Beverage Industry Insights

Heineken's Blade draught system was unveiled earlier this month

Is 'innovation' a dirty word in beer? - Comment

This month, our beer industry commentator, Stephen Beaumont, looks at the innovation record of the brewing multinationals and finds them hea...

The all-important Remy Martin brand contributed sizeably to Remy Cointreau's half-year sales rise

Remy Cointreau first-half fiscal-2018 - data

In mid-October, Remy Cointreau updated the market on its sales in the first half of fiscal-2018. On an organic basis, the group's top-line i...

Nidal Ramini is head of brand advocacy for Brown-Forman northern Europe

How spirits brands can connect with bartenders

Nidal Ramini, the head of brand advocacy at Brown-Forman's northern Europe division, takes a closer look at the relationship between drinks...

Consumers will demand more transparency from brands in 2018, according to Mintel

Plastic, hacking, anxiety and fake news - Trends

Earlier this week, research firm Mintel outlined four trends it believes will impact consumers in Europe next year....

The story behind Treasury Wine Estates' performance in the last five years makes for enthralling reading

Treasury Wine Estates performance trends 2013-2017

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of...

Brown-Forman is Ian Shackleton's latest one-to-watch

The just-drinks analyst returns...

just-drinks' resident analyst returns. This month, Ian Shackleton believes he has picked out a gem in the US spirits category. He also looks...

Has Diageo made a mistake in bringing back Brora and Port Ellen? - Editor's Viewpoint 9 Oct 17

I’ve heard both sides on today’s news from Diageo. One friend is getting quite excited at being able to buy a bottle of a single malt Scotch whisky they have hitherto been unable to afford a glass of, while another is bemoaning the end of what they call "something very special" as two of Scotch’s "best-kept secrets" bubbles back to the surface.

Is yours one of the drinks companies failing the water management challenge? - Sustainability Spotlight, Part II 9 Oct 17

In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on water stewardship, which identifies the leaders and the laggards in the beverage sector, as well as flags the issues that require particular attention.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

UK plastic waste policy needs reform - BSDA

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 17 Soft drinks companies are stepping up recycling efforts in a bid to combat plastic waste

The president of the British Soft Drinks Association has criticised the UK government's waste policy, saying industry must not be left to "pick up the bill" over plastic littering.

Beam Suntory readies CFO switch

Olly Wehring | 12 Oct 17 Beam Suntory has appointed a new CFO, only 18 months after the last one

John Owen, the CFO of Beam Suntory, is set to stand down, only 18 months after assuming the position.

Scotch whisky's UK sales drop in H1 - figures

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 17 Scotch whisky sales in the UK are down on last year

UK Scotch whisky sales fell 3% in the first six months of the year, new government figures have revealed.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:13pm 17 Oct 2017)

Remy Cointreau sales stay strong in H1

Finland to weigh IPO for Altia Corp

Talking Rain’s Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime - NPD

CCEP backs "well-designed" UK deposit scheme

TWE's 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon - NPD

Campari overhauls Forty Creek whisky packaging

Asahi's Meantime unveils blendable coffee beers

Westons exports to help drive 40% sales jump plan

Beverage Industry Interviews

"You could argue that we are stupid to sell in Travel Retail; for us it is the right environment" - Interview, Edrington MD for Global Travel Retail, Igor Boyadjian 10 Oct 17

Andy MortonEdrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian, was a co-owner of FIX, a joint-venture in the Middle East with Edrington

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.

"To say that we're thrilled is an understatement" - Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan 9 Oct 17

Olly WehringBoth Port Ellen and Brora will reopen by 2020, says Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan

Earlier today, Diageo announced plans to invest GBP35m (US$46m) in reopening two of its Scotch whisky distilleries that have been closed for 34 years. Work is set to begin on the Port Ellen and Brora sites - Port Ellen still houses a maltings unit, while Brora is next to Diageo's Clynelish distillery - in the coming months, ahead of becoming operational by 2020. Shortly after the announcement, just-drinks spoke to the group's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, about the news.

"The US has real brand calls. They are asking for an Avión Margarita" -  Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila - Interview part II 28 Sep 17

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

In part one of this interview, the VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila unit, Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, explained the importance of 'The Tahona Society' bartender programme to the group's business, as well as brand Altos' place in the company's Tequila portfolio. In part two, we turn our attention to Pernod's Olmeca and Avión Tequila brands, as well as the effect of agave price fluctuations and the company's recently-acquired Del Maguey Mezcal.

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

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

This week, the Travel Retail world converged on Cannes in France for the TFWA exhibition. just-drinks was in tow, so here's a round-up of our coverage.

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

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The international (non-Scotch) whiskey category is a vast, high-growth part of the global alcoholic drinks marketplace, totalling some 307m nine-litre cases in 2016. Of this figure, the Indian whisky segment alone accounts for 189m cases, while US whiskey (43m cases), Canadian (27m cases), Japanese (13m cases) and Irish (8m cases) are all substantial categories in their own right.This all-new report provides 2016 full-year data and IWSR's latest forecast data, delivering the most vital international whiskies data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Our experienced drinks industry specialists have summarised the global market conditions, categories, regions and markets... Read more

Published: October 2017 - ($1500.00)

Global Dairy Product Market to 2021

Published: August 2017 - ($2290.65)

Global Spirit Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

Published: February 2017 - ($2078.76)

Global Juice Market to 2021 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts

Published: February 2017 - ($2078.76)

Global Database of the Top 1000 Breweries

Published: February 2017 - ($261.85)

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