Beverage Industry Insights

The latest dig at mutinational brewers could carry some weight, argues Stephen Beaumont

Will the latest attack on the big brewers stick?

Rarely a week goes by without the multinational brewers being given a hard time by someone or other. However, the latest flare-up, in the UK...

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

Responsible drinking issues around the world

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

Pernod Ricard's wine portfolio is dominated by New Zealand's Brancott Estate, Spain's Campo Viejo and Australia's Jacob's Creek

Why is Pernod still in the wine category?

It's a question that has been asked a thousand times. But, Chris Losh is nothing if not persistent, especially at a time when other multi-ca...

FEMSA's stake in Heineken is now around 15%

Is FEMSA trying to bloody Heineken's nose?

On the surface, it looks pretty clear-cut. Give it a scratch, though, and there could be a little more to FEMSA’s Heineken stake sale than f...

Is Heineken's move for Punch a shout to the past?

The just-drinks analyst returns...

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts...

Diageo's current CEO, Ivan Menezes, replaced Paul Walsh in 2013

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 4%...


How the new business environment is hampering big drinks companies - Analysis 13 Sep 17

Consumer goods - including alcohol and soft drinks - are approaching a "challenging crossroads", according to one analyst group, thanks to a number of factors including the growing mistrust of big brands.


What does alcohol's future look like? - Sustainability Spotlight 12 Sep 17

Recent weeks have seen the publication of reports detailing the contrasting drinking habits of younger and older consumers. Ben Cooper ponders what they mean for the long-term sustainability of the alcohol sector.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

US craft beer approaching "SKU rationalisation"

Andy Morton | 20 Sep 17 The report said craft beer may have entered a period of rationalisation

The US craft beer segment may have peaked, a new report suggests, as figures show SKUs going into decline.


Diageo flags India highway ban in H1 18 commentary

Lucy Britner | 20 Sep 17 Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes said expectations on overall performance for the year remain unchanged

Diageo has said it expects the ban of alcohol sales next to highways in India, as well as a later Chinese New Year, to impact its growth in the first half of fiscal-2018.


Heineken 3 grabs market share in Australia

Andy Morton | 20 Sep 17 Heineken launched Heineken 3 in Australia last year

The 3.3%-abv Heineken 3 has captured almost a third of the Australian premium mid-strength beer market since its launch last year, Heineken has said.

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William Grant updates global division breakdown

Pernod goes global with The Glenlivet campaign

A-B InBev adds Australia's 4 Pines to craft stable

Rising drinking culture to boost spirits in China

Altia promotes Kari Kilpinen to executive team

Beverage Industry Interviews

"I can see us getting Smirnoff into growth in the US next year" - Interview - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 27 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.


"Our major task, however simple it sounds, is to reach every consumer personally" - Interview, Global Spirits owner Eugen Chernyak 27 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerGlobal Spirits founder & owner Eugen Chernyak at the Shustov Cognac distillery in Odessa

Last month, just-drinks was a guest of Ukrainian drinks group Global Spirits. The tour took in the company’s Cognac distillery, Shustov, in Odessa as well as the Khortytsa vodka facility in Zaporizhia. just-drinks sat down with Global Spirits’ founder & owner, Eugen Chernyak, to talk about his firm’s US ambitions, the ongoing battle to preserve Ukrainian 'Cognac' and the importance of quality.


"We have never seen anything like this level of enthusiasm for American whiskey" - Interview, Heaven Hill Brands president Max Shapira 20 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerHeaven Hill's portfolio includes the Evan Williams and Elijah Craig whiskey brands as well as Deep Eddy vodka

Later this year, US spirits firm Heaven Hill Brands will see both a new Bourbon and a new vodka production facility become operational. Yesterday, just-drinks sat down with Heaven Hill president Max Shapira at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to talk about family ownership, the Bourbon boom and the company's investment in vodka.

just-drinks Blog

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 14 Jul 17

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.


AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 5 Jul 17

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.


Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 28 Jun 17

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around.

Beverage Hot Issues

Diageo's fiscal full-year 2017 results - round up

Diageo's fiscal full-year 2017 results - round up

In July, Diageo reported its results for the 12 months to the end of June. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the company's numbers.

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.

Pernod Ricard Full-Year fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

Pernod Ricard Full-Year fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for the 12 months to the end of June 2017. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in its fiscal-2017.

Remy Cointreau performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Remy Cointreau performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In June, Remy Cointreau released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Remy Cointreau's performance over the past five years.

Drinks Market Research

Global Spirit Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries,

Global Spirit Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

The report package Global Spirit Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for spirits in the world and in the top 10 global countries... Read more

Published: February 2017 - ($2078.76)


Global Juice Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

Published: February 2017 - ($2078.76)


Global Wine Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($2213.90)


Tea Markets in the World to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($9897.11)


Wine Markets in the World to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($7506.78)


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