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. Analysis - Global brewers face 'small is beautiful' approach to tackle craft creep

How will global brewers – particularly in the US - cope with the on-going threat of craft beer in the coming years? And, what impact is the rise of craft having on the market?

9. just On Call - Monster Beverage plans South Africa production

Monster Beverage Corp is to start full production in South Africa before the end of this year as it ups its focus on local supply in international markets.

8. Analysis - Carlsberg: Emerging from the Russian Winter

As Russia finally offers the world's brewers a period of (relative) calm, market leader Carlsberg looks poised to turn the corner this year. But, could 2014 be a case of déjà vu for the Danish company?

7. Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part I: Bottled Water

As we welcome in the New Year, we invite Euromonitor to cast its eye over what 2014 holds for the drinks industry. In the first part of this month's management briefing, the global market research and analysis provider looks at the bottled water category.

6. just the Facts - Spirits Acquisition Multiples, 2001 to Present Day

Eyebrows rose earlier this week at the US$16bn that Suntory is set to pay for Beam Inc. At 20 times the company's EBITDA, the transaction is at the more expensive end of the scale. Here, courtesy of analysts at Nomura, we list the multiples of spirits purchases this Century.

5. just the Facts - Suntory's US$16bn move for Beam

The biggest proposed deal in the spirits industry in five years was annnounced yesterday (13 January) with Suntory agreeing to acquire Beam Inc for US$16bn. 

4. just the Facts - Beer Acquisition Multiples, 1999 to Present Day

Here, courtesy of analysts at Nomura, is a list of the purchases made in the global brewing industry between 1999 and last year, along with the EBITDA multiples paid.

3. Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball: 2014. Part II

Here, for your delectation, is part two of Chris Losh's predictions for the wine world in 2014.

2. Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Flavoured Vodka?

Flavoured vodka may have hit a bump in the US, but there's a major opportunity in global markets for the sub-category, argues Richard Woodard.

1. Comment - Beam Inc Gives Suntory Holdings Stake in Global Spirits Game

Apart from the usual outliers, the consensus on yesterday's news that Suntory Holdings is poised to pay US$16bn for Beam Inc is that the deal will go ahead.

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