Beverage Industry Insights

The stevia plant, was used to sweeten Coke Life and Pepsi True

Why future for low-cal soft drinks looks brighter

In recent years, the health & wellness trend has set the scene for low-calorie soft drinks to boom. The US, however, has provided little but...

SPI Group unveiled AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila earlier this month

Stoli Group’s AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila- Comment

I have to doff my cap to SPI Group, for its tie-up with Australian rock band AC/DC. The launch this month of AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila loo...

It takes about 8,500 litres of water to irrigate one hectare of vines for an hour

Why water has become more important than wine

Changes to the global climate have long had an effect on wine producers. Recent extremes, however, have upped the ante. Wine commentator Chr...

Is Aperol going to get too big for Campari Group?

Campari Group's Aperol Q3 bonanza - Comment

There will likely be smiles in Milan this week, with Campari Group's HQ beaming after the company's bumper third-quarter results yesterday....

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

just-drinks' M&A database - Oct 18

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during October, a month that saw The Coca-Cola Co continue its...

The Aperol Spritz serve continues to grow in popularity across the world

Should Campari Group be renamed Aperol Group?

Campari Group's Aperol brand has turned in another outstanding set of numbers this week, prompting some analysts to suggest renaming the com...


Why spirits brands lists warn that the Chinese are coming - Comment 6 Nov 18

This month, our white spirits commentator has been looking at lists. Lots and lots of lists. His findings, from a spirits perspective, suggest we should keep one eye on China's baijiu producers - and not merely for competitive purposes.


Which international whiskies segments will challenge Scotch's dominance? - Research in Focus 5 Nov 18

The future looks overwhelmingly bright for the huge international whisky category, but stock constraints continue to hamper growth, especially for Japanese and Irish whisky brands. The new Global International Whisky Insights 2018 report from just-drinks and The IWSR highlights this continuation of a purple patch of growth for non-Scotch whisky, which has moved from volumes of 270m cases in 2013 to almost 315m cases in 2017.

Thought Leaders


  • RASTAL – the Glass for Enjoyment

    RASTAL – the Glass for Enjoyment

    Over the past 100 years, RASTAL has become a highly regarded partner to renowned clients operating in the national and international beverage arena, in the hospitality ...

Drinks Industry News

The future of cannabis in the drinks industry

just-drinks.com editorial team | 14 Nov 18 As cannabis continues to be legalised, we look at the implications for the future of the drinks industry

The future of cannabis in the food and beverage industries will be worth billions, according to the latest report from FUTURES - the new insights service from just-drinks.


UK trade "disappointed" over no, low alcohol rules

Lucy Britner | 14 Nov 18 The Portman Group described the UK Government's decision as a 'huge missed opportunity'

Trade organisations in the UK have expressed disappointment over the Government's decision not to amend the rules for low- and no-alcohol products.


Corona Premier "could be our next big brand"

Lucy Britner | 14 Nov 18

Senior executives at Constellation Brands have hailed the early success of low-carb Corona extension Premier in the US market.

Recent News - (Updated: 12:58pm 19 Nov 2018)

Brick Brewing Co lines up US$7m brewery expansion

Beam Suntory's Bowmore 1965 - NPD

Diageo lines up Tanqueray campaign

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Dirty Lemon CEO warns of CBD "liability" - report

Concha y Toro's 2018 so far - results

Innis & Gunn to build Edinburgh brewery

Asian beer brands spike in value - study

Beverage Industry Interviews

"The future isn't to get concerned about monolithic brands like Bacardi and Smirnoff, but to encourage and focus on the innovators" - Interview - Amber Beverage Group CEO Seymour Ferreira 30 Oct 18

Andy MortonAmber Beverage Group is part of the SPI Group empire

Amber Beverage Group is a good example of a mid-tier alcohol company. Part of the SPI Group, the company employs around 2,000 across its production sites in the Baltics, Russia, Mexico and the UK. It also distributes global brands including its own Riga Black Balsam and Moskovskaya vodkas across the world. According to CEO Seymour Ferreira, Amber prides itself on having global reach while remaining small enough to be as agile as a start-up. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with Ferreira to talk about how to compete with the giants of the industry, the difficulties of finding good distributors and why cannabis and low-alcohol offer attractive growth for the future.


Free Craigellachie 51 YO, Bacardi's single malts strategy and a tough stance on age statements - Interview - Bacardi's global brand director for malts, Ian Taylor 26 Oct 18

Lucy BritnerCraigellachie 51-year-old will be given away in four countries - UK, US, Australia and South Africa

Today, Bacardi has released a 51-year-old single malt Scotch from its Craigellachie distillery in Speyside, Scotland - the company's oldest single malt release so far. In a rare move, Bacardi has chosen to give away the expression free of charge. In an exclusive interview with just-drinks, the company's global brand director for malts, Ian Taylor, outlines the strategy behind the decision and sheds some light on Bacardi's play in single malts.


"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.

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

IGD Digital Commerce 2018 - The Future of Retail

IGD Digital Commerce 2018 - The Future of Retail

In October, research company IGD held the 2018 edition of its Digital Commerce conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks content on the show, which featured presentations from Amazon, JD.com, Diageo and Heineken

Cape Wine 2018 - A look at the South African wine industry

Cape Wine 2018 - A look at the South African wine industry

In September, Cape Town played host to the Cape Wine exhibition. just-drinks was there to take the temperature of the South African wine market and see what lies ahead.

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

Drinks Market Research

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

This is the fourth title in our latest series of global category reports, published in partnership with The IWSR. Containing latest released 2017 actual market data and new forecasts to 2022, this offers the very latest global category insights for the international whiskies sector (predominantly covering US, Irish, Canadian and Japanese whiskies).. Read more

Published: November 2018 - ($2793.00)


North America - ISA Region Report

Published: November 2018 - ($199.00)


Diageo Plc in Spirits (World)

Published: October 2018 - ($572.00)


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

Published: September 2018 - ($2793.00)


Opportunities in the Global Spirits Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by High Growth Economies

Published: September 2018 - ($3450.00)


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