Beverage Industry Insights

Boston Beer Co's Sam Adams was at the vanguard of the US microbrewers' lager launches

Can craft breweries compete in lager arena?

Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer de...

SABMiller issued a Q1 trading update earlier today

SABMiller's Q1 sales performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update, with sales in the three months to the end of June rising by 2% year-on-year. Here, just-...

SABMiller will release a Q1 trading update tomorrow

SABMiller's Q1 2017 results - Preview

SABMiller will release its first-quarter trading update on Thursday (21 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the beer producer's activitie...

Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of June

Remy Cointreau's Q1 performance by brand, region

Earlier today, Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the compan...

Diageo's Smirnoff Red brand is the UK's biggest selling vodka

A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spi...

The Coca-Cola Co has high hopes for Africa

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa - A new powerhouse

This month, Ray Rowlands looks at how The Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller, and Gutsche Family Investments have teamed up to create Coca-Cola Beverag...


Do you buy the Wild Geese, Pernod Ricard conspiracy theory? - Editor's Viewpoint 19 Jul 16

In our coverage of the legal ruling in favour of Irish whiskey brand The Wild Geese in Australia yesterday, I sensed a conspiracy theory of pretty impressive proportions. Could the dominant player in the Irish whiskey sector really have been looking to ride roughshod over one of its much smaller competitors?


Remy Cointreau's Q1 sales results - Preview 18 Jul 16

On Wednesday, Remy Cointreau will report its first-quarter sales figures. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of June.

Thought Leaders


  • People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    This report provides in-depth detail on audience segments within the liquor industry. With this report, companies can learn how to: *Understand audience attrib...

  • New Tastes – New Glasses

    New Tastes – New Glasses

    The craft beer movement is gaining ever more momentum also across Germany. Newly established breweries are presenting their aroma-rich creations at numerous events, in stylish ...

Drinks Industry News

AB InBev halts VAIP incentive plan

Andy Morton | 21 Jul 16 AB InBev said it will continue with other incentive plans

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to drop a controversial US wholesaler incentive scheme to comply with conditions for its takeover of SABMiller.


Britvic's YTD sales fall on stills drag - results

Andy Morton | 21 Jul 16 Britvic has underperformed in GB stills but carbonates increased sales in the year-to-date

Britvic has posted a drop in nine-month underlying sales as still soft drinks in the UK continued to underperform.


MillerCoors takes majority stake in Terrapin Beer

Andy Morton | 21 Jul 16 MillerCoors is in line to be taken over by Molson Coors

MillerCoors has expanded its US craft beer portfolio with a majority stake in Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:57pm 22 Jul 2016)

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Diageo's India wine unit launches new expression

US cider on course to stabilise - Boston Beer CEO 

Yealands Family Wines adds 26% to home vineyard

Casella Family Brands saves Pernod Ricard's Morris

Constellation names Frederic Cumenal to board

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We are craft but we are not part of the craft movement" - Interview, Hine international sales director Per Even Allaire 19 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerHine owns 120ha in Grande Champagne

Best known as a vintage Cognac specialist, privately-owned Hine last month released Bonneuil 2006, an expression that does not carry one of the category's traditional VS, VSOP or XO descriptors. As China - the most important market for Cognac in recent years - moves away from the XO-and-above Cognac segment, and the idea of 'craft' drives interest in the category's smaller houses, Hine's new international sales director, Per Even Allaire, tells just-drinks how the company plans to make the most of the new world order.


"I'm not going for super-premium; Red Square is what Red Square is" - Interview, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood Wines & Spirits - Part II 14 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerStewart Hainsworth, Halewood CEO, changed the recipe of Red Square vodka

Having set out his strategy for Halewood Wine & Spirits and its international units in the first of this two-part interview with just-drinks, CEO Stewart Hainsworth today discusses getting the group's brands in order ahead of laying out plans for acquisitions and launches.


"Halewood was a business that just didn't know where it was going" - Interview, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood Wines & Spirits - Part I 12 Jul 16

Lucy BritnerStewart Hainsworth became CEO of Halewood Wines & Spirits in June 2015

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.

just-drinks Blog

Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 19 Jul 16

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


I'll drink what I want, Stoli, but make it easy, yeah?

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 11 Jul 16

Last month, SPI Group unveiled its latest advert for Stolichnaya in the US. Its an amusing little number that caries the instruction: Drink what you want. The “I am man” ad looks to distance Millennial men from notions of manliness and encourages them to plough their own furrow.


Your company's homepage on just-drinks

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 4 Jul 16

Who do you work for? I ask, merely to draw your attention to just-drinks’ company pages.

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev secures US approval for SABMiller deal

In July, Anheuser-Busch InBev was given the green light by US anti-trust authorities for its takeover of SABMiller. Here, just-drinks looks at how the news was received and SABMiller's Q1 results.

The EU Referendum - The UK's departure and its consequences for the drinks industry

The EU Referendum - The UK's departure and its consequences for the drinks industry

In late-June, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Here, just-drinks looks at what the decision means for the drinks industry.

just-drinks Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials

just-drinks Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials

What are the key trends in non-Scotch whisky? Where are the important markets and what does the future hold? just-drinks, in partnership with The IWSR, presents a six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category

Remy Cointreau's FY results for fiscal 2016

Remy Cointreau's FY results for fiscal 2016

In early June, Remy Cointreau released its figures for full-year 2015. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation

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

The recent growth trajectory of non-Scotch whiskies shows no sign of waning in the 2015-20 period, with The IWSR predicting extra sales of some 74m cases over the period. Both US and Irish whiskey benefit from having marquee brands to lead expansion (Jack Daniel’s and Jim Beam; Jameson). The categories as a whole can benefit from this, but this new report suggests rival brand owners will have to carve out their own niche in the long shadow of these market leaders.This report predominantly focuses on the larger sectors of US and Irish whiskey, but also covers other non-Scotch categories including Indian, Japanese and Canadian whiskies... Read more

Published: April 2016 - ($1500.00)


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

Published: March 2016 - ($1500.00)


Global travel retail insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: February 2016 - ($1500.00)


Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Published: June 2016 - ($150.00)


Diageo North America Inc in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Published: June 2016 - ($150.00)


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