Beverage Industry Insights

Diageo's Haig Club Clubman was launched in an attempt to recruit new Scotch whisky drinkers

Diageo in Europe, Russia & Turkey - Analysis

In the most recent of Diageo's series of 'brunch-time' conference calls with regional presidents, John Kennedy - president Europe, Russia &...

The latest dig at mutinational brewers could carry some weight, argues Stephen Beaumont

Will the latest attack on the big brewers stick?

Rarely a week goes by without the multinational brewers being given a hard time by someone or other. However, the latest flare-up, in the UK...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking stories from around the world

Responsible drinking issues around the world

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

Pernod Ricard's wine portfolio is dominated by New Zealand's Brancott Estate, Spain's Campo Viejo and Australia's Jacob's Creek

Why is Pernod still in the wine category?

It's a question that has been asked a thousand times. But, Chris Losh is nothing if not persistent, especially at a time when other multi-ca...

FEMSA's stake in Heineken is now around 15%

Is FEMSA trying to bloody Heineken's nose?

On the surface, it looks pretty clear-cut. Give it a scratch, though, and there could be a little more to FEMSA’s Heineken stake sale than f...

Is Heineken's move for Punch a shout to the past?

The just-drinks analyst returns...

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts...


Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data 13 Sep 17

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 4% in organic terms on the year-prior. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.


How the new business environment is hampering big drinks companies - Analysis 13 Sep 17

Consumer goods - including alcohol and soft drinks - are approaching a "challenging crossroads", according to one analyst group, thanks to a number of factors including the growing mistrust of big brands.

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Drinks Industry News

Int'l whisky growth limited only by supply

Richard Woodard | 26 Sep 17 The latest joint-report from just-drinks and The IWSR looks at the international, non-Scotch whisky segment

The vast and diverse international whisky category is set to continue its recent growth trajectory, latest research has concluded, driven in particular by the bright medium- and long-term prospects for Indian whisky.


US craft beer approaching "SKU rationalisation"

Andy Morton | 20 Sep 17 The report said craft beer may have entered a period of rationalisation

The US craft beer segment may have peaked, a new report suggests, as figures show SKUs going into decline.


Diageo flags India highway ban in H1 18 commentary

Lucy Britner | 20 Sep 17 Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes said expectations on overall performance for the year remain unchanged

Diageo has said it expects the ban of alcohol sales next to highways in India, as well as a later Chinese New Year, to impact its growth in the first half of fiscal-2018.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:22pm 26 Sep 2017)

The Coca-Cola Co launches limited cans in Aus

Proximo UK launches Kraken Rum 'Screamfest'

Douglas Laing & Co’s Yula 22 Years Old - NPD

Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director's Cut -NPD

Pernod Ricard’s Ballantine’s single malts - NPD

Alcohol to dodge Amazon's margin drag in grocery

JD Wetherspoon switches to biodegradable straws

Cape Classics signs Bordeaux's Petite Sirène

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We really want to change the perception of Tequila with Altos" - Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila 27 Sep 17

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

Earlier in September, Pernod Ricard hosted the seventh annual The Tahona Society competition - a bartender programme under its Altos Tequila brand. The 2017 session saw 25 bartenders from 17 markets gather in Jalisco, Mexico, along with journalists and bloggers from all over the world. Lucy Britner was there to talk to VP House of Tequila Pierre-Aymeric du Cray.


"I can see us getting Smirnoff into growth in the US next year" - Interview - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 27 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.


"Our major task, however simple it sounds, is to reach every consumer personally" - Interview, Global Spirits owner Eugen Chernyak 27 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerGlobal Spirits founder & owner Eugen Chernyak at the Shustov Cognac distillery in Odessa

Last month, just-drinks was a guest of Ukrainian drinks group Global Spirits. The tour took in the company’s Cognac distillery, Shustov, in Odessa as well as the Khortytsa vodka facility in Zaporizhia. just-drinks sat down with Global Spirits’ founder & owner, Eugen Chernyak, to talk about his firm’s US ambitions, the ongoing battle to preserve Ukrainian 'Cognac' and the importance of quality.

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

Diageo's fiscal full-year 2017 results - round up

Diageo's fiscal full-year 2017 results - round up

In July, Diageo reported its results for the 12 months to the end of June. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the company's numbers.

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

Global Tequila and mezcal insights - market forecasts, product innovation a

Global Tequila and mezcal insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Agave-based spirits is one of the global success stories of the spirits industry. In 2016, worldwide sales of Tequila increased by 2.6% to 30.4m nine-litre cases. The Americas region accounts for 89.1% of global agave-based spirits consumption. Total regional sales climbed by 5.9% to 27m cases in 2016.This all-new report provides 2016 full-year data and aims to deliver the most vital Tequila data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Our experienced drinks industry specialists have summarised the global market conditions for the major Tequila categories, regions and markets... Read more

Published: August 2017 - ($1500.00)


Global flavoured spirits insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: June 2017 - ($1500.00)


Beer Global Overview: The Story Beyond Stagnation

Published: September 2017 - ($1325.00)


Global Spirits: Recovering and Plenty of Opportunities

Published: September 2017 - ($1325.00)


FMCG Industry Business Confidence Report H2 2017

Published: August 2017 - ($1950.00)


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