lucy Britner

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 the Answer - Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 15

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.


just a Moment With … Michael Urquhart, former MD of Gordon & MacPhail 5 May 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the retired managing director of Scotch whisky producer Gordon & Macphail, and just-drinks subscriber, Michael Urquhart.

just-drinks Blog

Measuring up fake wine

Lucy Britner | 27 May 15

Collecting wine is big business – and so is faking it. So, how do you tell your Chateau Lafite from your Chateau La Counterfeit?


Are you going to London Wine Week?

Lucy Britner | 20 May 15

Here in London, the second Wine Week has kicked off to coincide with UK wine trade event London Wine Fair.


All aboard the Aperol bus

Lucy Britner | 14 May 15

Commuting in London is a drag. It’s overcrowded, sweaty and rarely goes to plan. In fact, it’s enough to turn a person to drink.

Beverage Hot Issues

International Wine Challenge 2015 - The Winners

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

Round-Up - Carlsberg's Q1 Results

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

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q1 Results

In May, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its results for the first three months of its fiscal year. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the figures.

Round-Up - CAGE 2015

In March, London hosted the 2015 Consumer Analyst Group Europe (CAGE) conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the annual meet-up.

Drinks Market Research

Soft Drinks in China

Soft Drinks in China

Chinese consumers continue to show interest in premium soft drinks. They perceive higher-priced products to contain higher-quality ingredients, especially in areas such as juice and bottled water, where interest in premium products is closely linked to the products’ health claims... Read more

Published: April 2015 - ($2100.00)


Hung Fook Tong Holdings Ltd in Soft Drinks (Hong Kong, China)

Published: May 2015 - ($572.00)


Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd in Health and Wellness (United Kingdom)

Published: April 2015 - ($572.00)


Successful New Product Development Strategies in the Food, Drinks and Personal Care Market

Published: April 2015 - ($7995.00)


Sports Drinks in Hong Kong, China

Published: May 2015 - ($990.00)


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