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just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q1

Constellation Brands will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday (1 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spiri...

Can Ireland Realise its Soft Drinks Potential?

Ray Rowlands, of Drinksinfo Ltd, turns his attention to the oft-overlooked Irish soft drinks market and considers its potential, relative to...


Comment - How Cognac Views the China Storm

Ian Buxton | 28 Jul 2015

Ian Buxton has just returned from Cognac. Much as he expected to see a gloomy fug over the region, he was surprised by the upbeat air among its spirits producers.


Irish Whiskey: Large Eyes, But a Small Pie?

Ian Buxton | 18 Jun 2015

The clamour in recent years to enter the Irish whiskey category suggests that the segment is poised to become the next big thing. But, with one brand dominating the sector massively, are the prospects for growth really all they're cracked up to be? Ian Buxton considers.


Top Wine & Spirits Trends in the Last Ten Years

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.


just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific president

James Wilmore | 26 Jun 2014

Spirits firm Beam is now under the control of Japan's Suntory Holdings after a US$16bn takeover earlier this year. So how will this new marriage work in some key global markets? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific & South America president, Nick Fink, to find out.


Diageo's global category director of whisk(e)y

Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2012

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.

Latest News

just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 31 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Tesco pulls small carton-size Ribena, Rubicon, Cap

Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2015

The UK soft drinks arm of Suntory has responded to the withdrawal of the ready-to-drink format of its Ribena brand in cartons from UK supermarket chain Tesco by releasing a no-added-sugar variant in the pack size.


AG Barr anticipates sales decrease for H1

Lucy Britner | 24 Jul 2015

AG Barr has warned that it expects a 5% dip in its half-year sales, compared to the same period last year.


Suntory sells Louis Royer Cognac for US$110m

Lucy Britner | 23 Jul 2015

Suntory Holdings has agreed to sell Louis Royer Cognac to Terroirs Distillers, a privately-held spirits company based in France.


just a While Ago - On 17 July in...

Olly Wehring | 17 Jul 2015

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Olly Wehring | 16 Jul 2015

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Olly Wehring | 13 Jul 2015

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just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 10 July in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2015

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Suntory unveils GBP6m Ribena marketing push

Richard Woodard | 10 Jul 2015

Suntory soft drinks brand Ribena is launching a GBP6m (US$9.3m) marketing campaign aimed especially at consumers aged 16 to 34.


Suntory confirms Japan Tobacco beverage buy

Lucy Britner | 7 Jul 2015

Suntory Holdings has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Japan Tobacco's beverage unit, including its vending machine business.


just a While Ago - On 6 July in...

Olly Wehring | 6 Jul 2015

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China Huiyuan Juice hives off troublesome units

Keith Nuthall | 2 Jul 2015

China Huiyuan Juice Group has offloaded nine struggling subsidiaries in its home market.


Sapporo chases US$92.7m tax rebate - report

Andy Morton | 23 Jun 2015

Sapporo has protested a decision to refuse it an JPY11.5bn (US$92.7m) tax rebate, according to a report.


More takeovers expected as Irish whiskey heats up

Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2015

The Irish whiskey market can expect more acquisitions as second-tier alcohol companies snap up the new wave of distilleries in Ireland, an industry player has said.


just a While Ago - On 11 June in...

Olly Wehring | 11 Jun 2015

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NPD - Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Kentucky Dram

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory has confirmed a launch date for its new “Scotch-infused” Bourbon.


NPD - Jim Beam Citrus Highball Grapefruit

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory's Japanese unit, Suntory Spirits, has launched a ready-to-drink Jim Beam product in Japan for the first time.


just a While Ago - On 3 June in...

Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

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Suntory to buy Japan Tobacco beverage unit

Andy Morton | 26 May 2015

Suntory Holdings has agreed to pay JPY150bn (US$1.2bn) for Japan Tobacco's (JT) beverage business, including its coffee brand Roots and flavoured water Momono Tennen-sui.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 15 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Suntory eyes FY growth after strong Q1

Andy Morton | 11 May 2015

Suntory Holdings expects full-year profits to jump by a third as sales and underlying profits stayed strong in the first quarter.

Latest blogs

Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2014

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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