Beverage Industry Insights

Omni-channel retail can be for big ticket items - with Ford partnering Alibaba in China to create a giant car vending machine

"Forget what you think you know about retail"

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading pl...

More and more spirits brands are running cocktail competitions - does the consumer know, or even care?

Do consumers care about your cocktail competition?

It's only three weeks until the global final of Diageo's 'World Class' event rolls into Berlin. The pending circus has given me cause to con...

Love Hemp Water launched earlier this year, and its owner says he is pleased to see Coca-Cola 'follow in our footsteps'

Cannabis creeps towards the mainstream

Judging from the number of newspaper reports yesterday on The Coca-Cola Co's potential move into cannabis drinks, the story has caught some...

Earlier this year, Lagunitas launched hop-flavoured water brand Hi-Fi Hops in California

Could hop-flavoured water break new ground? - NPD

The secret to a great beer often comes down to the quality of the hops that are used to make it. Depending upon the variety, hops can add fl...

There are many different cannabis strains, all of which have slightly different effects

Cannabis versatility an attratction for Coca-Cola?

Back in March, I asked what the odds would be on the launch of Coke Cannabis after The Coca-Cola Co's total beverage strategy led the group...

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...

Coca-Cola European Partners basks in 'total beverage' future – Analysis 14 Sep 18

The non-alcoholic ready-to-drink market (NARTD) is a "great place to be", according to Coca-Cola European Partners.

"People always complain when they see foreign investment" - How overseas money is changing South Africa's wine fortunes - Focus - Cape Wine 2018 13 Sep 18

Even South Africa's famous wildlife is conspiring against its wine industry.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

ProWein, TFWA detail dates for future trade shows

Olly Wehring | 19 Sep 18 ProWein has confirmed the dates for its exhibition in 2020

The organisers behind the ProWein and TFWA China trade exhibitions have confirmed the dates for their events in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Cannabis-infused drinks are "here to stay"

Andy Morton | 19 Sep 18 Love Hemp Water was released in April and has already secured a number of UK supermarket listings

As The Coca-Cola Co reportedly considers entering the CBD beverage market, a UK company already in the category has spoken of the challenges of marketing the oil's potential health benefits to consumers.

Global trade war comes to drinks next week

Keith Nuthall | 19 Sep 18

The trade row between the US and China is set to spread to the countries' drinks producers next week, with both nations confirming increases in the tariffs on each other's drinks exports.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:53pm 21 Sep 2018)

Mahou San Miguel prepares China re-entry

This week's top spirits and wine coverage

This week's top beer & cider coverage

This week's top soft drinks and water coverage

Coca-Cola on track for Chi takeover in Nigeria

Rebbl launches 'What's Your Elixir' campaign

Little Book Chapt. 2: Noe Simple Task whisky - NPD

UK retailers get VR help to understand customers

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 18

Dean BestInterested companies have until 12 October to join PepsiCo's North America scheme

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz on vodka's US problem, Forty Creek's upcoming expansion and cannabis hurdles 2 Aug 18

Andy MortonCampari's CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said vodka remains a tough category to play in

Yesterday, Campari Group released its first-half 2018 results, with organic growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz after the announcement to discuss the challenging US vodka market, a European roll-out for Canadian whisky Forty Creek and why we probably shouldn't expect Campari to dive into the cannabis category any time soon.

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 18

Lucy BritnerDiageo CEO Ivan Menezes says the more casual early evening occasion is driving the gin market

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 

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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

The Coca-Cola's acquisition of the Costa coffee chain

The Coca-Cola's acquisition of the Costa coffee chain

In late-August, The Coca-Cola Co agreed a deal to buy the Costa chain from Whitbread for US$5.1bn. Here's the round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the move.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Between 7-9 August, Anheuser-Busch InBev's top management hosted analysts in Johannesburg to update them on the company's performance. Here, just-drinks distils some of the biggest highlights from the three-day conference.

just-drinks meets Havana Club

just-drinks meets Havana Club

In June, just-drinks travelled to Cuba to speak to the people behind Pernod Ricard's Havana Club JV with the Cuban government. Click here for content including interviews with Havana Club CEO Christian Barre and Cuba Ron Corp president Juan Gonzalez

just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

In early-June, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev , Carlos Brito, spoke to just-drinks editor Olly Wehring in London. Here are all four parts of our exclusive interview.

Drinks Market Research

Global vodka insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer t

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

This is the first in our latest series of global category reports, published in partnership with The IWSR. Containing newly released 2017 market data, this offers the very latest global category insights for the vodka sector. The 2017 IWSR data release confirms vodka overall shed nearly 28m cases to 434m cases in 2017.. Read more

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Constellation Brands Inc (STZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Liquor Control Board of Ontario - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Alcoholic Drinks Packaging in the US

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