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Sustainability: What Craft Teaches Multi-Nationals

Almost by default, the craft sectors within the overall drinks industry have healthier sustainability credentials than their larger peers. B...

Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...

Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....

ISFAR Critique 160: Alcohol and Obesity

Among people who consume alcohol, it would be assumed that the excess calories provided by the alcohol would add to their risk of obesity. H...

Research in Focus - Good Times Ahead for the Rum Sector 24 Mar 2015

Ben Cooper

For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" in the global spirits market in a new IWSR/just-drinks report.

Round-Up - NPD: Let’s Get Slim: Mini Can Packaging Invigorates Soft Drinks and Beer 23 Mar 2015

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

The race for volume in the drinks industry is drawing to a close, with smaller packaging options coming to the fore, particularly in beer and soft drinks. Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor investigates.

Research in Focus - Global Brewers’ 2014 Results: Champions and Disappointments 19 Mar 2015

Euromonitor International

Global beer market volume sales in 2014 were forecast to grow by 2%, according to Euromonitor International, primarily driven by the top five global brewers, which account for 48% of global sales.

Analysis – The UK Budget 2015 18 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his Budget for the UK. From Monday (23 March), the following duty changes will come into effect on alcoholic products sold in the country:

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 159: Alcohol as a Component of the Mediterranean-Type Diet; Effects on the Risk of Mortality among Diabetics 17 Mar 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Mediterranean area. The primary basis of the diet is on plant-based foods (whole grains, vegetables, fruits), olive oil, moderate wine consumption, and limited intake of meat or dairy products.

Research in Focus - Older Consumers Seek Inclusive Products 13 Mar 2015


Aging consumers are responsible for a significant consumption proportion. However, marketers often get their message wrong by targeting stereotypes of the older generation, such as being overly fragile and worried about their health. In reality, targeting this age group is not radically different to targeting other adults.

just On Call - Gruppo Campari upbeat on Wild Turkey despite tough 2014 12 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

The head of Gruppo Campari has admitted that the performance of Wild Turkey was its one disappointment in 2014, but is predicting bigger things from the Bourbon brand this year.

just On Call - Stock Spirits keen to buy, despite M&A stall 12 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

The head of Stock Spirits has reiterated his disappointment at the company's failure to land an acquisition last year, but has maintained that the firm is still conducting negotiations.

just Five Years Ago - Diageo Makes Move for Shuijingfang 11 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind the baijiu brand Shuijingfang.

Research in Focus - Champagne: Less Than Bubbly 11 Mar 2015

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

Champagne’s direct correlation to economic dynamics has historically proven to be a double-edged sword.

Focus - Gruppo Campari's FY Performance by Region, Brand 10 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (10 March), Gruppo Campari announced its full-year results, with sales picking up during the last quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's results in 2014 by region and brand:

just on Call - SABMiller steps up Africa spirits focus 9 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

SABMiller is upping its focus on the “huge opportunity” for mainstream spirits in Africa by targeting more countries on the continent, and aims to help “legitimise” the category.

Round-Up - The IARD Digest - March 2015 6 Mar 2015

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.

just On Call - Brown-Forman CFO sees the positives in Russia 4 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging country.

Focus - Brown-Forman's YTD Performance by Region, Brand 4 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Today, Brown-Forman posted its YTD and Q3 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the nine months to the end of January.

Focus - The Battle Against the Counterfeiters 4 Mar 2015

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

News emerged in the UK late last month that 2,500 litres of fake wine and spirits were seized by police in the country as part of the worldwide Operation OPSON, run by Interpol. The counterfeit drinks industry is very much alive and kicking, even in developed markets like the UK, and drinks companies need to be more vigilant if they wish to protect their brands.

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 158: Alcohol Recommendations in the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 4 Mar 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Last month, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted the 'Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee' to the Secretaries of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Analysis - Monster Beverage Corp ready to storm global stage 3 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

A central tenet of the Coca-Cola Co's forthcoming minority stake in Monster Beverage Corp is the certainty that the partnership will boost the energy drinks firm's international footprint.

just on Call - Treasury Wine Estates has "lot of work to do" in US - CEO 3 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has admitted there is still a “lot of work” for the group to do in the US, despite seeing healthy growth for its higher-end brands.

just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q3 & YTD 2 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of January:

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