Diageo voices concerns as United Spirits calls on chairman Mallya to quit

Diageo is reviewing its relationship with United Breweries Holdings and Vijay Mallya over India's United Spirits, after the division's board called on the entrepreneur to stand down as its chairman.

Analysis - SABMiller edges Diageo as beer trumps spirits

Two international beverage companies released financial results yesterday - SABMiller and Diageo - to differing reactions.

just the Answer - Casella Family Brands' global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines. Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt.

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 Tequila insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

This report provides a short-form, visual view of future Tequila market growth hotspots, consumer drivers, product trends, plus a review of recent brands' and owners' rankings across the world.

Beverage Industry Insights

DPSG tests "naturally-sweetened" range

The CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has said it is “still early days” for a new range of naturally-sweetened CSDs as the company launc...

Why Didn't Diageo Act Sooner on Mallya?

It's not every day that one can accuse the world's biggest spirits producer of being a bit stupid, but my peers in India are making hay toda...

just On Call - Pernod shifts Scotch focus in China

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market....

Heineken seeks "clarity" in Indonesia

Heineken's departing CFO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third....

Diet Coke "a work in progress" in US - Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Co has said there is still work to be done on Diet Coke in the US despite a recent sales turnaround....

Focus - Pernod's YTD Performance by Region

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 6% rise in sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a look at the performance of the company...


Analysis - Is Coca-Cola Co “back on track” after brighter Q1? 23 Apr 15

Management at the Coca-Cola Co clearly views 2015 as a “transition year” as the company’s strategic shift beds in, but analysts are already applauding the early impact.


Focus - Coca-Cola Co's Q1 Performance by Region 22 Apr 15

The Coca-Cola Co today reported a 4% drop in full-year profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

PepsiCo US to replace aspartame in Diet Pepsi

Andy Morton | 24 Apr 15

PepsiCo is to remove aspartame from its Diet Pepsi range in the US, responding to consumer fears over the artificial sweetener.


BrewDog launches GBP25m crowd-funding attempt

Richard Woodard | 22 Apr 15

Independent craft beer business Brewdog is aiming to break its own crowd-funding record by raising GBP25m to fund the expansion of its brewery and bar division.


Coca-Cola Co Q1 sales rise, profits fall

Olly Wehring | 22 Apr 15

The Coca-Cola Co has seen its first-quarter numbers provide welcome relief, with sales and volumes both holding firm as profit declines slowed.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:28pm 27 Apr 2015)

just a While Ago - On 27 April in...

Diageo's United Spirits calls on Mallya to quit

Beam Suntory to strip down regional units

Casella Family Brands unveils UK Yellow Tail push

Pernod Ricard unveils new Absolut bottle

Pernod opens Scapa distillery visitor centre

Stock Spirits chairman Keenan steps down

Shareholders plump for more Refresco Gerber shares

Beverage Industry Interviews

just the Answer - Casella Family Brands' global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt 21 Apr 15

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.


just a Moment With … Bruce Tyrrell, MD of Tyrrell’s Wines 20 Apr 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the MD of Australia's Tyrrell’s Wines, and just-drinks subscriber, Bruce Tyrrell.


just the Answer - Accolade Wines' AMESCA/SE commercial director, Nick Pringle 14 Apr 15

James Wilmore

As a former professional cricketer, Nick Pringle is well-aware of the power the game's biggest names wield over the public. That's why Accolade Wines has recruited the services of Glenn McGrath to promote its Hardys brand in India. Earlier this week, Pringle, who is now the company's commercial director for the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the Middle East, South & Central America, and Southern Europe, talks to just-drinks about the McGrath tie-up, as well as Accolade's market challenges elsewhere.

just-drinks Blog

Electric cars keep Hennessy up with current trends

Andy Morton | 8 Apr 15

It seems even 250-year-old Cognac houses want to be like Google these days.


[Checks watch] “I best be heading home”

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 15

It's not even available on pre-order yet, but Apple's latest piece of kit has already got a breathalyser app.


just-drinks closed for Easter

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 15

just-drinks is now closed for the Easter weekend.

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

Global Tequila insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer

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

The future looks good for Tequila. In 2013, the global category hit a volume high and across many key markets, Tequila presents an attractive picture of broad-based consumer trade-up. Ultra-premium, super-premium and premium volumes all outperformed standard and value.This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital category data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. The very latest market forecast data and brand market shares for Tequila are provided, offering a short-form, visual view of the most important and interesting markets for the coming five years... Read more

Published: April 2015 - ($1500.00)


Concentrates in the US

Published: March 2015 - ($900.00)


Cider Production in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

Published: December 2014 - ($800.00)


Breweries in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Published: February 2015 - ($1020.00)


Carbonates in South Africa

Published: April 2015 - ($900.00)


About just-drinks

just-drinks is the online resource for the beverage industry. Packed with the latest global drinks industry news, analysis and comment, just-drinks gives beverage industry executives the intelligence they need to do their jobs better. In addition to our unique beverage industry news and comment, readers of just-drinks also have access to our flavourings buyers' guide, complete with downloads, flavourings news, research, and details of flavourings companies who supply the beverage industry.

Visitors to just-drinks can also buy global drinks industry research from our own market research store, and our online advertising team also offer opportunities for companies to advertise to our membership of senior decision makers. Join the thousands of drinks executives who stay ahead of trends in the global beverage industry with just-drinks.

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?