Beverage Industry Insights

Brown-Forman will report Q2 & H1 2018 results tomorrow

Brown-Forman's Q2 & H1 2018 results - Preview

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Brown-Forman's results for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal-2018, here's a look at the e...

Coca-Cola Life failed to connect with soft drinks consumers

How Coca-Cola can make a success of Coke Life II

Hot on the heels of the start of Coke Life's demise, The Coca-Cola Co has lined up a stevia-only version. But, how can the company ensure su...

Danone has worked hard to climb on top of the global trend towards health & wellness

How Danone has upped its health & wellness game

In Euromonitor International's health & wellness (H&W) system, Danone ranked fourth last year in the global health & wellness food & beverag...

William Grant & Sons launched the Glenfiddich Experimental series in September last year

How Scotch can flash its innovation credentials

The Scotch whisky sector has long had an awkward relationship with the research & development department. Category commentator Neil Ridley,...

Coco Fuzion 100 is an example of how healthier drinks are injecting bubbles into their brand extensions

Will blending bubbles with functionality kill CSDs

There's a popular saying that goes "when it rains, it pours". Carbonated soft drink marketers know the feeling, as the segment's consumption...

Britvic's stills brands were down in the UK in fiscal 2017

Britvic FY 2016/17 results by region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales but profits were down as the company invested in a business capability programme. Here,...

How will Scotch whisky perform in the next five years? - Research in Focus 27 Nov 17

After a tough period since 2012, the global Scotch whisky market is facing a brighter future over the next five years – but there are still concerns about the category's lack of dynamism compared to its rivals.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2017 27 Nov 17

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

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Drinks Industry News

Diageo trashes Brexit Scotch reduction claim

Olly Wehring | 30 Nov 17 The UK will leave the European Union at the end of March 2019

Diageo has quelled speculation that it has moved to slow its production of Scotch whisky, in light of the UK's vote to leave the European Union last year.

Chapel Down winery releases vodka, gin

Andy Morton | 30 Nov 17 Chapel Down said the vodka and gin are made with grapes from its 2016 harvest

English wine producer Chapel Down has launched its first gin and vodka expressions, as it looks to move further into the spirits category.

Coca-Cola HBC in talks over MB Impex spirits buy

Andy Morton | 30 Nov 17 Coca-Cola HBC said the talks are over a 'small transaction' with MB Impex

Coca-Cola HBC has confirmed to just-drinks it is in discussions with Bosnia-Herzegovinan spirits producer MB Impex to buy some of its brands.

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Molson Coors to sell China's Snow beer in UK

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Pernod lines up one-hour alcohol service in Ghana

Ballantine’s 21 Year Old Signature Oak Collection

Molson Coors confirms new non-alcoholic beer

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Beverage Industry Interviews

"It is for drinks producers to be the most committed partners of governments to tackle the harmful use of alcohol" - Interview, Henry Ashworth, CEO of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Part II 7 Dec 17

Olly WehringThe International Alliance for Responsible Drinking is funded by 11 major alcohol producers

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

"Companies will put aside commercial differences when it comes to tackling the harmful use of alcohol" - Interview, Henry Ashworth, CEO of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Part I 6 Dec 17

Olly WehringHenry Ashworth joined the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking as CEO in January

Last month, just-drinks sat down with the head of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The trade-funded organisation poached Ashworth from UK drinks industry watchdog The Portman Group in January. Here, in part one of a two-part interview, Ashworth explains what IARD does, what its ambition is and why its members are forsaking the quest for competitive advantage in the responsible drinking area.

"If there's one rum brand that can legitimately play in the super-premium segment, it's Mount Gay" - Interview, Raphaël Grisoni, MD at Mount Gay for Remy Cointreau 5 Dec 17

Olly WehringMount Gay sells almost 400,000 cases per year

Earlier this year, just-drinks met up with the head of Rémy Cointreau's Mount Gay rum brand, Raphaël Grisoni. During our time together, Grisoni described Mount Gay's position within the French group, highlighted the challenges facing the rum category and suggested the end is nigh for umbrellas in cocktails.

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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.

Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 17 Oct 17

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 14 Jul 17

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

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.

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.

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

In late-August, Brown-Forman released its first-quarter results for the three months to the end of June 2017. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in the period.

Drinks Market Research

Champagne production, markets and companies

Champagne production, markets and companies

The uncertainties and turmoil of 2016 – from a geopolitical, social and even meteorological point of view – have all had their impact on Champagne. And if the region was hoping for a calmer 2017, reports of severe frosts hitting the vineyards as this report went to press in late April will have offered little respite. just-drinks' review of the Champagne sector focuses on production, markets and the brand owners involved. Throughout the report, interviews with key personnel illuminate the review of the production year... Read more

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

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Soft Drinks Strategies for Ageing Populations

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Wine Markets in Western Europe to 2021

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Opportunities in the Latin American Spirits Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by High Growth Economies

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