Beverage Industry Insights

What does 2017 have in store for the white spirits sectors?

What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Comment

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard...

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

Responsible drinking review - Jan 2017

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

What will this year provide for the world's brewers?

What's coming up in beer in 2017? - Comment

Our series of category forecasts continues. After Chris Losh shared his wine predictions last week, here's Stephen Beaumont to tell us how h...

What does 2017 have is store for the wine category?

What's coming up in wine in 2017? - Comment

Throughout this month, just-drinks' regular category commentators will be sharing their predictions for the year ahead. First up is Chris Lo...

UK-listed drinks companies like Diageo are going to have to start talking more directly to investors soon, warns Ian Shackleton

The just-drinks Analyst - 2017 forecasts

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?...

Diageo will relaunch its Shui jing Fang baijiu brand in China this year

Baijiu set to storm 2017 - Analysis 

The world's two largest spirits companies (by profit) are major players in China's baijiu category. While the past few years have proved cha...

Constellation Brands and the health of its beer business - Analysis 6 Jan 17

Constellation Brands' Mexican beer unit has proved to be a powerhouse for the company. Quarter after quarter, analysts have praised the performance of Corona and Modelo in the US as the company moved to buy and build new breweries to keep up with demand. 

The Cognac Category - Everything you need to know - just-drinks Spirits Essentials 5 Jan 17

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the Cognac category. Sourced from the joint Global Cognac Insights report, published in November, we look at both market and category trends for Cognac globally, the performance of the key brands, as well as the challenges facing Cognac going forward.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Carlsberg Denmark names new head 

Lucy Britner | 17 Jan 17 Carlsberg has appointed a new MD for its domestic market

Carlsberg has announced a raft of personnel changes in Europe, including a new managing director for its domestic unit. 

Heineken readies Europe-wide launch of Bintang

Olly Wehring | 17 Jan 17

Heineken has lined up the pan-European import of its Bintang Indonesian lager beyond the brand's current presence in the Netherlands.

Cognac exports hit record high in 2016 - figures

Stuart Todd | 16 Jan 17 The Cognac sector enjoyed a record year in 2016

The Cognac industry set new export records last year for both volumes and value, according to recently-released figures.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:30pm 19 Jan 2017)

A-B InBev acquires Spain's Cervezas La Virgen

Home entertaining offers drinks opp's - Diageo

UK drinks industry responds to Brexit plans

Beer category set for healthy growth in India

India's demonetisation fallout to continue

Remy Cointreau posts solid YTD as Cognac surges

Pernod spends US$11m on Irish whiskey expansion

Pernod Ricard gives Beefeater 24 packaging revamp

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Brexit is going to happen so we might as well get on with it" - Interview, Philip Gregan, CEO, New Zealand Winegrowers 18 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Philip Gregan, the CEO of trade organisation New Zealand Winegrowers was in London this week for the country's annual UK trade tasting. He sat down with just-drinks to talk Brexit, Trump and the future of Sauvignon Blanc.

"The worst thing you can do in luxury is send inconsistent brand messages" - Interview Tareef Shawa, Pernod Ricard luxury & customer relationship management director 12 Jan 17

Lucy BritnerPernod Ricard refers internally to its luxury & prestige portfolio as 'Le Cercle'

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.

"Unless there’s change, companies like ours won't be able to enter into the Travel Retail channel" – Interview, Loch Lomond Group GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 16

Andy MortonAndre deAlmeida joined Loch Lomond Group in July this year

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.

just-drinks Blog

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 4 Jan 17

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.

Angostura advertises the news

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 12 Dec 16

Most of the time, changes at the top of a company present themselves in press releases, stock exchange filings or responses from a spokesperson.

Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 12 Dec 16

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks Cognac Essentials

just-drinks Cognac Essentials

As part of just-drinks' Spirits Essentials series, this look at the Cognac segment provides comprehensive figures and information on the sector, its markets and its trends.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group acquires Bai Brands

Dr Pepper Snapple Group acquires Bai Brands

In late-November, Dr Pepper Snapple Group secured full control of Bai 5 owner Bai Brands. Here is just-drinks' full coverage of the matter.

Carlsberg - Company Results

Carlsberg - Company Results

Here's a round-up of Carlsberg's quarterly results, dating back to 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD results - Round-up

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD results - Round-up

In October, AB InBev released its Q3 & YTD results. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Global Cognac insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer

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

This edition of our global Cognac report contains the latest 2015 data from The IWSR combined with our unique analyst insights and brand interview extracts. Global Cognac volumes rose 3.9% in 2015, hitting a new high of 13m cases and representing an acceleration over the 3.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) seen between 2009 and 2014. This report strategically reviews the global Cognac category, providing future insights into what the sector has to do to grow over the coming years... Read more

Published: November 2016 - ($1500.00)

Luxury Alcoholic Drinks: The Spirit of Premiumisation

Published: October 2016 - ($1325.00)

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

Published: December 2016 - ($1500.00)

Global Wine Market 2016-2020

Published: September 2016 - ($2500.00)

Global Beer Market 2016-2020

Published: June 2016 - ($2500.00)

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