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Bill Newlands assumed the leadership of Constellation Brands in early-2019

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2016-2020

In April, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2020 were up 3% on the corresp...

Some wine producers in France believe their government is to blame for their current crises

France's wine industry can't blame COVID for ills

The wine producers in France are in a bit of a hole - but then, so is every other wine company around the world. Unlike their foreign peers,...

Concha y Toro said the wine consumer will emerge from the coronavirus with new behaviours

How to capture the post-COVID-19 wine consumer

Concha y Toro has outlined strategies that wine companies can adopt to connect with consumers once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided, in...

The ISFAR looked at a recent report that reviews whether research funded by drinks companies produces biased results

Industry-funded research - Sponsorship bias?

A recent study set out to evaluate sponsorship bias in observational alcohol research by focusing on a spectrum of health outcomes related t...

This month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking takes another look at global CSR activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

CSR efforts around the world - May

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...

Enjoying cocktails at home could make consumers more appreciative of the on-premise channel, going forward

Why spirits offers hope for the on-premise

The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the on-premise around the world, with lockdowns leading to zero sales and furloughed staff in the cha...

Carlsberg's Marston's JV a boost for both sides - analysis 26 May 20

Beverage industry analysts have welcomed Carlsberg's UK joint venture with pub owner and brewer Marston's, calling the move both financially and strategically attractive.

Campari Group Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 21 May 20

In mid-February, Campari Group reported a near-6% lift in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The top-line performance was in line with the year prior, with 2018 sales growing by 5.3%. Here, just-drinks considers Campari's performance over the last five years.

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Coronavirus and the global drinks industry - FREE

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 20 COVID-19, a new illness caused by a coronavirus, was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan

Here's a timeline of the effect the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis is having on the global drinks industry:

KAH Tequila readies US return with importer - data

Rafaela Sousa | 4 Jun 20 KAH Tequila is set to return to the US with Edge Wine & Spirits handling imports

Amber Beverage Group has secured a US importer for KAH Tequila ahead of the brand's relaunch in the country.

Remy Cointreau targets "strong recovery" in H2

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 20 Remy Cointreau has seen spirits perform better than expected in the US in recent months

Remy Cointreau has raised its forecast for first-quarter sales, thanks to "more favourable" trends towards spirits in the US.

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Concha y Toro Q1 2020 - Sales jump 15.6% - data

Molson Coors to handle Bodega Bay hard seltzer

TWE offers Wolf Blass samples in Deliveroo tie-up

LRS to develop climate-resilient blackcurrants

Zamora dives into RTDs with Cocktail 43 Fresco

Eden Mill’s Maverick Martini RTD cocktail - NPD

Massingberd-Mundy Distillery's Burrell's Dry Gin

Square One’s Square One Sparkling Cocktails - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

Coca-Cola's Costa Coffee global expansion - just-drinks speaks to Prodromos Nikolaidis, Coca-Cola HBC's group coffee director 27 May 20

Andy MortonCoca-Cola HBC is leading the way in taking the Costa Coffee brand global

just-drinks speaks to Coca-Cola HBC's group coffee director, Prodromos Nikolaidis, about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the company's roll out of the Costa Coffee platform, the prospect of a new battleground in Coca-Cola's rivalry with PepsiCo and whether we will see a Costa-branded Coke.

"By 2025, nootropic drinks will be worth over US$7bn - that's a conservative estimate." just-drinks speaks to Angela Kahn, co-founder of Tesla Nootropics Group 27 May 20

Rafaela SousaTesla Nootropics Group launched its line of Nubrain functional waters earlier this month

In 2013, Angela Kahn took on a new idea to replace coffee and energy drinks for a healthier choice. Kahn left her job as VP & global brand director at the British Petroleum Company (BP) to start her own business, Tesla Nootropics Group (TNG), which was formed in 2016.

"'Watershed moment' is the right term to use" - Charlie Merrells, chief strategy officer for Amazon agency Molzi - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 20 May 20

Andy Morton

Charlie Merrells left his job as Amazon's UK category head for beer, wines and spirits days before the coronavirus lockdown hit the country. He could hardly have picked a more tumultuous moment for retail as the pandemic pushed consumers - many for the first time - towards the e-commerce channel. In his new role as chief strategy officer for Amazon agency Molzi, Merrells is tasked with navigating companies through the new sales environment. Many of these firms have also been pushed towards the channel for the first time because of the coronavirus. In an interview with just-drinks this week, Merrells talks about what the rush to online has meant for beer, wines and spirits, the mistakes companies make when selling on Amazon and whether new trends for direct-to-consumer will outlive the pandemic.

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The just-drinks analyst returns

Ian Shackleton | 19 May 20 Late last month, The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey talked of an 'L'-shaped trajectory for the global economy

just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton is back with us to run his eye over the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This m...

Will UK White Claw launch be lockdown proof?

Andy Morton | 15 May 20 Mark Anthony Brands is to launch White Claw in the UK at the start of next month

White Claw's first launch outside of North America may not be happening in the most auspicious of circumstances. But, the brand that took th...

Coronavirus paves the way for e-commerce boom

Lucy Britner | 12 May 20 The coronavirus has hastened consumer demand for online purchases, including for drinks brands

COVID-19 continues to affect consumer trends in all markets, throwing some off course and speeding others up - including the shift to e-comm...

Beverage Hot Issues

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

The Wuhan coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused deaths and forced stringent travel restrictions in China. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the outbreak as it spreads worldwide.

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks' bank of category commentators takes a look at what will shape the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine categories in the year ahead.

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

At the end of another lively year for the global drinks industry, we look back at the most-popular comment pieces, analyses, interviews and news stories on just-drinks in 2019.

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

Drinks Market Research

Online Retail BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide 2014-2023

Online Retail BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide 2014-2023

The BRIC Online Retail industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: sector size (value 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the sector... Read more

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COVID-19 Impact on Ecommerce - Thematic Research

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Carbonates (Soft drinks) Market in China - Outlook to 2023: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

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