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Moet Hennessy reported a roaring return to growth this week

This week on just-drinks - Here's what we think

Here's a round-up of just-drinks' latest members-only content and a look at this week's headlines, along with our thoughts....

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's brand has seen its recent growth driven by flavoured expressions

Why whisky can no longer ignore flavour's allure

By and large, Scotch, Irish and world whisky/whiskey brands have seen the flavoured spirits trend unfold from their respective watchtowers,...

Trade shows are on track to incorporate digital technologies

Why COVID has changed trade shows forever - focus

Trade shows, a staple of everyone's business year, have been among the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic. Their very desig...

He's still there! Despite recent speculation suggesting his departure, Anheuser-Busch InBev still has Carlos Brito as its CEO

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2016-20

In late February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2020. The brewing giant posted a 3.7% dip in sales from the year,...

Older consumers have almost been forced to adapt to online shopping due to the coronavirus pandemic

How COVID has closed the digital gap - trends

When it comes to contemplating older consumers and their digital consumption, stereotypes about tech-phobic grannies who refuse to buy smart...

The Coca-Cola Co commenced the roll-out of Topo Chico hard seltzer in the US last month

What will Coca-Cola Co's priorities be? - analysis

Earlier this week, just-drinks analysed The Coca-Cola Co's performance trends over the last five years. In this excerpt from the report, we...


Constellation Brands in fiscal-2021 - results preview 7 Apr 21

On Thursday, Constellation Brands will announce the results from its fiscal-2021. The numbers, to the end of February, bring to an end a 12-month period that saw year-to-date sales rise by 3.4% to US$6.66bn. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Constellation's performance in its Q4 reporting period.


How is the wine industry coping with Brexit? - comment 1 Apr 21

After over four years of wrangling, Brexit's tires hit the tarmac on 1 January. The end of the 11-month transition period after the UK left the European Union on 31 January last year signalled the 'new normal' for trading relations between the two sides. So, how's it going? Wine category commentator Chris Losh has all the gory details.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

PepsiCo CEO hails "rational" post-COVID pricing

Andy Morton | 16 Apr 21 In PepsiCo's Q1 results, North American beverage sales increased by 2%

PepsiCo's CEO believes his company should be able to charge more for US beverages this year, because rivals stung by cost increases lack the will to fight on price.


UK holds high hopes for India Scotch duty cut

Olly Wehring | 16 Apr 21 Boris Johnson will meet with Narendra Modhi, pictured, in India this month

The British Prime Minister is heading to India later this month, with the country's authorities targeting "early wins" in a future trading relationship that could cut the rate of duty on Scotch whisky, according to a report.


Diageo buys US RTD brand Loyal 9 Cocktails

Andy Morton | 14 Apr 21 Loyal 9 Cocktails have an abv of 9% and come in a range of fruit flavours

Diageo has bought its second US RTD brand in a month with the purchase of Rhode Island's Loyal 9 Cocktails.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:22pm 16 Apr 2021)

Pernod lines up Beefeater RTDs for UK release

Henkell expands Freixenet still wine collection

BevCanna takes Trace plant drinks brand to Asia

Constellation updates Casa Noble Tequila recipe

Wooler Brands secures Howler Head, UFC tie-up

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co enters UK - data

Yebiga Bela Rakija brandy - NPD

Dogfish Head Lemon Quest non-alc beer - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"There are some companies' boards that don't view cybersecurity as necessary" - just-drinks speaks to Darktrace director for cyber intelligence & analysis Justin Fier 7 Apr 21

Rhodri MorganDarktrace is an artificial intelligence company that specialises in cyber defense. The company was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco.

In recent years, cyberattacks have become a common, but no less worrisome, aspect of business in the 21st Century. Since November, The Campari Group, Kirin Holdings, Molson Coors Beverage Co and alcohol e-tailer Drizly all had their security systems compromised, resulting in issues ranging from theft of customer data to production shutdowns. With all companies using technology in their operations, protection from digital threats has become more important than ever before. To understand the scale of the task at hand - and some of the prevention methods companies need to implement, just-drinks spoke to Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence & analysis at Darktrace, an artificial intelligence (AI) company headquartered in the UK that specialises in cyber defence.


"Rum is at a critical tipping point" - just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos 18 Mar 21

Andy Morton

just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos, who will continue as MD of the Colombian rum brand in the wake of Pernod Ricard's takeover.


"This is very much a craft brand within the portfolio" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy's founder & brand director for Eminente Reserva rum, Camille de Dominicis 24 Feb 21

Olly Wehring

Having announced the addition of a Cuban rum to its portfolio last year, Moet Hennessy has added more details to the roll-out of Eminente Reserva this month. Following the news, just-drinks caught up with brand director Camille de Dominicis to hear more about the group's venture into Pernod Ricard and - more recently - Diageo territory.

Latest Industry Insights

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - data

Richard Woodard | 31 Mar 21 James Quincey has been busy since assuming the helm at The Coca-Cola Co in 2017

In mid-February, The Cola-Cola Co posted a 9% dip in sales from the 12 months of 2020. An improved performance in the final quarter failed t...


The battle for beer dominance in Vietnam - data

Rhodri Morgan | 26 Mar 21 ThaiBev plans to list its Thai and Vietnamese operations later this year. What shape is Vietnam's beer market in?

Earlier this year, South Asian brewer ThaiBev confirmed plans to launch an IPO for its combined Thai and Vietnamese operations on the Singap...


Why premium mixers will be post-COVID winners

GlobalData | 25 Mar 21 PepsiCo's Neon Zebra mixers brand launched in the US earlier this month

In a move designed to capitalise on the at-home cocktail trend, PepsiCo has unveiled Neon Zebra, a four-strong line of mixers, in the US....

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

just-drinks reviews Anheuser-Busch InBev's results over the last five years and considers the trends that are set to shape the future for the company, specifically, and the beer category, more broadly.

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

In mid-February, The Cola-Cola Co posted a 9% dip in sales from the 12 months of 2020. Here, just-drinks picks apart Coca-Cola's numbers and considers the trends set to shape the future for the company and the soft drinks category.

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global beer category, more broadly.

just-drinks' Previews for 2021

just-drinks' Previews for 2021

just-drinks looks ahead to the next 12 months. What does 2021 have in store for you?

Drinks Market Research

Opportunities in the Americas Spirits Sector

Opportunities in the Americas Spirits Sector

The global spirits sector was valued at US$823,604.3 million in 2019. Over the forecast period, the global spirits sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.7% to reach US$894,041.4 by 2024. Americas was the second largest market in the global spirits sector with value sales of US$162,413.2 million, accounting for a value share of 19.7% in 2019. Americas is set to grow at a value and volume CAGR of 2.5% and 3.8%, respectively, during 2019-2024. Based on the relative performance of countries on multiple metrics, the US, Canada, Panama, and Colombia were shortlisted as high-potential countries, primarily due to the large spirits sector size, projected high-value growth rates, and projected rising per capita value growth levels... Read more

Published: November 2020 - ($2100.00)


India Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2026

Published: November 2020 - ($875.00)


Russia Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2024

Published: November 2020 - ($875.00)


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