Craft is an 'abused' term - Pernod Ricard's Our/Vodka head

The head of Pernod Ricard's 'Our/Vodka' division has claimed that craft is an “abused” term in the spirits industry and causes confusion among consumers.

just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for ...

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It is with great sadness that I announce that just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, will be leaving us next month.

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital rum data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Each key market is covered with much of our analysts' deeper insight being exclusive to this report.

Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends re...

This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital non-Scotch whiskies data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package.

Beverage Industry Insights

Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...

Brewers v Distillers in Nutrition Control Battle

Today, the Brewers of Europe announced that its members, which include all of the leading European brewers, are to voluntarily list ingredie...

Is A-B InBev/SABMiller 'Mega-Merger' Off?

Many industry observers will have linked yesterday's major food M&A story with the ongoing rumbles around Anheuser-Busch InBev's widely-expe...

Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....

ISFAR Critique 160: Alcohol and Obesity

Among people who consume alcohol, it would be assumed that the excess calories provided by the alcohol would add to their risk of obesity. H...

Good Times Ahead for the Rum Sector

For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" in the glo...


Comment - Diageo's Nutrition Labels Give Industry Something to Digest 24 Mar 15

For a company sometimes viewed as large and ponderous, Diageo last week did a good job of outmanoeuvring its rivals.


M&A Watch - Who should Stock Spirits Acquire in Central & Eastern Europe ? 23 Mar 15

With Stock Spirits still keen to increase its footprint in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), which companies should it have on its shopping list? We present the case for Hungary's Zwack Unicum.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

European brewers to list calories, ingredients

Andy Morton | 26 Mar 15

Brewers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller and Heineken are to offer calorie counts and ingredients for their beers in Europe.


SPI Group 'disappointed' over Stolichnaya ruling

Andy Morton | 26 Mar 15

SPI Group has said is "very disappointed" by a Dutch court's demand that it return its Stolichnaya rights to the Russian state and is reviewing the ruling.


Chilli targets beer with Rekorderlig Dry Apple

Andy Morton | 25 Mar 15

The team behind Swedish cider Rekorderlig has said it wants the brand's new Dry Apple variant to be the cider version of Peroni and Corona.

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Trade groups dismiss "flawed" units pledge claims

Moet Hennessy's Hennessy 250 Collector’s Blend

Westons Cider unveils flavoured Old Rosie variants

Brown-Forman lines up US$1bn share buyback

Westons extends Stowford Press cricket tie-up

Craft is an 'abused' term - Pernod Ricard exec

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Beverage Industry Interviews

just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 15

Andy Morton

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.


just a Moment With ... Dave Schmier from Bardstown Barrel Selections 23 Mar 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the co-founder & co-president of Bardstown Barrel Selections, and just-drinks subscriber, Dave Schmier.


just a Moment With ... Kevin Abrook from William Grant & Sons 16 Mar 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to William Grant & Sons' global whisky specialist for innovation, and just-drinks subscriber, Kevin Abrook.

just-drinks Blog

Are New York's craft beer fans any the (Bud)weiser?

Olly Wehring | 25 Mar 15

No sooner had Anheuser-Busch InBev taken a gentle pop at the craft beer segment during February's Super Bowl, than the world's largest brewer has challenged the sub-category's target market in New York.


The secret to a long life? Three cans of Dr Pepper a day - video

James Wilmore | 24 Mar 15

A few wry grins will have been raised in the offices of Dr Pepper Snapple Group today.


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Olly Wehring | 19 Mar 15

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Beverage Hot Issues

Round-Up - CAGE 2015

In March, London hosted the 2015 Consumer Analyst Group Europe (CAGE) conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the annual meet-up.

ProWein 2015 - just-drinks' Previews

This year's ProWein exhibition starts this weekend. Here's our full set of previews for the event.

Round-Up - Brown-Forman's Nine-Month Results, 2014-15

In early-March, Brown-Forman released its results for the nine months to the end of January. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the figures.

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's 2014 Results

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its figures for calendar-2014. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Drinks Market Research

ALDI 2015: Radically transforming Anglo Saxon grocery markets

ALDI 2015: Radically transforming Anglo Saxon grocery markets

What are the sales figures for Aldi’s international and domestic businesses? Which of Aldi Sued or Aldi Nord is bigger? How many stores does Aldi operate?.. Read more

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Global Soft Drinks Distribution: The Challenge of Traditional Grocery Retail

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Wineries - Company Names, Financial Performance, and Contact Details

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Sports Drinks in Spain

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Beer Market Insights Africa 2014

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