Beverage Industry Insights

What should Carlsberg - and CEO Cees 't Hart - focus on in the coming years?

Carlsberg's priorities for the years ahead

Following on from just-drinks' analysis this month of Carlsberg's performance over the last five years, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont co...

Cees 't Hart has led Carlsberg through an efficiency drive that has become 'a way of living'

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2014-2018 - data

In early-February, Carlsberg released its full-year results for 2018. The brewer saw sales last year climb by 6.5% with volumes rising by ju...

Union des Vignerons has launched new ranges, including Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Cotes Du Rhone

Union des Vignerons shifts flavour profile

For an indication of how global wine consumer tastes have changed in the past few years, just look at the new portfolio from Union des Vigne...

Is provenance becoming a millstone for brands like Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's?

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers...

Inviting smart tech into homes comes with questions around privacy

FUTURES - Smart technology in food and drink

Smart technology has long been behind the scenes at food and beverage companies. As consumers become more tech-savvy, the rise of smart tech...

Where would wine be with more brand owners?

Could a Pernod offload revolutionise wine?

We're all used to the rumour mill churning out the well-worn trope, and this week was no exception: Pernod Ricard is mulling an offload of i...


How to ride the Generation Z wave in the on-premise - Consumer Trends 12 Mar 19

Last month, I took a look at the growing interest among consumers for experiences.  A recent report in the UK from Red Brick Road and Opinium, provided further interesting new insights into this trend. The purpose of the report, entitled 'The Last Round? How to engage the next generation of Mindful Drinkers', was to locate sales opportunities in the on-premise channel for drinks brand owners, against a background of abstinence: Don't forget that, according to studies, around a quarter of Generation Z consumers - aged between 18 and 30 - are teetotal.


Could consuming alcohol help with diabetes? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 224 12 Mar 19

Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly-common condition throughout the world, related closely to increases in obesity and ageing of populations. Scientific data from well-conducted cohort studies have demonstrated for decades that moderate consumers of alcohol tend to have a considerably lower risk of developing diabetes in the first place. Meanwhile, diabetics who consume moderate amounts of alcohol are, in comparison with abstainers, shown to be at much lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Thought Leaders


  • RASTAL – the Glass for Enjoyment

    RASTAL – the Glass for Enjoyment

    Over the past 100 years, RASTAL has become a highly regarded partner to renowned clients operating in the national and international beverage arena, in the hospitality ...

  • Sweegen: Zero in on Stevia

    Sweegen: Zero in on Stevia

    Consumers world-wide are looking for sugar-reduced and zero-sugar products that still have the familiar sweet taste we all know and love. Stevia not only provides that sugar-...

Drinks Industry News

How did Concha y Toro perform in 2018? - data

Olly Wehring | 19 Mar 19

A healthier final quarter for Concha y Toro has failed to stop the Chile-based group post stagnant sales from the 12 months of 2018.


Constellation silent on wine sale to E&J Gallo

Olly Wehring | 18 Mar 19 Constellation Brands is rumoured to have found a buyer for its lower-end wine brands

Constellation Brands is rumoured to have found a buyer for the lower-end of its wine stable, with E&J Gallo Winery thought to have entered the fray.


Casella to roll out 8.5% abv Yellow Tail

Andy Morton | 18 Mar 19 Casella said the lower-abv Yellow Tail will target health-and-wellness trends

Casella Family Wines is to launch a lower-abv range under its global powerhouse Yellow Tail brand.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:56pm 22 Mar 2019)

TWE passes 1m downloads for AR app

Whyte & Mackay gin Wildcat to go on UK tour

If you read only one thing on just-drinks ...

Tres Agaves kicks off production at new distillery

A-B InBev InBev hits back at Molson Coors lawsuit

Remy renews Mount Gay UK sailing sponsorship

Pernod unveils latest Campo Viejo art bottle

Clearly targets growing UK sparkling water trends

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Irish whiskey and gin can't rest on their laurels" - Interview, Shane Hoyne, CMO, Quintessential Brands 12 Mar 19

Lucy BritnerQuintessential Brands has just opened The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery, with the Thomas Dakin gin distillery in Manchester scheduled to open this year

Last month, Quintessential Brands opened the doors for the first time to its The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery and visitor experience, making its mark on the city's burgeoning whiskey scene. Ahead of the launch event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Quintessential's CMO, Shane Hoyne, to talk about brand homes, the future of the Irish whiskey category and the company's broader acquisition plans.


"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 19

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.


"We've still got a job to do" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 1 Feb 19

Olly WehringIvan Menezes became CEO of Diageo in July 2013

Earlier this week, Diageo released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.5% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December. Late yesterday, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes as he travelled between media interviews in London.

Latest Industry Insights

Iced coffee will be one to watch for soft drinks

Richard Corbett | 8 Mar 19 Barely a month after closing the acquisition of Costa Coffee, The Coca-Cola Co has lined up an RTD range under the Costa brand name

In this month's consideration of the soft drinks category, category commentator Richard Corbett turns his attention to the iced coffee segme...


International Women's Day in the drinks industry

Lucy Britner | 8 Mar 19 Budweiser has embarked on its first ever sponsorship of women's football, with England team the Lionesses

Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what drinks companies are doing to mark the occasion and cha...


Wine getting more complicated in age of simplicity

Chris Losh | 5 Mar 19 Is the wine industry bamboozling consumers with too much information?

In his latest missive for just-drinks, wine commentator Chris Losh voices his concerns about what he sees as the over-complication of the ca...

Beverage Hot Issues

ProWein 2019 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2019 - 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.

just-drinks FUTURES

just-drinks FUTURES

The FUTURES series is designed to look at what will disrupt the drinks industry and offer insight into what businesses can start to do now, in order to prepare.

Super Bowl 2019 - What our industry has planned

Super Bowl 2019 - What our industry has planned

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest marketing opportunities in the US for the drinks industry. Here's a round-up of the activities we can expect to see around Sunday's game.

just-drinks predicts - 2019 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2019 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks takes a look at what will shape the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine categories in the year ahead.

Drinks Market Research

Opportunities in the Western Europe Wine Sector: Analysis of opportunities

Opportunities in the Western Europe Wine Sector: Analysis of opportunities offered by high-growth economies

The Western Europe wine sector was valued at US$126,799.8 million in 2017, and was the largest worldwide with a share of 39.6% of the global market... Read more

Published: February 2019 - ($2100.00)


Failure Case Study: Amazon Restaurants in the UK - Facing the challenges of the competitive online food delivery landscape

Published: February 2019 - ($995.00)


Aldi Inc - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: February 2019 - ($125.00)


Spirits Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: February 2019 - ($1495.00)


Brown-Forman Corporation - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: February 2019 - ($175.00)


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