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Responsible drinking issues around the world

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Britvic has outlined five key trends to boost soft drinks sales

Five soft drinks growth drivers for 2018

Britvic has outlined several category trends to help boost soft drinks sales in the UK this year....

Cees 't Hart became Carlsberg's CEO in mid-2015

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

When Carlsberg bought out the remaining 15% stake in the Russian Baltic Beverages Holding joint-venture in 2012, securing outright ownership...

Has Carlsberg been over-reliant on Russia in the last five years?

What can the beer industry learn from Carlsberg?

If the principle lesson learned from just-drinks' analysis of Heineken's performance in the last five years is "don't panic", the overarchin...

Michelob Ultra Pure Gold is the latest attempt by Anheuser-Busch InBev to capitalise on the healthful consumption trend

How ultra-light beer is re-defining light beer

It is not your imagination: Light beer is getting lighter. Although the top light brands, such as Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite, ha...

Is it time to champion in-market beer production?

Could sustainability change the authenticity cue?

Heritage, provenance and authenticity have become industry buzzwords: Marketing experts have us believe that they are the attributes consume...

What's the best way to market spirits brands to female consumers? - Comment 20 Mar 18

Is gender becoming an all-consuming issue in whisky? just-drinks' brown spirits commentator, Neil Ridley, certainly hopes not.

What does the future of out-of-home advertising look like? - Comment 20 Mar 18

On a recent night in London, behind King's Cross railway station, an ordinary-looking van has an extraordinary-looking pole sticking out of its roof. The 20-metre mobile mast is, say its creators, the future of outdoor billboard advertising; a new, disruptive technology in a field that - LED video screens notwithstanding - hasn't strayed too far beyond basic precepts of paper plastered to wood. Known as the Echo, the mast was created by Lightvert, a UK start-up that wants to take advertising to places it hasn't been before.

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Drinks Industry News

Henkell & Co details Freixenet stake purchase

Richard Woodard | 19 Mar 18 As reported by just-drinks last week, Henkell & Co has bought a controlling stake in Freixenet

Henkell & Co has confirmed its acquisition of a majority stake in Cava giant Freixenet, creating the world's largest sparkling wine business – as exclusively revealed by just-drinks last week.

Bordeaux wine prices set to climb on low volumes

Stuart Todd | 19 Mar 18 Bordeaux's wine harvest last year was markedly down

The Bordeaux wine trade will be obliged to make a significant dip into its stocks and reserves this year, the region's trade association has warned, in order to cushion the effect of the smallest harvest in 27 years.

Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter departs

Olly Wehring | 19 Mar 18

The CEO of Conviviality, Diana Hunter, has stepped down from the post, at the start of what could be another rocky week for the beleaguered group.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:11pm 23 Mar 2018)

China primes US wine export tariffs as row rumbles

This week's top soft drinks and water coverage

This week's top spirits and wine coverage

This week's top beer & cider coverage

UK Millennials drink more but less often - survey

The Coca-Cola Co uses Internet of Things

Berry Bros & Rudd's The Classic Range - NPD

ProWein exhibitors, visitors hit new highs - ProWe

Beverage Industry Interviews

"In sustainability, innovation could make a big gain" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part II 22 Mar 18

Olly WehringAnheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito spoke to just-drinks this week, as the group released its third round of sustainability targets

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. In the second part of our subsequent interview with group CEO Carlos Brito, we look at what shareholders are telling him about the role of sustainability. We also discuss some of the latest pledges and consider how A-B InBev hopes to engage with consumers on sustainability.

"We manage the company efficiently, because we're the owners" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part I 21 Mar 18

Olly WehringAnheuser-Busch InBev released its third round of sustainability targets this week

Today, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. Prior to the launch, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Carlos Brito about the part sustainability plays in a company the size of A-B InBev.

"Consumers are smarter than ever before - and not just about wine" - just-drinks meets E&J Gallo Winery's GM for EMEA, Paul Sorrentino 14 Mar 18

Lucy BritnerE&J Gallo Winery is the world's largest exporter of Californian wine

Earlier this month, Paul Sorrentino, E&J Gallo Winery's general manager for Europe, the Middle East & Africa, came to London for the UK launch of a range of higher-end wine expressions from the group. While in town, he spoke to just-drinks about the new wines, as well as looking at how Gallo finds out what consumers want as well as the future for the Dark Horse brand.

just-drinks Blog

Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 18

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.

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.

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev 2017 results - Round-up

Anheuser-Busch InBev 2017 results - Round-up

In early-March, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported its results for the 12 months of 2017. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

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

The global rum category added some 32.3m nine-litre cases between 2006 and 2011 to hit a high-water mark of 150m cases (including low-priced and value segments). Then the category went into reverse, losing around 10.1m cases between 2012 and 2016. But the prospects are brighter for the higher value segments of the rum category, with the IWSR predicting a positive CAGR of 1.3% to 2021, reaching 57.8m cases in the process... Read more

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Our Changing Energy Routine: Global Energy Drinks, Caffeine and Energy-Boosting Products

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Carbonates in the US

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Hot Drinks 2018: New Insights and System Refresher

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Fine Wines/Champagne and Spirits in the US

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