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What do US wholesalers think of spirits trends?

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The...

How the craft economy is loosening alcohol laws

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good....

The future of drinks flavours - Consumer Trends

The broadening taste palate of consumers is spurring ever more adventurous flavour creations in the drinks sector, Ben Cooper writes, while...

Alcohol's link with prostate cancer - ISFAR

Scientific research on the association of alcohol consumption with the risk of prostate cancer has been mixed....

Experienced hands hold firm at Coca-Cola European Partners - Analysis 23 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

It was a bruising first results announcement for management at the newly-formed Coca-Cola European Partners.

Brown-Forman risks wooden full-year as barrel price drop adds to problems - Analysis 7 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

It is only just gone Q1 for Brown-Forman but already analysts are predicting a more subdued full-year for the Jack Daniel's maker.

What goes around, comes around - the US and its thirst for spirits - Trends 7 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

While each of the BRIC markets continue to throw up their own set of hurdles to sustained, long-term growth, the major spirits companies are becoming ever-more-thankful to the US for its safe bet positioning.

What is the relaxation drink segment and what are its chances of success? - Research in Focus 5 Sep 2016

Euromonitor International

The explosive growth of energy drinks worldwide is in large part attributable to a global consumer need for quick energy boosts to power through work, errands and other necessary parts of daily life. Many people like the convenience of just grabbing an energy drink rather than having to brew coffee or tea to wake them up in the morning or power them through the late-afternoon doldrums. But, what about the other side of the equation? What does the convenience-loving consumer do when they need to relax?

Will "slow but steady" win the race for Pernod Ricard in the US? - Analysis 2 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

In its full-year results, released yesterday, Pernod Ricard posted a slight increase in sales, up 1% to EUR8.68bn (US$7.46bn), while net profits appeared to soar - up 43% on fiscal-15 to a historical high of EUR1.25bn.

Pernod Ricard FY16 results by region, brand - Focus 1 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a 43% boost to full-year net profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand.

Brown-Forman's Q1 performance by region, brand - Focus 31 Aug 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its first-quarter results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of July.

Seedlip - A smart move by Diageo in more ways than one - Sustainability Spotlight 30 Aug 2016

Ben Cooper

In this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper examines how Diageo's investment in a UK drinks start-up represents a commercial and sustainability win-win.

Why Vietnam is the next beer battleground - Analysis 30 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

When Heineken bought Carlsberg's Vung Tau brewery in southern Vietnam last month, it marked the latest in a string of investments by big brewers in the country.

Brown-Forman Q1 2017 results - Preview 30 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of July.

Pernod Ricard Q4/FY 2016 results - Preview 30 Aug 2016

Olly Wehring

On Thursday (1 September), Pernod Ricard will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its fourth quarter, the three months to the end of Jun.

Concha y Toro's Q2 results by region, brand - Focus 26 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Late yesterday, Chilean wine company Concha y Toro reported a healthy boost in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand, in the three months to the end of June.

A step forward in the research of alcohol's effects on health and disease? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 191 25 Aug 2016

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Observational epidemiologic studies relating alcohol consumption to health and disease have been remarkably consistent over many decades: light to moderate alcohol intake is related to improved cardiovascular health and less diabetes, while heavy intake and binge drinking relate primarily to adverse cardiovascular and other disease outcomes.

Coca-Cola India suspends operations at Uttar Pradesh site 22 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution control authorities.

Drinkable yogurt - The next great packaged drinks opportunity? - NPD round-up 18 Aug 2016

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

Drinkable yogurt has always been the poor stepchild of cup yogurt. Makers of yogurt have generally chosen to spend their time and resources on opportunities in cup yogurt rather than pursue the beverage opportunity. But, there are signs that this is changing, as top yogurt brands are opening the innovation spigot in yogurt drinks.

Treasury Wine Estates' FY Performance by Region - Focus 18 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Today, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) said its full-year net profits more than doubled, with net sales jumping by 20%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:

Carlsberg's cost-saving plan "achieving traction" - Analysis  18 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Carlsberg reported a 25% leap in half-year net profits despite tough trading environments in several of its key markets. In its official statement, the brewer took the time to update investors on the progress of its 'Funding the Journey' cost-saving initiative.

Carlsberg's H1 results by region - Focus 17 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported its first-half results, posting a 25% boost in net profits. Here, we look at the company’s performance during the six-month period by region. All figures are organic. 

Carlsberg Q2/H1 2016 results - Preview 15 Aug 2016

Olly Wehring

On Wednesday, Carlsberg will announce its second-quarter and half-year results. Here, just-drinks looks at the brewer's activities in the three months to the end of June.

Cognac and the new world order - Analysis 12 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Wines from the region of Cognac have been distilled and exported since around 1549. It's fair to say the industry has seen - and survived - a lot of things.

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