Beverage Industry Insights

The Coca-Cola Co's latest  version of the Freestyle system was unveiled earlier this year

Self-serve - Driving a sea-change in soft drinks

Soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett has seen the future. Again. This time, it happened when he popped out for a burger....

Shortly after opening its futuristic distillery for The Macallan earlier this year, Edrington put the Cutty Sark and Glenturret brands up for sale

Who will buy Cutty Sark and Glenturret? - Comment

The opportunity to acquire an established, well-known Scotch whisky brand doesn't come along very often. So, you'll forgive our brown spirit...

The sugar tax took effect in the UK in April

Sugar - Do it yourself or get told what to do

This year saw the launch of the first non-stop passenger service from Australia to the UK, reducing a journey that once took 42 days to a li...

The latest spirits insights research from just-drinks and The IWSR looks at the gin segment

How will the coming years treat the gin segment?

As the global gin bandwagon rolls on, growth is set to continue in the vast majority of markets around the world – although the US is yet to...

The latest research to be critiqued by the ISFAR looks at the likelihood of developing cancer, related to the amount of alcohol consumed

The more you drink, the greater your cancer risk

Scientific studies have shown consistently that the consumption of small amounts of alcohol on a regular basis is associated with a lower ri...

How will the future wine retail landscape look?

What the wine consumer of the future looks like

Chris Losh is looking to the future in this, his latest postcard from the far edges of wine. Our wine category commentator reports this mont...


How best to fight the 'diseases of ageing' - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 216 10 Jul 18

It has long been known that a number of lifestyle factors – such as not smoking, being physically active, avoiding obesity – decrease the risk of many of the 'diseases of ageing', especially cardiovascular disease and cancer.


How can mineral water keep pace with its bottled water competition? - Comment 3 Jul 18

They represent some of the oldest soft drinks brands around, but how is the mineral water segment dealing with the environmental debate, competition from spring waters and the emergence of Coca-Cola's Glaceau Smartwater and PepsiCo's Lifewtr? Soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at a water segment with plenty still to shout about, if anybody is listening.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Cognac the star for Remy as Q1 sales climb

Andy Morton | 20 Jul 18 Remy Cointreau's Cognac unit, House of Remy Martin, put in a strong performance in first quarter results

Cognac drove first quarter sales for Remy Cointreau as the category continued to show strong growth for the French luxury spirits producer.


UK drives Nichols Q1 2018 as overseas sales drop

Andy Morton | 20 Jul 18 Nichols warned earlier this year of problems with its Middle East business

Soft drinks maker Nichols had the UK to thank for a 2.3% revenue rise in the first half of 2018, as anticipated problems with trade in the Middle East sent international sales tumbling.


Stoli Group rolls out Se Busca mezcal

Lucy Britner | 20 Jul 18

SPI's Stoli Group has launched its new mezcal brand to the US market.

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WhistlePig rolls out customised whiskey barrels

Distell celebrates Mandela's birthday with packs

Heineken gets behind Birra Moretti in UK

Underground Spirits overhauls packaging

Zamora Co, W Deutsch end US Licor 43 partnership

Beverage Industry Interviews

"The consolidation of the spirits industry is not over" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard's CEO of EMEA & LatAm, Gilles Bogaert 17 Jul 18

Lucy BritnerGilles Bogaert, Pernod Ricard's CEO for EMEA & LatAm, took up his new role at the start of this month

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard's former MD of finance, Gilles Bogaert, moved to head up the group's Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America division. just-drinks sat down with Bogaert at the company's Capital Markets Day in China to talk about the job transition, the future of M&A and how data has changed the business.


"Havana Club is a kind of rebel brand. It is important to protect that" - just-drinks meets Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré 12 Jul 18

Andy MortonLast month, just-drinks travelled to Cuba to speak to the two men leading the JV behind the Havana Club brand

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV,  Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the head of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the first of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton sat down with Barré, a former Spain and Mexico CEO for Pernod, to discuss the African rum market, the potential opportunity in the US  and why negotiating with the Cuban Government is like dealing with European supermarkets.


"Havana Club belongs to Cuba" - just-drinks meets Cuba Ron Corp president Juan Gonzalez 12 Jul 18

Andy MortonLast month, just-drinks travelled to Cuba to speak to both heads of the JV behind the Havana Club brand

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV, Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the president of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the second of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton went to Cuba Ron's Havana HQ to speak to Gonzalez, who has led the state-run entity for the last eight years. During their time together, Gonzalez talked about the Government's relationship with Pernod, its hopes of an end to the US trade embargo and why he believes that Cuban rum does not belong to Bacardi.

just-drinks Blog

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

just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

In early-June, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev , Carlos Brito, spoke to just-drinks editor Olly Wehring in London. Here are all four parts of our exclusive interview.

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Round-up

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Round-up

In June, Pernod Ricard held its Capital Market Day in Shenzhen, China. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Global gin insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

Global gin insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

This is the first in our latest series of global category reports, published in partnership with The IWSR. Containing newly released 2017 market data, this offers the very latest global category insights for the gin sector. The 2017 IWSR data release confirms gin’s impressive growth trajectory in many markets, with total sales rising at a double-digit clip. However, while growth looks set to continue in most global markets, the US remains the glaring exception. Brand owners will be keen to turn positive signs at the upper end of the market into more widespread and solid growth... Read more

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Beer in Japan

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Alcoholic Drinks in the US

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Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

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Coffee in 2018: The New Era of Coffee Everywhere

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