Beverage Industry Insights

Do large volume sales make your brand dreadful?

Why craft owes much to multinational brands

In wanting to trumpet their credentials, craft spirits brands still owe much to the bigger, more-established brands in the segments. Richard...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking measures around the world

Responsible drinking measures around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Wicked Weed Brewing joined Anheuser-Busch InBev earlier this month

Are big brewers buying craft to benefit big beer?

Amid all the furore each time another craft brewer joins the other side, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont explores the strategy behind the...

April's warm snap did nothing to ease the worries of Europe's winegrowers

Can Europe's wine industry weather the weather?

A recent warm spell has thrown wine commentator Chris Losh out of kilter. But, if you think he's got problems, consider what these weather b...

As well as Brexit, the UK is having to deal with a General Election on 8 June

Is the UK not OK? - The just-drinks analyst

This month, our former beverage analyst, Ian Shackleton, is confined to base and has focused his attention on the tough trading outlook in t...

Consumers use social media to help construct their identity

The changing face of socialising - Consumer Trends

Having already revolutionised how we communicate remotely, digital technology is now transforming how we socialise physically, presenting ne...

Gruppo Campari's Q1 2017 results by region, brand - results data 9 May 17

Today, Gruppo Campari posted a boost in Q1 sales as Aperol and Wild Turkey drove performance. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's three-month performance by region.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's big brand success backs rare insight into 3G Capital - Analysis 8 May 17

Today, the Financial Times carries an interview with the founder and chief executive of 3G Capital, Alex Behring. An elusive sort, Behring rarely gives interviews, but as the head of one of the biggest dealmakers in corporate history, his power and influence is enormous.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Constellation linked to Brown-Forman move

Olly Wehring | 23 May 17 Brown-Forman is rumoured to have rejected Constellation Brands' overtures

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move.

Coca-Cola FEMSA steps away from US bottling deal

Lucy Britner | 17 May 17 Coca-Cola FEMSA is the largest public Coca-Cola bottler by volume

Coca-Cola FEMSA has decided not to pursue the acquisition of certain bottler territories in the US market. 

UK inflation opens door to pricing - C&C's CEO

Andy Morton | 17 May 17 C&C Group's Stephen Glancey said the company had raised its free-trade prices in Scotland in March

Inflation in the UK gives medium-sized alcohol producers a chance to raise prices in the shadow of their bigger rivals, C&C Group's CEO has said.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:44pm 23 May 2017)

InVivo lines up Baarsma Wine Group purchase

North Channel Distillery’s Frisco - NPD

Beijing bans sodas in boarding schools - report

Jackson Family Wines buys Brewer-Clifton Winery

Stock Spirits claims "satisfactory" trading update

Coca-Cola CEO blames mall decline for soda falls

UK's Camel Valley secures PDO for vineyard

Robinsons Brewery’s Blonde Tom - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Highland Park was a brand that lacked emotion" - Interview, Edrington's Highland Park brand director, Jason Craig 3 May 17

Lucy BritnerJason Craig has been working on the new Highland Park position since May 2015

Last week, Edrington unveiled a new whisky range, new packaging and a new brand position for its Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Orkney-based distillery has created a back-story for Highland Park around the islands' Viking heritage. just-drinks sat down with Highland Park brand director Jason Craig at the launch in Denmark to find out more about the thinking behind the re-launch.

"Launching a brand new gin now would be a tough ask" - Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 17

Lucy BritnerWemyss Malts MD William Wemyss with the new Darnley's gin bottle

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

"Do you go and buy Chivas Regal at Lidl? I don't think so" - Interview, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' CEO, Jean-Noël Reynaud 5 Apr 17

Andy Morton

In 2013, Belvedere entered administration after falling into debt thanks to its purchase of the Marie Brizard liqueurs brand. Four years later, the French spirits company - renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - is debt free. What's more, its William Peel Scotch whisky has just become the top-selling spirits brand in France. Couple that with an entry into China and you have a company back on the up. just-drinks spoke to Marie Brizard's CEO since 2014, Jean-Noël Reynaud, about how he has turned the firm around by shunning premiumisation, as well as the benefits of Brexit. We also asked: Whatever happened to Bruce Willis?

just-drinks Blog

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 27 Apr 17

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 17

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.

When life gives you lemons, make soap

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 9 Feb 17

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.

Beverage Hot Issues

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2017 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2017 - Round-up

In mid-May, Diageo held its 2017 Capital Markets Day conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2017 results - Round-up

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2017 results - Round-up

In May, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported its results for the first three months of 2017. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

just-drinks Exclusive Interview - Pernod Ricard CEO, Alex Ricard

just-drinks Exclusive Interview - Pernod Ricard CEO, Alex Ricard

In late-February, just-drinks spent an hour with the head of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard. Here's our exclusive, two-part interview.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

In February, Dr Pepper Snapple Group released its results for 2016. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the company's 12-month numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Champagne production, markets and companies

Champagne production, markets and companies

The uncertainties and turmoil of 2016 – from a geopolitical, social and even meteorological point of view – have all had their impact on Champagne. And if the region was hoping for a calmer 2017, reports of severe frosts hitting the vineyards as this report went to press in late April will have offered little respite. just-drinks' review of the Champagne sector focuses on production, markets and the brand owners involved. Throughout the report, interviews with key personnel illuminate the review of the production year... Read more

Published: May 2017 - ($1390.00)

Global Scotch Whisky Market 2017-2021

Published: April 2017 - ($3500.00)

Juice in the United Kingdom

Published: April 2017 - ($990.00)

Energy Drinks in the United Kingdom

Published: April 2017 - ($990.00)

Spirit Market in the Top 5 European Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: February 2017 - ($2019.98)

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?