Beverage Industry Insights

The rise of the avatar in the 'metaverse' provides a new marketing opportunity for beverage brands

The 'metaverse' opportunity for beverage brands

A question for you: Have you ever thought about selling virtual drinks to consumers? This might sound like a wild idea to some in the bevera...

Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking rounds up recent higher-profile CSR and environmental activities from drinks brand owners

Sustainability and responsibility activations

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol-related health and policy res...

The on-premise is tentatively on its way back and, with it, an opportunity for soft drinks brand owners

The soft drinks opportunity from on-premise return

As lockdown restrictions continue to lift in markets across the world, hospitality venues are re-opening their doors or preparing to increas...

The price of aluminium is at a record high

Beverage companies set for tough pricing desicions

Widespread aluminium shortages last year compounded a miserable 12 months for brewers and soft drinks makers that rely on the metal for pack...

It's been all about Brito this week, with Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO confirming his departure plans this week

This week on Just Drinks - Here's what we think

Here's a round-up of Just Drinks' latest members-only content and a look at this week's headlines, along with our thoughts....

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito has overseen a number of high-profile takeovers

How A-B InBev's Brito changed the drinks industry

In the more than three decades that Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Alves de Brito has been in brewing, the companies he has led have sold m...

Who is Anheuser-Busch InBev's next CEO? just-drinks looks at Michel Doukeris - focus 6 May 21

On 1 July, Anheuser-Busch InBev's president of US operations, Michel Doukeris will assume the role of company CEO, replacing 15-year incumbent Carlos Brito. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at Doukeris, a 25-year A-B InBev veteran.

Why 'disaster' is no exaggeration for France's wine industry - comment 5 May 21

The French are known for their passion - occasionally to the point of over-enthusiasm. In his latest look at the wine category for Just Drinks, commentator Chris Losh finds that, on this occasion, that tendency to exaggerate is not misplaced for the country's wine producers.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Consumers "willing to live life and spend" - CCHBC

Andy Morton | 12 May 21 Coca-Cola HBC's Zoran Bogdanovic believes pricing in 2021 is set to be more rational

Consumer willingness to spend again will create a "fertile environment" for price taking this year, Coca-Cola HBC has said.

Diageo upbeat on fiscal-2021 - trading update

Olly Wehring | 12 May 21

Diageo is preparing for a potential double-digit lift in sales from its current fiscal year, with the group forecasting a 14% jump in 12-month operating profits.

Coca-Cola HBC posts Q1 rebound - data

Andy Morton | 12 May 21 Coca-Cola HBC is the Coca-Cola bottler in 28 markets

Coca-Cola HBC has praised its carbonated and energy drinks portfolios for a return to quarterly volumes growth.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:48pm 12 May 2021)

Duvel Moortgat’s Vedett Extra Playa - NPD

Danone expects US$2bn boost from dairy stake sale

Beam Suntory, Edrington to split in UK and Spain

TFWA sets October date for Cannes show

A-B InBev offers free Michelob to US exercisers

Heineken secures multi-category Dolphins tie-up

Molson Coors' Sharp's Cold River Cider - NPD

Constellation's Svedka Cherry Limeade Vodka - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"A CBD launch in Europe? Nothing is off the cards" - just-drinks speaks to Ocean Spray Europe MD Caroline Bethell 30 Apr 21

Andy MortonOcean Spray Sparkling Pink Cranberry is rolling out in the UK in a 33cl can

Over the past two years, Ocean Spray has launched a raft of innovations in the US including CarryOn CBD and coffee "hybrid" Ocean Spray Brew. Now, the US cooperative's focus is on Europe as it releases Ocean Spray Sparkling Pink Cranberry in France and the UK, a new product that will not be available in its domestic market. Yesterday, just-drinks spoke to Ocean Spray Europe MD Caroline Bethell about her plans for the European market, whether a CBD Ocean Spray will launch on the continent and why consumers are getting used to less sweetness in their soft drinks.

"There are some companies' boards that don't view cybersecurity as necessary" - just-drinks speaks to Darktrace director for cyber intelligence & analysis Justin Fier 7 Apr 21

Rhodri MorganDarktrace is an artificial intelligence company that specialises in cyber defense. The company was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco.

In recent years, cyberattacks have become a common, but no less worrisome, aspect of business in the 21st Century. Since November, The Campari Group, Kirin Holdings, Molson Coors Beverage Co and alcohol e-tailer Drizly all had their security systems compromised, resulting in issues ranging from theft of customer data to production shutdowns. With all companies using technology in their operations, protection from digital threats has become more important than ever before. To understand the scale of the task at hand - and some of the prevention methods companies need to implement, just-drinks spoke to Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence & analysis at Darktrace, an artificial intelligence (AI) company headquartered in the UK that specialises in cyber defence.

"Rum is at a critical tipping point" - just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos 18 Mar 21

Andy Morton

just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos, who will continue as MD of the Colombian rum brand in the wake of Pernod Ricard's takeover.

Latest Industry Insights

Campari faces familiar troubles - analysis

Andy Morton | 5 May 21 Campari Group is known for buying 'dusty, unloved' brands, one analyst believes

It is hardly the fault of Campari Group that the coronavirus has effectively shut down the Italian on-premise and disrupted international tr...

COVID prompts spirits RTD tsunami - comment

Richard Woodard | 29 Apr 21 Another day, another RTD - Diageo released a premix line from Crown Royal last month

Everybody's at it! Indeed, if you're in spirits and you haven't got a premix on your roster, you likely soon will. This month, category comm...

Molson Coors Performance Trends 2016-20 - data

Richard Woodard | 29 Apr 21 Gavin Hattersley has overseen a major - and ongoing - transformation at Molson Coors Beverage Co

In February, Molson Coors Beverage Co released its full-year results for 2020. The now-multi-category group posted an 8.7% dip in sales from...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

In 2018, 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.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

just-drinks reviews Anheuser-Busch InBev's results over the last five years and considers the trends that are set to shape the future for the company, specifically, and the beer category, more broadly.

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

In mid-February, The Cola-Cola Co posted a 9% dip in sales from the 12 months of 2020. Here, just-drinks picks apart Coca-Cola's numbers and considers the trends set to shape the future for the company and the soft drinks category.

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global beer category, more broadly.

Drinks Market Research

Carbonated Soft Drinks Global Industry Almanac 2015-2024

Carbonated Soft Drinks Global Industry Almanac 2015-2024

Global Carbonated Soft Drinks industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2015-19, and forecast to 2024). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

Published: March 2021 - ($2995.00)

Monster Beverage Corp - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: March 2021 - ($175.00)

Mexico Beverages Consumption Trends and Forecasts Tracker, Q4 2020 (Dairy and Soy Drinks, Alcoholic Drinks, Soft Drinks and Hot Drinks)

Published: March 2021 - ($995.00)

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