Beverage Industry Insights

Anheuser-Busch InBev launched its 'America' Budweiser cans this month

Industry is following the pack to patriotic party

Samuel Johnson once said: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." What does that say about Diageo, Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca...

Scotch Whisky Essentials 2016

The category today - Scotch Whisky I

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part one, we look at how the s...

Consumers don't want their protein drinks limited to just milk

Protein interest offers drinks opportunities - NPD

Consumers interest in protein prompting innovation beyond shakes and smoothies...

Soft drinks gain fizz in Europe

Boom time for soft drinks in West Europe?

A mild start to the year in many West European markets, coupled with an earlier Easter, looks to have aided the fortunes of the region’s sof...

Britvic has seen sales in GB stills drop

Britvic's H1 Performance by Region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in first-half sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileir...

Critiques from the ISFAR look at research into the health effects of consuming alcohol

Alcohol and the risk of breast cancer - ISFAR

A large study from Denmark was designed to test the hypothesis that women who increase their alcohol intake over a five-year period have a h...


InchDairnie Distillery and Fife's quiet Scotch whisky revolution - Comment 18 May 16

Tucked in to a trading estate in the Scottish county of Fife, beside a local dry cleaning firm and a rubber moulding factory, InchDairnie Distillery is an unusual spot for a whisky revolution.


How Patron taught the spirits category to walk the walk - Comment 17 May 16

What is the best way to evaluate a spirits brand's performance? Is it all about volume? Is it about value? Or, is there more to it than that? Do some brands deserve extra credit for pioneering a new segment, over-achieving in their given sphere, transcending their category? Johnnie Walker is one name that ticks most - if not all - of these boxes; Jameson is, arguably, another. But, what about Patrón Tequila?

Thought Leaders


  • People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    This report provides in-depth detail on audience segments within the liquor industry. With this report, companies can learn how to: *Understand audience attrib...

  • New Tastes – New Glasses

    New Tastes – New Glasses

    The craft beer movement is gaining ever more momentum also across Germany. Newly established breweries are presenting their aroma-rich creations at numerous events, in stylish ...

Drinks Industry News

Consumers want brands that challenge them - study

Lucy Britner | 27 May 16 Many consumers believe brands should help make the world a better place, the research suggests

Consumers are looking for more than great packaging and celebrity endorsement when it comes to choosing brands, a study has found. 


Coca-Cola joins star-spangled trend with new can

Andy Morton | 27 May 16 Coca-Cola's new cans will be available until 4 July

The Coca-Cola Co has joined an increasingly crowded trend for patriotic packaging in the US with a salute to the country's military.


Heineken signs JV deal in Philippines

Lucy Britner | 27 May 16 Heineken will begin operations with Asia Brewery in Q4 2016

Heineken International has signed a joint venture agreement with Philippines-based Asia Brewery as it looks to drive premiumisation in the region. 

Recent News - (Updated: 4:24pm 27 May 2016)

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McWilliam's appoints new CEO after Gallo exit

Zuidam drops 'No 3' after Berry Bros complains

Kirin's Lion buys New Zealand craft brewer Panhead

Diageo unveils first European Johnnie Walker House

Jeremy Parsons steps down as Berry Bros & Rudd COO

Beverage Industry Interviews

"People are scared because Anheuser-Busch InBev is a giant" - Interview, Birra del Borgo founder Leonardo Di Vincenzo 5 May 16

Andy Morton Anheuser-Busch InBev has added Italian craft brewer Birra del Borgo to its portfolio

Last weekend, news broke of yet another craft brewery acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. This time, however, it was not in the US but in Italy.


Is the Conviviality, Bibendum PLB deal the future of the UK drinks trade? - Interview, Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 16

Lucy BritnerConviviality has agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 


"People are asking, where have you been?" - Interview, Chapel Down MD Mark Harvey 3 May 16

Andy MortonChapel Down increased sales and profits by more than one-third last year

The London Wine Fair, which opens today, will host a growing contingent of English wine makers keen to grab a share of a category that according to government figures has doubled production in the past five years. Many of them will be aiming to emulate the success of Chapel Down that, with its stock-market listing and equally-booming brewing operation, sits at the top table of English wine's new breed. In recently-released 2015 results, the company grew both sales and profits by more than one-third. The company also raised GBP1.7m (US$2.5m) in a crowdfunding project to build a new brewery for its Curious Brew beer brand.

just-drinks Blog

The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 25 May 16

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.


How to test Heineken's sense of humour

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 18 May 16

Greetings from Zurich. Here as a guest of Heineken's Amstel brand, I'm due to sit down later today with the group's senior global director for international brands, Walter Drenth.


Which spirits category is the next big thing?

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 13 May 16

Drinks companies spend a lot of money on trying to predict trends. At last night's Worshipful Company of Distillers City debate, any strategists in the audience got a bit of forecasting for free.

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks Scotch Whisky Essentials

just-drinks Scotch Whisky Essentials

What are the key trends in Scotch whisky? Where are the important markets and what does the future hold? just-drinks, in partnership with The IWSR, presents a seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category

International Wine Challenge 2016 - The Winners

International Wine Challenge 2016 - The Winners

In May, the International Wine Challenge released the full list of its gold medal winners for 2016. Here they are.

Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

On 20 April, The Coca-Cola Co released its results for the first three months of 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers

Heineken's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

Heineken's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

In April, Heineken released its results for the three months to the end of March. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Global RTD insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

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

The Ready To Drink (RTD) or mixed drinks category added 20.2m cases in 2014 to reach 388.5m cases, up from just under 319m cases in 2010, representing a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1%. The global market for mixed drinks had a value of US$18.73bn in 2014, up from US$16.38bn in 2010, but recorded a slower CAGR of 3.4% in the process. This report strategically reviews the global RTD category, providing future insights into what the sector has to do to grow over the coming years... Read more

Published: May 2016 - ($1500.00)


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

Published: April 2016 - ($1500.00)


Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd in Health and Wellness (United Kingdom)

Published: April 2016 - ($150.00)


RTD Coffee in the US

Published: March 2016 - ($990.00)


RTD Coffee in the United Kingdom

Published: March 2016 - ($990.00)


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