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Brown-Forman reaching out to Russia - CEO

Brown-Forman is trying to open talks with a regional Russian authority that reportedly confiscated some Jack Daniel's products over health f...

Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

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...

ISFAR Critique 145

While numerous prospective epidemiologic studies have provided evidence that light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol reduce the risk of dementi...

The ICAP Digest - August 2014

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


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.


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.


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.


Focus - Heineken's H1 Performance by Region 20 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Heineken reported a slight fall in H1 net profits and sales but a rise in global volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region and brand:


Focus - Carlsberg's H1 Performance by Region 20 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported flat first-half profits and sales and issued a profits warning for the full-year as Eastern Europe remains challenging. Here just-drinks looks at the group's performance by region:


Analysis - Constellation Brands grapples with glass as reality bites with recall 19 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Constellation Brands has enjoyed quite a honeymoon period since taking full control of Grupo Modelo's brands in the US.


just The Preview - Treasury Wine Estates' Q4 & FY 19 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) will release it full-year results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Australia-headquartered winemaker's news in the 12 months to the end of June, including takeover speculation that culminated in potential bids this month from private equity groups.


just The Preview - Carlsberg's Q2 & H1 18 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Carlsberg will release it first-half and second-quarter results on Wednesday. Here just-drinks takes a look at the brewer's news in the three months to the end of June.


just The Preview - Heineken's H1 & Q2 18 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Heineken will release a first-half trading update on Wednesday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Dutch brewer's highs and lows in the three months to the end of June, and recent financial results:


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 144: Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Endometrial Cancer 18 Aug 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

In a new analysis from the Nurses’ Health Study, investigators have related repeatedly-assessed long-term alcohol intake, and related the cumulative average intake over time to the risk of invasive uterine cancer.


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