Beverage Industry Insights

Beer category commentator Stephen Beaumont considers ways in which brewers can ride out the coronavirus crisis

Advice for brewers in the time of COVID-19

There's only one subject on everyone's minds at the moment, Stephen Beaumont included. This month, our beer expert looks at the options avai...

The latest report from just-drinks FUTURES considers the future role of social media for food and drinks brand owners

Over the influence? The future of social media

In the latest edition of FUTURES, we explore what the next generation of social media platforms might look like. We outline the trends behin...

This month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at global CSR activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 CSR activity around the world - Mar

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

Has just-drinks' spirits commentator been unstuck by Pernod Ricard's recent purchase of a holding in Japanese gin brand Ki No Bi

Provenance and quality not enough for spirits - II

Earlier this month, category commentator Richard Woodard set the cat among the spirits pigeons when he argued that there's more to a success...

White Claw is the hard seltzer market leader in the US

Hard seltzer movement is here to stay - GlobalData

Now that more beverage brand owners are tapping into hard seltzers, it is likely that this market will grow outside of North America and to...

CCU's Mistral pisco brand sold approaching 1.5m cases last year

Is the pisco breakthrough on its way? - analysis

Earlier this year, just-drinks visited an array of pisco producers in Chile, on a trip organised by trade association Pisco Chile. From smal...


What the stock market free-fall means for the drinks industry today and tomorrow, and PepsiCo's hopes to become a rock star - The just-drinks Analyst 17 Mar 20

As stock markets go into meltdown, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, is here to walk us through the madness. This month, Ian looks at what the coronavirus effect will be for listed drinks companies, as well as considering the longer-term fall-out. He also turns his attention to PepsiCo's recent acquisition in the energy drinks area.


How UK food & drink SMEs can survive the coronavirus - comment 17 Mar 20

Food & drink entrepreneur John Stapleton, who created and sold brands New Covent Garden Soup Co and Little Dish, believes there are a number of steps SMEs can take to help them survive coronavirus.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Coronavirus and the global drinks industry - FREE

Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 20 COVID-19, a new illness caused by a coronavirus, was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan

Here's a timeline of the effect the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis is having on the global drinks industry:


Wine harvest can proceed in South Africa

Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 20 South Africa's wine harvest has about two weeks left to run

South Africa's wine industry has been granted a reprieve after the country's authorities backtracked on a complete ban on alcohol production to stem the spread of COVID-19.


This week's must-reads on just-drinks

Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 20 This week saw the publication of just-drinks' latest FUTURES report paper, which looked at the potential of Artificial Intelligence

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:34pm 27 Mar 2020)

Coronavirus impact "temporary" - Campari

Rémy Cointreau shakes up leadership committee

Heineken appoints Asia-Pacific, Europe chiefs

Brown-Forman airs social distancing ad for JD

A-B InBev unveils giftcard plan to support UK pubs

COVID-19 - daily briefing - 27 March

Trinchero's Del Mar Wine Seltzer - NPD

Distell poised to sell two SA wine brands

Beverage Industry Interviews

"If you're a very small gin distillery, I think your days are numbered" - Mangrove MD Nick Gillett - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 27 Mar 20

Andy Morton

The head of UK high-end spirits distributor Mangrove has spoken of his fears for the spirits industry as the coronavirus crisis deepens, warning that large distillers with production tied to one location may have issues sourcing bottles.


"We're living through very anxious times" - just-drinks speaks to Distilled Spirits Council CEO Chris Swonger - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 25 Mar 20

Andy MortonThe Distilled Spirits Council is lobbying Congress in support of the craft spirits industry

As distillers in the US come to terms with an on-premise channel in shutdown and an uncertain economic future, just-drinks spoke to the head of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Chris Swonger, about the potential impact of the coronavirus.


"No one wins. I don't see any company coming out of this up" - just-drinks speaks to Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief executive Miles Beale - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 20 Mar 20

Olly WehringThe coronavirus COVID-19 has added to The Wine & Spirit Trade Association's Brexit-heavy in-tray

As the coronavirus COVID-19 throws the UK into confusion this week, just-drinks speaks to the chief executive of the country's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale, to hear his view on a tumultuous few days - with no immediate end in sight.

Latest Industry Insights

Heineken Performance Trends 2015-2019 - data

Richard Woodard | 12 Mar 20 Jean-François van Boxmeer will step down as Heineken CEO later this year

In mid-February, Heineken reported a 5.6% rise in sales from the 12 months of 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance...


Wine has failed to educate the consumer on price

Chris Losh | 12 Mar 20 Despite the best efforts of Pernod Ricard's UK division, Jacob's Creek has struggled to convince wine consumers to move up its value chain

As former Diageo CEO Paul Walsh once told just-drinks: "They say, in wine, a fool and his money are easily parted." Unfortunately, for the w...


PepsiCo's Rockstar buy takes energy fight global

Andy Morton | 12 Mar 20 PepsiCo has paid US£3.85bn for Rockstar Energy Beverages

The Wall Street Journal got early wind yesterday of PepsiCo's swoop for Rockstar Energy Beverages, publishing an unconfirmed report on the d...

Beverage Hot Issues

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

The Wuhan coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused deaths and forced stringent travel restrictions in China. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the outbreak as it spreads worldwide.

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks' bank of category commentators takes a look at what will shape the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine categories in the year ahead.

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

At the end of another lively year for the global drinks industry, we look back at the most-popular comment pieces, analyses, interviews and news stories on just-drinks in 2019.

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

Drinks Market Research

Carbonated Soft Drinks Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide 2014-2023

Carbonated Soft Drinks Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide 2014-2023

The Emerging 5 Carbonated Soft Drinks industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, Market size (value and volume 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the Market... Read more

Published: February 2020 - ($995.00)


Hot Drinks in Switzerland: Top Growth Opportunities

Published: February 2020 - ($2995.00)


Top Trends in Alcoholic Drinks

Published: February 2020 - ($3450.00)


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