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just Five Years Ago - Monster eyes foreign markets

Monster Beverage Corp is set to boost its global standing on a significant scale after agreeing a deal with the Coca-Cola Co earlier this mo...

Whiskey success adds to Southern Comfort's woes

Speaking after the release of Brown-Forman's first-quarter results yesterday, CEO Paul Varga was typically upbeat over the performance of fl...

Spirits keen to up distribution partnerships

The head of Stock Spirits has indicated that the company is on the hunt for further distribution tie-ups with international spirits firms in...

US craft vodka puts squeeze on Pernod's Absolut

Pernod Ricard has blamed the rise of craft spirits such as Tito's Handmade Vodka for a drop-off in US sales for its Absolut brand....

Focus - Pernod Ricard's Allegro cost-saving programme 1 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

As promised, Pernod Ricard provided further details behind its 'Allegro' cost-saving programme last week. The concept was first given an airing in February this year, and all we were given at the time were two numbers: EUR150m, three years.

Analysis - Allegro: The shape of things to come at Pernod Ricard? 29 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

When a company announces a cost-savings programme, you can guarantee it will get its own headline. When the programme is given a name by the company, the headline gets that little bit louder. But when the company announcing the programme is French, then start polishing those lightbulbs.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand 28 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a drop in full-year profits and sales. Here's a closer look at the Paris-headquartered company's performance in the 12 months to the end of June.

Sustainability in Drinks - Soda Tax Bill Unlikely to be Sweet Success 27 Aug 2014

Ben Cooper

The use of excise to combat the rise of obesity has long cast a shadow over the global soft drinks industry. Ben Cooper looks at the latest moves, in the US, and considers the likelihood of success for such a proposal.

just On Call - Brown-Forman reaching out to Russia over Jack Daniel's move - CEO 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman is trying to open talks with a regional Russian authority that reportedly confiscated some Jack Daniel's products over health fears, its CEO has said.

Focus - Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand 27 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its Q1 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of July.

Round-Up - NPD: Redefining Fresh - Cold-Pressed Juices Invigorate Packaged Beverages 26 Aug 2014

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the latest entrants into the cold-pressed juices category.

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 145: Alcohol Consumption and Brain Structure on MRI Scans 26 Aug 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

While numerous prospective epidemiologic studies have provided evidence that light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol reduce the risk of dementia and heavy drinking increases the risk, there are few studies on the effects of alcohol on brain structure assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Round-Up - The ICAP Digest - August 2014 26 Aug 2014

The ICAP editorial team

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard's Q4 & FY 26 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard will report its quarter four and full-year numbers on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of June:

just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q1 26 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman will report its first-quarter results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of July:

Research in Focus - Smaller Emerging Markets still Important for Champagne 26 Aug 2014

Ben Cooper

The forecast gradual recovery of Champagne shipments to nearer their record level over the next four years will be borne primarily out of economic recovery in its powerhouse export markets, such as the UK and Germany, and, albeit more sluggishly, in France.

Analysis - Heineken soaks up praise despite H2 clouds 21 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

There was a general thumbs up from analysts in the wake of Heineken's H1 results yesterday. But while many praised the brewer's strong volumes increases, there was concern over what may well be a more difficult second half to the year.

just On Call - FIFA effect fizzles out for Coca-Cola Amatil 21 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has admitted that its FIFA World Cup marketing failed to deliver expected sales boosts as consumers in Australia suffer “promotion fatigue”.

just on Call - Treasury Wine Estates eyes US luxury acquisitions - CEO 21 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has revealed the company would consider acquisitions of luxury wine assets in the US after admitting its portfolio in the segment is “underdeveloped”.

Focus - Treasury Wine Estates FY Performance by Region 21 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Treasury Wine Estates reported full-year losses of AUD100.9m (US$93.5m) after what it called a “challenging” year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered group's performance by region:

Analysis - How long must Carlsberg wait for a Russian recovery? 21 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Yesterday's headlines around Carlsberg were dominated by the group's half-year performance in Eastern Europe. And rightly so. The Danish brewer relies on the region for around 36% of its group profits.

Focus - Coca-Cola Amatil's H1 Performance by Region, Sector 20 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Coca-Cola Amatil reported its half-year results for 2014, revealing a 15.6% fall in net profits on flat sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Sydney-based company's performance in the six-month period by region and sector.

just On Call - Heineken CEO optimistic on Russia as premium beer sales rise 20 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Heineken is “in a good position” to grow premium beer sales in Russia despite a declining market and political tension, its CEO has said.

just on Call - Carlsberg "considering" Russian brewery closures as market bites 20 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Carlsberg is “considering” closing some of its breweries in Russia as the country's beer market continues to falter, the group's CEO has revealed.

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