PepsiCo to close Russian juice plant

PepsiCo has confirmed it is to shut one of its fruit juice plants in Russia.

just a Moment With ... Chris Mason from William Grant & Sons

In this week's quick-fire interview, we talk to Chris Mason, the MD of William Grant & Sons' operations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada.

The just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part I

Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc last Janu...

Global RTD/RTS insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital Ready-To-Drink (RTD) & Ready-To-Serve (RTS) category data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package.

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

Will Coca-Cola's Image Shake-Up Set it Free?

I have to take my hat off to the Western European divisions of The Coca-Cola Co. By bringing together the marketing and packaging for the gr...

Brown-Forman's Russian glass half-full

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging cou...

Brown-Forman's YTD Performance by Region, Brand

Today, Brown-Forman posted its YTD and Q3 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in...

Australia: The Home of Soft Drink Innovation

Having recently returned from Australia, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd, takes a look at some of the recent soft drinks developments he enco...

Beckham, Diageo and the Allure of the VIP Pop-Up

On Sunday night, ex-footballer and modern-day whisky impresario David Beckham held a party in central London....

Analysis - Monster ready to storm global stage

A central tenet of the Coca-Cola Co's forthcoming minority stake in Monster Beverage Corp is the certainty that the partnership will boost t...


just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q3 & YTD 2 Mar 15

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of January:


just On Call - Australia slowdown blots strong Q4 for Monster Beverage Corp 2 Mar 15

Monster Beverage Corp's CEO has blamed a weaker Australia for a Q4 sales slowdown in Asia but said Japan continues to grow.

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Drinks Industry News

Beam Suntory strikes new Baltics tie-up

James Wilmore | 3 Mar 15

Beam Suntory is boosting its partnership with SPI Group-owned Amber Beverage Group (ABG) in the Baltic states.


South Africa bids for bottled wine export boost

James Wilmore | 3 Mar 15

A new campaign has been launched aimed at bringing more wine bottling back to South Africa in the face of accelerating bulk exports.


Quintessential Brands acquires Lafragette & Legier

Andy Morton | 3 Mar 15

Quintessential Brands has paid a “multi-million” euro sum for French fruit liqueur and Cognac maker Lafragette & Legier (L&L).

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Coca-Cola Co apologises over Fanta ad

Coca-Cola highlights choice in Euro strategy shift

Nichols bullish after FY sales climb

Red Bull's Orange, Cherry, Yellow Editions

A-B hits out over Kentucky distributor rule change

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Honey

Craft Brew Alliance back in FY profits growth

Beverage Industry Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part II 4 Mar 15

James Wilmore

In the second part of just-drinks' interview with Beam Suntory's Europe, Middle East & Africa head, Albert Baladi talks about the company's gin presence, the Africa opportunity and the Travel Retail landscape.


The just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part I 2 Mar 15

James Wilmore

Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc? What brands and regions are shining bright and where are the emerging opportunities? Here, just-drinks catches up with Baladi for his take on the present and the future for Beam Suntory.


just a Moment With ... Chris Mason from William Grant & Sons 2 Mar 15

Olly Wehring

In this week's quick-fire interview, we talk to Chris Mason, the MD of William Grant & Sons' operations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada.

just-drinks Blog

Pernod Ricard's Havanista remains poised to capitalise post-embargo

James Wilmore | 27 Feb 15

Spotted in Havana this week – a healthy stock of Pernod Ricard's Havanista rum.


Does Oscar glory beckon for 'Mr Heineken'?

Andy Morton | 23 Feb 15

Alcohol always has a big presence at the Oscars, albeit mostly in a supporting role.


Is pisco preparing to make some noise?

Andy Morton | 19 Feb 15

Business is booming at copper pot still makers Chalvignac - you can tell from the loud noise coming from its factory floor in the French town of Jarnac-Champagne.

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

Round-Up - Carlsberg CEO leaves, FY profits fall

In mid-February, Carlsberg's CEO said he was leaving the company. At the same time, the brewer released disappointing full-year results as profits were hit by Ukraine and Russia problems. Here is a full round up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-Up - Remy Cointreau's YTD Results

Remy Cointreau released its third-quarter and nine-month financial results in January. Here is a full round up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Round-Up - Constellation Brands Q3 & YTD Results

Constellation Brands released its third-quarter and nine-month financial results in early January. Here is a full round up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers

Drinks Market Research

The IWSR Sub-Saharan Africa Report 2014

The IWSR Sub-Saharan Africa Report 2014

This ground-breaking report is must-have for anyone who is, or wants to be, working with the African alcohol market. The first and only of its kind to track the consumption of all major imported and international spirits and mixed drinks at brand level across 21 of Sub-Saharan Africa’s most important markets (excluding South Africa)... Read more

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

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The IWSR Forecast Report 2014 - 2019 Russia

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in the US

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

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