Beverage Industry Insights

BrewDog Distilling has recently launched the Boilermaker series, its first foray into Scotch whisky

"Too many tuxedos, too much bling" - BrewDog

As a brewer, BrewDog is no stranger to confrontation. The company's next run-in, however, could be with the rule makers of the spirits indus...

Analyst Ian Shackleton takes a closer look at the future of the gin category

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 covers th...

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

Responsible drinking efforts around the world

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

The latest critique from The ISFAR looks at research into a link between alcohol consumption and the risk of dying of prostate cancer

How red wine can reduce risk of prostate cancer

In an analysis from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, investigators evaluated the relation of alcohol consumption in their over 45,0...

Boston Beer has found it impossible to turn around Samuel Adams volumes

Boston Beer seeks safety in Dogfish merger

They are beer's squeezed middle. Far smaller than the international brewers, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors, that dominate th...

Campari reported a Q1 organic sales jump of 10%, to just over EUR370m

Campari on verge of margin boost - Analysis

Campari Group's better than expected performance in the first quarter of 2019 could see the company make a "significant step up" in terms of...

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data 8 May 19

In early-March, Campari Group released its results for 2018. The group saw sales in the 12-month period come in 5.3% up on 2017. Here, drinks industry commentator Richard Woodard considers Campari's performance over the last five years.

How the wine industry can surf the waves of consumer change - Comment 7 May 19

Chris Losh has been around long enough to know 'category change' when he sees it. As a wine commentator, however, he hasn't had too much change to report on. Until now.

Thought Leaders

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    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-...

  • Personalised Marketing Can Transform The Drinks Industry

    Personalised Marketing Can Transform The Drinks Industry

    Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen the transformative effects that big data has had on business. From agriculture to air travel, industries have...

Drinks Industry News

US trade welcomes whiskey tariff repeal

Lucy Britner | 20 May 19 The Distilled Spirits Council blamed the tariffs for a recent drop in US whiskey exports

The trade association for spirits producers in the US has hailed an agreement with Canada and Mexico that will result in the "prompt repeal" of retaliatory tariffs on American whiskey exports to the two markets.

Warehouse scarcity adds to Brexit pressure on wine

Andy Morton | 20 May 19 The panel was hosted by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association and held at the London Wine Fair

The UK wine industry is fighting a "massive shortage" of warehouse space as companies pay the price for an extended Brexit deadline, a debate in London has heard.

Talks fail as Coca-Cola Co retains Africa control

Olly Wehring | 20 May 19 Coca-Cola Beverages Africa was initially a joint-venture between the Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller and Coca-Cola Sabco

Discussions to offload The Coca-Cola Co's majority control of its operations in Africa have failed, with the group announcing today it will retain its holding in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa "for the foreseeable future".

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Beverage Industry Interviews

"There's been a big consumer shift in drinks" - just-drinks speaks to Distill Ventures CEO Frank Lampen 23 May 19

Olly WehringDistill Ventures has an exclusive partnership arrangement with Diageo

Since coming into being almost six years ago, Distill Ventures has continued to make headlines in the drinks industry. The Diageo-backed incubation project may be best-known for investing in Seedlip, the non-alcoholic spirits brand. The biggest break, however, came late last year, when Diageo brought Belsazr Vermouth on to its books after the German brand was backed by DV in 2014. Earlier this month, Olly Wehring sat down with co-founder & CEO Frank Lampen to find out more about Distill Ventures and its relationship with thelargest premium spirits company in the world.

"If the domestic retailers had our growth, they would be singing and dancing" - just-drinks speaks to ex-TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen 13 May 19

Andy MortonFormer TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen spoke to just-drinks ahead of his exit from the organisation

Prior to the TFWA Asia-Pacific exhibition, which kicks off in Singapore this week, just-drinks news & insights editor Andy Morton met Erik Juul-Mortensen, the former head of TFWA. The interview, which took place just before Juul-Mortensen left the association late last year, covers the Global Travel Retail expert's parting thoughts on the industry, including the challenges the sector faces from falling footfall and margin pressures, as well as the threat - and opportunity - of digital.

"Our strategy is to double the top and halve the bottom" - Interview, Kay Nash, MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates 3 Apr 19

Andy MortonKay Nash became MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates in January

It's been less than three months since Kay Nash was unveiled as the head of South African multi-category drinks group Distell's new premium wine unit, called Libertas Vineyards & Estates. However, the management consultant and self-described "fixer" has been working for the company since the start of the last year, seeding the ground for one of Distell's most ambitious projects to date.

Latest Industry Insights

Molson Coors can take heart from Q1 silver linings

Andy Morton | 3 May 19 Molson Coors' Miller Lite is facing challenges in the US but thriving internationally

Molson Coors is facing volumes challenges in the US and Canada. But could strong pricing, better results elsewhere and an exciting innovatio...

Innovation strategy paying off for CCEP

Lucy Britner | 2 May 19 Coca-Cola Energy is expected to be in all CCEP markets by the end of Q2

From new-to-world products to an explosion in flavour iterations, the Coca-Cola system's innovation pipeline is in full flow....

Mergers & Acquisitions database - April 2019

Olly Wehring | 1 May 19 Constellation Brands sold off a raft of brands to E&J Gallo and bought into the mezcal category last month

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during April, a month in which Constellation Brands played the...

Beverage Hot Issues

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

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

just-drinks considers the trends that have shaped the last five years for Campari Group.

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results

In late April, The Coca-Cola Co released its Q1 results. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

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.

Drinks Market Research

The Better Drinks Co Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

The Better Drinks Co Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

The Better Drinks Co Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and corporate actions, providing a 360° view of the company... Read more

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Beer & Cider Global Industry Almanac 2013-2022

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

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Liquor Control Board of Ontario - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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TrendSights Analysis 2019: Connoisseurship - Keeping up with consumer "experts"

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