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5 reasons why Constellation's Meiomi buy works

Five reasons why Constellation bought a wine brand when it's winning with beer...

Constellation Brands basks in beer glory

Constellation Brands has said the success of its beer business in its first quarter results is the key reason for the upward revision of its...

ISFAR Critique 166

A recent study evaluated the relation of alcohol consumption and the pattern of drinking with self-reports of suicidal ideation and suicidal...

just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q1

Constellation Brands will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday (1 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spiri...


Analysis - Bye Belvedere, Hail Marie Brizard: But, For How Long? 1 Jul 2015

Stuart Todd

Earlier this week, to general surprise, French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet revealed that it has been a long-standing shareholder in Belvedere - since yesterday (30 June) re-named as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits (MBWS) - and now controls 6.8% of the latter's capital.


Round-Up - NPD: The Clear Soft Drink Trend is Back 30 Jun 2015

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

Don’t look now, but one of the most memorable and controversial trends in soft drinks from the 1980s and 1990s – clear soft drinks – is staging a comeback. And, some of the iconic clear soft drinks of the period, including Original New York Seltzer, Clearly Canadian and maybe even Crystal Pepsi are leading the charge.


just On Call - Pernod Ricard leans on Indian whiskey to crack Africa 30 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has started selling its Indian whiskies in sub-Saharan Africa as the company looks to double sales in the region over the next four years.


Focus - Edrington's FY Performance by Brand 29 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Edrington today reported a drop in FY sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the 12 months to the end of March.


Analysis - Cider Insider: What can the US Learn from UK Campaigns? 25 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

As the US looks set to start imbibing cider like its friends across the pond, we look at the key messages from this year’s campaign crop.


Sustainability in Drinks - Sugar: A Shared Priority 24 Jun 2015

Ben Cooper

Within the sustainable sourcing challenge for food and drinks producers, the focus on sugarcane is set to increase substantially over the coming years. Not only does sugarcane present daunting sustainability challenges, Ben Cooper writes, but as a key ingredient shared by two of the major beverage sectors it could present opportunities for collective industry engagement.


Analysis - SABMiller's LatAm aim? Drink more beer 24 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

Finding a way to get the people of Latin America to drink more beer is the latest challenge for SABMiller.


Analysis - Storm clouds lift over Diageo Towers 24 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

Is the sun finally about to return for Diageo? Analysts at Nomura have upgraded their rating for the global drinks giant from 'neutral' to 'buy' after meetings with the company reassured them that the company's ‘bad newsflow’ is abating and that growth would see a recovery in fiscal-2016.


just On Call - SABMiller sticks at premium rather than Brazil twist 22 Jun 2015

Olly Wehring

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country.


just On Call - SABMiller keen to go deeper with Coca-Cola Co in Latin America 22 Jun 2015

Olly Wehring

SABMiller has expressed an interest in growing its partnership with The Coca-Cola Co in the Latin America region.


Analysis - Molson Coors runs the beer race harder 18 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

Analysts have been cheering from the sidelines this week as Molson Coors said at its latest conference that it is running the race to grow its global market share ‘harder and faster’.


Analysis - Constellation Brands' CFO Switch: Wall Street Fears Change 17 Jun 2015

Olly Wehring

The imminent departure of Constellation Brands' CFO has put the wind up many in the financial community, less so because of the speed of the move, more because of his past achievements.


Focus - The Power 100: Top Wine & Spirits Trends in the Last Ten Years 10 Jun 2015

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.


just the Facts – The Power 100 2015 10 Jun 2015

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.


Research in Focus - Coffee Craze Could Yet Drive Liqueurs 9 Jun 2015

Ben Cooper

The diverse liqueurs category has been becalmed in recent years, but the very diversity of the sector means that, while some areas might be declining, other areas are almost certain to be showing some growth.


just On Call - Heineken CEO hints at craft boost as brewer chases diversity 9 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken's CEO has said the company is to add premium lines to its portfolio - including craft brands - to stave off competition from independent brewers.


Analysis - Diageo takeover unlikely as 3G rumours swirl 8 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Is Diageo about to be taken over by a heavyweight Brazilian investment fund? That's the big question after a Brazilian magazine reported on Friday that 3G Capital was sizing up a bid.


Analysis - Brown-Forman starts the (Tennessee) Fire as flavoured spirits burn bright 5 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

In what was a strong set of full-year results overall for Brown-Forman this week, one factor stood out - the continuing success of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.


Analysis - Enthusiasm abounds despite share hit for Pernod Ricard 5 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

At the end of Pernod Ricard’s annual Capital Market Day conference this week, whispers around the cocktail bar were that the company's share price had fallen by more than 4% during the day.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 165: Fibre Intake may Modify the Association of Alcohol Consumption with Certain Hormone-Dependent Cancers 4 Jun 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The positive association between alcohol intake and certain hormone-dependent cancers - especially breast cancer- that has been noted in many studies has been attributed to an effect of alcohol through an increase in levels of estrogen and other hormones.


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