Beverage Industry Insights

Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has enjoyed a decade running the group

just-drinks thinks - CEO change at Constellation

After more than a ten years at the helm, we at just-drinks can't really say we're surprised that Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has deci...

Greater access to data will unlock more targeted new product potential

just-drinks thinks - Tmall's market research deal

Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it...

Last week's report from the IPCC warned of catastrophic damage to the earth if we fail to limit global warming, going forward

Consumer demand for environmental efforts soars

My initial thoughts for my latest Consumer Trends consideration for just-drinks were to write about how drinks companies can make alcohol mo...

The latest research critique from The ISFAR queries recent research linking alcohol consumption to mortality

Why there's more to dying than just drinking

For reasons unclear, the authors of a recent study into alcohol consumption and mortality combined results from two, very different studies;...

We've got a busy Brexit week ahead

What a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like for drinks

As Brexit Day draws ever closer, the negotiations between the UK and the European Union have reached a critical point this week, with the Eu...

Big Drop Brewing has just won new listings in the UK and Canada

Six companies shaking up non-alcoholic drinks

On Saturday, mindful drinking consumer group Club Soda held its Mindful Drinking Festival outside of London for the first time. Just-drinks...


Why the world's wine producers won't have it all their own way in China - Comment 11 Oct 18

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and finds that the greater threat to success for the world's wine producers comes from within.


From Diageo's Distill Ventures to Coca-Cola Amatil X - the just-drinks guide to incubator units, venture capital funds and start-up initiatives 11 Oct 18

The last five years have seen a raft of drinks firms launch all kinds of venture capital funds, incubator units and start-up accelerators as they look to enter new categories or invest in new technologies.

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This week's must-reads on just-drinks

Lucy Britner | 19 Oct 18 This week's top stories on just-drinks

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Driverless cars will change how people shop

just-drinks.com editorial team | 19 Oct 18 Waymo launched a driverless delivery pilot in partnership with Walmart

Driverless cars will disrupt the food and drinks industries in the next ten years, according to a new future-focused service from just-food and just-drinks.


If you read only one thing on just-drinks ...

Olly Wehring | 12 Oct 18 Diageo's World Class competition took place this week, with  2012 winner Tim Phillips-Johansson offering insight into trends

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:28pm 19 Oct 2018)

Premium Scotch boosts H1 2018 exports

East London Liquor's Barrel-Aged Gin - NPD

Szent's scented water range - NPD

Remy Cointreau eyes H2 ad campaign bounce

Kirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks

Coca-Cola Amatil refutes 'Kia ora, mate' gaffe

Punchy's 0%-abv and 4%-abv RTD Spiced Rum Punch

CEO Sands makes way for Newlands at Constellation

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"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 18

Dean BestInterested companies have until 12 October to join PepsiCo's North America scheme

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz on vodka's US problem, Forty Creek's upcoming expansion and cannabis hurdles 2 Aug 18

Andy MortonCampari's CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said vodka remains a tough category to play in

Yesterday, Campari Group released its first-half 2018 results, with organic growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz after the announcement to discuss the challenging US vodka market, a European roll-out for Canadian whisky Forty Creek and why we probably shouldn't expect Campari to dive into the cannabis category any time soon.


Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 18

Lucy BritnerDiageo CEO Ivan Menezes says the more casual early evening occasion is driving the gin market

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 

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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

TFWA  Global Travel Retail World Exhibition & Conference 2018

TFWA Global Travel Retail World Exhibition & Conference 2018

This week, the Global Travel Retail world converged on Cannes in France for the annual TFWA exhibition & conference. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage from the show.

The Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto

The Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto

In September, Trend Hunter held its World Summit Future Festival in Toronto. Here's the round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the event

The Coca-Cola's acquisition of the Costa coffee chain

The Coca-Cola's acquisition of the Costa coffee chain

In late-August, The Coca-Cola Co agreed a deal to buy the Costa chain from Whitbread for US$5.1bn. Here's the round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the move.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Between 7-9 August, Anheuser-Busch InBev's top management hosted analysts in Johannesburg to update them on the company's performance. Here, just-drinks distils some of the biggest highlights from the three-day conference.

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

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

This is the first in our latest series of global category reports, published in partnership with The IWSR. Containing newly released 2017 market data, this offers the very latest global category insights for the gin sector. The 2017 IWSR data release confirms gin’s impressive growth trajectory in many markets, with total sales rising at a double-digit clip. However, while growth looks set to continue in most global markets, the US remains the glaring exception. Brand owners will be keen to turn positive signs at the upper end of the market into more widespread and solid growth... Read more

Published: July 2018 - ($2793.00)


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

Published: August 2018 - ($2793.00)


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

Published: September 2018 - ($2793.00)


Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Published: September 2018 - ($572.00)


Key Trends in Alcoholic Beverages: Powerful changes shaping the wine, beer, spirits and alcohol-free beverages industry

Published: September 2018 - ($1495.00)


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