Beverage Industry Insights

Vita Coco was launched in the US in 2004

Will PepsiCo Live to Tell of Vita Coco's success?

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett takes a look at Vita Coco, the market-leading coconut water brand that is reportedly in...

A move for Fever-Tree could cost in the region of US$3.2bn

Why doesn’t Diageo buy Fever-Tree? - Analysis

Following the purchase of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev last year, no drinks company can be ruled out as a takeover target, whatever its...

The latest critique from The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research considers a study from Sweden

What effect does lifestyle have on mortality?

A recent study set out to examine differences in the risk of mortality and in survival associated with a healthy lifestyle versus a less hea...

The juice industry needs to be aware of the risk of lead

Juice category must get to grips with lead threat

Lead is an insidious poison; there is no such thing as a 'safe' level of lead in the blood, and even small amounts can lower IQ and cause be...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking measures around the world

Responsible drinking around the world - June

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

The can has its place, argues Stephen Beaumont, and it's not at the dining table

Beer cans should know their place, not at table

This month, our resident beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, has spotted a link between beer's missed opportunity in the restaurant channel...


Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit after UK election? - Focus 14 Jun 17

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue dominating its fallout. Ben Cooper assesses the likelihood of a significant change in the UK's Brexit strategy.


The UK General Election, the younger drinker (or not) and the paucity of experts - The just-drinks analyst 13 Jun 17

Our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton has focused his attention this month on the post-election outlook in the UK and how macro uncertainty diminishes the role of the analyst. He also examines the latest data from The IWSR and laments that young people seem to be drinking less.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Tesco unveils non-alcoholic wine range

Andy Morton | 20 Jun 17 Tesco said the wine range was produced using the spinning cone method

UK supermarket Tesco has launched an own-brand non-alcoholic wine range for the first time.


Pound plunge drags down EU spirits exports

Andy Morton | 20 Jun 17 The UK's Scotch industry is an important part of the EU's spirits exports

Spirits exports from the European Union declined last year, thanks to the post-Brexit drop in the value of the pound, new figures have shown.


Heaven Hill handed legal defeat by Diageo

Olly Wehring | 20 Jun 17 The packaging for Heaven Hill's Admiral Nelson's was found to resemble Diageo's Captain Morgan by a court in Canada

Heaven Hill Distilleries has lost its legal fight with Diageo in Canada over similarities between the packaging of its Admiral Nelson's spice rum brand and Diageo's Captain Morgan.

Recent News - (Updated: 9:50am 29 Jun 2017)

Frey Farms' Tsamma Watermelon + Coconut Water

Remy's Dynasty Fine Wines JV to auction off assets

One Eyed Spirits’ Tom of Finland Vodka - NPD

Henkell & Co relaunches Mangaroca Batida de Côco

E&J Gallo doubles Barefoot Refresh Spritzer range

Coca-Cola Africa appoints Roger Gauntlett GM of SA

Kold Group’s Kalosa Natural Spritz - NPD

Soylent's Cafe Vanilla & Cafe Chai - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Our major task, however simple it sounds, is to reach every consumer personally" - Interview, Global Spirits owner Eugen Chernyak 27 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerGlobal Spirits founder & owner Eugen Chernyak at the Shustov Cognac distillery in Odessa

Last month, just-drinks was a guest of Ukrainian drinks group Global Spirits. The tour took in the company’s Cognac distillery, Shustov, in Odessa as well as the Khortytsa vodka facility in Zaporizhia. just-drinks sat down with Global Spirits’ founder & owner, Eugen Chernyak, to talk about his firm’s US ambitions, the ongoing battle to preserve Ukrainian 'Cognac' and the importance of quality.


"We have never seen anything like this level of enthusiasm for American whiskey" - Interview, Heaven Hill Brands president Max Shapira 20 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerHeaven Hill's portfolio includes the Evan Williams and Elijah Craig whiskey brands as well as Deep Eddy vodka

Later this year, US spirits firm Heaven Hill Brands will see both a new Bourbon and a new vodka production facility become operational. Yesterday, just-drinks sat down with Heaven Hill president Max Shapira at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to talk about family ownership, the Bourbon boom and the company's investment in vodka.


"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 17

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.

just-drinks Blog

Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 28 Jun 17

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around.


The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 27 Apr 17

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


Budweiser races to stock Mars bars

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 17

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.

Beverage Hot Issues

Brown-Forman Full-Year fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

Brown-Forman Full-Year fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

In June, Brown-Forman released its results for the year to the end of April. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the company's 12-month numbers.

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2017 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2017 - Round-up

In mid-May, Diageo held its 2017 Capital Markets Day conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2017 results - Round-up

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2017 results - Round-up

In May, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported its results for the first three months of 2017. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

just-drinks Exclusive Interview - Pernod Ricard CEO, Alex Ricard

just-drinks Exclusive Interview - Pernod Ricard CEO, Alex Ricard

In late-February, just-drinks spent an hour with the head of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard. Here's our exclusive, two-part interview.

Drinks Market Research

Global flavoured spirits insights - market forecasts, product innovation an

Global flavoured spirits insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The US is the leading market for flavoured spirits (excluding low-priced spirits and full-strength spirits) at 20.4m cases. The next-largest markets are Germany, France, Italy and Argentina. The UK, Japan and Turkey follow, with volumes either side of the 5m-case mark. This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital flavoured spirits data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Our experienced drinks industry specialists have summarised the global market conditions for the major flavoured spirits categories, regions and markets... Read more

Published: June 2017 - ($1500.00)


Beer in China

Published: May 2017 - ($990.00)


Beer Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Published: March 2017 - ($1090.00)


Global Fortified Wine Market 2017-2021

Published: May 2017 - ($3500.00)


Global Organic Wine Market 2017-2021

Published: April 2017 - ($3500.00)


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