Beverage Industry Insights

Remy Cointreau's Cognac brand, Remy Martin, will avoid the new US tariffs

Major spirits brands dodge the US tariff bullet

Last week, the US Government announced a list of imported European goods that from 18 October will be subject to extra tariffs. The list, wh...

The Coca-Cola Co and its soft drinks peers will continue to be blamed for eco-waste

Soft drinks and plastic - The unbreakable bond

Have a guess at who said this: "We are the first generation to understand the consequences of our impact on the planet, and the last that ca...

The Coca-Cola Co's Signature Mixers range launched in the UK in June

Has soft drinks missed premiumisation train?

The UK's gin boom has allowed for a raft of innovation in the mixers segment. In turn, the availability of premium mixers has provided non-d...

Vodka brand owners have been running to stand still, at best, in the US - Tito's excepted

Why vodka's US woes could soon be drowned out

For the established vodka brands, the US has long been the outstanding market, initially driving the category's metoric growth but now accou...

This year's TFWA World Exhibition & Conference returns to Cannes next week

Global Travel Retail - TFWA 2019 Preview

This year's TFWA World Exhibition & Conference kicks off on Sunday. Ahead of the six-day Global Travel Retail event, channel commentator Joe...

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

Responsible drinking activations around the world

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


The Coca-Cola Co's delicate sports sponsorship balancing act - Sustainability Spotlight 19 Sep 19

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived by campaigners.


Why Carlsberg's time is now, why Q3 is set fair for drinks and why spirits should learn from Neil Woodford - The just-drinks Analyst 17 Sep 19

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian considers the recent turnaround at Carlsberg, what the third-quarter reporting season is set to look like and what drinks companies with maturing stock can take away from the events that have affected high-profile fund manager Neil Woodford.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

A-B InBev confirms CBD launch - j-d comments

Andy Morton | 11 Oct 19 Fluent Beverage Co is the face of Anheuser-Busch InBev's cannabis joint-venture

Anheuser-Busch InBev's cannabis joint-venture is to sell its first products in Canada before the end of the year.


Diageo releases global Smirnoff ad - video

Thandie Sibanda | 8 Oct 19

Diageo has rolled out a global advertising campaign for Smirnoff, the vodka brand’s first in more than a quarter of a century.


Consumers driving shift to small formats - PepsiCo

Andy Morton | 8 Oct 19 Ramon Laguarta said PepsiCo is investing in capacity for smaller beverage formats

The head of PepsiCo has noticed a "fundamental change" in demand among North American consumers for smaller beverage bottles and cans in the soda category.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:58pm 11 Oct 2019)

Eastside Distilling commences CEO, CFO searches

Carlsberg unveils 'paper' bottle prototypes

CCEP warns of cross-border headaches in UK DRS

Molson Coors teams with The Jonas Brothers

Halewood earns supermarket spot for CBD rum

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

Henkell Freixenet unveils I Heart Spirits range

Urban South Brewery teams up with Jameson

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We are already producing Champagne in a climate that's different from our fathers'" - just-drinks speaks to the Comite Champagne 9 Oct 19

Andy MortonCIVC's director of communications, Thibaut Le Mailloux

The Champagne industry prides itself on being at the forefront of the climate change battle, producing in 2001 wine's first report on the effects a warming planet will have on growing and production. This week, Champagne's overseer, the Comité Champagne (CIVC), released its latest sustainability report, revealing that climate change is no longer a prospect on the horizon but is already having an effect on how Champagne is made. Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with CIVC director of communications Thibaut Le Mailloux to talk about the threat of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Champagne.


"Not being in the American whiskey category has been something we wanted to change" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part II 19 Sep 19

Olly Wehringjust-drinks sat down with Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot earlier this month

In the first part of our exclusive interview with Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot, we learned more about her experiences in Asia and in M&A. Here, in part two, de Tissot discusses Kentucky Bourbon, Castle Brands, Chinese whiskey and Pernod's wine operations.


"We're looking for brands that can bring new growth opportunities to the group" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part I 17 Sep 19

Olly WehringHélène de Tissot has been with Pernod Ricard since 2002

In late-August, Pernod Ricard reported its results for fiscal-2019, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the year rose by 6%, although the group's key US market came in flat. Earlier this month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with CFO Hélène de Tissot in London, following the company's presentation on its most recent performance. In part one of this exclusive two-part interview, we look at de Tissot's experiences in Asia and in the M&A arena, and discuss some of the macro-economic challenges facing the likes of Pernod.

Latest Industry Insights

Pernod breaks boundaries with Chinese distillery

Neil Ridley | 12 Sep 19 Pernod Ricard's Emeishan distillery could be the start of a whole new category in malt whisky

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmar...


New Remy Cointreau CEO - just-drinks thinks

Andy Morton | 12 Sep 19 Eric Vallat will take over from Remy Cointreau CEO Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet in December

What does yesterday's announcement of Eric Vallat as Remy Cointreau's next CEO tell us about the company's plans?...


Let your brand creativity go wild at festivals

Laura Foster | 10 Sep 19 Music festivals are a lot of fun - and can offer your brand a host of new consumers

As the summer in the UK rumbles to a close and autumn takes over, I’m packing up my festival kit once more. Away goes the tent and the thank...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

In early-September, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with Pernod Ricard's CFO, Hélène de Tissot, in London, following the company's presentation of its results for the 12 months to the end of June.

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

In May, Diageo held its biennial Capital Markets Day investor conference, in New York. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the 2019 edition of TFWA Asia-Pacific, which covers the region's Travel Retail industry

Drinks Market Research

Specialty Spirits (Spirits) Market in India - Outlook to 2022: Market Size,

Specialty Spirits (Spirits) Market in India - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Specialty Spirits (Spirits) Market in India - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics is a broad level market review of Specialty Spirits market in India... Read more

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Whiskey (Spirits) Market in United States of America - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($500.00)


Global Specialty Spirits (Spirits) Market - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($7995.00)


Opportunities in the Americas Wine Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by Countries in the Region

Published: February 2019 - ($2100.00)


Heaven Hill Brands - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: June 2019 - ($175.00)


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