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The drinks industry's gender failure - Consumer Trends 29 Mar 2017

Column: Consumer Trends

In our latest look at consumer trends in the drinks industry, Ben Cooper turns his attention to the marketing of products along gender lines and asks, why are drinks brands struggling to keep up with society's changing approach to the sexes?


"Everything we are doing is to create value, not volume" - Interview, Baron Philippe de Rothschild CEO Hugues Lechanoine 29 Mar 2017

Column: The just-drinks Interview

Earlier this month, the CEO of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Hugues Lechanoine visited London. During his visit, just-drinks sat down with him to discuss the family-owned wine company's flagship brand, Mouton Cadet, as well as the sponsorship opportunities available to wine and the issues facing wine companies in emerging markets.


E&J Gallo Winery's vineyard footprint in California - The map 29 Mar 2017

Column: Focus

Last week, E&J Gallo Winery increased its presence in its home state of California, when it lined up the acquisition of Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley.


Aspall's Aspall Cyder - Product Launch 29 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

UK cider producer Aspall has added a 4.5% abv cider to its portfolio, as it looks to cater to consumers who want a "mid-strength" cider offering.


Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône’s Les Dauphins Blanc de Blancs - Product Launch 28 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

The Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône has readied the launch of the first sparkling expression of its Les Dauphins wine brand.


Kopparberg's Raspberry Light Cider - Product Launch 28 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Kopparberg has added a Raspberry variant to its light cider range.


Fruit-flavoured beer? Think of the kids - Comment 28 Mar 2017

Column: Comment - Beer - Beaumont's Brews

This month, just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, uses his regular column to look at the fruit-flavoured beer segment, and spies a red flag.


Asahi’s Peroni Ambra - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Asahi has readied the launch of the first extension of the Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brand in the US.


AG Barr's Funkin Bramble Cocktail Mixer - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

AG Barr's Funkin unit has lined up a Bramble mixer, in an effort to enable bartenders to easily create Bramble cocktails. 


Britvic's Robinsons Refresh'd - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Britvic has lined up a 55-calorie, bottled soft drink under its Robinsons brand. Refresh'd is made using "100% naturally-sourced ingredients, containing spring water mixed with real fruit," the company said. 


C&C Group's Caledonia Collection - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

C&C Group's Scottish subsidiary, Tennent Caledonian, has lined up a new range of 'premium' bottled beers under the Caledonia Collection name. 


The politics of M&A, the end of Anheuser-Busch InBev's affair and Britvic's Brazilian ballroom - The just-drinks Analyst 24 Mar 2017

Column: The just-drinks Analyst

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.


Fever-Tree's Spiced Orange Ginger Ale and Smoky Ginger Ale - Product Launch 24 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Fever-Tree has lined up two dark-spirits focused mixers. 


Diageo's Captain Morgan LocoNut - Product Launch 24 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Diageo has added a coconut-flavoured shot variant to its Captain Morgan portfolio, as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of coconut.


Brown Forman's Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Southern Peach - Product Launch 23 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Brown-Forman has teamed up with an R&B singer to launch a new flavour in its 25-year-old Jack Daniel's RTD malted beverage range, Country Cocktails. K. Michelle will help promote the new Southern Peach flavour, which initially rolls out in the south-east US ahead of a nation-wide launch in early Summer.


Travel Retail's race to remain relevant - IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview 23 Mar 2017

Column: just the Preview

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But, this year's exhibition marks the end of an era. Joe Bates reports.


Molson Coors' Carling Cider Black Fruits - Product Launch 23 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Molson Coors has launched a new Carling Cider flavour, Black Fruits, as it targets growing demand for canned fruit cider.


PepsiCo’s Pepsi Max Ginger - Product Launch 22 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Britvic, PepsiCo’s soft drinks agent in the UK, has announced details of a flavoured variant of the US company’s Pepsi Max CSD brand.


Coca-Cola European Partners CEO upbeat on 2017, despite January blip 22 Mar 2017

Column: just On Call

The head of Coca-Cola European Partners has said he remains confident of a "solid" first quarter of 2017, despite a slip in volumes in January.


Elephant Gin's Elephant Strength Gin - Product Launch 22 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

UK producer Elephant Gin has launched a navy-strength version of its namesake gin brand called Elephant Strength Gin.


Most Valuable Beer Brands in 2017 - The facts 22 Mar 2017

Column: just the Facts

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance released its lists of the most valuable beer and spirits brands, globally. Here's the top 25 beer brands.


Pernod Ricard’s Martell VS Single Distillery - Product Launch 22 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Pernod Ricard is set to roll out a new VS expression of its Martell Cognac brand in the US.


The Cooper Spirits Co's Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey - Product Launch 22 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

The Cooper Spirits Co has released the first cask strength whiskey from its Hochstadter porfolio.


What does the future look like for Australian wine? - Comment 21 Mar 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Earlier this year, Chris Losh attended an Australian tasting in the UK and got a glimpse of the future for the country's wine producers. Here's what he saw.


"The way to drive dark spirits is to make them accessible. And accessible means mixed" - Interview, Fever-Tree founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow 21 Mar 2017

Column: just the Answer

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.


SodaStream International unveils carbonation-free Fruit Drops 21 Mar 2017

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

SodaStream International has launched products for the first time that are not exclusively designed for use in its home-carbonation platform.


Champagne Sales in 2016 - The facts 20 Mar 2017

Column: just the Facts

Earlier today, the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne released sales and shipment data for the Champagne sector in 2016. Here is the list of the top 30 markets last year.


"Our strategy in Africa is to grow our beers fast and our spirits faster" - Diageo Africa president John O'Keeffe - Focus 20 Mar 2017

Column: Focus

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Laurence Whyatt, Africa represents 12% of Diageo's group sales, with around 60% coming from beer, 30% from spirits and 10% from RTDs. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the key themes from the call, as well as analyst reaction.


Has sustainability become as important to investors as financial performance? - Sustainability Spotlight 17 Mar 2017

Column: Sustainability in Drinks

For the first time, Dutch brewer Heineken has merged its sustainability report into its main annual report. The increased investor interest in sustainability, coupled with the need to account for risks related to climate change, make it likely more major companies will follow suit. Ben Cooper reports.


Top US Craft Brewers in 2016 - The facts 17 Mar 2017

Column: just the Facts

Earlier this week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its chart listing the largest craft brewers in the country in volume terms. Here is the top 50.

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