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The President-Elect Trump effect on alcohol, the draw of local spirits and the vital role of the IR director - The just-drinks Analyst 2 Dec 16

Ian Shackleton

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.


"Creating craft brands is a skill set that most big companies don’t have" - Interview, Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling 1 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Has your company made the water stewardship A-list? - Sustainability Spotlight 30 Nov 16

Ben Cooper

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.


The European beer market - Focus 30 Nov 16

Andy Morton

Last week, Heineken delivered one of its What's Brewing seminars, a series of presentations by regional presidents for industry analysts. The latest covered Europe, and Heineken's head of the region, Stefan Orlowski, spoke about the importance of premium growth on the continenet as well as the contiued growth in low- and no-alcohol products. Here, just-drinks presents some of Orlowski's key findings on the European beer market.


Concha y Toro had a tough third quarter, according to results released last weekConcha y Toro Q3 2016 results by region - Focus 30 Nov 16

Olly Wehring

Late last week, Concha y Toro reported slowing sales and profits growth in its third quarter, with ForEx proving the main drag. Here, we take a closer look at the Chilean company's performance in the three months to the end of September.


Britvic released its full-year results earlier todayBritvic FY 2015/16 results by region - Focus 30 Nov 16

Andy Morton

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the 52 weeks to 25 September.


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In late-November, Dr Pepper Snapple Group secured full control of Bai 5 owner Bai Brands. Here is just-drinks' full coverage of the matter.

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Lucy BritnerLatest blog entry: Coca-Cola's selfie bottle might be a step too far 18 Nov 2016

Lucy Britner

Whenever we read anything about Millennial consumers, there is almost always mention of the personalisation trend as well as the importance of social media.


Comment - Beer - Beaumont Comment - Beer - Beaumont's Brews

Award-winning writer and author Stephen Beaumont gives us his monthly thoughts on what is keeping the global beer industry busy.


Consumer Trends Consumer Trends

Each month, Ben Cooper casts his eye over emerging trends that could be of use to drinks companies and their brands


just a Look Around just a Look Around

As just-drinks travels around the world, we get to see many distilleries, breweries, wineries and drinks facilities. Here's some guided tours for you.


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

The just-drinks leader, written by the just-drinks leader.


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 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 Canadean 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.


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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