Beverage Industry Insights

Earlier this year, Remy Cointreau released a limited edition Remy Martin XO, retailing at around US$230

Moet Hennessy woes to benefit Remy Cointreau in US

Having cycled tough comparisons for Cognac in the US in its first quarter, Remy Cointreau yesterday reported "normalised" sales in the categ...

Heineken's Blade draught system was unveiled earlier this month

Is 'innovation' a dirty word in beer? - Comment

This month, our beer industry commentator, Stephen Beaumont, looks at the innovation record of the brewing multinationals and finds them hea...

The all-important Remy Martin brand contributed sizeably to Remy Cointreau's half-year sales rise

Remy Cointreau first-half fiscal-2018 - data

In mid-October, Remy Cointreau updated the market on its sales in the first half of fiscal-2018. On an organic basis, the group's top-line i...

Nidal Ramini is head of brand advocacy for Brown-Forman northern Europe

How spirits brands can connect with bartenders

Nidal Ramini, the head of brand advocacy at Brown-Forman's northern Europe division, takes a closer look at the relationship between drinks...

Consumers will demand more transparency from brands in 2018, according to Mintel

Plastic, hacking, anxiety and fake news - Trends

Earlier this week, research firm Mintel outlined four trends it believes will impact consumers in Europe next year....

The story behind Treasury Wine Estates' performance in the last five years makes for enthralling reading

Treasury Wine Estates performance trends 2013-2017

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of...

Why Brown-Forman is on to a winner, how Coca-Cola Hellenic can kick on and why the AGM must return - The just-drinks Analyst 10 Oct 17

just-drinks' resident analyst returns. This month, Ian Shackleton believes he has picked out a gem in the US spirits category. He also looks at one possible root to growth for Coca-Cola Hellenic, while bemoaning the sad demise of the Annual General Meeting.

Has Diageo made a mistake in bringing back Brora and Port Ellen? - Editor's Viewpoint 9 Oct 17

I’ve heard both sides on today’s news from Diageo. One friend is getting quite excited at being able to buy a bottle of a single malt Scotch whisky they have hitherto been unable to afford a glass of, while another is bemoaning the end of what they call "something very special" as two of Scotch’s "best-kept secrets" bubbles back to the surface.

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Drinks Industry News

Pernod Ricard Q1 fiscal-2018 sales performance

Olly Wehring | 19 Oct 17 Pernod Ricard's Jameson Irish whiskey continued its healthy sales performance in the US in Q1

In mid-October, Pernod Ricard reported a near-6% rise in sales for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. The 5.7% lift in organic terms was hampered by ForEx, however, with sales on a reported basis coming in 2% up on the corresponding period a year earlier.  Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of September.

CCEP backs "well-designed" UK deposit scheme

Andy Morton | 17 Oct 17 Coca-Cola European Partners said a deposit scheme would improve recycling rates

Coca-Cola European Partners has added more colour to its decision to support a UK bottle deposit scheme, according to a report.

Finland to weigh IPO for Altia Corp

Andy Morton | 17 Oct 17 Altia has been earmarked for sale or privatisation a number of times in the past

The Finnish government is investigating an initial public offering for state-owned wine and spirits producer Altia Corp.

Recent News - (Updated: 12:32pm 19 Oct 2017)

Pernod upbeat for fiscal-2018 as Q1 sales shine

Bacardi lines up 'Flying Bartender' programme

Refresco Group opens takeover negotiations

BrewDog returns to crowdfunding in US$13m drive

European alcohol industry joins forces over Brexit

China Foods to offload COFCO Wines & Spirits

Rothschild continues Mouton Cadet, Ryder Cup deal

BCGA Concept Corp launches Brooklyn Crafted Minis

Beverage Industry Interviews

"You could argue that we are stupid to sell in Travel Retail; for us it is the right environment" - Interview, Edrington MD for Global Travel Retail, Igor Boyadjian 10 Oct 17

Andy MortonEdrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian, was a co-owner of FIX, a joint-venture in the Middle East with Edrington

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.

"To say that we're thrilled is an understatement" - Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan 9 Oct 17

Olly WehringBoth Port Ellen and Brora will reopen by 2020, says Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan

Earlier today, Diageo announced plans to invest GBP35m (US$46m) in reopening two of its Scotch whisky distilleries that have been closed for 34 years. Work is set to begin on the Port Ellen and Brora sites - Port Ellen still houses a maltings unit, while Brora is next to Diageo's Clynelish distillery - in the coming months, ahead of becoming operational by 2020. Shortly after the announcement, just-drinks spoke to the group's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, about the news.

"The US has real brand calls. They are asking for an Avión Margarita" -  Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila - Interview part II 28 Sep 17

Lucy BritnerPierre-Aymeric du Cray is VP House of Tequila at Pernod Ricard

In part one of this interview, the VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila unit, Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, explained the importance of 'The Tahona Society' bartender programme to the group's business, as well as brand Altos' place in the company's Tequila portfolio. In part two, we turn our attention to Pernod's Olmeca and Avión Tequila brands, as well as the effect of agave price fluctuations and the company's recently-acquired Del Maguey Mezcal.

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

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.

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

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and

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

The international (non-Scotch) whiskey category is a vast, high-growth part of the global alcoholic drinks marketplace, totalling some 307m nine-litre cases in 2016. Of this figure, the Indian whisky segment alone accounts for 189m cases, while US whiskey (43m cases), Canadian (27m cases), Japanese (13m cases) and Irish (8m cases) are all substantial categories in their own right.This all-new report provides 2016 full-year data and IWSR's latest forecast data, delivering the most vital international whiskies data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Our experienced drinks industry specialists have summarised the global market conditions, categories, regions and markets... Read more

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Global Dairy Product Market to 2021

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

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

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Breweries

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