Beverage Industry Insights

Britvic will roll out its US Fruit Shoot multi-packs next year

Britvic hits make-or-break time for US Fruit Shoot

Britvic's Fruit Shoot adventures in the US have long interested analysts....

Mahou San Miguel is a result of Mahou's purchase of the Spanish San Miguel company in 2000

Mahou San Miguel - just the Facts

just-drinks is in Madrid today as a guest of Mahou San Miguel. Here's a look at how the company has grown to become Spain's beer market lead...

Remy Cointreau reported its H1 results yesterday

A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan....

Britvic released its FY results today

Britvic's FY Performance by Region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a 3% dip in sales in its full-year results as profits rose. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's per...

The latest critique from the ISFAR looks at recent research into the link between alcohol consumption and the development of breast cancer

Alcohol's association with breast cancer - ISFAR

Most observational epidemiologic studies have shown a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer for women who consume alcohol; the degree...

On average, pubs are open half an hour longer than before the Licensing Act

Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

The US beer market - where consumer evolution makes for a level playing field - analysis 24 Nov 15

In a developed market where the top two players account for over two-thirds of total volumes, smaller players would be forgiven for thinking they had far less to go at, compared to in the newer, emerging markets. But, present size is not relative to future growth potential, as one analyst has explored this week.

Remy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview 24 Nov 15

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Carlsberg "most likely" to buy Grolsch, Peroni

Andy Morton | 1 Dec 15 SABMiller's Peroni Nastro Azzuro could be up for sale

Carlsberg has emerged as the frontrunner to take over SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beer brands should Anheuser-Busch InBev offload them in the wake of its SAB takeover, an analyst has said.

A-B InBev embroiled in Caribbean "poison-pill" row

Andy Morton | 1 Dec 15

As Anheuser-Busch InBev awaits the green light from regulators over its SABMiller acquisition, its Brazilian subsidiary AmBev is battling investors in a fight for control of a Caribbean beverage company.

Coca-Cola cools talk of India dairy expansion

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Dec 15 The Coca-Cola Co launched Vio in 2009

The Coca-Cola Co has played down reports it is to launch the milk-based beverage Vio in India.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:00pm 1 Dec 2015)

IWSC 2015 – Trophy winners

IWSC 2015 – Southern Hemisphere winners

IWSC 2015 – France & Italy winners

Sidney Frank recruits Popkin as new CEO

Malaysia to increase minimum drinking age to 21

US Senate to discuss A-B InBev/SABMiller deal

Diageo secures EUR172m from Heineken JV disposal

Beam Suntory to sell brandy & sherry to Emperador

Beverage Industry Interviews

How to turn a domestic spirit into a global brand - Interview, Montenegro Group CEO Marco Ferrari 26 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Last year, Marco Ferrari left his post as CMO of SPI Group to lead Italian spirits and aperitif maker Montenegro Group. just-drinks spoke to him at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes in October to find out what it is like to go from managing a global brand such as Stolichnaya to a company with strong domestic brands and a global outlook. Ferrari also spoke about his ambitions for Amaro Montenegro, a herbal liqueur that is finding traction in the US.

The Lidl effect on the changing off-trade landscape - Interview, Lidl's UK head of beer, wine & spirits, part II 13 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

In part two of this week's just-drinks interview, Ben Hulme, Lidl's head of beer, wines & spirits in the UK, discusses how the company has worked to change its reputation with both its customers and its suppliers, the role that brands have played - and could continue to play - and Minimum Unit Pricing.

The Lidl effect on the changing off-trade landscape - Interview, Lidl's UK head of beer, wine & spirits, part I 10 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

As is often the case when meeting a person widely held to be “one of the most important people in the drinks industry”, Ben Hulme doesn't appear to live up to such superstar perceptions. Since joining Lidl in 2010, Hulme has progressed from its graduate trainee scheme to become the German-headquartered supermarket chain's head of beer, wines & spirits - a position he has held since June.

just-drinks Blog

Are you fodmap-compliant? The latest health fad uncovered

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 23 Nov 15

Forget gluten-free. Fodmaps are the latest food trend, and if you work in the soft drinks industry it is important to know where you stand with them.

Baileys and the "bellwether of naffness"

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 18 Nov 15

Companies are very protective of their brand image. So it is refreshing to hear Diageo's Garbhan O’Bric, the global brand director for Baileys, speak the unvarnished truth when talking about the liqueur's recent past.

From pixels to pilsner - how video games are moving into alcohol

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 26 Oct 15

Alcohol companies love a good movie tie-in. A brush with Hollywood glamour seems to give marketers the warm and fuzzies, judging by the number of deals done over the past few years. The new James Bond movie, for example, has both Heineken and Moët Hennessy's Belvedere vodka on board.

Beverage Hot Issues

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - The winners

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - The winners

Here is the full list of gold and gold outstanding medals and trophy winners from the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015.

Diageo Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

Diageo Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

In November, Diageo hosted its latest Capital Markets Day in New York. Topics covered included the future for Smirnoff, innovations in whisk(e)y, the US and beer in Africa

Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2015

Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2015

In October, the Tax Free World Association held its annual World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the event.

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.

Drinks Market Research

The State of Drinks Industry Social Media

The State of Drinks Industry Social Media

The adoption rate of social media has dwarfed any other media before it. But the runaway success of social media presents profound challenges, and opportunities, for drinks manufacturers. The ability to create direct connections with drinks consumers is one not to be squandered. This report eschews the usual format of taking each social network one-by-one and explaining how they work. Instead, it focuses specifically on how alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage companies are using social media today.. Read more

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

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Future growth opportunities for global spirits

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