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Analysis - Remy's Cognac "dead-cat bounce"

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...

just The Preview - The Coca-Cola Co's Q3 & YTD

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...

Diageo's Q1 Results by Region

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...

Focus - Remy Cointreau's H1 Performance by Brand

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...

Analysis - Diageo's future brighter than present suggests 16 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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.

Analysis - SABMiller's troubles reignite M&A rumour mill 15 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

SABMiller's weak half-year numbers have inevitably led to renewed speculation around possible M&A activity.

Research in Focus - Race to Innovate Blurs Drinks Category Lines 15 Oct 2014

Sophia Holliday, global innovations & trend consultant at The IWSR

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.

Focus - SABMiller's H1 sales, volumes by region 14 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

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:

Research in Focus - Liquid Water Enhancers: Unclear Positioning Causes Challenge for Manufacturers 14 Oct 2014

Michael Hughes, lead analyst at Canadean

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.

Analysis - PepsiCo's beverages tell their own tale 10 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Journalists love a good narrative; a super-imposed story arc that gives the reader invaluable context and meaning.

Focus - Five Steps for Success in Social Media Advertising 10 Oct 2014

Kim Giroux at ZOG Digital

Advertising on social media is both an effective and cost-controlled way for the drinks industry to grow brand awareness and increase sales.

Analysis - Stevia storms ahead as PureCircle is primed 9 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

With the high-profile launches of Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True, the natural sweetener stevia is once again under the spotlight.

just On Call - PepsiCo playing waiting game in Russia - CEO 9 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has said the company is “watching and waiting” in Russia as it deals with political tensions and a devalued rouble.

just The Preview - PepsiCo's Q3 & YTD 8 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

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:

Research in Focus - Emerging markets key to Scotch whisky growth 7 Oct 2014

Ben Cooper

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.

Analysis - SABMiller sharpens its female focus 6 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

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.

just On Call - Constellation Brand's beer margins "highest in North America" - CEO 2 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Constellation Brand's CEO has boasted that a new glass production JV will give the company the biggest beer margins in North America.

Analysis - Coca-Cola Life's US test launch fails to ignite 1 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

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.

Research in Focus - NPD in Alcoholic Drinks: Themes, Examples and Glimpses of the Future 1 Oct 2014

Euromonitor International

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.

just Five Years Ago - The decline of Russia's beer market 30 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

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.

Analysis - Will lower-alcohol wines avoid withering on the vine? 30 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Why have lower-alcohol wine brands struggled to establish themselves? And, what regions offer the biggest potential for growth for the segment?

Sustainability in Drinks - Scoring Points 30 Sep 2014

Ben Cooper

This month, Ben Cooper considers the need for healthy competition among drinks companies when it comes to driving industry-wide sustainability.

just The Preview - Constellation Brands' Q2 & H1 29 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

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.

just On Call - Private-equity bids "over", says Treasury Wine Estates CEO 29 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

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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