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Irish whiskey eyes a slice of Scotch's global pie

We've had a reminder this month of the high levels of investment being ploughed into the renaissance of Irish whiskey by emerging players....

SABMiller spurned by Heineken: The start of the en

To many observers, the endgame for 'Mega Merger' began today. With SABMiller being outed for approaching Heineken about a takeover, the over...

ISFAR Critique 147

The study concerned is based on a large number of women participating in a clinical trial (enhanced screening for certain cancers versus rou...

Will Remy come off worse in China Cognac recovery?

China remains a source of much concern for high-end spirits producers, none more so than Remy Cointreau....


Focus - Government, Industry want Minimum Alcohol Pricing in Scotland 16 Sep 2014

EurActiv

Although the Scottish Government's initiative to put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice, some members of Scotland's alcohol industry are backing the initiative to tackle alcohol harm in the country.


Analysis - Will Coca-Cola Life be Short-Lived? 8 Sep 2014

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

This month sees The Coca-Cola Co introduce Coca-Cola Life, a new variant of its namesake CSD brand in the UK. Stuart Whitwell from Intangible Business considers the chances of success for the extension.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 146: Alcohol and the Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 4 Sep 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The large majority of prospective epidemiologic studies on the effects of alcohol consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke have shown a significant reduction in risk for moderate drinkers.


Analysis - No shopping spree for Pernod Ricard 3 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

It looks like the days of transformational acquisitions are behind Pernod Ricard. These days, the company is keener to maintain its investment grade rating than embark on a shopping spree.


just On Call - Pernod Ricard believes China potential still “huge” 3 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has quantified its claim that China is showing signs of improvement, but conceded that growth will be driven by the more “affordable” SKUs in its spirits portfolio.


Focus - Pernod Ricard's Allegro cost-saving programme 1 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

As promised, Pernod Ricard provided further details behind its 'Allegro' cost-saving programme last week. The concept was first given an airing in February this year, and all we were given at the time were two numbers: EUR150m, three years.


Analysis - Allegro: The shape of things to come at Pernod Ricard? 29 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

When a company announces a cost-savings programme, you can guarantee it will get its own headline. When the programme is given a name by the company, the headline gets that little bit louder. But when the company announcing the programme is French, then start polishing those lightbulbs.


just Five Years Ago - Monster Beverage eyes international expansion 28 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Monster Beverage Corp is set to boost its global standing on a significant scale after agreeing a deal with the Coca-Cola Co earlier this month.


Analysis - Brown-Forman's whiskey success adds to Southern Comfort's woes 28 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Speaking after the release of Brown-Forman's first-quarter results yesterday, CEO Paul Varga was typically upbeat over the performance of fledgling flavoured whiskey Tennessee Fire.


just On Call - Stock Spirits keen to up distribution partnerships 28 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

The head of Stock Spirits has indicated that the company is on the hunt for further distribution tie-ups with international spirits firms in Central and Eastern Europe.


just On Call - US craft vodka puts squeeze on Pernod Ricard's Absolut 28 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has blamed the rise of craft spirits such as Tito's Handmade Vodka for a drop-off in US sales for its Absolut brand.


Focus - Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand 28 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a drop in full-year profits and sales. Here's a closer look at the Paris-headquartered company's performance in the 12 months to the end of June.


Sustainability in Drinks - Soda Tax Bill Unlikely to be Sweet Success 27 Aug 2014

Ben Cooper

The use of excise to combat the rise of obesity has long cast a shadow over the global soft drinks industry. Ben Cooper looks at the latest moves, in the US, and considers the likelihood of success for such a proposal.


just On Call - Brown-Forman reaching out to Russia over Jack Daniel's move - CEO 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman is trying to open talks with a regional Russian authority that reportedly confiscated some Jack Daniel's products over health fears, its CEO has said.


Focus - Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand 27 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its Q1 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of July.


Round-Up - NPD: Redefining Fresh - Cold-Pressed Juices Invigorate Packaged Beverages 26 Aug 2014

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the latest entrants into the cold-pressed juices category.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 145: Alcohol Consumption and Brain Structure on MRI Scans 26 Aug 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

While numerous prospective epidemiologic studies have provided evidence that light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol reduce the risk of dementia and heavy drinking increases the risk, there are few studies on the effects of alcohol on brain structure assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


Round-Up - The ICAP Digest - August 2014 26 Aug 2014

The ICAP editorial team

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.


just The Preview - Pernod Ricard's Q4 & FY 26 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard will report its quarter four and full-year numbers on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of June:


just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q1 26 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman will report its first-quarter results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of July:


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