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Battle continues for Pernod Ricard in US and China

Earlier this year, at its annual Capital Market Day presentations, Pernod Ricard earmarked the US and China as must-win "battlegrounds"....

American whiskey does a vodka - Analysis

American whiskey is following in vodka's footsteps, according to analysts....

Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported operating profits within its guidance for fiscal-2015, although the Absolut brand was hit by an impair...

Investors pressure drinks companies on water use

World Water Week is an opportunity for companies to convene with other stakeholders to discuss the importance of water stewardship, and also...

Focus - Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand 26 Aug 2015

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its first-quarter 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.

Pernod Ricard's FY fiscal-2015 - just the Preview 25 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of June:

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 169: Effects of IQ on risk of morbidity and mortality related to alcohol consumption 25 Aug 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Our forum recently considered a paper based on a large cohort of subjects in Sweden who had IQ tests as children (when they were 13 years old) and were then followed for more than 30 years.

Untapped premiumisation offers spirits growth potential - Research in Focus 24 Aug 2015

Ben Cooper

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.

Brown-Forman's Q1 - just the Preview 24 Aug 2015

Olly Wehring

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of July:

Focus - Coca-Cola Amatil's H1 Performance by Region and Sector 21 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its first-half results for 2015, revealing a slight increase in profits and 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 the week - in Spirits and Wine 21 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Focus - Stock Spirits' H1 Performance by Region 20 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Stock Spirits posted a sharp drop in first half sales and profits today as Poland continued to underperform. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:

How Treasury Wine Estates won in Asia - CEO 20 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has said that in the next 18 months, Asia will become the biggest profit contributor to the company.

Russian consumers hamper Carlsberg's outlook - CFO 19 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's CFO has said the company is “a little more negative” on Russia's consumers after continued problems in the country forced a full-year forecast downgrade.

Focus - Treasury Wine Estates' FY Performance by Region 19 Aug 2015

Olly Wehring

Today, Treasury Wine Estates posted a return to profit in its fiscal-2015 on an 8.4% rise in sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:

Focus - Carlsberg's H1 Performance by Region 19 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported its first-half results, posting a near-12% slide in operating profits and a 4% drop in beer volumes. Here, we look at the company’s performance during the six-month period by region.

NPD: Soft drinks get hard - Round-up 19 Aug 2015

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

Soft drink sales may be slipping, but it seems that consumers have never really lost their taste for soft drink flavours. The surprising success of hard root beer is opening up a new vein of soft drink-inspired hard alcoholic beverage innovation that could be the biggest new opportunity in alcoholic drinks for quite some time.

Can Carlsberg's new CEO weather the storm? - Analysis 19 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg's second quarter numbers came in today and it seems that the beer-drinking heartland of Eastern Europe continues to drag things down for the brewer - along with some bad weather in Western Europe.

Is Latin America right time, right place for Coca-Cola tie-ups? - Analysis 18 Aug 2015

Olly Wehring

The non-alcoholic bottling landscape in Latin America is ripe for consolidation. Reports out of the region this week, claiming three major Coca-Cola system bottlers have opened talks about a merger, are not surprising, then. What is of note, however, is that of the 25 major players in LatAm's Coke bottling system, the three concerned are the region's largest.

Carlsberg's Q2 & H1 - just the Preview 17 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Carlsberg will release its H1 results on Wednesday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of June.

Treasury Wine Estates Q4 & FY - just the Preview 17 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

Treasury Wine Estates will release its Q4 and FY results on Wednesday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the 12 months to the end of June:

Will craft consume spirits after snacking on beer? - Analysis 14 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

A question mark hangs over the success of Tito's Handmade Vodka - how can a product that shifts more than 2.3m cases a year call itself 'handmade'?

Is Quincey set to be Coca-Cola Co’s next CEO? - Analysis 14 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, the Coca-Cola Co announced the promotion James Quincey to the role of president & COO.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group sticks to safer plays in M&A - analysis 13 Aug 2015

Olly Wehring

Long viewed as the safe bet in global soft drinks, Dr Pepper Snapple Group has shown this year that it is not immune from changing consumer trends and product innovation. Yesterday's US$20m splurge is the latest move by the group to keep itself strongly-placed in the years to come.

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