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The global beer category - The facts

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and br...

Heineken Q4 & full-year results - Preview

Heineken will release its Q4 and full-year results on Wednesday (10 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and low...

Coca-Cola Co's Q4 performance by region

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported full-year and Q4 results, with sales in the last three months of 2015 falling by 8%. Here, just-dri...

Beer in 2016 - The morning after the night before

Having considered brewing trends in the year ahead yesterday, Euromonitor now takes a corporate view on what 2016 will look like in the beer...


What is the association between alcohol intake and total mortality risk among women? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 180 9 Feb 2016

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Recent research followed more than 6,000 women in a population-based cohort in an area of southern Sweden. The results of the follow-up were used to estimate how baseline levels of alcohol consumption, at age 50-59 years, related to total mortality risk over the subsequent 17 year


Carlsberg's Q4 & full-year results - Preview 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg will release its Q4 and full-year results on Wednesday (10 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of December:


The Coca-Cola Co's Q4 & full-year results - Preview 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co will report its fourth quarter and full-year results tomorrow (9 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in the three months to the end of December:


Key trends for beer in 2016 - Focus 8 Feb 2016

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

Here, Euromonitor considers what we can expect in the beer segment in the year ahead.


What are the big drinks brands doing for Super Bowl 50? - Focus 4 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

Sunday's Super Bowl is fast approaching, which back in the pre-YouTube days meant growing excitement over the TV cast's ads. These days, however, many advertisers release their Super Bowl commercials ahead of time in an attempt to seed interest and maximise views.


Will value-sharing in Travel Retail become reality? - Research in Focus 3 Feb 2016

Ben Cooper

There is future growth aplenty on offer in the Travel Retail channel, but a new report suggests a reappraisal of the traditional relationship between suppliers, operators and airport authorities would be of huge benefit to drinks brands going forward.


Ten things you need to know about spirits in the US - Focus 3 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the key takeaways from the event. 


Six key trends for alcoholic drinks in 2016 - Focus 3 Feb 2016

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

Here, Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, shares his forecasts of the trends that will shape the alcohol industry in the year ahead.


What do American whiskey and craft beer have in common? - Analysis 2 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

A shift towards fuller-flavoured spirits should drive continued growth in imported and craft beer in the US, an analyst has said. 


How environmental risks pull sustainability aspirations closer to business goals - Sustainability Spotlight 1 Feb 2016

Ben Cooper

Is the closer association between sustainability and mitigating business risk completely good news? Ben Cooper investigates.


With MegaBrew sorted, is MegaBev on the horizon? - Research in Focus 1 Feb 2016

Jeremy Cunnington at Euromonitor International

Anheuser-Busch InBev's announcement of its proposed acquisition of SABMiller late last year did not come as much of a surprise, and was the culmination of over a decade-and-a-half of merger and acquisition activity by brewers. However, it raises some interesting questions, not only in how the deal will work, but also what is next for the brewing industry - or, for that matter, the overall drinks industry.


Diageo gets 2016 off to a strong start - Analysis 29 Jan 2016

Andy Morton

After a difficult 2015, Diageo has roared into 2016 with a solid set of numbers, analysts have said.


Diageo's H1 Performance by Region - Focus 28 Jan 2016

Andy Morton

Today, Diageo reported a lift in H1 net profits but net sales fell. Here just-drinks takes a look at the performance of the group's regions in the first half:


Marijuana - the new competitor in the room - Analysis 28 Jan 2016

Lucy Britner

Marijuana looks set to steal market share from alcoholic beverages, as more US states make the drug legal. 


New product innovation fuels gains for milk alternatives - NPD round-up 27 Jan 2016

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

Milk alternatives may lack the advertising heft of CSDs, the share-of-stomach of bottled water, the sophistication of coffee or the mind-numbing innovation of craft beer. But, what they do possess is the fastest per-capita consumption growth of any non-alcoholic beverage category in the US, an achievement many product categories would be envious about.


World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016 - Climate change the biggest business worry - Focus 26 Jan 2016

Ben Cooper

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016 rates the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation as the risk that could have the greatest impact on business over the next ten years, while also highlighting the increasing interconnectedness business risks. For drinks companies, Ben Cooper writes, it is the strong link between climate change and water scarcity that is among the most pressing concerns.


World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016 – Key findings at a glance 26 Jan 2016

Ben Cooper

Last week, the World Economic Forum released the eleventh annual edition of its Global Risks Report, which quantifies and compares the economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks facing businesses around the world. just-drinks presents the report's key findings.


Australia missing higher-priced wine trick in UK - Accolade Wines - Analysis 26 Jan 2016

Andy Morton

Six months ago, Accolade Wines fired a broadside at the South African wine industry, warning that if wine makers don't get busy building brands then their collective future looks bleak.


Diageo's H1 results - Preview 26 Jan 2016

Lucy Britner

On Thursday (28 January), Diageo will report its half-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its second quarter, the three months to the end of December:


World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016 - How open are you to cyber attacks? - Focus 25 Jan 2016

Ben Cooper

The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2016 underlines the threat of cyberattack as a growing menace facing major companies. Ben Cooper examines the report's findings on the dangers of cyberattacks and other principal risks facing companies over the next ten years identified in the report.


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