just-drinks takes a festive break

Well, that was 2014. We're taking a well-earned break here at just-drinks to enjoy the seasonal festivities.

just the Ten - Top Columnist Comment Pieces of 2014

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read comment pieces written by our regular columnists on just-drinks in 2014.

just the Ten - Top Comment Pieces of 2014

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read comment pieces on just-drinks in 2014.

December 2014 Management Briefing - Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

Our final management briefing of 2014 concerning environmental sustainability in the drinks industry sees Ben Cooper turn his attention to the wine sector.

December 2014 Management Briefing - Review of the Year

As the end of the year approaches, here's our December management briefing, which takes a look back at another lively 12 months for the global drinks industry.

Beverage Industry Insights

just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt...

CCE shows faith in Coca-Cola Life with full launch

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to roll out Coca-Cola Life across all of its European territories after a test launch....

Cuba-US Normalisation: Bacardi, Pernod Winners?

The announcement late yesterday that Cuba and the US have started on the road to normalised relations will be of particular interest to two...

Coca-Cola to get boost from Monster in China

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus t...

Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the...

Time is Right for Refresco Gerber Exit

While unlikely to slip under the net before the year is out, Stefan Kirk from M&A practitioner Glenboden believes Refresco Gerber's sharehol...


Comment - The Appeal and Perils of Craft 12 Dec 14

How are big, corporate companies tackling the global trend for all things craft? Watching the larger players across all drinks categories deal with the rise of small, artisanal producers is making fascinating viewing.


Review of the Year 2014 - Part III: Soft Drinks 11 Dec 14

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the year, Andy Morton, takes a look at the major soft drinks stories of 2014.

Thought Leaders

We Create Great Taste!

WILD focuses on outstanding flavor, functionality, quality, and safety of its products. We are committed to developing...

Drinks Industry News

just-drinks takes a festive break

James Wilmore | 23 Dec 14

Well, that was 2014. We're taking a well-earned break here at just-drinks to enjoy the seasonal festivities.


Campari to bag EUR19m with "non-core" assets sale

James Wilmore | 22 Dec 14

Gruppo Campari has agreed deals to sell its liqueur brand Limoncetta di Sorrento and the pharmaceutical unit of its J Wray & Nephew business for a total of around EUR19m (US$23m).


Pernod wins consent for Glenlivet upgrade

Andy Morton | 22 Dec 14

Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky unit, has secured planning permission to expand its Glenlivet distillery.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:03pm 23 Dec 2014)

Tequila set for export boost after record 2014

Bell's Brewery ups California distribution

Chinese investor bags 51% of Swartland Winery

India's Kerala state to ease alcohol restrictions

Crimson Wine Group appoints new CEO

Pernod agrees Caribe Cooler sale to Grupo Bepensa

Sparkling wine sales still shining in UK - figures

BeBevCo confirms first shareholders' dividend

Beverage Industry Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Panos Sarantopoulos, CEO of Remy Cointreau's liqueurs & spirits unit 3 Dec 14

Richard Woodard

Earlier this year, Panos Sarantopoulos was promoted by Remy Cointreau to head up its liqueurs & spirits division. Late last month, Richard Woodard travelled to France to meet him.


just the Answer: Bacardi's global category director for rums, Dmitry Ivanov 27 Nov 14

Olly Wehring

Dmitry Ivanov was appointed global category director for rums at Bacardi in 2012. Earlier this month, editor Olly Wehring travelled to Puerto Rico to speak to him about the company's flagship white rum brand, where it went wrong in the past and Bacardi's hopes for its broader rum range going forward.


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-drinks Blog

Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark

Andy Morton | 19 Dec 14

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.


Season of goodwill? Not if you're the UK health lobby

James Wilmore | 15 Dec 14

The UK health lobby is always very vocal on alcohol at this time of year, predictably so, and this year is no different.


Carlsberg builds new life from Copenhagen brewery

Andy Morton | 15 Dec 14

“Ah, yes, you've hit upon a very sensitive area,” says Thomas, my guide at the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen last Friday.

Beverage Hot Issues

Round-Up - Brown-Forman's H1 Results

In November, Brown-Forman released its first-half results for fiscal 2014/15. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-Up - Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

In November, SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Co and Coca-Cola Sabco agreed to form the tenth largest bottler, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa. Here is a 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 - 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.

Drinks Market Research

The IWSR Yearbook 2014

The IWSR Yearbook 2014

This category review brings you quick-reference analysis of global trends and developments category by category... Read more

Published: November 2014 - ($4941.43)


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

Published: December 2014 - ($2200.00)


Global Still Drinks Report 2014 - Comprehensive Analysis of Trends in the Global Still Drinks Market Including Long-term Forecasts

Published: November 2014 - ($18402.00)


Chile Food and Drink Report Q1 2015

Published: December 2014 - ($1295.00)


The IWSR Forecast Report 2014 - 2019 United States

Published: September 2014 - ($1072.43)


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