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Focus - Britvic's Q1 Performance by Region

Britvic announced flat sales in Q1 results today, as competition in the UK remained strong. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the com...

just the Facts - Top 20 US Beers by Value, Volume

New figures show the top-selling beers in the US off-trade in 2014....

Remy, dead cats and the power of China's new year

Has Remy Cointreau bitten off more than it can chew?...

Fine wine set for "break out" 2015 in US

How are wine producers operating in the US set to fare in 2015?...


Round-Up - NPD: Will the Selfie Prove the Tonic for Beauty Drinks? 27 Jan 2015

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

'Beauty from within' is a concept that has captivated and confounded global beverage makers for years. The last great burst of innovation took place around 2008 and was short-lived, as a tanking global economy dragged promising “beauty from within” concepts like Nestle’s Glowelle down with it. But, with chatter about “beauty from within” growing again and new product innovation on the rise, is the beauty drink concept finally on the cusp of great things?“Beauty from within” is a concept that has captivated and confounded global beverage makers for years. The last great burst of innovation took place around 2008 and was short lived as a tanking global economy dragged promising concepts like Nestle’s Glowelle down with it. But, with chatter about 'beauty from within' growing again and new product innovation on the rise, is the beauty-drink concept finally on the cusp of great things?


just On Call - Price drops would damage our DNA - Remy Cointreau 22 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said the company won't drop Cognac prices in China as it would damage “not only our image, but our DNA”.


just the Facts – Chile's Wine Industry 22 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

just-drinks has spent this week visiting Chile as a guest of the country's largest wine producer, Concha y Toro. Here's a closer look at the facts and figures behind Chile's wine industry


Focus - Remy Cointreau's YTD Performance by Brand 22 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Rémy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales but trends looked to improve as there was stabilisation in Asia-Pacific. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the nine months to the end of December.


Analysis - Why clued-up Millennials are driving premium wine demand 19 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

How much are Millennial wine drinkers shaping consumption patterns in developed markets? And what does this mean for the industry in future?


just on Call - Monster Beverage Corp ups focus on China entry 14 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

Monster Beverage Corp has identified China as one of its long-term priority markets as it continues to step up efforts to enter the country.


Analysis - Pernod Ricard's reasons to be cheerful 14 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

The end of the tough times is on the horizon for Pernod Ricard, finally, with one analyst claiming the company has five reasons to be upbeat about the year ahead.


Research in Focus - Drinks market's 'fast fashion' sector continues to grow through smart innovation 14 Jan 2015

Ben Cooper

If adaptability and versatility are key strengths in today's fast-moving drinks market, there is arguably one category which carries all before it. Indeed, a new just-drinks/The IWSR report describes pre-mixes as the "fast fashion" sector of the alcoholic drinks market.


Analysis - Beer can still profit as good times run dry 12 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Discounting a slump in 2008 caused by the global economic crash, it has been a profitable decade for global brewers.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 154: Effects of Alcohol Consumption Changes on Dementia Risk among Elderly Women 12 Jan 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A number of prospective studies have shown that moderate drinkers are at lower risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment than abstainers or heavy drinkers.


Analysis - US exposure puts pressure on Diageo in 2015 9 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

The year may only have just started, but one analyst firm has already named its winners and losers for global spirits 2015.


just on Call - Modelo Especial rides high for Constellation Brands 8 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

Modelo Especial will soon leapfrog Heineken as the US's second-biggest selling export beer brand, according to Constellation Brands' CEO.


Focus - Constellation Brands Q3 Performance by Category 8 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Constellation Brands reported a rise in third-quarter and nine-month sales, helped by the performance of its beer division. Here just-drinks examines the results in more detail:


just The Facts - Lucas Bols 8 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Lucas Bols, the Dutch owner of spirits and liqueur brands including Bols and Pisang Ambon, today announced plans to list on the Amsterdam stock exchange in a EUR125m IPO. Here, courtesy of Lucas Bols and just-drinks, is a rundown on the company:


just The Preview - Constellation Brands Q3 & YTD 5 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

On Thursday, Constellation Brands will release its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the beer, wine and spirits firm's movements in its latest quarter.


just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride 23 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt it owed. Since then, the firm - which has Bruce Willis as a minority shareholder - has endured a roller coaster of fortunes in its bid to stay afloat.


just On Call - Coca-Cola Enterprises shows faith in Coca-Cola Life with full launch 18 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

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


Analysis - Coca-Cola Co to benefit most from Monster Beverage in China 18 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

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 that both sides would benefit.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 153: Moderate Alcohol Intake may Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes among Obese Subjects 11 Dec 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent case-control study compared the risk of having a high level of haemoglobin A1c, a measure of hyperglycemia, and of the waist/height ratio, a measure of obesity, according to reported alcohol consumption.


Focus – Calorie Counts on Drink Labels: The Branding Implications 10 Dec 2014

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

In the UK, the Royal Society of Public Health has called for nutritional labels - including calories - to be placed on alcoholic drinks, in order to curb the country's growing obesity epidemic.


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