Beverage Industry Insights

Political events are likely to cause concern to business in early-2018

Five political developments set to affect Q1

Anybody hoping that the world would enter a period of calm in global politics in 2018 is likely to be disappointed....

The latest just-drinks/The IWSR joint-report looks at the RTD and cider categories

How the future is shaping up for RTDs & cider

Emerging markets increasingly hold the key to the future of the global RTD sector, but operators will need to display continued innovation a...

The last five years have been consolidatory rather than acquisitive for Pernod Ricard

What can the spirits industry learn from Pernod?

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Pernod Ricard's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard conside...

Coca-Cola's revamped Diet Coke range includes four new flavours

Revamp offers Diet Coke new meaning - Comment

Diet Coke is having a revamp - and not a moment too soon. The old war-horse of the low-sugar CSD market is nigh on 36 years old and looking...

Category commentator Chris Losh looks at what 2018 has in store for the wine industry

What's coming up in wine in 2018?

This month sees just-drinks let its category commentators loose on the year ahead. Here, Chris Losh tells us how he sees 2018 panning out fo...

Every month, just-drinks looks at the M&A activity across all categories of the global drinks industry

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - Dec

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December....


What's coming up in soft drinks in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 9 Jan 18

Throughout January, just-drinks' regular category commentators will give us their take on how 2018 is shaping up for their specialist subject. First up, soft drinks expert Richard Corbett considers the year ahead.


Which alcohol category carries a lower risk of gastric cancer? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 210 9 Jan 18

While heavy alcohol intake has regularly been found to increase the risk of upper aero-digestive tract cancers (mouth, tongue, pharynx, larynx, etc), results are less clear for gastric cancer.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Suntory pins hopes on non-alcoholic beer for 2018

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 18 Suntory said the Japanese beer market is likely to decline again this year

Suntory Holdings is looking to non-alcoholic beer to boost sales this year as Japan’s brewing industry continues to lose volumes.


Sri Lanka to lift ban on women buying alcohol 

Lucy Britner | 11 Jan 18 Sri Lankan women will soon be able to work in licensed premises without first seeking permission

The Sri Lankan government has announced plans to scrap a 63-year-old law preventing women from purchasing alcohol in the country.


The Coca-Cola Co lines up Diet Coke relaunch

Lucy Britner | 11 Jan 18 New Diet Coke flavours include  Ginger Lime, Feisty Cherry, Zesty Blood Orange and Twisted Mango

The Coca-Cola Co has repackaged its Diet Coke brand and added four flavours as it looks to appeal to the next generation of consumers.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:48pm 19 Jan 2018)

Campari CEO casts doubt on plastic straw ban

This week's top spirits and wine coverage

This week's top soft drinks and water coverage

This week's top beer & cider coverage

Sales growth slowdown continues for Remy Cointreau

ABI partners Wayne Gretzky in Budweiser Super Bowl

Stillhouse extends US footprint for canned whiskey

Coca-Cola lines up World Without Waste plan

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We've been around for almost 300 years - we never rush things" - Interview, Aspall Cyder's Henry Chevallier Guild and Molson Coors UK MD Phil Whitehead 8 Jan 18

Olly WehringAspall will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2028

Over the weekend, Molson Coors announced its purchase of UK cider producer Aspall Cyder. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Henry Chevallier Guild, from the family that owned Aspall, and the MD of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, Phil Whitehead.


"Travel Retail needs to pay for itself, otherwise it's sucking from elsewhere" - Interview, David Wilson, Beam Suntory's MD for Global Travel Retail 13 Dec 17

Andy MortonBeam Suntory was exhibiting at this year's TFWA show in Cannes

The Global Travel Retail channel is evolving. Recent declines have highlighted problems that look set to dictate GTR's direction over the next few years. Earlier this year, just-drinks' news & insights editor, Andy Morton, sat down with David Wilson, Beam Suntory's MD for Global Travel Retail, to discuss what those problems are and what can be done to overcome them.


"It is for drinks producers to be the most committed partners of governments to tackle the harmful use of alcohol" - Interview, Henry Ashworth, CEO of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Part II 7 Dec 17

Olly WehringThe International Alliance for Responsible Drinking is funded by 11 major alcohol producers

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

just-drinks Blog

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.


Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 17 Oct 17

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Snapshot of Beer and Cider Innovation Trends: How key consumer trends are a

Snapshot of Beer and Cider Innovation Trends: How key consumer trends are affecting innovation in beer and cider

The popularity of craft beers, as well as technological developments that made such beverages easily available, have led to consumers feeling overloaded with choice. Bombarding consumers with beers produced by small independent breweries, as well as craft breweries being bought by big companies, has led to devaluation of the "craft" concept, which means manufacturers need to find a new way to cut through the noise and add value to the beverages... Read more

Published: December 2017 - ($1450.00)


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

Published: December 2017 - ($1500.00)


Wine in Western Europe

Published: November 2017 - ($1325.00)


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

Published: November 2017 - ($1500.00)


Non/Low Alcohol Beer: Can it Live up to the Hype?

Published: November 2017 - ($1325.00)


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