Beverage Industry Insights

Carlsberg continues to give investors reasons to head for the bar

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian co...

Pernod Ricard's Emeishan distillery could be the start of a whole new category in malt whisky

Pernod breaks boundaries with Chinese distillery

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmar...

Eric Vallat will take over from Remy Cointreau CEO Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet in December

New Remy Cointreau CEO - just-drinks thinks

What does yesterday's announcement of Eric Vallat as Remy Cointreau's next CEO tell us about the company's plans?...

Music festivals are a lot of fun - and can offer your brand a host of new consumers

Let your brand creativity go wild at festivals

As the summer in the UK rumbles to a close and autumn takes over, I’m packing up my festival kit once more. Away goes the tent and the thank...

Suntory launched its Goodmood 'water plus' brand in several Asian markets earlier this year

Asian ingredients opportunity for soft drinks

This month, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the driving forces behind flavour migration in Asia-Pacific....

The latest critique from The ISFAR looks at recent research into the effects of alcohol consumption on the chances of mortality in older consumers

Does moderate consumption reduce mortality risk?

There are well-known problems inherent in most observational studies of alcohol and health. As well as having to rely on self-reporting of i...


Why do consumers find wine so... boring? - Comment 3 Sep 19

Our resident wine commentator, Chris Losh, has spent some time on 'the other side'. He's returned from his recent visit to the spirits world armed with some challenging advice for the wine trade.


Why a poor first-quarter won't cause sleepless nights for Brown-Forman - Analysis 30 Aug 19

Against a backdrop of mid-single-digit sales rises for its spirits peers, Brown-Forman would be forgiven had it taken a doom-and-gloom stance after posting a flat performance in quarter one this week.

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Drinks Industry News

Carlsberg launches review over India allegations

Andy Morton | 17 Sep 19 Carlsberg said the allegations were similar to ones it had already investigated

Carlsberg has promised further investigations after a report claims the brewer allegedly paid off officials in India to smooth regulatory issues.


Japan to phase out US wine tariffs - report

Andy Morton | 17 Sep 19 Japan's new trade deal comes after the US exited the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan is to reduce the tariff rate on wine imported from the US as part of a new trade agreement due to be signed at the end of the month, according to local reports.


PepsiCo lines up business hub for India

Andy Morton | 16 Sep 19 Reports in the media said PepsiCo's service centre will handle functions including consumer insights, marketing and HR

PepsiCo is to open a business service hub in India later this year.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:52pm 17 Sep 2019)

Eastside Distilling makes Tequila play with Azunia

Constellation hands debut TV ad to Meiomi - video

A-B InBev brews Area 51 beer after Tweet storm

Manifest Distilling’s 100% Rye Whiskey - NPD

The Macallan Edition No 5 single malt - NPD

Molson Coors' Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde - NPD

Celsius snaps up Finland's Func Food Group

Concha y Toro gives Don Melchor its independence

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We're looking for brands that can bring new growth opportunities to the group" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part I 17 Sep 19

Olly WehringHélène de Tissot has been with Pernod Ricard since 2002

In late-August, Pernod Ricard reported its results for fiscal-2019, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the year rose by 6%, although the group's key US market came in flat. Earlier this month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with CFO Hélène de Tissot in London, following the company's presentation on its most recent performance. In part one of this exclusive two-part interview, we look at de Tissot's experiences in Asia and in the M&A arena, and discuss some of the macro-economic challenges facing the likes of Pernod.


"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019 5 Sep 19

Olly WehringDistell CEO Richard Rushton spoke to just-drinks following the release of full-year numbers for fiscal-2019

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.


Pernod Ricard's Chinese malt whisky distillery - just-drinks speaks to China MD Jean-Etienne Gourgues and Asia marketing head Tracy Kwan 29 Aug 19

Andy MortonPernod Ricard's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, at the ground-breaking ceremony in Emei today

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard unveiled plans to build a malt whisky distillery near Mount Emei, one of China's four sacred Buddhist peaks. The distillery is expected to start production in 2021, with the first product set to be released in 2023. just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Pernod's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, and Asia VP of marketing Tracy Kwan by phone from Emei to hear more about the project.

Latest Industry Insights

Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - data

Richard Woodard | 29 Aug 19 CEO Ivan Menezes has navigated Diageo through some tough times in the last five years

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6.1...


Why Diageo's Cuban play won't save rum

Richard Woodard | 29 Aug 19 Diageo's tie-up over the Santiago de Cuba rum brand doesn't mean the category's work is complete

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. More than a quarter of a century after Pernod Ricard signed its Havana Club joint ve...


How concerned should beer be about hard seltzers?

Stephen Beaumont | 28 Aug 19

Hard seltzers have hogged the headlines in recent months, particularly the category's perceived threat to beer. Our beer commentator, Stephe...

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Beer & Cider BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide 2013-2022

Beer & Cider BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide 2013-2022

The BRIC Beer & Cider industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2013-17, and forecast to 2022). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

Published: March 2019 - ($995.00)


Champagne markets, companies and production

Published: July 2019 - ($905.00)


Gin & Genever (Spirits) Market in China - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($500.00)


Lager Beer (Beer & Cider) Market in United States of America - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($500.00)


Whiskey (Spirits) Market in Germany - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($500.00)


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