The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks' subscribers this week

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

10. just The Answer - Highland Spring Group CEO Les Montgomery

Highland Spring Group's namesake brand was confirmed this week as the top-selling bottled water brand in the UK. just-drinks talked to the group's CEO, Les Montgomery, about the brand's long fight to the top and how it is survival of the fittest in the water industry.

9. just The Preview - Constellation Brands Q4 & FY

Constellation Brands reported its full-year results this week. Prior to the announcement, just-drinks looks at the group's highs and lows in the three months to the end of February, plus its financial progress last year. 

8. just the Facts: Top US Craft Brewers in 2012

Earlier this week, US trade body The Brewers Association released a list of the largest craft brewers in the country in volume terms. Here is a list of the top 50.

7. Analysis - Constellation Brands eyes margins with brewery expansion

Constellation Brands' Mexico brewery plans will help cut a rising costs that pushed full-year profits into the red, an analyst has said. 

6. Analysis - Monster Beverage Corp poised for global surge

Monster Beverage Corporation's international profits will jump 50-fold over the next three years, an analyst has predicted.

5. Analysis - China to remain "bruising slugfest" for Big Four brewers

The 'Big Four' global brewers are expected to be engaged in a “bruising slugfest” in China for some years as margins remain low, analysts have predicted.

4. Comment – Soft Drinks & Water - Where Next for Pepsi Next?

Just over six months ago, PepsiCo garnered quite a few headlines when it launched Pepsi Next in Australia. What caught the industry's eye was that this marked the first time that the company had used stevia in the reduced-sugar brand. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a closer look at the variant and asks: What's next?

3. Comment - CEDC Pays Price for Past Debts

When Central European Distribution Corporation confirmed yesterday (7 April) that it is set to file for bankruptcy in a US court, it marked a new low for the company whose crippling debts will likely see it become wholly-owned by one of its main competitors, Russian Standard.

2. just the Facts: European Spirits Sales Outside the European Union

Earlier today (9 April), trade group Spirits Europe released figures showing the performance of European-produced spirits outside the European Union. Here, just-drinks takes a more in-depth look at the figures.

1. The just-drinks interview - Tim Matz, MD of Accolade Wines North America - Part I

Late last month, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, sat down with Tim Matz, MD of Accolade Wines' North American division, to talk through the challenges the company faces, the US wine market and the positive aspects of working for a private equity group.

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