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Heineken reported its year-to-date numbers today just on Call - Heineken to stay "active player" in beer M&A - CFO 22 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Heineken will remain an “active player” in seeking acquisitions, despite having fended off an approach itself from SABMiller, according to the Dutch brewer's CFO.


The Comment - Spirits - How Hand-Made is Tito's Handmade Vodka? 21 Oct 14

Richard Woodard

The rise of 'craft' continues, with new spirits brands riding the wave in the US. One such overnight success in Tito's Handmade Vodka, which has seen sales soar in the last couple of years. The downside, however, has been that the brand has caught the eye over its craft claims. Richard Woodard considers the evidence.The rise of 'craft' continues, with new spirits brands riding the wave in the US. One such overnight success in Tito's Handmade Vodka, which has seen sales soar in the last couple of years. The downside, however, has been that the brand has caught the eye over its craft claims. Richard Woodard considers the evidence.


Coca-Cola released its third-quarter results todayjust On Call - Coca-Cola Co ready for the "new normal" - CEO 21 Oct 14

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is facing the “new normal” as global consumers confront mounting concerns over issues such as disease and economic uncertainty, according to the company's CEO.


Coca-Cola released its YTD results todayFocus - Coca-Cola Co's YTD & Q3 Performance by Region 21 Oct 14

Andy Morton

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in year-to-date profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:


Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True are the largest stevia-related soft drinks launches so farResearch in Focus - Will Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True Damage Perceptions of Stevia? 21 Oct 14

Euromonitor International

Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have confirmed plans to launch stevia-based cola carbonates (Coca Cola Life and Pepsi True) in the US.


Remy released its H1 results last weekAnalysis - Remy Cointreau and the "dead-cat bounce" 20 Oct 14

Andy Morton

An analyst has said that Cognac is headed for a “dead-cat bounce” in the next six months as the current downward trends reverse into a slight upward blip.


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Andy MortonLatest blog entry: Flavour stick "ages whisk(e)y three years in 24 hours" 20 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Whisk(e)y companies spend a lot of money and effort ageing their products for that premium taste.


Sustainability in Drinks Sustainability in Drinks

Every month, Ben Cooper casts his eye over sustainability efforts in the global drinks industry.


Editor Editor's Viewpoint

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Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research hosts forums that look at research conducted around the world on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health.


just Five Years Ago just Five Years Ago

Every month we look back at what was making the headlines five years ago. What happened? Why? And, where are they now?


Round-Up - The ICAP Digest Round-Up - The ICAP Digest

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, will look at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.


just the Winners just the Winners

just-drinks brings you the winners of the main awards in the global drinks industry.


Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

Every month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor considers the latest NPD in drinks.


Comment - Beer - Nelson Comment - Beer - Nelson's Column

The editor of Brewers' Guardian, Larry Nelson, provides his monthly take on the latest developments in the beer category.


Comment - Spirits - Buxton: Banging the Dram Comment - Spirits - Buxton: Banging the Dram

Augmenting our spirits coverage, Ian Buxton will be casting his eye over the brown side of the sector on a monthly basis.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

Each month, Richard Corbett casts his eye over the soft drinks & water categories.


The Launch Pad - Product Launches The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Here's where we bring together all of the product launches covered on just-drinks.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say? Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

Ray Rowlands from market research firm DrinksInfo gives his monthly view on the latest issues affecting the soft drinks & water categories


just On Call just On Call

We report back from drinks companies' conference calls post-results announcement.


just the Preview just the Preview

What to look out for, ahead of company results.


The just-drinks Interview The just-drinks Interview

Every month, just-drinks gives a drinks executive a grilling.


just the Facts just the Facts

The key facts behind the latest news stories.


In the Spotlight In the Spotlight

Who's reporting what on the latest issues in the drinks industry.


Research in Focus Research in Focus

A look at the latest research, available in the just-drinks store.


Focus Focus

A deeper consideration of the issues making the headlines on just-drinks.


just the Answer just the Answer

Once a month, we put a drinks executive on the spot with a bout of quick-fire questions.


Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Chris Losh looks at the latest issues affecting the global wine industry.


Comment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard Comment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard

Resident columnist and spirits know-it-all Richard Woodard provides his monthly take on the latest in the global white spirits industry.

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