US: Three senior execs to leave Beam Inc in wake of Suntory takeover

US: Three senior execs to leave Beam Inc in wake of Suntory takeover

Beam Inc has announced that its chief financial officer and two other executives are resigning in light of the group being acquired by Suntory Holdings.

Analysis - Remy Cointreau and the road ahead in China

Analysis - Remy Cointreau and the road ahead in China

Despite being the weakest-positioned player to weather the international spirits storm in China, it is reassuring to hear that Remy Cointreau maintains an upbeat outlook on its longer-term prospects in the country - even if 2014 has given the comp...

just-drinks on-trend: Craft beer - fortunes and future

just-drinks on-trend: Craft beer - fortunes and future

This latest 'on-trend' report from just-drinks provides a strategic summary of where the craft beer category is at present, and where it might be heading in the short-term.

April 2014 Management Briefing - Environmental Sustainability in the Brewing Sector

April 2014 Management Briefing - Environmental Sustainability in the Brewing Sector

Representing the first in our management briefing series looking at the environmental sustainability, Ben Cooper turns his attention to the beer industry.


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23 April 2014

Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:

UK: BBPA fury after alcohol cancer ad complaint rejected - video

23 April 2014

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said it is “extremely disappointed” after the UK's advertising authorities dismissed complaints about an “alarmist” ad linking alcohol consumption to cancer.

US: "Strong" Q1 sees Dr Pepper Snapple Group profits leap

23 April 2014

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has hailed a strong start to 2014, as profits soared on steady sales.

 

just the Facts - Top 10 Australian Wine Export Markets by Volume, Value

Earlier today (16 April) Wine Australia released a report on category exports in the 12 months to the end of March. Here we detail the top 10 markets by volume and value and how they performed:

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Round Up - The Coca-Cola Co

Round Up - The Coca-Cola Co's FY Results

In April, The Coca-Cola Co released its full-year results for 2013. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

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Comment - Spirits - The Irish Whiskey Association

Earlier this month, the Irish Whiskey Association came into being. Ian Buxton looks at the category and considers why it is needed and what it will do.

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Analysis - Diageo dips in Q3 as China still chokes

“Disappointing” was how one analyst group described Diageo's trading update today. That sentiment has since been reflected on the London Stock Exchange.

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Round Up - Constellation Brands

Round Up - Constellation Brands' FY Results

In April, global wine, beer and spirits maker Constellation Brands released its full-year results for fiscal 2014. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

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International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 138: Under-Reporting of Alcohol Intake Affects the Relation of Alcohol to the Risk of Cancer

23 April 2014

Epidemiologists are often faced with reported adverse health effects of alcohol among subjects reporting very low levels of consumption, levels that physiologically should not cause diseases such as cancer.

Round-Up - NPD: Fluid Milk Innovation Aims to Reverse Sales Decline

23 April 2014

For a product that has endured more than half a century of consumption declines in the US market alone, fluid milk is behaving surprisingly energetically these days. A flurry of innovation in new cow’s milk products may at last have the potential to revitalise a sector that has been in the doldrums for decades.

Focus - The Nuances of ‘Responsible Drinking’ - SpiritsEurope DG

23 April 2014

For an industry body, passing on the message that consumers may want to buy less of your product may seem suicidal. Yet this is what SpiritsEurope is attempting to do with the concept of 'responsible drinking'.

Comment - Spirits - The Irish Whiskey Association

22 April 2014

Earlier this month, the Irish Whiskey Association came into being. Ian Buxton looks at the category and considers why it is needed and what it will do.

Analysis - Buying British: Foreign Interest in the UK Drinks Market

22 April 2014

M&A activity across the UK food and beverage (F&B) sector is on the up with deal volumes having increased for two consecutive quarters.

Analysis - PepsiCo rides high but Peltz clouds horizon

22 April 2014

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was bullish when pushed last week for her thoughts on who will replace her. And rightly so.

just On Call - "I'm still in the chair" - PepsiCo CEO

22 April 2014

PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi has deflected a question on who will succeed her as CEO, telling analysts that she is still “in the chair”.

Analysis - Remy Cointreau and the road ahead in China

22 April 2014

Despite being the weakest-positioned player to weather the international spirits storm in China, it is reassuring to hear that Remy Cointreau maintains an upbeat outlook on its longer-term prospects in the country - even if 2014 has given the company nothing but trouble.

Analysis - Diageo dips in Q3 as China still chokes

17 April 2014

“Disappointing” was how one analyst group described Diageo's trading update today. That sentiment has since been reflected on the London Stock Exchange.

 

Editors Viewpoint - Spirits in China: The Blip is Here to Stay

I'm calling it, people. Today is the day that I feel confident enough to conclude that the China 'crisis' is not a blip.

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