Britvic targets alcohol market with syrup mixers

Britvic is to launch a range of mixers for alcohol as it looks to expand diluting opportunities beyond water.

US brewery closure rate rise inevitable - Dogfish Head president

The head of Dogfish Head Brewery has admitted that the closure rate among US craft breweries is likely to increase, but criticised big brewers for marketing their brands as craft.

Britvic boosts FY profits as cost savings kick in

Britvic has posted a strong jump in full-year profits as cost-cutting measures fuelled performance.

just the Answer: Dogfish Head Brewery president Sam Calagione

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, ...

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

This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital vodka category data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Each key market is covered with much of our analysts' deeper insight being exclusive to this report.

Beverage Industry Insights

Britvic CEO heralds 2015 as "year of innovation"

Britvic's CEO has said that the company's Robinsons brand will be a “big focus” for next year as it ramps up innovations across a number of...

The ICAP Digest - November 2014

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-mar...

Focus - Britvic's FY Performance by Region

Earlier today, Britvic posted a rise in sales and profits in its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's p...

Can Coca-Cola fuel SABMiller's soft drinks story?

In a meeting with journalists earlier this month, SABMiller CEO Alan Clark happily chatted about his soft drinks plans....

Analysis - MillerCoors to stay clear of craft

This month, my just-drinks colleague James Wilmore took on the question of why MillerCoors has yet to join in the rush to snap up the US's b...

Vodka Brands Look to Rediscover their Mojo

After decades of rampaging growth, the vodka sector has more recently been enduring the unfamiliar experience of feeling a little left behin...


Editor's Viewpoint - Is Petropolis Finally Moving into SABMiller's View? 24 Nov 14

SABMiller may have been trying to sneak news of its Brazilian tie-up with Petropolis under the radar, but the news comes on the back of pronouncements by the brewer that it is keen to up its presence in the country. It also comes at a time that SABMiller finds itself in a position where it needs to make an acquisition. And fast.


Analysis - Why Chinese beverage brands won't conquer the world 21 Nov 14

China may be the world's second biggest economy but, when it comes to global brand-building, the country lags most top nations.

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Drinks Industry News

Global vodka sales slip in 2013 - research

Ben Cooper | 25 Nov 14

Worldwide vodka sales fell by 1.1% to 496.4m cases in 2013, according to a new just-drinks/The IWSR report, hit by continued declines in Eastern and Central Europe. However, the sector "continues to thrive" elsewhere, notably in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, where sales were up by 1.4m and 1.5m cases, respectively.


China to axe duty on Australian wine

Andy Morton | 17 Nov 14

China is to drop duty on Australian wine imports after the two countries signed a “landmark” free trade agreement.


SABMiller H1 profits up but sees challenges

James Wilmore | 13 Nov 14

SABMiller has reported a healthy rise in first-half net profits but warned that trading conditions will remain "challenging".

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Beverage Industry Interviews

just the Answer: Dogfish Head Brewery president Sam Calagione 26 Nov 14

James Wilmore

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, his attitude to the big brewers and why US craft brewery closures are inevitable.


just the Answer: Gonzalez Byass’ CEO, Jorge Grosse 25 Nov 14

Olly Wehring

Jorge Grosse has been CEO of González Byass since mid-2006. Earlier this year, just-drink editor Olly Wehring met him in London to discuss Sherry, casks and the firm's moves to diversify its portfolio.


just the Answer: Distell Vineyards & Estates' CEO, Carina Gous 20 Nov 14

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, South African multi-category drinks producer Distell set up a unit specifically for its higher-end wine portfolio. The CEO of Distell Vineyards & Estates, Carina Gous, spoke to just-drinks earlier this year about the new division, its plans abroad and the prospects for the broader South African wine category going forward.

just-drinks Blog

US beer called "filthy water" as Czech president gets patriotic

Andy Morton | 25 Nov 14

The long-running spat between US and Czech brewers stepped up a notch this week after the Czech president described American beer as “filthy water”.


Has beer gone to the dogs? Will it make you feel ruff? Has it got... OH, FORGET IT!

Olly Wehring | 21 Nov 14

I've stopped short of covering it as a product launch story on just-drinks, but take a look at this. Released this month in the UK, Snuffle Dog Beer is already available in 25 markets.


PepsiCo caught in Amazon attack

Andy Morton | 21 Nov 14

PepsiCo received high praise when it announced it was to launch its stevia-based Pepsi extension True exclusively on Amazon in the US.

Beverage Hot Issues

Round-Up - SABMiller's YTD Results

In November, SABMiller released its year-to-date results for 2014. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-Up - Britvic's FY Results

In November, Britvic released its full-year results for fiscal 2013/14. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-Up - Campari's YTD Results

In November, Campari released its year-to-date results for 2014. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-Up - Carlsberg's YTD Results

In November, Carlsberg released its year-to-date results for 2014. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

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Namibia Food and Drink Report Q1 2015

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Business Monitor International's Namibia Food and Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, food and drink associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Namibia's food and drink industry... Read more

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