Beverage Industry Insights

Asahi's Grolsch will be back in the CUB portfolio once the deal with A-B InBev completes

Asahi handed Australian domination - analysis

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australi...

Asahi could save money for A-B InBev in Australia by making Corona production local

A-B InBev turns groans into cheers - analysis

The velveted brickbats were flying earlier in the week after Anheuser-Busch InBev pulled the plug on its Asia-Pacific IPO. "A rare misstep,"...

Scotch whisky producers are now allowed to use a wider array of cask types in the maturation process

The next chapter for Scotch has its challenges

The recent rule changes in Scotch maturation introduced by the Scotch Whisky Association go some way to appealing to the creativity of today...

Irn-Bru owner AG Barr has been busy reformulating and filling its innovation pipeline

AG Barr a bellwether for UK soft drinks

A profits warning from AG Barr this morning brought a strong reaction from London's financial market. The Irn-Bru owner's forecast that full...

The latest Champagne report from just-drinks is now available in the research store

What does the future hold for Champagne? - Focus

Champagne will look to overcome short-term challenges in some of its mature markets as the category continues to pursue a value-driven strat...

Our industry must keep an eye on drinkers outside of their own kind

Lift our heads out of our drinks - Trends

It can be very easy for those working in the drinks industry to forever be in search of the new. We're all guilty of it - marketers, tastema...

How alcohol can affect the development of colorectal cancer - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 229 11 Jul 19

While heavy alcohol consumption is recognised as a contributor to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), an increasing number of studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption may not have an adverse effect on the risk of CRC, or even decrease the risk.

Will China bite again to tarnish Chapoulaud-Floquet's Remy Cointreau legacy? - just-drinks thinks 10 Jul 19

Is Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, who announced yesterday she will leave her post as Remy CEO at the end of the year, a contender for the spirits industry's luckiest leader? Or did the former cosmetics industry executive, who oversaw a remarkable turnaround in Remy's fortunes, set the blueprint for how a modern spirits company should be run?

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A-B InBev to offload Aus operations to Asahi

Olly Wehring | 19 Jul 19 Carlton & United Breweries will have a new owner early next year

In the same month that the brewer's proposed flotation in Asia-Pacific collapsed, Anheuser-Busch Inbev has agreed the sale of its Carlton & United Breweries unit in Australia to Asahi Group Holdings.

Zonin US name change signals acquisition hunt

Thandie Sibanda | 17 Jul 19

The US arm of Italy's Zonin1821 has unveiled a name change to designed to show the unit's intention to diversify beyond the wine category.

Pernod Ricard starts Myanmar spirits JV

Andy Morton | 17 Jul 19 Pernod is looking to expand in Asia with the new whisky-focussed JV in Myanmar

Pernod Ricard has completed the formation of its Myanmar spirits joint-venture.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:05pm 23 Jul 2019)

How did Fever-Tree perform in H1 2019? - data

Diageo to launch Walking Dead Kentucky Bourbon

Budweiser partners with Premier League, LaLiga

How did The Coca-Cola Co perform in H1 2019?

Zamora continues to ring US distribution changes

Singha drops Molson Coors for Shepherd Neame in UK

Loch Lomond's Single Malt Vintage 2002 - NPD

Ceria's Grainwave Non-Alcoholic White Ale - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II 11 Jul 19

Olly WehringWhich company does Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi see as the group's main competition?

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

"We need to pick our battles and identify where we want to grow on a scale basis"- just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part I 9 Jul 19

Olly Wehring

Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with Beam Suntory's CEO, Albert Baladi. In this, the first of a two-part interview running this week, Baladi discusses what he found when he took the helm at the spirits group earlier this year, and how Beam intends to spend its money to get where it wants to be.

"We're putting our money where our mouth is" - Halewood Wines & Spirits jumps into CBD with hemp rum - Focus 5 Jul 19

Andy MortonHalewood's new Dead Man's Fingers Hemp Rum contains CBD and was launched in the UK this week

At a London cocktail trade show in London earlier this week, the Dead Man's Fingers stall was causing a bottleneck. Bartenders and other interested parties blocked the aisles to get a taste of the spiced rum brand's newest innovation, a hemp-flavoured spirit infused with CBD. The ingredient, mainly extracted from hemp but also present in cannabis, is already a big noise in the soft drinks scene. But, London's cocktail cognoscenti haven't seen anything like this before. 

Latest Industry Insights

Why the wine consumer is getting angry - Comment

Chris Losh | 9 Jul 19 As freak weather episodes provide challenges in the vineyard, so the challenges are also playing out with the consumer

Climate change is having a seismic effect on the global wine industry, but not only in the vineyards. Chris Losh believes consumer sentiment...

The key trends consumption trends in Asia-Pacific

Sumit Chopra | 5 Jul 19 Asia Pacific is the focus of many drinks companies in pursuit of future growth

The beverage sector has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade in line with changing consumer preferences. Sumit Chopra...

Soft drinks can tap into meal delivery revolution

Lucy Britner | 4 Jul 19 Food takeaway delivery services, such as Deliveroo, offer strong potential for soft drinks sales

This month, soft drinks columnist Lucy Britner turns her attention to takeaways. As the trend towards convenience and frictionless delivery...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

In May, Diageo held its biennial Capital Markets Day investor conference, in New York. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the 2019 edition of TFWA Asia-Pacific, which covers the region's Travel Retail industry

Drinks Market Research

TrendSights Analysis 2019: Connoisseurship - Keeping up with consumer "expe

TrendSights Analysis 2019: Connoisseurship - Keeping up with consumer "experts"

Within the FMCG context, connoisseurship describes the ability to appreciate and judge quality, and select the best products. Connoisseurs pride themselves on their knowledge of specific products and services, as well as their personal ability to select the highest-quality experiences. These individuals will not settle for anything less than what they perceive to be the best. As consumers’ expectations rise in general, more of them consider themselves to be connoisseurs or assume similar traits... Read more

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Champagne markets, companies and production

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Beer & Cider Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

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Diageo Plc (DGE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Quarterly Beverage Tracker Fourth Quarter 2018: Germany

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