Beverage Industry Insights

Drinks companies' use of land for raw materials is now under the sustainability spotlight

Drinks companies' land use in the spotlight

Ben Cooper looks at how the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will influence drinks manufacturers' greenho...

The latest ISFAR critique considers research into the link between alcohol and obesity

What effect does alcohol have on obesity?

While alcoholic beverages contain calories that are absorbed, the association between alcohol intake and body weight and obesity is unclear....

The latest critique from The ISFAR considers research into the effect of dietary factors on the incidence of diabetes

The effect of beverages on developing diabetes

Of all lifestyle factors that relate to health and disease, probably the most difficult ones to evaluate are dietary factors, including food...

Cees 't Hart celebrates his fourth anniversary as Carlsberg's CEO this year

Carlsberg's door is open for guidance upgrades

Good news from several Asian markets - as well as continued success with cost-savings - contributed to a positive first six months of this y...

Pernod Ricard has turned Havana Club into an almost 5m-case brand sold all around the world ... except the US

How will Diageo change Cuban rum?

Last year, I spoke to Juan Gonzalez, the head of Cuba's state-owned rum company, Cuba Ron. It was one of the most entertaining afternoons of...

Home DNA kits will influence consumers' drinking choices

How DNA testing will shape the future of drinking

This month, guest consumer trends columnist Lucy Britner explores how DNA testing will change what we drink, offering her own results as a b...


Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 12 Aug 19

Earlier this year, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2019 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, when the group's topline also increased by the same percentage. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.


Food for thought? Nutritional drinks enter the wellness zone - Comment 6 Aug 19

Are beverages ready for ingredients such as potatoes and rapeseed oil, microalgae and tumeric? Lucy Britner finds that in the era of well-being, functional drinks are moving far beyond just a snack in a bottle.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Cognac annual exports rise again - data

Olly Wehring | 20 Aug 19

Cognac exports continued to climb in the 12 months to the end of July, according to recent figures, although a 5% volumes slide in China could prove worrying, going forward.


Britvic teams with wearable hydration start-up

Thandie Sibanda | 20 Aug 19 The Sixty-developed wearable tech measures the user's hydration levels

Brtivic has secured a collaboration with Ireland-based Sixty to develop wearable hydration technology that monitors water levels.


CFO Chris Robinson exits Berry Bros & Rudd

Olly Wehring | 20 Aug 19 Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed internally for the finance role

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the departure of its CFO.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:03pm 22 Aug 2019)

AXA Millesimes snaps up Quinta do Passadouro

CCEP pilots delivery robots at theme park

PepsiCo reveals Jetblue beverages

Tesco to delist products with excessive packaging

Microplastics in bottled water "low risk" - WHO

Diageo ups stake in United Spirits to 55.2%

Skin Te's Hibiscus Vanilla Collagen Sparkling Tea

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan single malt Scotch whisky - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We want to be the number one importer of French wine into Asia" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part I 16 Aug 19

Olly WehringTreasury's CEO, Michael Clarke, has set the wine group's sights on Asia

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates reported a healthy showing in the 12 months to the end of June, with group sales rising by 12% on the corresponding period a year earlier. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with group CEO Michael Clarke in a very early-morning call to Australia


"TWE could be an acquirer of other people's wine businesses" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part II 16 Aug 19

Olly WehringTWE is ramping up innovations across its wine brands

In part II of an exclusive interview, Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke talks to just-drinks editory Olly Wehring about his ambitions in the US, the company's pricing strategy and aborted plans to launch a 19 Crimes whiskey.


Blockchain in drinks traceability and beyond - Interview 14 Aug 19

Rosie Lintott at GlobalDataWill Avery Dennison's blockchain-based labelling project take off?

At the start of this year, labelling manufacturer Avery Dennison announced a collaboration with technology start-up Everledger to develop a blockchain-based labelling offering that would allow wine bottles to be tracked using near-field communication technology. GlobalData's Rosie Lintott spoke to Julie Vargas, director of Avery Dennison's global market development for radio frequency identification (RFID) in the food and drink sector, about the project and to find out more about blockchain's broader industry applications.

Latest Industry Insights

How marketing can help battle climate change

Ben Cooper | 31 Jul 19 Packaging is at the forefront of emission control, with wine companies steering consumers to greener options

In just-drinks' latest look at sustainability, Ben Cooper asks if companies can use their marketing muscle to nudge consumers into making mo...


Heineken’s H1 results deliver "negative surprises"

Lucy Britner | 30 Jul 19 An analyst blamed Heineken for poor communication ahead of this week's results

Analysts have flagged a lack of communication by Dutch brewer Heineken, as results for the first half of the year came with a few surprises....


Diageo has to work to maintain upward trajectory

Olly Wehring | 26 Jul 19 The success of Johnnie Walker's tie-up with Game of Thrones has surprised even Diageo

If Diageo's employees are in party mood today, then yesterday's results give them a good enough excuse. The 6.1% rise in full-year sales for...

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

Quarterly Beverage Tracker First Quarter 2019: China

Quarterly Beverage Tracker First Quarter 2019: China

GlobalData’s China Quarterly Beverage Tracker Q1-19 covering soft drinks, dairy drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks is an essential tool for keeping up-to-date with the latest industry performance and developments on a quarterly basis, covering:.. Read more

Published: May 2019 - ($1196.00)


Champagne markets, companies and production

Published: July 2019 - ($724.00)


Whiskey (Spirits) Market in Asia-Pacific - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($2000.00)


Global Carbonates (Soft Drinks) Market - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($5596.50)


Squash/Syrups (Soft Drinks) Market in Europe - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($2000.00)


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