Beverage Industry Insights

The drinks industry will feel the impact of Brexit for years to come

The just-drinks Brexit survey - Analysis

The impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be felt in the global drinks industry for years to come, according to...

SABMiller told employees to put integration efforts on hold this week

SABMiller and AB InBev's takeover turbulence

"If you Brexit, you fix it," was the joke doing the rounds after the UK voted to leave the European Union. But is it too late to fix Anheuse...

AB InBev said Budweiser volumes trends improved in the US

AB InBev's Q2 performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a 40% drop in profits for the first six months of the year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer lo...

The Coca-Cola Co posted global flat volumes in Q2

Coca-Cola Co fights flat volumes - Analysis

In its first-half results yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co noted a strong performance in some of its largest and most developed markets - includi...

Diageo's Johnnie Walker blended Scotch found sales growth in North America

Diageo's FY performance by region - Focus

Today, Diageo reported a lift in full-year underlying net sales. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's region...

Jose Cuervo is working with Ford Motor Co to develop bioplastics from agave's remnant fibres

The future for drinks industry's waste products

A fledgling partnership between Jose Cuervo and the Ford Motor Co underlines the potential for the innovative and environmentally positive r...


Time to take stock of Constellation Brands' Corona - Comment 27 Jul 16

Constellation Brands is a firm favourite on Wall Street at the moment. The company's share price hasn't stopped rising since it took control of the Grupo Modelo brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Indeed, US$100 worth of stock bought in June 2012, when the deal was announced, is now worth just over $850.


Anheuser-Busch InBev Q2/H1 2016 results - Preview 27 Jul 16

On Friday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its second-quarter and half-year results. Here, just-drinks looks at the global beer company's activities in the three months to the end of June.

Thought Leaders


  • People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    This report provides in-depth detail on audience segments within the liquor industry. With this report, companies can learn how to: *Understand audience attrib...

  • New Tastes – New Glasses

    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

SABMiller puts brakes on A-B InBev integration

Olly Wehring | 27 Jul 16 Has Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller hit the buffers?

SABMiller has put its integration talks with Anheuser-Busch InBev on hold, just-drinks understands.


Drinks industry confidence hit hard by Brexit vote

Richard Woodard | 27 Jul 16 just-drinks surveyed 302 of its members earlier this month

Confidence in the global drinks industry has been dealt a significant blow by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), an exclusive just-drinks survey shows.


Halewood makes West Cork Distillers purchase

Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 16

Halewood Wines & Spirits has acquired a holding in Irish whiskey producer West Cork Distillers, four months after buying a 50% holding in the firm's The Pogues brand.

Recent News - (Updated: 12:28pm 29 Jul 2016)

China clears Anheuser-Busch InBev's SAB buy

Sugar shortage hits Coca-Cola Femsa in Venezuela

FX headwinds dent Anheuser-Busch InBev's profits

"We tried to make Bushmills hot" - Diageo CEO

Diageo sets sights on alcohol-alternative trends

Brexit "not a big deal" for Scotch - Diageo CEO

DPSG seeks to improve 7UP performance

Champagne Bruno Paillard's NPU 2003 - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We are craft but we are not part of the craft movement" - Interview, Hine international sales director Per Even Allaire 19 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerHine owns 120ha in Grande Champagne

Best known as a vintage Cognac specialist, privately-owned Hine last month released Bonneuil 2006, an expression that does not carry one of the category's traditional VS, VSOP or XO descriptors. As China - the most important market for Cognac in recent years - moves away from the XO-and-above Cognac segment, and the idea of 'craft' drives interest in the category's smaller houses, Hine's new international sales director, Per Even Allaire, tells just-drinks how the company plans to make the most of the new world order.


"I'm not going for super-premium; Red Square is what Red Square is" - Interview, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood Wines & Spirits - Part II 14 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerStewart Hainsworth, Halewood CEO, changed the recipe of Red Square vodka

Having set out his strategy for Halewood Wine & Spirits and its international units in the first of this two-part interview with just-drinks, CEO Stewart Hainsworth today discusses getting the group's brands in order ahead of laying out plans for acquisitions and launches.


"Halewood was a business that just didn't know where it was going" - Interview, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood Wines & Spirits - Part I 12 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerStewart Hainsworth became CEO of Halewood Wines & Spirits in June 2015

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.

just-drinks Blog

Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 19 Jul 16

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


I'll drink what I want, Stoli, but make it easy, yeah?

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 11 Jul 16

Last month, SPI Group unveiled its latest advert for Stolichnaya in the US. Its an amusing little number that caries the instruction: Drink what you want. The “I am man” ad looks to distance Millennial men from notions of manliness and encourages them to plough their own furrow.


Your company's homepage on just-drinks

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 4 Jul 16

Who do you work for? I ask, merely to draw your attention to just-drinks’ company pages.

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller deal

In July, Anheuser-Busch InBev was given the green light by US anti-trust authorities for its takeover of SABMiller. Here, just-drinks looks at how the news was received and SABMiller's Q1 results.

The EU Referendum - The UK's departure and its consequences for the drinks industry

The EU Referendum - The UK's departure and its consequences for the drinks industry

In late-June, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Here, just-drinks looks at what the decision means for the drinks industry.

just-drinks Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials

just-drinks Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials

What are the key trends in non-Scotch whisky? Where are the important markets and what does the future hold? just-drinks, in partnership with The IWSR, presents a six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category

Remy Cointreau's FY results for fiscal 2016

Remy Cointreau's FY results for fiscal 2016

In early June, Remy Cointreau released its figures for full-year 2015. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

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

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

Global rum sales amounted to 141.8m nine-litre cases in 2015, a decline of 0.8% over 2014 levels, but not too far off the +0.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) seen between 2010 and 2015. On the plus side, while the segment profile for rum is not necessarily as attractive as some other categories, it does have several major advantages, above all its versatility.This report strategically reviews the global rum category, providing future insights into what the sector has to do to grow over the coming years... Read more

Published: August 2016 - ($1500.00)


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

Published: May 2016 - ($1500.00)


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

Published: April 2016 - ($1500.00)


Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Published: June 2016 - ($150.00)


Diageo North America Inc in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Published: June 2016 - ($150.00)


About just-drinks

just-drinks is the online resource for the beverage industry. Packed with the latest global drinks industry news, analysis and comment, just-drinks gives beverage industry executives the intelligence they need to do their jobs better. In addition to our unique beverage industry news and comment, readers of just-drinks also have access to our flavourings buyers' guide, complete with downloads, flavourings news, research, and details of flavourings companies who supply the beverage industry.

Visitors to just-drinks can also buy global drinks industry research from our own market research store, and our online advertising team also offer opportunities for companies to advertise to our membership of senior decision makers. Join the thousands of drinks executives who stay ahead of trends in the global beverage industry with just-drinks.

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?