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Responsible drinking measures around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

The changing face of socialising - Consumer Trends

Having already revolutionised how we communicate remotely, digital technology is now transforming how we socialise physically, presenting ne...

Campari's Q1 2017 results by region, brand

Today, Gruppo Campari posted a boost in Q1 sales as Aperol and Wild Turkey drove performance. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company'...

AB InBev success backs insight into 3G Capital

Today, the Financial Times carries an interview with the founder and chief executive of 3G Capital, Alex Behring. An elusive sort, Behring r...


Concha y Toro Q1 2017 by region - results data 17 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Concha y Toro released results for the first quarter of 2017, showing a plunge in profits and a 3.5% dip sales. Here, just-drinks breaks down Concha's figures for the period on a regional basis.


Coca-Cola HBC Q1 2017 by region - results data 11 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Coca-Cola HBC released a trading update for the first quarter of 2017. The company saw its emerging markets drive a near-5% rise in group sales in the three months to the end of March. Here, just-drinks breaks down CCHBC's figures for the period on a regional basis.


Gruppo Campari's Q1 2017 results - Preview 8 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Ahead of the release tomorrow of Gruppo Campari's results for the first quarter of 2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of March for the Milan-headquartered group.


Coca-Cola European Partners Q1 2017 by region - results data 5 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Yesterday, Coca-Cola European Partners released results for the first three months of 2017, showing flat sales thanks in part to a marked fall in the UK. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the three months to the end of March.


Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2017 by region - results data 4 May 2017

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported an increase in underlying Q1 net sales driven by its main brands, Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's quarterly performance by region.


The on-premise trends that are set to shape the future - Consumer Trends 3 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Last month, members of the global drinks industry gathered in Edinburgh for Tales of the Cocktail's Tales on Tour programme - five days of seminars and parties. Deputy editor Lucy Britner was there and grabbed some time with Tales founder Ann Tuennerman, Bacardi's global advocacy director Jacob Briars and the firm's malts ambassador Georgie Bell, as well as William Grant & Sons USA brand advocacy director Charlotte Voisey, to learn about the emerging trends hitting the on-premise channel.


Do the drinks industry's water stewardship efforts pass muster? - Sustainability Spotlight 3 May 2017

Ben Cooper

The drinks industry's leading position on water stewardship was recognised last month in an important discussion paper, published jointly by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the CEO Water Mandate, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Pacific Institute, World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF, looking at the importance of context-based water targets for companies.


New CEO sparks optimism at Coca-Cola Co, despite pay wrangle - Analysis 27 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's first-quarter results may have looked familiar to investors - flattish growth injected with life mainly through price increases. 


Ten questions for Diageo - Analysis 27 Apr 2017

Olly Wehring

On 9 May, Diageo is hosting its latest Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors, in London. Ahead of the group's presentations, Anthony Bucalo, global beverages analyst at HSBC, has prepared a list of questions for the senior executive team, for what he describes as a "crucial" day for Diageo.


Dr Pepper Snapple Group Q1 2017 sales performance - results data 27 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group reported its results for the first three months of 2017. The company saw its sales rise slightly in the first quarter, although profits were hit by the US$1.7bn purchase in November of Bai Brands. Here's a breakdown of DPSG's sales on a by-reporting-segment basis.


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 2017.


How does alcohol affect the likelihood of cardiovascular disease? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 198 25 Apr 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Members of the ISFAR recently considered an important critique of nearly 2m people, which confirmed the J-shaped association of moderate alcohol consumption with significantly less heart disease than among both non-drinkers and heavy drinkers.


Does alcohol accelerate the onset of dementia? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 197 24 Apr 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A number of epidemiologic studies have found that light-to-moderate alcohol intake is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia and/or cognitive decline, while excessive drinking may increase the risk.


PepsiCo's Q1 2017 results - Preview 24 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

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 three months to 25 March.


The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 2017 results - Preview 24 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

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 performance in the three months to the end of March.


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.


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