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GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard's Ballantine's links with music streaming website - video

11 February 2014

Pernod Ricard has agreed a global tie-up with music event streaming website Boiler Room for its Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s.

UK: Red Bull adds Red Bull Zero Calories to UK portfolio

10 February 2014

Red Bull is to invest GBP2m (US$3.3m) in the launch of its second low-calorie energy drink in the UK.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part II: Soft Drinks

21 January 2014

In the second part of this month's just-drinks management briefing, which looks at the year ahead, global market research and analysis provider Euromonitor considers the next 12 months for those working in soft drinks.

Analysis - Should Monster Beverage Corp be wary of bright future?

7 January 2014

It was a tough 2013 for Monster Beverage Corp as a year of court and regulatory battles saw net profits dip in November's year-to-date results.

Analysis - Monster Beverage's self-regulation bid could pay off

11 November 2013

Monster Beverage's bid to introduce marketing guidelines for the US energy drinks industry may take time, but could eventually cut scrutiny from regulators, according to an analyst.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

1 November 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

US: Red Bull silent on US$85m wrongful death lawsuit

29 October 2013

Red Bull has declined to comment directly on reports of a US$85m lawsuit filed against it by the family of a New York man who died after allegedly drinking one of its energy drinks.

FRANCE: French Parliament lines up energy drink tax

24 October 2013

The French Assembly has voted in favour of introducing a tax on energy drinks.

UK: Ex-Accolade Wines exec joins Quintessential Brands

18 October 2013

Fledgling spirits group Quintessential Brands has further signalled its intent by making two new senior appointments, including a former Accolade Wines executive.

Focus - David vs. Goliath: Bullish Trademark Litigation in the Drinks Industry

2 September 2013

A spate of recent trademark rows in the drinks industry has prompted Stuart Whitwell from Intangible Business to cast his eye over some of them, to see if there's a common thread.

UK: Halewood International resolves microbrewer trademark issue

23 August 2013

Halewood International and TickeyBrew have reached an “amicable solution” over a trademark issue that will allow the microbrewer to keep its name.

POLAND/RUSSIA: Russian Standard recruits former Coca-Cola Co exec for CEDC Poland

22 August 2013

Russian Standard has appointed a president for the Polish operations of recently-acquired Central European Distribution Corp.

UK: Halewood International warns microbrewer to "respect" trademark

16 August 2013

Halewood International is calling on UK microbrewer Ticketybrew to “respect” its brands as another trademark battle looms.

In the Spotlight - Red Bull vs Redwell Brewing

15 August 2013

It was the turn this week of a small brewery in Norwich to wander blinking on to the nation's front pages, in a classic David-and-Goliath story that also fanned the Twitter flames. Though, as it turned out, not all was as it first seemed.

UK: Red Bull resolves Redwell beer trademark dispute

15 August 2013

Redwell has confirmed that Red Bull has backed down after it threatened legal action over the brewer's name.

UK: Red Bull claims no dispute over beer trademark

14 August 2013

Red Bull has responded to the growing backlash over a trademark battle involving a UK brewer by claiming it is not aware a “dispute” exists and the company can keep its trademark for its beer.

UK: Red Bull issues trademark threat to Redwell Brewing

14 August 2013

A UK craft brewer warned by Red Bull to withdraw its trademark application has said changing its name would be “disastrous” for the fledgling company.

Analysis - Monster's problems have peaked

9 August 2013

The worst is over for Monster Beverage, which should post double-digit sales growth in the US over the next 12 months as it gains share from rival Red Bull, according to an analyst.

Research in Focus - The Evolution of Energy: How a Shift in Focus Broadens Appeal

8 August 2013

As explored in Global Sports and Energy Drinks: Where Consumer Lifestyles and “Lifestyle Branding” Meet, energy drinks across the world are positioned and marketed in different ways.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Is Iced Coffee in Need of a Champion?

11 July 2013

This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at the global development of commercialised iced coffee drinks and asks, would a figurehead provide the necessary boost to take the category from its fringe role into the mainstream?

AUS: Red Bull pushes for state U-turn on alcohol mix

25 June 2013

Red Bull has called for Western Australia to drop its on-trade ban on mixing energy drinks with alcohol as the state reviews its liquor laws.

SOUTH KOREA: Energy drinks sales slump on health fears - report

18 June 2013

Energy drinks in South Korea have suffered a sharp slowdown in convenience stores because of health concerns, according to a local report.

just On Call - Monster to avoid South Korea price war with Red Bull

4 June 2013

Monster Beverage Corp's CEO has said Red Bull's “aggressive” price cuts in South Korea won't drag his firm into a turf war, and warned its rival's discounts can't last.

just the Research

17 May 2013

Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:

Analysis - Lucozade may plug Gatorade gap for The Coca-Cola Co

19 April 2013

The Coca-Cola Co may buy GlaxoSmithKline brand Lucozade to make up for the “sad lesson” of losing Gatorade to PepsiCo, an analyst has said.

Analysis - Monster Beverage Corp poised for global surge

11 April 2013

Monster Beverage Corporation's international profits will jump 50-fold over the next three years, an analyst has predicted.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

22 March 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

US: New York lawmakers restrict energy drinks marketing - report

20 March 2013

A New York State council has outlawed the marketing of energy drinks to minors, according to reports, but stopped short of an outright ban put forward last year.

AUSTRIA: Red Bull silent on contamination report

18 March 2013

Red Bull has refused to comment directly on reports it has been the victim of threats to contaminate its products in Austria.

US: Monster, Rockstar help galvanise energy drinks focus - ABA

8 March 2013

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has said that the recent addition of Monster Beverage and Rockstar to its ranks has led to a “more focused interest” in energy drinks legislation.

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