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Why Chinese beverages won't conquer the world

China may be the world's second biggest economy but, when it comes to global brand-building, the country lags most top nations....

just Five Years Ago - The Birth of Accolade Wines

Five years ago this month, Constellation Brands spoke publicly about its plans for its Australian wine business....

ISFAR Critique 151

Excessive maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy (especially among women with alcohol dependency) is known to markedly increase the r...

Coca-Cola pressure builds as bid rumours swirl

The Coca-Cola Co pocketed US$2.1bn in profits in its most recent quarter, but that hasn't stopped the soft drinks giant facing pressure from...


Round-Up - NPD: Is “Craft” the Next Big Thing for Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices? 24 Nov 2014

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

The success of craft beer may be one of the biggest success stories in packaged beverages in the last 50 years. Craft beer currently accounts for over 14% of the overall beer market in the US and craft beer production nearly doubled between 2011 and 2014, according to the country's Brewers Association.


Research in Focus - Fading Recovery, Fresh Downside Risks and Hidden Potential 19 Nov 2014

Euromonitor International

Fresh geopolitical, macroeconomic and legislative headwinds are hitting emerging markets once hailed as the engine securing the global alcoholic drinks industry’s relative resilience. At the same time, western markets are battling lingering maturity while going through a transformational stage in terms of shifting drinking patterns, innovation initiatives and opportunities presented by the millennial generation coming of age. Euromonitor's senior alcoholic drinks analyst, Spiros Malandrakis, deconstructs the industry’s key regional narratives, highlighting key learning’s from across the globe.


just the Facts - Krombacher 18 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Last month, just-drinks met Oliver Braun, the export and international sales director for Krombacher. Here's a closer look at the German brewer.


just the Facts - Australian wine in China 18 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Yesterday it emerged that China is to drop duty on imports of Australian wine after the two countries signed a new free trade agreement. Here is a quick breakdown of how Australian wine fares in China:


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 150: The Relation of Alcohol Consumption to the Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease 17 Nov 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent meta-analysis was produced by authors who, in the past, have tended to argue that the demonstrated inverse association between moderate alcohol consumption and ischemic heart disease (IHD) shown in most studies is due to confounding by other lifestyle factors.


Analysis – SABMiller faces Colombia challenge 14 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

With markets as varied as SABMiller's, there's always going to be a few bad eggs in quarterly results. Yesterday's first-half statement was no different, with China and Australia marked out as the problem pupils. Latin America, in contrast, behaved impeccably with the region boosting sales by 4% and EBITDA by a healthy 7%.


just On Call - SABMiller putting weight behind soft drinks - CEO 13 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The head of SABMiller has said the company has upped its focus on soft drinks in emerging markets in a bid to mirror beer's growth in the same regions.


Focus - SABMiller's H1 Performance by Region 13 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Today, SABMiller reported a 15% rise in first-half profits but warned of challenges ahead. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the numbers:


Focus - Gruppo Campari's YTD Performance by Region, Brand 12 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Today, Gruppo Campari announced a slide in year-to-date profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's results by region and brand:


just The Preview - SABMiller Q2 & H1 12 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Tomorrow, SABMiller will report its full second-quarter and half-year numbers. Here just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to end of September:


just On Call - US flavoured vodka slide can't stop Campari's Skyy - CEO 12 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Gruppo Campari's Skyy vodka brand is recovering in the US despite a slowdown in flavoured vodka, according to the company's CEO.


Analysis - Carlsberg glimpses lifeline but Russian fog remains 11 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

It was more of the same for Carlsberg in its YTD results release yesterday as weakness in Eastern Europe continued to damage the bottom line.


just On Call - Russia ready to rethink beer regulation - Carlsberg CEO 10 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's CEO has said that Russia may reverse some of the regulations that has seen the country's beer market shrink and brewers close production sites.


Analysis - Monster Beverage on track for bounce from Coca-Cola Co deal 10 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The announcement of an alliance between Monster Beverage Corp and the Coca-Cola Co earlier this year was widely regarded as a win-win scenario.


Focus - Carlsberg's YTD Performance by Region 10 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Today, Carlsberg reported a drop in year-to-date profits as Eastern Europe remained challenging. Here just-drinks looks at the group's performance by region:


Sustainability in Drinks - Are Roadmaps the Way Forward? 7 Nov 2014

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper has stumbled upon a term that crops up time and again when it comes to sustainability.


Focus - MillerCoors' Q3 results by Brand 7 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Yesterday, MillerCoors reported a near-8% lift in year-to-date net profits thanks in part to a healthy third quarter. Here, we take a look at the company's brand performance in the quarter:


just on Call - MillerCoors 'very engaged' in looking at craft beer acquisitions - CEO 7 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

The head of MillerCoors has revealed the company remains “very engaged” in looking at acquiring US craft brewers but is being deterred by the price of potential new assets.


just The Preview - Carlsberg's Q3 and YTD 7 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Carlsberg will release it third-quarter and year-to-date results on Monday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the brewer's news in the three months to the end of September.


just On Call - Coca-Cola HBC head eyes Monster Beverage ramp-up 7 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The head of Coca-Cola HBC has said Coca-Cola Co's tie-up with Monster Beverage Corp will see his firm expand its energy drinks footprint in core markets such as Russia and Nigeria.


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