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Concha y Toro Q3 2016 results by region - Focus

Late last week, Concha y Toro reported slowing sales and profits growth in its third quarter, with ForEx proving the main drag. Here, we tak...

Britvic FY 2015/16 results by region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasil...

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four state...

Britvic's Q4 & FY results 2015/16 - Preview

On Wednesday, Britvic will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance over the fiscal year to...


The President-Elect Trump effect on alcohol, the draw of local spirits and the vital role of the IR director - The just-drinks Analyst 2 Dec 2016

Ian Shackleton

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.


Has your company made the water stewardship A-list? - Sustainability Spotlight 30 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.


The European beer market - Focus 30 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Last week, Heineken delivered one of its What's Brewing seminars, a series of presentations by regional presidents for industry analysts. The latest covered Europe, and Heineken's head of the region, Stefan Orlowski, spoke about the importance of premium growth on the continenet as well as the contiued growth in low- and no-alcohol products. Here, just-drinks presents some of Orlowski's key findings on the European beer market.


Global Travel Retail - The Grey Market - What is it and why is it causing concern? - Focus 25 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

The grey, or parallel, market is defined as any trading that occurs outside of a manufacturer's authorised channels. It is of particular concern in Global Travel Retail, where a supplier's grip on the supply chain is looser than it might be in domestic markets. This means that a brand owner that sells a certain amount of product to one country through an unscrupulous dealer might see it pop up for sale in another. While the practice isn't always illegal, it can undercut local prices and do an enormous amount of damage to carefully-built brand equity in key markets. In October, just-drinks talked to suppliers at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes about the frustrations and effects of grey market selling. Here is what we learned.


Why has Dr Pepper Snapple Group bought Bai Brands? - Analysis 23 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group confirmed the US$1.7bn purchase of Bai Brands. 


Bai Brands - What has Dr Pepper Snapple Group bought for US1.7bn? - Focus 23 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) agreed to purchase Bai Bubbles owner Bai Brands, in a deal worth US1.7bn. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the acquisition and the target company.  


What is the effect of long-term alcohol use on mortality among women? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 194 23 Nov 2016

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

In a follow-up analysis of almost 50,000 young women, aged 30 to 49 at baseline, in the Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health cohort, researchers used self-reported information on alcohol consumption on two occasions, 12 years apart, to estimate the effects of alcohol on overall and cause-specific mortality.


Responsible drinking around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2016 17 Nov 2016

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded 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.


The just-drinks Brexit survey, three months on – Analysis 15 Nov 2016

Richard Woodard

The impact of exchange rate fluctuations following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union remains a major concern for the future, according to the latest survey of the global drinks industry by just-drinks.


Constellation Brands upbeat on future, despite perceived danger of Donald Trump - Analysis 11 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Constellation Brands has told analysts that Donald Trump's presidency will have "no impact whatsoever in the near term". 


What will the arrival of President Donald Trump mean for the drinks industry? - Focus 9 Nov 2016

Olly Wehring

The election last night of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US carries a wealth of political consequences – not just domestically, but also globally. But, what effect will the Republican president-elect have on the drinks industry?


Carlsberg's Q3 2016 results by region – Focus 9 Nov 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported a 1% increase in third-quarter sales in organic terms on flat volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the brewer’s performance in the three months to the end of September on a regional basis.


Grand Marnier's "surprise" boost for Gruppo Campari - Analysis 9 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

In their client notes following Gruppo Campari's third-quarter and year-to-date results, several analysts used the word "surprise" in their descriptions of the company's performance.


What innovations are on the cards for Monster Beverage Corp in 2017? - Analysis 9 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

Monster Beverage Corp's increased focus on innovation has proven an encouraging prospect for analysts. 


Gruppo Campari's YTD results by region - Focus 8 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari posted a boost in nine-month sales as developed markets drove performance. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's year-to-date performance by region.


Gruppo Campari Q3 & YTD 2016 results - Preview 7 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

On Tuesday, Gruppo Campari will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's news in the three months to the end of September.


How can smaller companies improve sustainability standards? - Sustainability Spotlight 3 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

The aims and achievements of the drinks sector's giants provide a strong lead to the industry's sustainability drive but progress will also hinge on engagement from small and medium-sized players. Ben Cooper looks at how recent actions by trade associations on both sides of the Atlantic will help improve sustainability standards among smaller drinks firms.


Go organic - How the juice category can counter sugar charges - Research in Focus 2 Nov 2016

Euromonitor International

Juice is traditionally considered a healthy alternative to carbonates, and the segment has taken share accordingly for many years. However, concerns surrounding juice's sugar content have prompted some consumers to change their drinking habits, drinking less juice less frequently, but opting for higher quality and higher-value products.


Is Anheuser-Busch InBev "spinning too many plates"? - Analysis 1 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

In Anheuser-Busch InBev's final set of quarterly results prior to its purchase of SABMiller, the brewer cut sales estimates for the year, after a third-quarter volumes drop in Brazil dragged down the nine-month performance.


Consumers turning on to turmeric - NPD round-up 1 Nov 2016

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

If turmeric was a stock, Wall Street would be issuing a "buy" recommendation to investors. These are exciting days for a 'super root' that has been associated with Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, yet is emerging today as a hot new functional drink ingredient.


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