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Boston Beer CoCan craft breweries compete in lager arena? - Comment 21 Jul 16

Stephen Beaumont

Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer development: small, undercapitalised and ale. As much as the first two are fairly obvious – we didn't call it 'microbrewing' for nothing, and pretty much all small-scale start-ups are underfunded – the third, ale, is somewhat less self-evident. It is nevertheless directly related to its predecessors.


SABMiller issued a Q1 trading update earlier todaySABMiller's Q1 sales performance by region - Focus 21 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update, with sales in the three months to the end of June rising by 2% year-on-year. Here, just-drinks looks at the company's top-line performance by region.


SABMiller will release a Q1 trading update tomorrowSABMiller's Q1 2017 results - Preview 20 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

SABMiller will release its first-quarter trading update on Thursday (21 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the beer producer's activities in the three months to the end of June.


Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of JuneRemy Cointreau's Q1 performance by brand and region - Focus 20 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand and on a regional basis in the period.


DiageoA snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus 20 Jul 16

Andy Morton

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spirits categories.


The Coca-Cola Co has high hopes for AfricaCoca-Cola Beverages Africa - A new powerhouse is created - Comment 19 Jul 16

Ray Rowlands

This month, Ray Rowlands looks at how The Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller, and Gutsche Family Investments have teamed up to create Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, and considers some of its implications for the region.


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Anheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller dealAnheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller deal

In July, Anheuser-Busch InBev was given the green light by US anti-trust authorities for its takeover of SABMiller. Here, just-drinks looks at how the news was received and SABMiller's Q1 results.

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Lucy BritnerLatest blog entry: Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars 19 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


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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