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.
1 November 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:
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.
24 October 2013
The French Assembly has voted in favour of introducing a tax on energy drinks.
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.
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.
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.
22 August 2013
Russian Standard has appointed a president for the Polish operations of recently-acquired Central European Distribution Corp.
16 August 2013
Halewood International is calling on UK microbrewer Ticketybrew to “respect” its brands as another trademark battle looms.
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.
15 August 2013
Redwell has confirmed that Red Bull has backed down after it threatened legal action over the brewer's name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
17 May 2013
Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:
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.
11 April 2013
Monster Beverage Corporation's international profits will jump 50-fold over the next three years, an analyst has predicted.
22 March 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:
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.
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.
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.
4 March 2013
Red Bull has lined up the nation-wide roll-out of its three flavour extensions in the US.
28 February 2013
Monster Beverage's full-year results are “not perfect” but the company can look forward to single-digit sales growth over the next five years, an analyst has said.
25 February 2013
Earlier this month, Monster Beverage said it would reclassify its namesake energy drinks range from being a dietary supplement to a “conventional food”. Ray Rowlands, director of beverage research company Drinksinfo Ltd, investigates the proposed change and considers whether the changes merely serve the interests of the brand owner with no real benefit to the actual consumer.
22 February 2013
Rexam has announced plans to build a new GBP115m (US$175.6m) beverage can plant in Switzerland to meet global demand for energy drinks and focus on speciality cans.