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Casillero del Diablo has played a sizeable part in Concha y Toro's performance trends over the last five years

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In late-March, Concha y Toro released its full-year results for 2017. The wine group posted a 1.2% sales rise for the 12 months, as its prem...

The latest critique from the ISFAR considers consumption research that suggests a lowering of the recommended limit

Should alcohol consumption limits be reduced?

Using individual-participant data from a number of large studies, predominantly from the UK and other European countries, the authors of a r...

Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet joined Remy Cointreau as CEO just over three years ago

Remy Cointreau still packs a punch - Analysis

Remy Cointreau dropped a solid set of full-year results yesterday - sales for the 12 months were up 7%. But management at the self-styled lu...

As the legalisation of cannabis sweeps across the US, enhanced water producers are getting very excited

How cannabis blew the doors off enhanced waters

Few ingredients in the natural and organic industry have generated as much buzz as CBD (cannabidiol). Naturally occurring in cannabis plants...

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...

Heineken will issue a trading update for the first quarter on Wednesday

Heineken's Q1 2018 trading update - Preview

Later this week, Heineken releases a trading update, covering the first quarter of its 2018. Here's a look at the events that shaped the thr...

Campari Group Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data 13 Apr 18

In late-February, Campari Group released its results for 2017. The group saw sales in the 12-month period come in 6.3% up on 2016. Here, drinks industry commentator Richard Siddle considers Campari's performance over the last five years.

How the sugar tax has transformed the soft drinks category - Comment 12 Apr 18

Last week, the UK introduced its version of the sugar tax. But, as soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett explains, the fall-out from the move was becoming manifest long before its implementation.

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Drinks Industry News

Q1 puts Coca-Cola in driving seat - Analysis

Andy Morton | 25 Apr 18 Coca-Cola's Q1 pleased many analysts in the face of a poor consumer backdrop

At first glance, yesterday's Q1 results for The Coca-Cola Co held up well - another strong quarterly performance under the increasingly stable-looking leadership of CEO James Quincey. However, not everyone was convinced. In a note from Bernstein's Ali Dibadj, the analyst says that underneath the headline gloss of an organic sales increase and a 4% volumes climb for sparkling soft drinks lies a certain amount of "murkiness".

Grupo Codorníu confirms Carlyle offer rejection

Andy Morton | 23 Apr 18 Codorníu’s shareholdings are currently owned by 216 members of the Codorníu family

Spanish cava producer Grupo Codorníu has rejected a bid from US equity fund The Carlyle Group, but has said it is open to bringing a minority partner onboard.

Kingsland targets festivals with 1.5L wine pouch

Andy Morton | 23 Apr 18 Kingsland said the Shorn wine pouches were a hit with the under-35s

UK wine supplier Kingsland Drinks has developed a 1.5-litre pouch for New Zealand brand Shorn as it targets Millennial conumers and the summer festival occasion.

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Boston Beer sparks hope of turnaround in Q1 2018

Fuze Tea value doubles after one-day launch

Duvel Moortgat unveils Duvel on Tap project

Montanya Distillers targets carbon-neutrality

Pernod's Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength

Ian Macleod's Edinburgh Gin moves into RTDs

Roust lines up US$3.5m Russian Standard push in UK

Bimber Distillery's The London Classics - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Success in China is about being constantly visible" - just-drinks meets Stuart Barclay, GM of marketing at Wine Australia 17 Apr 18

Lucy BritnerWine Australia is investing heavily in the Chinese market

At the start of this year, the trade organisation for the Australian wine industry set out major investment plans for China, as sales to the country surged by 63% by value in 2017. Then, in March, Wine Australia appointed David Lucas to the newly-created role of regional general manager for Greater China, further signalling its dedication to the market.  At this year's ProWein, just-drinks sat down with  Wine Australia's GM of marketing, Stuart Barclay, to find out more about why Wine Australia is so excited about China.

"Some in the wine industry need to acknowledge that businesses need to make money" - just-drinks talks to CHAMP CEO John Haddock 5 Apr 18

Olly WehringCHAMP acquired 80% of Accolade Wines for US$290m seven years ago

Earlier today, Australian private equity group CHAMP announced the divestment of Accolade Wines to The Carlyle Group for AUD1bn (US$768m). The news marks the end of CHAMP's association in wine, which started in 2011 when it bought 80% of Constellation Brands' Australian and UK wine operations for AUD290m (then-US$290m). Having spoken to CHAMP CEO John Haddock at the time of the purchase, it seemed only right for just-drinks to grab him for one final chat, to find out what CHAMP is passing over, why they're selling and what wine lessons the group learnt over the last seven years.

"In sustainability, innovation could make a big gain" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part II 22 Mar 18

Olly WehringAnheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito spoke to just-drinks this week, as the group released its third round of sustainability targets

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. In the second part of our subsequent interview with group CEO Carlos Brito, we look at what shareholders are telling him about the role of sustainability. We also discuss some of the latest pledges and consider how A-B InBev hopes to engage with consumers on sustainability.

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Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 18

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 18

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...

Bad day on the beer? This'll help

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 17

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beverage Hot Issues

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.

Remy Cointreau fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

Remy Cointreau fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

In mid-April, Remy Cointreau released its full-year results for the 12 months to the end of March 2018. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in its fiscal-2018.

ProWein 2018 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2018 - just-drinks round-up

March saw the annual ProWein exhibition return to Germany. just-drinks was in attendance and here's a full round-up of our coverage.

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

In mid-November, three drinks industry trade associations lost their appeal against proposals to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in Scotland. Here's just-drinks' full coverage of the move, which clears the way for MUP's introduction in the country.

Drinks Market Research

Cheap and Cheerful? Opportunities in Low-Cost Beer

Cheap and Cheerful? Opportunities in Low-Cost Beer

Premiumisation is one of the most fundamental trends in the brewing industry. Nevertheless, low-cost beers still have a role to play. Opportunities can be found in both emerging and developed markets, often centred on affordability in the former and linked to the health of the economy in the latter. Although generally limited in terms of duration or geography, the potential for generating growth in challenging situations means these opportunities should not be underestimated... Read more

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