Beverage Industry Insights

CBA's Hawaiian beer brand, Kona, is a bright spot in the collective's portfolio

A-B InBev's Craft Brew Alliance purchase - Comment

Everything comes to those who wait - especially if you have the deep pockets and corporate heft of Anheuser-Busch InBev....

The UK's departure from the European Union is set to dominate the country's General Election on 12 December

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

This critique from The ISFAR looks at research into the link between alcohol consumption and dementia

Can alcohol slow the onset of dementia? - analysis

The latest study to go under The ISFAR's microscope was designed to assess the association between alcohol consumption and dementia and the...

The soft drinks industry has long been in the crosshairs of anti-obesity campaigners

Nutrition & hydration watchwords for soft drinks

Drinks companies are finding it increasingly difficult to persuade lawmakers not to impose taxes on sweetened soft drinks. The reasons why,...

Robinson is to launch her W*nder range of CBD-infused drinks next year

Four tips on how to start a CBD-beverage company

This week, just-drinks spoke to Tanisha Robinson, a former CEO of BrewDog North America and now CEO of her own CBD beverage start-up W*nder....

Irn Bru 1901 is higher in sugar than its parent brand

Are full-sugar soft drinks the new niche?

Has the sugar tax changed the playing field so much that full-sugar is now considered a niche selling point for soft drinks? Lucy Britner ta...


Is Molson Coors set to pivot away from beer? - Comment 31 Oct 19

There was a lot to take in from yesterday's news that Molson Coors is to massively overhaul its global operations. Top-line are the jobs losses - 400-500 is a big number and an undoubted hit to staff morale. That many of the job cuts will be in Molson Coors' spiritual home, Denver, will only inflame the hurt.


The next big thing in North American beer is…? - Comment 29 Oct 19

This month, beer category commentator Stephen Beaumont surveys the brewing scene in North America, and considers which beer style is poised to be brewers' Great White Hope. Again.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

A-B InBev swallows up CBA

Andy Morton | 12 Nov 19 Anheuser-Busch InBev already distributes the majority of Craft Brew Alliance's brands, and owns just under a third of the collective

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to take complete control of Craft Brew Alliance after finally agreeing a deal to buy the US brewing collective.


Asahi calls halt to UK, Ireland Grolsch sales

Andy Morton | 7 Nov 19 Asahi bought the Grolsch brand from A-B InBev in 2016

Asahi has stopped making Grolsch for the UK and Ireland after the company ended a brewing contract with Molson Coors.


Coca-Cola to stick with plastic - report

Andy Morton | 7 Nov 19 Coca-Cola is betting on plastic to lower its carbon footprint

The Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey has said in an interview the company has no plans to quit plastic and argued the packaging has a smaller carbon footprint than glass or aluminium.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:01pm 13 Nov 2019)

CCHBC targets sparkling for next rPET push

Diageo's Ciroc releases Fiorucci-designed bottle

PepsiCo creates Pepsi Sparkling Rose for BravoCon

The Clean Liquor Co unveils 1.2%-abv Cleangin

Heineken to sponsor UEFA Euro 2020

Coca-Cola HBC eyes FY growth after Q3 rise

Aberfeldy 19-Year-Old Exceptional Cask Small Batch

Beam Suntory’s Canadian Club 42 Year Old - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 19

Thandie Sibanda

Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.


"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co 28 Oct 19

Andy MortonLouise Werner from Pernod Ricard's Absolut unit examines the prototype paper bottles

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.


"The Constellation deal helps to take my choke-chain off" - just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin 21 Oct 19

Olly WehringConstellation Brands owns an unspecified holding in Colorado-based Montanya Distillers

Late last week, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskins found time to meet with just-drinks to look back at the history of the Colorado-based craft spirits company and to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

Latest Industry Insights

Four trends shaping the UK's alcohol market

Andy Morton | 23 Oct 19 William Grant's Glenfiddich Grand Cru - an example of the new meta-luxury category?

William Grant & Sons has launched its annual UK market report, which takes a deep dive into the trends shaping the alcohol category. just-dr...


Will CEO exit be a Champagne moment for Treasury?

Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 19 Michael Clarke will step down as CEO of Treasury Wine Estates in September next year

Michael Clarke's tenure as CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has been remarkable. The hard-headed South African brought his FMCG nous to a compan...


The just-drinks Analyst returns

Ian Shackleton | 22 Oct 19 Does Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard deserve applause yet?

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, casts his eye this month over the escalating - or not - tariff row and its effect on spirits...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

In early-September, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with Pernod Ricard's CFO, Hélène de Tissot, in London, following the company's presentation of its results for the 12 months to the end of June.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Spirits Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

Spirits Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

Spirits Global Industry Guide 2013-2022.. Read more

Published: February 2019 - ($1495.00)


Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: August 2019 - ($175.00)


Beer & Cider in China

Published: February 2019 - ($350.00)


Coca-Cola HBC AG - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: August 2019 - ($175.00)


Global Risk Report Quarterly Update: Q2 2019

Published: October 2019 - ($1100.00)


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