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An analyst has said that Cognac is headed for a “dead-cat bounce” in the next six months as the current downward trends reverse into a sligh...
The Coca-Cola Co will report its year-to-date results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three...
Earlier today, Diageo issued a Q1 trading update that showed a 1.5% slip in sales on a 3.% fall in volumes. Here, just-drinks, takes a look...
Remy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales after another weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the c...
Diageo may feel comfortable with this morning's Q1 update, but many observers expressed alarm at the extent of the dip in sales. That said, analysts appear united in their longer-term optimism for the company.
SABMiller's weak half-year numbers have inevitably led to renewed speculation around possible M&A activity.
The increasingly fast-paced rise and fall of trends is having a major impact on the global drinks market. Consumers have begun not only to expect, but also demand, the continued innovation of categories and products, according to the IWSR’s Global Trends Report 2014.
Earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% rise in first-half sales, while its total volumes in the period were up by 1%. Here just-drinks takes closer look at the numbers:
Following its successful emergence in the US beverage market as a result of high levels of investment from major companies such as Kraft and The Coca-Cola Co, the liquid water enhancer category has been introduced in the UK.
Journalists love a good narrative; a super-imposed story arc that gives the reader invaluable context and meaning.
Advertising on social media is both an effective and cost-controlled way for the drinks industry to grow brand awareness and increase sales.
With the high-profile launches of Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True, the natural sweetener stevia is once again under the spotlight.
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has said the company is “watching and waiting” in Russia as it deals with political tensions and a devalued rouble.
PepsiCo will report its first-half results tomorrow. Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in beverages for the three months to the end of September:
As the Scotch whisky industry en masse breathes a long - if discreet - sigh of relief that the Scottish National Party failed to carry the day in the country's independence referendum last month, it will be pondering how to return what is one of the country's key export earners swiftly back to growth.
Nick Fell, SABMiller’s group marketing director, freely admits that there are many parts of the world where beer advertising is “offensive to women”. After years of stereotyping and male-dominated ads, big beer firms are finally waking up to the fact that such a rough-edged attitude is doing more harm than good.
Constellation Brand's CEO has boasted that a new glass production JV will give the company the biggest beer margins in North America.
The Coca-Cola Co's stevia-based Coca-Cola Life has been with us for more than a year now, with launches in South America and Europe. But recently there have been rumblings that the 89-calorie CSD, in its distinctive green livery, is yet to match expectations.
New product developments are evolving and gaining prominence in an era of fierce competition for share of throat and wallet, against the backdrop of a rapidly depleting acquisition pool. Identifying the key themes driving innovation, realising their cross-category relevance and moving beyond trade taboos and stereotypes is essential for securing success as the ripple effects of the recession and fresh emerging-market volatility are transforming drinking habits and rituals.
Five years ago, Heineken announced it was cutting 140 jobs in Russia, with the suspension of brewing at one of its sites. The news came just weeks after the Dutch firm had revealed plans for another closure in the country.
Why have lower-alcohol wine brands struggled to establish themselves? And, what regions offer the biggest potential for growth for the segment?
This month, Ben Cooper considers the need for healthy competition among drinks companies when it comes to driving industry-wide sustainability.
Constellation Brands is due to report its first-half numbers on Thursday (2 October). Here, just-drinks examines how the US-based beer, wine and spirits firm has made the headlines in the three months to the end of August.
The head of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), which announced earlier today the end of takeover talks with two private-equity groups, has said he doesn't expect the bidders to return to the negotiating table.
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