Beverage Industry Insights

The more mature consumer is behaving differently to younger generations as lockdowns ease

How older consumers are reacting, post-lockdown

As lockdown starts to lift in many countries, safety concerns are causing the more mature generation to react in different ways to younger d...

The longer-term direction of consumption trends has been altered irrevocably by COVID-19

COVID's longer-term impact on soft drinks

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how consumers around the world approach the non-alcoholic beverage aisle. Over the next three years, bott...

TikTok videos offer brands a useful template for their own social media content

How to reach Gen Z in the coronavirus era - focus

Social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram have played a large role in Gen Z lives during the coronavirus lockdown. But how can dri...

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted consumers to demand more CSR transparency from brands

Mindful consumption and carbon counting on labels

The first half of this year has seen many nascent trends accelerate, most notably in the areas of health & wellness and environmental consci...

Indian food companies are putting herbal ingredients into products

Traditional herbs can boost Indian beer sales

Craft beer brands in India can boost sales with health-aware consumers by adding traditional immunity-boosting ingredients....

Constellation Brands features in the list of top M&A for the second quarter

Global drinks deals in Q2 2020 - data

The value of drinks industry M&A plunged in Q2 but acquisitions still managed to go ahead despite the coronavirus, according to a deals data...

The Coca-Cola Co's hard seltzer launch is a statement of intent - comment 31 Jul 20

The Coca-Cola Co's announcement it is to release an alcoholic sparkling water in Latin America shouldn't be a surprise. But it is.

Why 'Quality Control' is the name of the beer game, no matter your size - comment 31 Jul 20

Although not the most glamorous aspect of brewing, being able to provide the consumer with an assurance of your beer's quality is where it's at. Category commentator Stephen Beaumont believes that what has previously been the preserve of the indusry's larger brewers now needs to trickle down - not literally - into craft beer.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Monster to ride out COVID as H1 sales slow

Olly Wehring | 11 Aug 20 Monster Beverage Corp believes the worst of 2020 has passed for its namesake energy drinks brand

Monster Beverage Corp has reported a steady improvement in sales in recent months, although the second-quarter performance came in flat.

Diageo starts proceedings against Moet Hennessy

Olly Wehring | 10 Aug 20 Diageo's stake in Moet Hennessy dates back to the late-1990s

Diageo has started proceedings against the parent company of Moet Hennessy, claiming it is still waiting on an expected dividend payment from last year.

Coca-Cola EP prepares for robust H2 - data

Olly Wehring | 10 Aug 20 CEO Damian Gammell was upbeat on Coca-Cola European Partners' ability to bounce back in 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has made positive noises about the second half of this year, with first-half sales having fallen by 16%.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:03pm 11 Aug 2020)

Coca-Cola EP moves on plastic rings

Accolade adds hard seltzer line to Echo Falls

SHS Drinks’ lines up relaunch for WKD Mixd

Formula Four unveils new co-owner for Oxigen

Accolade unveils global campaign for Mud House

Angostura Cocoa Bitters - NPD

Ian Macleod's Smokehead Rum Rebel Scotch - NPD

LeVecke’s Three Birds Hard Seltzer - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Consumers have embraced cocktail making like they have cooking and baking" - just-drinks speaks to Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi 30 Jul 20

Andy MortonBeam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi said his company's second half will be better than its first

Beam Suntory, the international spirits arm of Suntory Holdings, today posted a 3% fall in first-half sales, a result that could be viewed as excellent amid a global pandemic. Speaking to just-drinks yesterday, Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi talks about the company's coronavirus resilience, the emergence of the "home premise" and whether Japanese bar helmets will become a global must-have.

"What we have right now is an unsustainable trading model"- just-drinks speaks to Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association 16 Jul 20

Olly WehringThe British Beer & Pub Association has had its hands full helping members survive the coronavirus lockdown

Late last year, Emma McClarkin was appointed chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association. Within four months of taking the helm, the coronavirus pandemic prompted the outright closure of the UK on-premise channel. Speaking exclusively to just-drinks today, McClarkin talks us through her tenure so far and how - or if - her members have survived lockdown. She also considers what the 'new normal' will be like for the country's pubs and brewers.

"COVID has accelerated many categories and RTDs is one of them" - just-drinks speaks to Rima Sawaya, senior brand manager for Pernod Ricard's Kahlua 16 Jul 20

Andy MortonKahlua Nitro Cold Brew is available in packs of four

just-drinks speaks to Kahlua senior brand manager Rima Sawaya about where Pernod Ricard is taking the brand in the COVID era, as well as the hard seltzer effect on spirits and the odds of seeing a non-alcoholic Kahlua RTD.

Latest Industry Insights

Why are spirits brands still getting women wrong?

Richard Woodard | 29 Jul 20 Is targeting by gender a marketing tactic from yesteryear?

The recent unveiling by Bacardi of its Plume and Petal brand backfired somewhat, with the group stirring up a social media storm with the lo...

COVID sheds light on relationship with alcohol

Ben Cooper | 23 Jul 20

As traumatic and devastating as COVID-19 has been, the pandemic has at times been revelatory, prompting us all to reassess the value we assi...

Can alcohol accelerate breast, ovarian cancer?

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research | 22 Jul 20 The latest critique from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research considers research into the link between alcohol and two types of cancer

The latest study to be considered by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research used a 'Mendelian Randomisation' (MR) approach t...

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

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

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

At the end of another lively year for the global drinks industry, we look back at the most-popular comment pieces, analyses, interviews and news stories on just-drinks in 2019.

Drinks Market Research

Opportunities in the Americas Hot Drinks Sector

Opportunities in the Americas Hot Drinks Sector

Americas was the second largest market in the global hot drinks sector with value sales of US$45,747.2 million, accounting for a share of 22.4% in 2019. The region was also the second largest market in terms of volume with 3,851.8 million units, during the same year. In 2019, the hot coffee category accounted for the largest value share of 73.3% followed by hot tea and other hot drinks categories. The US accounted for 45.2% value share of overall sales in Americas hot drinks sector in 2019... Read more

Published: May 2020 - ($2100.00)

Australia - Quarterly Beverage Tracker First Quarter 2020

Published: May 2020 - ($995.00)

Hot Drinks in India: Top Growth Opportunities

Published: June 2020 - ($2995.00)

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