Beverage Industry Insights

The Coca-Cola Co has ramped up bottler re-franchising efforts

How can Coca-Cola Co win in China? - Analysis

As the Coca-Cola Co looks to streamline its operations in China, analysts yesterday took to speculating on how the soft drinks giant could g...

Carlsberg saw its sales lift slightly in 2015

Carlsberg's full-year performance by region

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported a 1.3% increase in sales in 2015, with operating profits in the year falling by just over 8%. Here, just-d...

Pernod Ricard will report its H1 results on Thursday

Pernod Ricard 's first-half results - Preview

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its half-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three month...

Heineken reported a rise in sales and profits for 2015

Heineken's FY performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, Heineken reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year. Here, just-d...

The Coca-Cola Co has bought a stake in Nigeria's Chi Ltd

Coca-Cola Co's Nigerian ambitions - Comment

This month, Ray Rowlands sets his sights on the recently-announced Nigerian venture between The Coca-Cola Co and the Tropical General Invest...

Bernstein has published the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide

The global beer category - The facts

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and br...

Heineken Q4 & full-year results - Preview 9 Feb 16

Heineken will release its Q4 and full-year results on Wednesday (10 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of December:

The Coca-Cola Co's Q4 performance by region - Focus 9 Feb 16

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported full-year and Q4 results, with sales in the last three months of 2015 falling by 8%. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant in the three months to the end of December.

Thought Leaders

  • Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

    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...

  • 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

Carlsberg builds momentum in India

Lucy Britner | 11 Feb 16

Carlsberg has confirmed plans to build an eighth brewery in India, as it lays claim to the number two beer brand spot in the country for Tuborg.

Asahi Group lines up Grolsch, Meantime, Peroni buy

Olly Wehring | 10 Feb 16 Asahi looks set to buy SABMiller's Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni brands

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed receipt of an offer from Asahi Group to buy SABMiller's Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brands.

Cognac sales soar in US - figures

Lucy Britner | 3 Feb 16

Cognac sales and volumes in the US have experienced double-digit growth in 2015, according to data released by the Distilled Industry Spirits Council this week. 

Recent News - (Updated: 5:13pm 11 Feb 2016)

Pernod Ricard targets US through unit, exec switch

Heineken looks to expand Lagunitas beyond US

Half-year sales lift for Pernod Ricard

Molson Coors upbeat on future after FY sales fall

Coca-Cola Enterprises full year sales, profit fall

Pepsico sees North America Beverages lift in FY

Boston's Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA - NPD

William Grant & Sons' Ailsa Bay - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

How Germany's rock stars help the wine industry - Interview, ProWein head Michael Degan 21 Jan 16

Andy Morton

With just seven weeks left until the start of ProWein, just-drinks sat down with lead organiser Michael Degan to ask what makes the wine and spirits show one of the biggest draws on the alcohol calendar. Along the way, Degan reveals why the show is unlikely to get much bigger, discusses the possibility of adding beer to the mix and why German rock bands know their Riesling from their Spatburgunder.

Craft brings spirits sector full circle - Interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, Part II 4 Dec 15

Olly Wehring

In the second part of this week's just-drinks interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, discusses the growing role played by craft spirits, the group's core markets and future targets, and the thinking that allowed The Glenlivet to overtake Glenfiddich as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.

How to spot a trend, how to create a trend - Interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, Part I 2 Dec 15

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with Simon Hunt, the chief commercial officer at William Grant & Sons, in a restaurant just around the corner from the company's global headquarters in west London. Before looking at the group's footprint, strategy, brands, what-have-you, editor Olly Wehring has one question he is desperate to ask.

just-drinks Blog

Make way craft, here come the indie brewers

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 2 Feb 16

Could it happen? According to this report, a section of the beer community wants to ditch the word craft. They prefer instead the term “Indie” for brewers they believe follow the enlightened path of the artisanal producer. In other words, they are sick of the big boys moving into what they consider their hallowed turf.

Kent's dire warning puts Coca-Cola woes in the shade

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 25 Jan 16

The global elite were in Switzerland last week for the World Economic Forum in Davos, the annual corporate huddle for the rich and powerful. The CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, Muhtar Kent, was there too, despite his company arguably being slightly less rich and powerful this year after some bruising quarters in the marketplace. 

PepsiCo wakes up and smells the latte

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 20 Jan 16

With The Coca-Cola Co stealing yesterday's limelight with its new united marketing strategy for brand Coke yesterday, a Forbes interview with PepsiCo North America Beverages' new CMO, Seth Kaufman, slipped under the radar.

Beverage Hot Issues

World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016

World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016

In January, the World Economic Forum released its latest global risks report. just-drinks considers the report, which quantifies and compares the economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks facing businesses around the world.

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - The winners

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - The winners

Here is the full list of gold and gold outstanding medals and trophy winners from the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015.

Diageo Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

Diageo Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

In November, Diageo hosted its latest Capital Markets Day in New York. Topics covered included the future for Smirnoff, innovations in whisk(e)y, the US and beer in Africa

Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2015

Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2015

In October, the Tax Free World Association held its annual World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the event.

Drinks Market Research

The IWSR Baijiu Report

The IWSR Baijiu Report

Baijiu is the world’s largest spirits category with an estimated 38% share of global spirits consumption, and an even higher share of the ultra-premium market. It is the principal mealtime and ceremonial drink in China and as such commands a near monopoly of the Chinese spirits market with a 99.6% share. This unique report from the IWSR will give you an overview of the baijiu industry and the challenges and opportunities facing the category... Read more

Published: January 2016 - ($2242.39)

Global travel retail insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: February 2016 - ($1500.00)

The IWSR Forecast Report 2015-2020 Global Review

Published: October 2015 - ($3712.31)

Emerging Drinks Industry Trends

Published: January 2016 - ($600.00)

The State of Drinks Industry Social Media

Published: October 2015 - ($600.00)

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