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IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But,...

Diageo Africa president O'Keeffe on beer & spirits

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Lauren...

Is sustainability now as important as financials?

For the first time, Dutch brewer Heineken has merged its sustainability report into its main annual report. The increased investor interest...

Responsible drinking review - Mar 2017

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


"Coke Zero's the hero" for Coca-Cola European Partners in 2016 - Analysis  23 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Analysts have trumpeted Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as well as Coca-Cola European Partners' non-CSD offerings as the group's key growth drivers in 2016.


Most Valuable Beer Brands in 2017 - The facts 22 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance released its lists of the most valuable beer and spirits brands, globally. Here's the top 25 beer brands.


Most Valuable Spirits Brands in 2017 - The facts 22 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance released its lists of the most valuable beer and spirits brands, globally. Here's a rundown of the top 50 spirits brands.


Champagne Sales in 2016 - The facts 20 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne released sales and shipment data for the Champagne sector in 2016. Here is the list of the top 30 markets last year.


Top US Craft Brewers in 2016 - The facts 17 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its chart listing the largest craft brewers in the country in volume terms. Here is the top 50.


Top US Brewers in 2016 -The facts 17 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2016. Here is the top 50.


Will China's Millennials open the door for new brands in Travel Retail? - Analysis 14 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

At the TFWA China's Century Conference in Guangzhou last week, speaker after speaker lined up to talk about the changing face of Chinese luxury consumerism. Gone are the days when premiumisation in China meant sticking some red and gold glint on the packaging and raising the price by 30%. When it comes to brand awareness, China's Millennials are much more savvy in their brand awareness than their parents.


Anheuser-Busch InBev 2012-2016 - results data 9 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2016. While describing the 12-month period as "difficult", the brewer posted a 3% slip in sales and a near-8% decline in operating profits. Here, just-drinks considers ABI's performance over the last five years.


The two faces of US whiskey and their effect on Brown-Forman - Analysis 9 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

For a company that makes a lot of American whiskey, a boom in the category means two things: more customers and more competition. 


Brown-Forman YTD 2017 performance by market, brand - results data 7 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Brown-Forman reported a dip in year-to-date sales as profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by market and by brands in the nine months to the end of January. 


Bacardi's next CEO - Who is Mahesh Madhavan? - Profile 6 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Bacardi released details of its leadership succession, with Mahesh Madhavan lined up to become the group's next CEO once the present incumbent, Mike Dolan, retires next year. Madhavan, 54, will assume the role of regional president for Europe with immediate effect and will be based out of Geneva. Once he becomes CEO, he will move to global HQ in Bermuda. Here, just-drinks looks back at Madhavan's career so far.


Brown-Forman Q3 & YTD 2017 results - Preview 6 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Ahead of the release on Tuesday of Brown-Forman's results for the third quarter and nine months of fiscal-2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of January for the Jack Daniel's owner.


Does Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian buck-a-roo spell high noon for Sheriff Brito? - Analysis 3 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year figures for 2016 and, although the markets had been prepared for bad news, analysts were surprised to discover things were worse than they'd anticipated.


Anheuser-Busch InBev’s purchase of SABMiller – The Divestments – data 3 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

In October, Anheuser-Busch InBev completed the US$103bn acquisition of its main rival, SABMiller. ABI started its move in September 2015, when it notified SAB’s board that it was lining up an offer. Over the ensuing 13 months, a raft of SAB assets were offered for sale as ABI looked to navigate anti-competition hurdles. Here, just-drinks details all the subsequent divestments that ABI completed as part of its pursuit of SAB.


Key trends for the wine category in 2017 - Focus 3 Mar 2017

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

Rounding off Euromonitor's preview of the trends expected to shape 2017 for the alcohol category, senior drinks analyst Spiros Malandrakis finally turns his attention to the wine sector.


Anheuser-Busch InBev FY 2016 by market - results data 2 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month profits and sales drop as a challenging year in Brazil hampered performance. Here, just-drinks breaks down the brewer's figures for last year by region and global brand.


How important will Grand Marnier be to Gruppo Campari? - Analysis 2 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

The impressive contribution to Gruppo Campari of the Grand Marnier brand in the first nine months of 2016 took many industry observers by surprise.


How rising nationalism may challenge the supremacy of global brands - Consumer Trends 1 Mar 2017

Ben Cooper

In this month's Consumer Trends column, Ben Cooper talks to Nigel Hollis, chief global analyst at Kantar Millward Brown, and considers the degree that growing support for nationalist and anti-globalist politics could affect the consumer appeal for international and imported brands, to the benefit of local products.


Gruppo Campari 2012-2016 - results data 1 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Gruppo Campari released its full-year results for 2016. The company saw its net profits dip by 5% on one-offs, although sales in the 12-month period rose by 4%. Here, just-drinks considers Campari's performance over the last five years.


Gruppo Campari FY 2016 by market - results data 28 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Today, Gruppo Campari issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by 4%, with net profits dropping 7%. Here, just-drinks breaks down Campari's figures for last year by region and global brand.


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