Beverage Industry Insights

Consumers were invited to ask questions in an online tasting hosted by Bacardi on Amazon last month

Technology bringing tasting events closer to home

In a first for Amazon Prime Video, Bacardi last month used the platform to present a live whisky tasting, where audience members could order...

CBA's Hawaiian beer brand, Kona, is a bright spot in the collective's portfolio

A-B InBev's Craft Brew Alliance purchase - Comment

Everything comes to those who wait - especially if you have the deep pockets and corporate heft of Anheuser-Busch InBev....

The UK's departure from the European Union is set to dominate the country's General Election on 12 December

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

This critique from The ISFAR looks at research into the link between alcohol consumption and dementia

Can alcohol slow the onset of dementia? - analysis

The latest study to go under The ISFAR's microscope was designed to assess the association between alcohol consumption and dementia and the...

The soft drinks industry has long been in the crosshairs of anti-obesity campaigners

Nutrition & hydration watchwords for soft drinks

Drinks companies are finding it increasingly difficult to persuade lawmakers not to impose taxes on sweetened soft drinks. The reasons why,...

Robinson is to launch her W*nder range of CBD-infused drinks next year

Four tips on how to start a CBD-beverage company

This week, just-drinks spoke to Tanisha Robinson, a former CEO of BrewDog North America and now CEO of her own CBD beverage start-up W*nder....


Are full-sugar soft drinks the new niche? - Comment 5 Nov 19

Has the sugar tax changed the playing field so much that full-sugar is now considered a niche selling point for soft drinks? Lucy Britner takes a closer look.


Is Molson Coors set to pivot away from beer? - Comment 31 Oct 19

There was a lot to take in from yesterday's news that Molson Coors is to massively overhaul its global operations. Top-line are the jobs losses - 400-500 is a big number and an undoubted hit to staff morale. That many of the job cuts will be in Molson Coors' spiritual home, Denver, will only inflame the hurt.

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Drinks Industry News

Molson Coors buys into LA Libations incubator

Andy Morton | 18 Nov 19 LA Libations has given help to beverage brands including BodyArmour and Zico coconut water

Molson Coors has bought a minority stake in US soft drinks incubator LA Libations in a deal that gives the brewer first refusal on new beverage brands.


Pernod Ricard signs baijiu partnership

Andy Morton | 18 Nov 19 Pernod Ricard is to use its Asia distribution network to expand sales of Wuliangye baijiu

Pernod Ricard is to distribute the Chinese white spirit baijiu in South-East Asia after signing a partnership with Wuliangye, one of China's leading producers.


Bacardi takes full control of Stillhouse Spirits

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 19 Bacardi was thought to own 36% of Stillhouse Spirits Co prior to last week's full purchase

Bacardi has trumped a legal row with Stillhouse Spirits Co by acquiring the US-based canned spirits producer outright.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:30pm 18 Nov 2019)

Pernod refutes on-the-job drinking allegations

Carlsberg targets Asia growth with senior VP post

Italy on course to ratify sugar tax by end of year

Top Beverages' Spice Collection - NPD

Bardstown's Fusion, Discovery Series Bourbons - NP

Accolade Wines silent on Italian winery report

Campari Group readies French distribution purchase

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Beverage Industry Interviews

"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 19

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Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.


"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co 28 Oct 19

Andy MortonLouise Werner from Pernod Ricard's Absolut unit examines the prototype paper bottles

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.


"The Constellation deal helps to take my choke-chain off" - just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin 21 Oct 19

Olly WehringConstellation Brands owns an unspecified holding in Colorado-based Montanya Distillers

Late last week, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskins found time to meet with just-drinks to look back at the history of the Colorado-based craft spirits company and to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

Latest Industry Insights

The next big thing in North American beer is…?

Stephen Beaumont | 29 Oct 19 Is Boston Beer's Samuel Adams about to make a comeback in the pale lager category?

This month, beer category commentator Stephen Beaumont surveys the brewing scene in North America, and considers which beer style is poised...


Four trends shaping the UK's alcohol market

Andy Morton | 23 Oct 19 William Grant's Glenfiddich Grand Cru - an example of the new meta-luxury category?

William Grant & Sons has launched its annual UK market report, which takes a deep dive into the trends shaping the alcohol category. just-dr...


Will CEO exit be a Champagne moment for Treasury?

Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 19 Michael Clarke will step down as CEO of Treasury Wine Estates in September next year

Michael Clarke's tenure as CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has been remarkable. The hard-headed South African brought his FMCG nous to a compan...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

In early-September, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with Pernod Ricard's CFO, Hélène de Tissot, in London, following the company's presentation of its results for the 12 months to the end of June.

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

In May, Diageo held its biennial Capital Markets Day investor conference, in New York. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

Drinks Market Research

Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: Malaysia

Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: Malaysia

GlobalData’s Malaysia Quarterly Beverage Tracker Q2-19 covering soft drinks, dairy drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks is an essential tool for keeping up-to-date with the latest industry performance and developments on a quarterly basis... Read more

Published: August 2019 - ($995.00)


Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: Philippines

Published: August 2019 - ($995.00)


Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: Pakistan

Published: August 2019 - ($995.00)


Spirits Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: February 2019 - ($1495.00)


Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: August 2019 - ($175.00)


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