Beverage Industry Insights

Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet joined Remy Cointreau as CEO just over three years ago

Remy Cointreau still packs a punch - Analysis

Remy Cointreau dropped a solid set of full-year results yesterday - sales for the 12 months were up 7%. But management at the self-styled lu...

As the legalisation of cannabis sweeps across the US, enhanced water producers are getting very excited

How cannabis blew the doors off enhanced waters

Few ingredients in the natural and organic industry have generated as much buzz as CBD (cannabidiol). Naturally occurring in cannabis plants...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking stories from around the world

Responsible drinking issues around the world

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

Heineken will issue a trading update for the first quarter on Wednesday

Heineken's Q1 2018 trading update - Preview

Later this week, Heineken releases a trading update, covering the first quarter of its 2018. Here's a look at the events that shaped the thr...

CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz oversaw Campari Group's performance throughout the five-year period

Campari Group Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In late-February, Campari Group released its results for 2017. The group saw sales in the 12-month period come in 6.3% up on 2016. Here, dri...

The sugar tax took effect in the UK last week

How the sugar tax has transformed soft drinks

Last week, the UK introduced its version of the sugar tax. But, as soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett explains, the fall-out from the m...

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - March 2018 11 Apr 18

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during March.

Maintaining consumer trust in the social media age - Comment 10 Apr 18

Consumers are suffering a "crisis of trust" when it comes to corporate entities, according to recent research. Spirits commentator Richard Woodard looks at how Diageo is faring with consumers, at a time when social media makes it all too easy to offend them.

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Drinks Industry News

Accolade targets retail growth with 50cl bottle

Andy Morton | 13 Apr 18 The 50cl bottles were specially desgined for Accolade Wines by its glass manufacturer

Accolade Wines has unveiled 50cl sharing bottles for three of its key brands as part of a new strategy to carve out more profits in the challenging UK wine market.

UK must make case for wine volumes - Accolade

Andy Morton | 13 Apr 18 China is growing 80% year-on-year for Accolade Wine, which owns the Hardys brand

The head of Accolade's UK arm has warned that the country's wine industry needs to up its game to remain an attractive destination for wine volumes compared to fast-growing Asian markets.

Young drinkers driving alternative wine pack sizes

Lucy Britner | 13 Apr 18 Wine Intelligence has found that younger consumers are more receptive to different wine pack formats

Australian consumers under 35 years old are more inclined to purchase wine in alternative formats to the traditional bottle size, according to Wine Intelligence.

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Beverage Industry Interviews

"Success in China is about being constantly visible" - just-drinks meets Stuart Barclay, GM of marketing at Wine Australia 17 Apr 18

Lucy BritnerWine Australia is investing heavily in the Chinese market

At the start of this year, the trade organisation for the Australian wine industry set out major investment plans for China, as sales to the country surged by 63% by value in 2017. Then, in March, Wine Australia appointed David Lucas to the newly-created role of regional general manager for Greater China, further signalling its dedication to the market.  At this year's ProWein, just-drinks sat down with  Wine Australia's GM of marketing, Stuart Barclay, to find out more about why Wine Australia is so excited about China.

"Some in the wine industry need to acknowledge that businesses need to make money" - just-drinks talks to CHAMP CEO John Haddock 5 Apr 18

Olly WehringCHAMP acquired 80% of Accolade Wines for US$290m seven years ago

Earlier today, Australian private equity group CHAMP announced the divestment of Accolade Wines to The Carlyle Group for AUD1bn (US$768m). The news marks the end of CHAMP's association in wine, which started in 2011 when it bought 80% of Constellation Brands' Australian and UK wine operations for AUD290m (then-US$290m). Having spoken to CHAMP CEO John Haddock at the time of the purchase, it seemed only right for just-drinks to grab him for one final chat, to find out what CHAMP is passing over, why they're selling and what wine lessons the group learnt over the last seven years.

"In sustainability, innovation could make a big gain" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part II 22 Mar 18

Olly WehringAnheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito spoke to just-drinks this week, as the group released its third round of sustainability targets

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. In the second part of our subsequent interview with group CEO Carlos Brito, we look at what shareholders are telling him about the role of sustainability. We also discuss some of the latest pledges and consider how A-B InBev hopes to engage with consumers on sustainability.

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Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 18

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 18

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...

Bad day on the beer? This'll help

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 17

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beverage Hot Issues

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.

ProWein 2018 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2018 - just-drinks round-up

March saw the annual ProWein exhibition return to Germany. just-drinks was in attendance and here's a full round-up of our coverage.

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

In mid-November, three drinks industry trade associations lost their appeal against proposals to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in Scotland. Here's just-drinks' full coverage of the move, which clears the way for MUP's introduction in the country.

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

This week, the Travel Retail world converged on Cannes in France for the TFWA exhibition. just-drinks was in tow, so here's a round-up of our coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The global rum category added some 32.3m nine-litre cases between 2006 and 2011 to hit a high-water mark of 150m cases (including low-priced and value segments). Then the category went into reverse, losing around 10.1m cases between 2012 and 2016. But the prospects are brighter for the higher value segments of the rum category, with the IWSR predicting a positive CAGR of 1.3% to 2021, reaching 57.8m cases in the process... Read more

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Global Gluten-free Beer Market 2018-2022

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Growth Opportunities in Soft Drinks: Southeast Asia

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Soft Drinks Global Industry Overview

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