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Mahou San Miguel - just the Facts

just-drinks is in Madrid today as a guest of Mahou San Miguel. Here's a look at how the company has grown to become Spain's beer market lead...

Britvic's FY Performance by Region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a 3% dip in sales in its full-year results as profits rose. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's per...

Alcohol's association with breast cancer - ISFAR

Most observational epidemiologic studies have shown a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer for women who consume alcohol; the degree...

The US beer market - A level playing field for all

In a developed market where the top two players account for over two-thirds of total volumes, smaller players would be forgiven for thinking...

Remy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview 24 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.

How can the juice segment avoid soft drinks' sugar war? - NPD round-up 24 Nov 2015

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

It is well known that carbonated soft drinks have a sugar - and obesity - problem that has led to steady sales erosion over the past decade. Less well known is that juice is suffering as much, if not more, from many of the same issues.

Britvic's Q4 and FY - Preview 23 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

On Wednesday, Britvic will report its Q4 and full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the 28 September:

Concha y Toro sponsors Brit Awards with Frontera brand 23 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

The UK arm of Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro is to sponsor music event The Brit Awards. 

Constellation Brands and Ballast Point "sticker shock" - analysis 17 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands' beer ambitions took a giant leap forward in 2012 when it secured the US rights to Grupo Modelo's brands. Yesterday, it took another big stride with the US$1bn acquisition of craft brewer Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits.

Can Romania step up to the world wine stage? - analysis 17 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following Communist-era ownership are recovering, and funds from the European Union, given in 2009 for the replanting of vines, are starting to bear fruit. The industry, which stands at 243,000 hectares at the last count, is now in a position to move forward.

Concha y Toro's third-quarter performance - Focus 16 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

Late last week, Concha y Toro reported year-to-date figures that were boosted by a healthy third quarter. Here, we take a closer look at the company's performance in the period.

Investors jump on Carlsberg stock but where's the growth? - analysis 12 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

The headlines for Carlsberg after its nine-month results release yesterday were bleak: brewery closures on the cards, 2,000 jobs to go in Europe and China and a financial jump into the red.

Gruppo Campari flies the flag for US success - analysis 12 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

The US has long been perceived as the pot of gold at the end of the spirits rainbow. According to figures released by the country's Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), earlier this year, the share for spirits in 2014 rose to 35.2% - US$4.2bn - from 34.7% the prior year, marking the fifth consecutive year of growing market share. Despite the attractive figures, for some, finding the end of the rainbow has proved to be a challenge.

The rocky road ahead for Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - analysis 11 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

The biggest deal in the history of the drinks industry has been given the green light, as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up the US$107.3bn takeover of SABMiller. But, the road ahead looks rocky, with competition issues, market tussles and potentially more divestment in the coming months.

Gruppo Campari's Q3 & YTD by region - focus 11 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari posted a solid jump in nine-month sales and profits as developed markets outperformed emerging countries. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region.

Gruppo Campari Q3 & YTD - just The Preview 9 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Gruppo Campari will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Wednesday (11 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the Milan-headquartered company has fared in the three months to the end of September.

Carlsberg's Q3 & YTD - just The Preview 9 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg will release its Q3 and year-to-date results on Wednesday(11 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of September.

Race is on for Molson Coors in MegaBrew fallout - analysis 6 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Personnel changes and supply chain efficiency moves have fuelled further speculation that Molson Coors is limbering up to buy out SABMiller from their US JV, MillerCoors.

Molson Coors Q3 and YTD by region - focus 5 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Molson Coors reported its Q3 and YTD results. Here,  just-drinks takes closer look at the brewer’s Q3 performance by region.

Scotch whisky exports in H1 2015 - just the Facts 5 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (5 November), the Scotch Whisky Association released Scotch export figures for the first six months of 2015. Here is a list of the top export markets for Scotch in the six-month period by value and by volume.

Trouble looms for Boston Beer Co - Analysis 2 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

On Thursday evening, Boston Beer Co released what looked like another solid quarterly performance as margin and volumes increases pushed up Q3 and YTD sales and profits.

Beam Suntory and Brown Forman, Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's - Same-same, but different - Analysis 2 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

With a near-50% combined share of the US whiskey market in the US, it's a wonder that not more is made these days of the complements and contrasts between Beam Suntory and Brown-Forman. In Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's, we even have some healthy headline fodder as well, while the respective companies' forays into the flavoured segment offers an interesting point of difference.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's disruption boosts global outlook - Analysis 2 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

In February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released two Budweiser ads for its annual Super Bowl campaign.

Blowing trumpets, setting targets and hostages to fortune - Sustainability Spotlight 30 Oct 2015

Ben Cooper

Setting an ambitious target and just failing to meet it is surely better than settling for an easy one and romping home with time to spare but, Ben Cooper writes, when setting stretching sustainability targets, companies risk having to admit failure and are judged harshly when they do.

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