Beverage Industry Insights

Pernod Ricard has turned Havana Club into an almost 5m-case brand sold all around the world ... except the US

How will Diageo change Cuban rum?

Last year, I spoke to Juan Gonzalez, the head of Cuba's state-owned rum company, Cuba Ron. It was one of the most entertaining afternoons of...

Home DNA kits will influence consumers' drinking choices

How DNA testing will shape the future of drinking

This month, guest consumer trends columnist Lucy Britner explores how DNA testing will change what we drink, offering her own results as a b...

Bill Newlands assumed the CEO role at Constellation Brands in March 2019

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2015-2019

Earlier this year, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2019 came in 7% up on...

Remedy Organics has added Golden Mind to its functional wellness beverage portfolio

Nutritional drinks give food for thought - Comment

Are beverages ready for ingredients such as potatoes and rapeseed oil, microalgae and tumeric? Lucy Britner finds that in the era of well-be...

Packaging is at the forefront of emission control, with wine companies steering consumers to greener options

How marketing can help battle climate change

In just-drinks' latest look at sustainability, Ben Cooper asks if companies can use their marketing muscle to nudge consumers into making mo...

An analyst blamed Heineken for poor communication ahead of this week's results

Heineken’s H1 results deliver "negative surprises"

Analysts have flagged a lack of communication by Dutch brewer Heineken, as results for the first half of the year came with a few surprises....


Why Diageo has work to do to maintain upward trajectory - Analysis 26 Jul 19

If Diageo's employees are in party mood today, then yesterday's results give them a good enough excuse. The 6.1% rise in full-year sales for fiscal-2019 represents the group's best performance in a decade - just pipping the 6% lift recorded in 2012.


How the spirits category can make the most of less sugar - Comment 25 Jul 19

As consumers demand to know more about what's in their food and drink, category commentator Richard Woodard believes the spirits industry is well-placed to capitalise on the public's cravings for less sugar.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Phusion Projects announce Four Loco selzter launch

Andy Morton | 15 Aug 19

Phusion Projects is to launch a 14%-abv hard seltzer under its Four Loko brand as new releases in the US alcoholic sparkling category accelerate in number.


Molson Coors makes packaging pledge for 2025

Thandie Sibanda | 15 Aug 19 Molson Coors said it will make packaging for Coors Light and Carling beer in the UK 100% non-plastic

Molson Coors has pledged to make all of its packaging either reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025 as part of new sustainability goals.


Brown-Forman selects Monarq in Caribbean

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 19 Brown-Forman brands including Jack Daniel's will be distributed across the Caribbean by Monarq Group

Brown-Forman has farmed out its distribution operations in a raft of Caribbean markets to Monarq Group.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:34pm 16 Aug 2019)

Treasury Wine Estates on M&A warpath

Crime crackdown hits Carlsberg volumes in China

LRS's edible packaging secures government support

Whisky Illuminati’s Solaria Series - NPD

How did Carlsberg perform in H1?

How did Treasury Wine Estates perform in 2019?

Oto CBD’s RTD Shots - Product Launch

Bimber's The First English single malt - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We want to be the number one importer of French wine into Asia" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part I 16 Aug 19

Olly WehringTreasury's CEO, Michael Clarke, has set the wine group's sights on Asia

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates reported a healthy showing in the 12 months to the end of June, with group sales rising by 12% on the corresponding period a year earlier. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with group CEO Michael Clarke in a very early-morning call to Australia


"TWE could be an acquirer of other people's wine businesses" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part II 16 Aug 19

Olly WehringTWE is ramping up innovations across its wine brands

In part II of an exclusive interview, Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke talks to just-drinks editory Olly Wehring about his ambitions in the US, the company's pricing strategy and aborted plans to launch a 19 Crimes whiskey.


Blockchain in drinks traceability and beyond - Interview 14 Aug 19

Rosie Lintott at GlobalDataWill Avery Dennison's blockchain-based labelling project take off?

At the start of this year, labelling manufacturer Avery Dennison announced a collaboration with technology start-up Everledger to develop a blockchain-based labelling offering that would allow wine bottles to be tracked using near-field communication technology. GlobalData's Rosie Lintott spoke to Julie Vargas, director of Avery Dennison's global market development for radio frequency identification (RFID) in the food and drink sector, about the project and to find out more about blockchain's broader industry applications.

Latest Industry Insights

Coca-Cola reaps rewards of CEO's innovation bet

Andy Morton | 25 Jul 19 Coca-Cola's James Quincey has put innovation at the core of his CEO tenure

The Coca-Cola Co's James Quincey has been talking about innovation since he took over as CEO from Muhtar Kent in 2017....


Responsible drinking efforts around the world

The IARD editorial team | 24 Jul 19 Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking activities from around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...


Asahi handed Australian domination - analysis

Andy Morton | 19 Jul 19 Asahi's Grolsch will be back in the CUB portfolio once the deal with A-B InBev completes

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australi...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

In May, Diageo held its biennial Capital Markets Day investor conference, in New York. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the 2019 edition of TFWA Asia-Pacific, which covers the region's Travel Retail industry

Drinks Market Research

Heaven Hill Brands - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Heaven Hill Brands - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Heaven Hill Brands - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and corporate actions, providing a 360° view of the company... Read more

Published: June 2019 - ($175.00)


Milk (Dairy & Soy Food) Market in France - Outlook to 2023: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: June 2019 - ($400.00)


Champagne markets, companies and production

Published: July 2019 - ($905.00)


Soymilk & Soy Drinks (Dairy & Soy Food) Market in Australia - Outlook to 2023: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: June 2019 - ($400.00)


Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: June 2019 - ($125.00)


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