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The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 2017 results - Preview 24 Apr 2017

On Tuesday, The Coca-Cola Co will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of March.

Why Scotch must drop the 'malts good, blends bad' 20 Apr 2017

Scotch whisky is contemplating a brighter future after three consecutive years of falling global sales, according to the latest joint Global Insights report from just-drinks and The IWSR. While worldwide consumption of blended Scotch and single malts fell slightly in 2015 – down 0.2% to just under 94m nine-litre cases – the early signs from 2016 are positive, and the years to come look brighter still.

Cognac is back - is Remy Cointreau ready? 20 Apr 2017

In a fiscal-2017 trading update yesterday, Remy Cointreau praised the continued strong performance of its Remy Martin Cognac division - naming Asia Pacific and the US as key growth drivers. 

Soft drinks is losing the recycling game 19 Apr 2017

A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caused by plastic bottles. The report is particularly critical of the lack of progress on bottle re-use, which suggests to Ben Cooper that this may have to feature more prominently in sustainability strategies if further damaging criticism is to be avoided.

Remy Cointreau Fiscal-2017 sales - results data 19 Apr 2017

In a trading update, released today, Remy Cointreau hailed continued momentum in Asia Pacific in its fiscal-2017, with its Cognac brands also helping to drive growth. Organic sales in the 12 months to the end of March were up by almost 5%, with sales in reported terms rising by 4.2%. Here, we take a closer look at the group's performance by division.

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This week in spirits & wine 21 Apr 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global spirits & wine categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and beer & cider.

This week in beer & cider 21 Apr 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water 21 Apr 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Cognac needs innovation at bottom end - Pernod 21 Apr 2017

The head of marketing for dark spirits at Pernod Ricard's UK unit has called for more innovation around entry-level Cognac. 

Pernod Ricard YTD fiscal-2017 sales performance 21 Apr 2017

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 4% rise in organic sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a rundown of the top-line figures by region:

Scotch sales set to soar, despite recent struggles 20 Apr 2017

Worldwide sales of Scotch whisky are poised for a remarkable resurgence in the coming years, led by the continued march of malts and a recovery in blended Scotch sales, according to recent research.

Europe invites industry comment on duty changes 20 Apr 2017

The European Commission has invited drinks companies to offer their views on how the European Union might reform its excise duty rules.

Pernod Ricard posts solid YTD sales jump - results 20 Apr 2017

Strong growth in the US has helped drive solid nine-month sales for Pernod Ricard despite continued weakness for Absolut vodka.

Ian Macleod repackages Sheep Dip, Pig's Nose 20 Apr 2017

Ian Macleod Distillers has lined up new packaging for its blended whiskies in an effort to highlight their craft credentials. 

Cognac helps drive Remy Cointreau's fiscal-2017 19 Apr 2017

Remy Cointreau has hailed continued momentum in Asia Pacific, with its Cognac brands also helping to drive full-year sales growth.

Latest blogs

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.

When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 2017

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.

Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 2016

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.