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ISFAR Review 198

Members of the ISFAR recently considered an important critique of nearly 2m people, which confirmed the J-shaped association of moderate alc...

Does alcohol accelerate the onset of dementia?

A number of epidemiologic studies have found that light-to-moderate alcohol intake is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia an...

PepsiCo's Q1 2017 results - Preview

On Wednesday, PepsiCo will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in...

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 2017 results - Preview

On Tuesday, The Coca-Cola Co will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's perform...

Ashwagandha - The next functional drinks trend? - NPD Focus 25 Apr 2017

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

It is ironic that one of the newest beverage ingredient trends is linked to one of the oldest ingredients in traditional south Asian medicine. Ashwagandha has been a prized ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3,000 years, but it is only now making inroads into packaged beverages. And, if current innovation trends are any indication, ashwagandha could be a rising star in the functional drinks sector.

Coca-Cola Co Q1 2017 by region - results data 25 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported its first-quarter results, with organic sales and volumes growth both flat in the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and category for the first three months of 2016:.

Mood darkens over India as legislation spoils Pernod Ricard's outlook - Analysis 21 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market.

Why Scotch must drop the 'malts good, blends bad' mantra - Research in Focus 20 Apr 2017

Richard Woodard

Scotch whisky is contemplating a brighter future after three consecutive years of falling global sales, according to the latest joint Global Insights report from just-drinks and The IWSR. While worldwide consumption of blended Scotch and single malts fell slightly in 2015 – down 0.2% to just under 94m nine-litre cases – the early signs from 2016 are positive, and the years to come look brighter still.

Cognac is back - is Remy Cointreau ready? - Analysis 20 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

In a fiscal-2017 trading update yesterday, Remy Cointreau praised the continued strong performance of its Remy Martin Cognac division - naming Asia Pacific and the US as key growth drivers. 

Why is the soft drinks sector losing the recycling game? - Sustainability Spotlight 19 Apr 2017

Ben Cooper

A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caused by plastic bottles. The report is particularly critical of the lack of progress on bottle re-use, which suggests to Ben Cooper that this may have to feature more prominently in sustainability strategies if further damaging criticism is to be avoided.

Remy Cointreau FY fiscal-2017 sales performance by brand - results data 19 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

In a trading update, released today, Remy Cointreau hailed continued momentum in Asia Pacific in its fiscal-2017, with its Cognac brands also helping to drive growth. Organic sales in the 12 months to the end of March were up by almost 5%, with sales in reported terms rising by 4.2%. Here, we take a closer look at the group's performance by division.

Heineken Q1 2017 by region - results data 19 Apr 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Heineken reported a 0.6% increase in sales from the brewer's first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the three months to the end of March by region.

Responsible drinking measures around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2017 19 Apr 2017

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

Pernod Ricard's Q3 2017 trading update - Preview 18 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard will report its third-quarter 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 March.

BrewDog's private-equity gamble reveals stark choice for craft beer growth - Analysis 13 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

"It was just a lucky punt," says Steve Lofty of the BrewDog shares he bought back in 2011. That was when the Scottish craft brewer raised GBP2.2m (US$2.8m) in a second phase of crowdfunding. "I'd just got a bonus from work and it seemed like a fun company."

Concha y Toro 2012-2016 - results data 7 Apr 2017

Olly Wehring

Late last week, Concha y Toro released its full-year results for 2016. The Chile-headquartered wine group saw the first six months prop up the full-year performance, as currency fluctuations triggered by June's EU referendum in the UK battered profits. Here, just-drinks considers CyT's performance over the last five years.

Constellation Brands FY 2017 by category - results data 6 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Constellation Brands reported a double-digit sales lift for fiscal-2017, with last year's Canadian wine sale boosting the bottom line. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's full-year performance by category.

Constellation Brands Q4 & FY 2017 results - Preview 5 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Ahead of the release on Thursday of Constellation Brands' results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of February for the company.

How will India's highway liquor ban affect alcohol sales? - Analysis 4 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liquor sales within 500m of state and national highways was surprising.

Blip belies Champagne & sparkling wine's healthy future - Research in Focus 3 Apr 2017

Richard Woodard

There are good times ahead for sparkling wine producers all over the world, including Champagne, according to the latest joint just-drinks/IWSR Global Insights report – with non-Champagne fizz set for dramatic growth. At first glance, that might look surprising. After all, overall sparkling wine consumption (including Champagne) only expanded by 0.3% in 2015, with Champagne bucking the recent trend by outperforming its global competition.

Drinks companies warm up to ginger, again - NPD round-up 3 Apr 2017

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

One of the older flavours in the soft drinks market has become one of the category's hottest new trends. Ginger is spicing things up with a wave of new product innovation sweeping through non-alcoholic beverages, from carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks to plant waters, healthful shots, and beyond.

The US craft beer sector 2009-2016 - data 30 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Earlier this week, US trade body the Brewers Association released its craft beer volumes and sales figures in the country for 2016. Here, just-drinks provides an overview of the craft beer sector in the US over the past few years.

Pernod Ricard on UK price increases, a rebounding Brazil and trouble in Turkey - Focus 30 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, the head of Pernod Ricard's Europe, Middle East & Africa operations, Christian Porta, updated analysts on the group's performances in the regions, as well as reviewing Latin America. Here, just-drinks picks out the key themes, with commentary from analysts.

Naturally healthy - The next wave of growth for soft drinks - Research in Focus 30 Mar 2017

Euromonitor International

Recent research by Euromonitor International into the health & wellness trend in soft drinks shows that the description of 'natural' is very much a self-governed practice: There is not yet any conclusive and scientific definition for the term. The lack of a clear definition is causing confusion and harming the trustworthiness of natural claims.

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