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We've got a busy Brexit week ahead

What a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like for drinks

As Brexit Day draws ever closer, the negotiations between the UK and the European Union have reached a critical point this week, with the Eu...

Domestic production could squeeze the world's wine producers as they clamber for success in China

Why wine producers won't have China their own way

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and...

Anheuser-Busch InBev launched ZX Ventures in 2015

The just-drinks guide to incubator funds

The last five years have seen a raft of drinks firms launch all kinds of venture capital funds, incubator units and start-up accelerators as...

Some of Keurig Dr Pepper's allied brands have voted with their feet since July's merger

How soft drinks co's can work to ensure growth

The ongoing fallout from the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group earlier this year has prompted soft drinks commenta...

Lauren Mote joined Diageo as global cocktailian in June 2017

3 cocktail trends for 2019 – Diageo's World Class

Consumers will continue to value quality over quantity when it comes to drinks, according to Diageo....

Constellation Brands has been first major drinks company out of the blocks to enter the cannabis arena

Will drinks have a cannabis-inspired October?

We're approaching the first anniversary of Constellation Brands' move into the cannabis space. And, if drinks industry observers were excite...

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - September 2018 1 Oct 18

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during September, a month that was dominated by transactions in the soft drinks and spirits categories.

"Where is the next opportunity? It's in Asia. And, in Asia, the opportunity is China" - South African wine gets serious in China - Focus - Cape Wine 2018 28 Sep 18

Of all the statistics bandied around at the Cape Wine exhibition in Cape Town earlier this month, one in particular stood out: 37% of South African wineries don't make a profit.

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Olly Wehring | 12 Oct 18 Diageo's World Class competition took place this week, with  2012 winner Tim Phillips-Johansson offering insight into trends

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

Kweichow Moutai roars on to future-proof list

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 18 Kweichow Moutai is the leading distiller of Chinese white spirit baijiu

China's Kweichow Moutai is the world's most future-proofed beverage company, according to a new global ranking.

Smirnoff, Moët & Chandon drop off brand rankings

Richard Woodard | 9 Oct 18 Diageo's Smirnoff vodka disappeared from Interbrand's top 100 list

Several beverage products have slipped down a list of the world’s most valuable consumer brands, with Diageo's Smirnoff vodka and LVMH's Moët & Chandon Champagne exiting the rankings altogether.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:18pm 15 Oct 2018)

"Disastrous" no-deal Brexit looms for spirits

Pernod backs Jameson with US$175m expansion boost

Non-alcoholic beer falls at draught hurdle

Heineken adds Formula E to motor racing marketing

Grape juice group Welch's targets Gen X men

Harvey Nichols Maker's Mark Private Select - NPD

Beam Suntory announces Amazon-exclusive Bowmore

Bloom Lemon & Elderflower Gin Liqueur - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 18

Dean BestInterested companies have until 12 October to join PepsiCo's North America scheme

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz on vodka's US problem, Forty Creek's upcoming expansion and cannabis hurdles 2 Aug 18

Andy MortonCampari's CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said vodka remains a tough category to play in

Yesterday, Campari Group released its first-half 2018 results, with organic growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz after the announcement to discuss the challenging US vodka market, a European roll-out for Canadian whisky Forty Creek and why we probably shouldn't expect Campari to dive into the cannabis category any time soon.

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 18

Lucy BritnerDiageo CEO Ivan Menezes says the more casual early evening occasion is driving the gin market

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 

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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

TFWA  Global Travel Retail World Exhibition & Conference 2018

TFWA Global Travel Retail World Exhibition & Conference 2018

This week, the Global Travel Retail world converged on Cannes in France for the annual TFWA exhibition & conference. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage from the show.

The Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto

The Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto

In September, Trend Hunter held its World Summit Future Festival in Toronto. Here's the round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the event

The Coca-Cola's acquisition of the Costa coffee chain

The Coca-Cola's acquisition of the Costa coffee chain

In late-August, The Coca-Cola Co agreed a deal to buy the Costa chain from Whitbread for US$5.1bn. Here's the round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the move.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Between 7-9 August, Anheuser-Busch InBev's top management hosted analysts in Johannesburg to update them on the company's performance. Here, just-drinks distils some of the biggest highlights from the three-day conference.

Drinks Market Research

Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and co

Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

This is the third title in our latest series of global category reports, published in partnership with The IWSR. Containing newly released 2017 actual market data and new forecasts to 2022, this offers the very latest global category insights for the Scotch whisky sector. The latest IWSR data release confirms that the recovery of Scotch whisky sales in 2017, following four consecutive years of decline, was an important development; the category rose by around 1% to 92.7m nine-litre cases... Read more

Published: September 2018 - ($2793.00)

Carlsberg A/S in Beer (World)

Published: August 2018 - ($572.00)

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: August 2018 - ($125.00)

Country Profile: Spirits in the US

Published: August 2018 - ($875.00)

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

Published: August 2018 - ($2793.00)

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