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The category today - Scotch Whisky I

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part one, we look at how the s...

Protein interest offers drinks opportunities - NPD

Consumers interest in protein prompting innovation beyond shakes and smoothies...

Britvic's H1 Performance by Region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in first-half sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileir...

Alcohol and the risk of breast cancer - ISFAR

A large study from Denmark was designed to test the hypothesis that women who increase their alcohol intake over a five-year period have a h...


Today's Market Trends - Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part II 24 May 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.


Tomorrow's Market Trends - Scotch Whisky Essentials Part III 24 May 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part three, we look at what the future trends will be for the sector.


Key Brands Performance - Scotch Whisky Essentials Part IV 24 May 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major Scotch brands.


Category Trends - Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part V 24 May 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part five, we look at the consumer trends that have come into play for the sector.


Category Challenges - Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part VI 24 May 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In the penultimate part, we look at the challenges facing Scotch in the months and years ahead.


Category Innovations - Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part VII 24 May 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. The final part considers the role that innovation could play for Scotch in the future.


Heineken set for Vietnam boost as Asia optimism blooms - Analysis 16 May 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken, which last week held a capital markets seminar in Vietnam, has a long and storied history in Asia. In 1931, it set up joint-venture Asia Pacific Breweries with Fraser & Neave in a partnership that only ended in November 2012 when Heineken bought out F&N's stake.


Are craft spirits friend or foe to big drinks companies? - Analysis 13 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Last night, the Davids and Goliaths of the spirits category gathered at the Worshipful Company of Distillers' City Debate in London to discuss whether the craft segment is a friend of global brands.


The Asia-Pacific beer market and Heineken - Focus 12 May 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken's senior management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer called the country the "poster child" for international beer thanks to its strong demographics and growing demand. The company is also bullish about its prospects in Asia-Pacific. Here's a snapshot of Heineken's current position in the region and how the market is developing as outlined by Heineken's Asia-Pacific president, Frans Eusman.


The Vietnamese beer market - Focus 12 May 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken's management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer called the country the "poster child" for international beer thanks to its strong demographics and growing demand. Here's a snapshot of Heineken's current position in Vietnam and how the market is developing, as outlined by Heineken's Vietnam MD, Leo Evers.


C&C Group's FY performance by region - Focus 12 May 2016

Andy Morton

Yesterday, C&C Group reported a drop in full-year sales and volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region:


Carlsberg’s Q1 performance by region - Focus 11 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Carlsberg released a trading update for the first three months of 2016. Net sales grew in organic terms by 2% in the first quarter, as group volumes dipped by 2%. Here, we look at the company’s performance during the three-month period by region.


Nielsen CGA snapshot of the US on-trade cocktail market - Focus 10 May 2016

Andy Morton

Data provider Nielsen has teamed up with on-trade consultants CGA to launch its first consumer sentiment survey on the US on-trade market. The report continues Nielsen's new focus on the out-of-home channel, which can be difficult to get accurate information on. Last month, the company launched a report that compared the US on-trade to the UK's, while the latest focusses on how the public views the major bar-and-restaurant alcohol brands. Here's a snapshot of the report's findings:


Kirin Holdings Q1 performance by division - Focus 10 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Kirin Holdings reported a marked slide in net profits on a 6.1% fall in sales from the first three months of 2016. Here, just-drinks breaks down the group's performance in the quarter.


Carlsberg's Q1 2016 results - Preview 9 May 2016

Olly Wehring

On Wednesday, Carlsberg will report its results for the first three months of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the brewer's performance in the period.


Gruppo Campari's Q1 performance by region, brand - Focus 9 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari announced its first-quarter results, including flat sales a dip in pre-tax profits.  Here, we take a look at the figures for the three months to the end of March by region and by brand. 


Why all drinks companies should embrace the circular economy – Sustainability Spotlight 6 May 2016

Ben Cooper

Declining raw material consumption in the UK is partially a result of better resource efficiency, while continued efforts to boost efficiency are vital in meeting global challenges. In this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper looks at how moving towards the circular economy is fostering innovation in the Scotch whisky sector.


Can Brazil rebound for Anheuser-Busch InBev? - Analysis 5 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Following the release of its Q1 results yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito described the three-month period as having been "one of the most challenging quarters in many years" for Brazil.


What do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus 4 May 2016

Andy Morton

Morgan Stanley last week released a report based on a survey of US wholesalers that found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The financial firm said the report, its first to directly survey wholesalers, is more forward-looking that traditional channel data and attempts to "identify key trends before they appear in Nielsen data and sell-side forecasts". The survey also quizzed wholesalers on future category performance. Here's a run-down of the key findings.


Paddy Irish whiskey - What is Pernod Ricard selling to Sazerac? - The Facts 4 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. Here's a look at Paddy and its position in the Irish whiskey category and Pernod's portfolio.


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