Beverage Industry Insights

There's method in the music for Brown-Forman

Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's in Ireland?

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the gue...

Actor Jude Law stars in  Diageo's new Johnnie Walker campaign

The new Johnnie Walker ad and today's consumers

Another day, another new advertising campaign. Naturally it’s the biggest/best/furthest-reaching/boldest/most innovative (delete as appropri...

What social media platforms will Generation Z prefer?

How to inspire loyalty in the new ‘me’ generation

There was a time when bars served beer in any old pint glass, fathers had their one brand of whisk(e)y and consumer feedback was received by...

Anheuser-Busch InBev is hoping to pull SABMiller

SABMiller, AB InBev transaction 'likely'

Twenty-four hours after the news broke about a potential takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the wires are awash with comment...

South African wine producers have high hopes for the US market

Is South African wine about to crack the US?

Last week, an email dropped into the inbox of Hannes Spangenberg, brand manager for South African winery Excelsior. It was from his US impor...

Would a combined Anheuser-Busch InBev/SABMiller signal the end of history?

AB InBev and SABMiller - The birth of MegaBrew

Finally, the moment everyone in the brewing universe has been waiting for has arrived, not with a thunderclap or volcanic eruption or herald...

Editor's Viewpoint - AB InBev and SABMiller – We (all) told you so 16 Sep 15

Today's confirmation that Anheuser-Busch InBev is exploring a bid for SABMiller will have come as a surprise to precisely nobody in the global beer industry. And, while it is by no means a done-deal, there's a certain sense of inevitability about it that many have felt for quite a while now.

South Africa's Bulk Wine Curse - Comment 15 Sep 15

Trade show opening speeches are rarely roof-raisers and Cape Wine 2015's today was true to form. However, Siobhan Thompson's welcome address did contain one particular point of interest.

Thought Leaders

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    Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

    In this look at sustainability in the drinks industry we turn the spotlight on the wine sector. Topics tackled include the drought that has affected Cali...

  • 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

Pay freeze anger threatens Carlsberg UK site

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 15 Carlsberg implemented the pay freeze in January

Carlsberg's Russia woes are threatening to disrupt its UK brewery as staff angered over a pay freeze prepare to take industrial action.

Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Kold hits US shelves

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 15

The Coca-Cola Co partner Keurig Green Mountain has launched the Keurig Kold, the home-carbonation beverage platform it hopes will re-energise the CSD category in the US.

Accolade Wines promotes Schaafsma to CEO role

Olly Wehring | 28 Sep 15

Accolade Wines has announced a change of CEO, with John Ratcliffe being replaced by UK & Ireland general manager Paul Schaafsma less than two years after taking the reins.

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Beverage Industry Interviews

What plans does Brown-Forman have for Irish whiskey? - Interview, Brown-Forman chief brands & strategy officer, Lawson Whiting 30 Sep 15

Lucy BritnerBrown-Forman acquired Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd in June

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

How is the Rugby World Cup working out for Heineken? - Interview, Heineken's global activation director, Hans Erik Tuijt 28 Sep 15

Olly Wehring

The Rugby World Cup is just over one week old and the event is dominating the television, radio and newspapers here in the UK. As one of the event's headline sponsors, Heineken hopes that this level of interest will continue, right through to the final on 31 October. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Heineken's global activation director, Hans Erik Tuijt, about the brewer's activities in and around the tournament, the balance of power between television and digital marketing and whether the host nation's continued presence in the event actually matters.

How bright is Irish whiskey's future? - Interview, Walsh Whiskey Distillery founder, Bernard Walsh 25 Sep 15

Olly Wehring

It's almost two years since Walsh Whiskey Distillery sold a stake to Italy's Illva Saronno, resulting in a healthy cash injection that is funding the construction of a new distillery for the Carlow-based Irish whiskey producer. Earlier this month, just-drinks met Walsh Whiskey's founder, Bernard Walsh, to talk about the category in general and the future for Walsh in particular.

just-drinks Blog

The Keurig Kold - what's under the hood?

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 29 Sep 15

Want to know how The Coca-Cola Co-backed Keurig Kold - released in the US yesterday - works?

AB InBev's Brito might not recognise a hop, but he knows a good deal

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 29 Sep 15

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.

And, then he goes and spoils it all by saying something stupid like “I'm thinking of buying SABMiller”

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 28 Sep 15

Part of my lot on just-drinks is to nail down senior executives within our industry – the more senior the better. I've enjoyed interviewing many of the CEOs within our ranks, but one that I have never been able to get to is Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito.

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - The Endgame?

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - The Endgame?

On 16 September, SABMiller confirmed it had received notification from Anheuser-Busch InBev that a takeover offer could be on its way. Here's the story as it unfolds.

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.

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

In late-July, Diageo reported its results for the 12 months to the end of June. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the announcement.

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's H1 & Q2 Results

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's H1 & Q2 Results

In late-July, Anheuser-Busch InBev releases its half-year and second-quarter results. Here is just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Future growth opportunities for global spirits

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This latest report from just-drinks and The IWSR highlights the essential drivers of future growth for the global spirits industry. Our analysts have considered the opportunities available across the global spirits categories and selected nine topics as the areas they feel have the greatest opportunities for future worldwide growth. Use the report to gain a strategic-level overview of the opportunities that will really matter. Understand the key indicators and drivers. Read our strategic overviews and recommendations... Read more

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Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2015: United States of America

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