Beverage Industry Insights

The Coca-Cola Co unveiled its Topo Chico alcoholic sparkling water in the Summer

The just-drinks analyst returns

The timing of Ian Shackleton's latest consideration of the drinks industry couldn't be better. With the latest results season breaking all a...

This review from the  International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research looks at research into how your diet could affect the likelihood of developing hypertension from consuming alcohol

Alcohol & hypertension - What does your diet do?

The authors of a recent study tested the hypothesis that overall diet quality influences the association between alcohol consumption and the...

Treasury Wine Estates has garnered great success from its increased focus on value rather than volume

Treasury Wine Estates Performance Trends 2016-2020

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates reported a 9.3% decline in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. A tough second half of the fisc...

Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink inherited a number of ongoing challenges at the Dutch brewer

Heineken must cut costs to aid recovery - analysis

The coronavirus pandemic has been a baptism of fire for new Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink, who took over from Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer on...

South Africa's wine industry has been hindered, not helped by the country's authorities

South Africa's wine industry toils under COVID

South Africa's wine producers have been hard-done-by this year, more so than any other wine-producing nation. As Chris Losh explains, the co...

Consumers are still on-board when it comes to water

Bottled water's drinking occasions opportunity

Our soft drinks category commentator, Lucy Britner, turns her attention this month to bottled water - and spies some burgeoning growth oppor...

Latest research into alcohol and cancer has too many holes - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 242 5 Oct 20

In an attempt to assess the relationship between light alcohol consumption (less than 12.5g per day) and the risk of a number of types of cancer, a recent report conducted a review of meta-analyses published within the last 15 years.

How to win in vodka in the US - A history lesson - comment 1 Oct 20

Vodka is one of the most competitive spirits categories out there and only more so in the US. Want to get ahead? Well, according to white spirits commentator Richard Woodard, you'll have to look backwards to move forwards.

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Drinks Industry News

Coca-Cola CEO bullish on post-COVID opportunities

Andy Morton | 23 Oct 20 Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said a brand cull will strengthen the group's focus

The head of The Coca-Cola Co has said he has more confidence in his company post-COVID than he had before the pandemic hit.

William Grant CEO Simon Hunt steps down

Olly Wehring | 22 Oct 20 Simon Hunt joined William Grant & Sons in 2007, becoming CEO in early-2016

Simon Hunt has left William Grant & Sons after an almost-five-year stint as the group's CEO, just-drinks has learned.

Coca-Cola prepares to cull more brands - results

Olly Wehring | 22 Oct 20

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed the extent of its ongoing brand consolidation strategy in third-quarter results today, with around 50% of its "master brands" set to be deprioritised.

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This week's must-reads on just-drinks

J F Hillebrand expands with Braid acquisition

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Suntory mulls next move after Energy Milk trial

Marie Brizard completes Poland assets sale

Ian Macleod Distillers' Rosebank 30 Year Old - NPD

The Singleton 38-Year-Old single malt Scotch - NPD

Pernod forecasts return to growth next year - data

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Carbon neutrality will be basic hygiene factor stuff in ten years time" - just-drinks speaks to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller 25 Sep 20

Andy Morton

Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller about the alcohol industry's re-tuned focus on sustainability and how the company's plan to open a carbon-neutral distillery in St Andrews serves as a model for the future.

"The rest of Europe is so primed for hard seltzer" - just-drinks speaks to Loon Water co-founders Fabio & Francesca Bruni 23 Sep 20

Andy MortonLoon Water launched Two Brooks alcoholic sparkling water in the UK earlier this year

Loon Water founders Fabio and Francesca Bruni talk about the difference between the US and UK markets, why distillers risk brand dilution with big-name launches and where the global hard seltzer category goes from here.

"We're living in a world of the unknown" - just-drinks speaks to Umi Patel, CMO for PepsiCo Beverages North America north division 11 Sep 20

Andy MortonPepsiCo launched a national NFL campaign in the US last month

Earlier this week, just-drinks spoke to Umi Patel, CMO for PBNA's north division, about tailoring experiences for fans of different teams, why PepsiCo is front-loading its marketing spend and the enduring appeal of the fan can.

Latest Industry Insights

Alcohol must be resolute in responsible drinking

Ben Cooper | 29 Sep 20 Are alcohol brand owners compromised in their efforts to discourage irresponsible drinking?

A recent study alleges industry-funded but independent organisations, set up to inform consumers about responsible drinking, exacerbate harm...

The just-drinks analyst returns

Ian Shackleton | 22 Sep 20 Diageo bought majority control of Seedlip last year, but is the no-alcohol spirits category as opportunity-laden as drinks companies claim?

In his latest just-drinks outing, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton ponders Diageo's next move, the opportunity (or otherwise) of 0%-a...

CSR activations around the world - Sept

The IARD editorial team | 18 Sep 20 Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking rounds up recent higher-profile CSR activity from drinks brand owners

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...

Beverage Hot Issues

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-September, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-June, Brown-Forman posted a flat set of sales numbers for the 12 months to the end of April 2020.just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Remy Cointreau Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Remy Cointreau Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

just-drinks reviews the last five years for Remy Cointreau and considers the challenges facing the group in the months ahead.

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

The Wuhan coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused deaths and forced stringent travel restrictions in China. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the outbreak as it spreads worldwide.

Drinks Market Research

Pernod Ricard SA (RI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Pernod Ricard SA (RI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Pernod Ricard SA (Pernod Ricard) is a producer and supplier of alcoholic beverages such as spirits, beers and wines. The company offers aniseed products, bitters, brandy, champagne, cognac, distilled spirits, gin, liqueurs, rum, scotch whisky, tequila, vodka, and whisky and wines under the brand names including Absolut Vodka, Chivas Regal, Ballantine's, Beefeater, Jameson, Kahlua, Malibu, Ricard, Suze, Wiser's, Wyborowa, Seagram’s gin, The Glenlivet, Wild Turkey, Wisers and Wyndham Estate. It markets through partner agencies, digital media platforms, specialist stores, retail shops, hotels, bars, and restaurants and night clubs. The company has business operations across Europe, Americas, and Asia. Pernod Ricard is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France... Read more

Published: September 2020 - ($125.00)

Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: September 2020 - ($125.00)

National Beverage Corp (FIZZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: September 2020 - ($125.00)

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