Beverage Industry Insights

Craft beer has broken out beyond its US homeland and is now a positively global segment

How craft beer has shattered its US shackles

Much as the US hogs the craft beer limelight, the segment finally appears to be going global. Stephen Beaumont looks at how craft has broken...

James Quincey is set to become Coca-Cola CEO next week

New CEO sparks optimism at Coca-Cola - Analysis

The Coca-Cola Co's first-quarter results may have looked familiar to investors - flattish growth injected with life mainly through price inc...

Pernod Ricard's Passport Scotch whisky is unashamedly a mainstream brand

Have spirits companies forgotten the mainstream?

It's the last thing the English language needs, but could a companion term to the verbally-ugly 'premiumisation' pass into everyday use in t...

The ISFAR considered research into the link between alcohol and cardiovascular disease

ISFAR Review 198

Members of the ISFAR recently considered an important critique of nearly 2m people, which confirmed the J-shaped association of moderate alc...

The ISFAR reviewed recent research into the link between alcohol and dementia

Does alcohol accelerate the onset of dementia?

A number of epidemiologic studies have found that light-to-moderate alcohol intake is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia an...

PepsiCo will release its Q1 2017 results on Wednesday

PepsiCo's Q1 2017 results - Preview

On Wednesday, PepsiCo will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in...

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 2017 results - Preview 24 Apr 17

On Tuesday, The Coca-Cola Co will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of March.

Mood darkens over India as legislation spoils Pernod Ricard's outlook - Analysis 21 Apr 17

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Berkeley soda tax cuts sugared-beverage sales

Andy Morton | 26 Apr 17 Berkeley was the first US city to pass a law taxing sugared drinks

A new study has found that sugar-sweetened beverage sales in Berkeley have dropped by 10%, one year after the Californian city implemented a soda tax.

Coca-Cola looks to fast-growing functional drinks

Andy Morton | 26 Apr 17 Coca-Cola this year launched Coca-Cola Plus, a fibre-enriched, fat-blocking, calorie-free soft drink

The Coca-Cola Co is to give more focus to products such as its fibre-enriched Coca-Cola, the company's incoming CEO has said.

Moet Hennessy unaffected by LVMH Dior buy

Olly Wehring | 26 Apr 17 LVMH owns 66% of Moet Hennessy

The takeover of Christian Dior by LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, announced yesterday, is unlikely to bring the Moet Hennessy division into play on an M&A basis, just-drinks understands.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:25pm 27 Apr 2017)

Boston Beer "committed" to seasonal beers - Koch

BrewDog moves into spirits with LoneWolf launch

Boston Beer sales, profits tumble in tough Q1

Edrington rolls out Highland Park pack upgrade

Twisted Halo's Twisted Halo - NPD

Edrington's Highland Park Valkyrie - NPD

Marie Brizard 2017 profits jump - results

Bai buy drags on Q1 profits for Dr Pepper Snapple

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Launching a brand new gin now would be a tough ask" - Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 17

Lucy BritnerWemyss Malts MD William Wemyss with the new Darnley's gin bottle

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

"Do you go and buy Chivas Regal at Lidl? I don't think so" - Interview, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' CEO, Jean-Noël Reynaud 5 Apr 17

Andy Morton

In 2013, Belvedere entered administration after falling into debt thanks to its purchase of the Marie Brizard liqueurs brand. Four years later, the French spirits company - renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - is debt free. What's more, its William Peel Scotch whisky has just become the top-selling spirits brand in France. Couple that with an entry into China and you have a company back on the up. just-drinks spoke to Marie Brizard's CEO since 2014, Jean-Noël Reynaud, about how he has turned the firm around by shunning premiumisation, as well as the benefits of Brexit. We also asked: Whatever happened to Bruce Willis?

"Everything we are doing is to create value, not volume" - Interview, Baron Philippe de Rothschild CEO Hugues Lechanoine 29 Mar 17

Lucy BritnerBaron Philippe de Rothschild CEO Hugues Lechanoine unveiled a special cuvee for the America's Cup this month

Earlier this month, the CEO of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Hugues Lechanoine visited London. During his visit, just-drinks sat down with him to discuss the family-owned wine company's flagship brand, Mouton Cadet, as well as the sponsorship opportunities available to wine and the issues facing wine companies in emerging markets.

just-drinks Blog

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 27 Apr 17

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 17

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.

When life gives you lemons, make soap

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 9 Feb 17

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks Exclusive Interview - Pernod Ricard CEO, Alex Ricard

just-drinks Exclusive Interview - Pernod Ricard CEO, Alex Ricard

In late-February, just-drinks spent an hour with the head of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard. Here's our exclusive, two-part interview.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

In February, Dr Pepper Snapple Group released its results for 2016. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the company's 12-month numbers.

Molson Coors Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

Molson Coors Full-Year 2016 results - Round-up

In February, Molson Coors reported its results for the 12 months of 2016. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

just-drinks Vodka Essentials

just-drinks Vodka Essentials

As part of just-drinks' Spirits Essentials series, this look at the vodka category provides comprehensive figures and information on the sector, its markets and its trends.

Drinks Market Research

Global Champagne and sparkling wine insights - market forecasts, product in

Global Champagne and sparkling wine insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

This edition of our global Champagne and sparkling wine report contains the latest data from The IWSR combined with our unique analyst insights and brand interview extracts. It forecasts the future of both Champagne and sparkling wine. Sparkling wine consumption, including Champagne, grew by 0.3% in 2015. Champagne outperformed non-Champagne sparklers, which represents a turnaround of the recent trend. This report strategically reviews the global Scotch category, providing future insights into what the sector has to do to grow over the coming years... Read more

Published: April 2017 - ($1500.00)

Wineries in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Published: April 2017 - ($1090.00)

Hot Drinks Global Industry Guide 2017

Published: March 2017 - ($1495.00)

Juice in India

Published: March 2017 - ($990.00)

Flavoured Powder Drinks in 2017: Confronting an Ageing World

Published: March 2017 - ($1325.00)

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