Beverage Industry Insights

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

Responsible drinking issues around the world - Jan

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

Political events are likely to cause concern to business in early-2018

Five political developments set to affect Q1

Anybody hoping that the world would enter a period of calm in global politics in 2018 is likely to be disappointed....

The latest just-drinks/The IWSR joint-report looks at the RTD and cider categories

How the future is shaping up for RTDs & cider

Emerging markets increasingly hold the key to the future of the global RTD sector, but operators will need to display continued innovation a...

The last five years have been consolidatory rather than acquisitive for Pernod Ricard

What can the spirits industry learn from Pernod?

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Pernod Ricard's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard conside...

Coca-Cola's revamped Diet Coke range includes four new flavours

Revamp offers Diet Coke new meaning - Comment

Diet Coke is having a revamp - and not a moment too soon. The old war-horse of the low-sugar CSD market is nigh on 36 years old and looking...

Category commentator Chris Losh looks at what 2018 has in store for the wine industry

What's coming up in wine in 2018?

This month sees just-drinks let its category commentators loose on the year ahead. Here, Chris Losh tells us how he sees 2018 panning out fo...

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - December 2017 11 Jan 18

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December.

What's coming up in soft drinks in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 9 Jan 18

Throughout January, just-drinks' regular category commentators will give us their take on how 2018 is shaping up for their specialist subject. First up, soft drinks expert Richard Corbett considers the year ahead.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Coca-Cola lines up World Without Waste plan

Lucy Britner | 19 Jan 18 The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey said his company has a responsibility to help solve the world's packaging problem

The Coca-Cola Co has announced global plans to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. 

Campari CEO casts doubt on plastic straw ban

Andy Morton | 19 Jan 18 Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said education may be the key to reducing plastic waste in the on-premise

The CEO of Gruppo Campari, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, has questioned moves by Diageo and Pernod Ricard to ban plastic straws in a bid to cut waste.

Sales growth slowdown continues for Remy Cointreau

Olly Wehring | 19 Jan 18 While Remy Cointreau's sales rose in Q3, the increase was below half-year performance

Tough comparatives in the third quarter have proved a drag on Remy Cointreau's fiscal-2018 sales growth, although Remy Martin's top-line maintained its year-to-date double-digit sales rise.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:29pm 22 Jan 2018)

Zamora buys control of Martin Miller's Gin

Westons adds low-alcohol cues to Stowford Press LA

Lot18’s Portlandia wine range - NPD

CVNE buys Cava maker Roger Goulart

Diageo Scotch distilleries get Brexit boost as vis

Koloa Rum Co’s Kauai Reserve Hawaiian rum - NPD

DPSG dives deeper into e-sports with team tie-up

AB InBev rolls out latest 'Dilly, Dilly' spot

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We've been around for almost 300 years - we never rush things" - Interview, Aspall Cyder's Henry Chevallier Guild and Molson Coors UK MD Phil Whitehead 8 Jan 18

Olly WehringAspall will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2028

Over the weekend, Molson Coors announced its purchase of UK cider producer Aspall Cyder. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Henry Chevallier Guild, from the family that owned Aspall, and the MD of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, Phil Whitehead.

"Travel Retail needs to pay for itself, otherwise it's sucking from elsewhere" - Interview, David Wilson, Beam Suntory's MD for Global Travel Retail 13 Dec 17

Andy MortonBeam Suntory was exhibiting at this year's TFWA show in Cannes

The Global Travel Retail channel is evolving. Recent declines have highlighted problems that look set to dictate GTR's direction over the next few years. Earlier this year, just-drinks' news & insights editor, Andy Morton, sat down with David Wilson, Beam Suntory's MD for Global Travel Retail, to discuss what those problems are and what can be done to overcome them.

"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.

just-drinks Blog

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.

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?

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

Global RTD & cider insights - market forecasts, product innovation and cons

Global RTD & cider insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The global market for ready-to-drinks (RTDs) continues to be one of the healthier sectors of the global marketplace, rising by 1.6% to 399.6m nine-litre cases in 2016. This is a slight reduction over its 2012-2016 CAGR of 3.5%. Of the top 50 markets, 33 posted CAGR gains over this period, including eight out of the top 10 markets. The value of the global market has grown roughly in line with volume growth. Global value between 2012 and 2016 was up by a CAGR of 3.5% to $17.4bn (fixed exchange with tax)... Read more

Published: January 2018 - ($1500.00)

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

Published: December 2017 - ($1500.00)

Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: November 2017 - ($1500.00)

Wine in Western Europe

Published: November 2017 - ($1325.00)

Update on Our Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2017: Wellness as Status Symbol

Published: November 2017 - ($1325.00)

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