Beverage Industry Insights

Scotch whisky producers are now allowed to use a wider array of cask types in the maturation process

The next chapter for Scotch has its challenges

The recent rule changes in Scotch maturation introduced by the Scotch Whisky Association go some way to appealing to the creativity of today...

Irn-Bru owner AG Barr has been busy reformulating and filling its innovation pipeline

AG Barr a bellwether for UK soft drinks

A profits warning from AG Barr this morning brought a strong reaction from London's financial market. The Irn-Bru owner's forecast that full...

The latest Champagne report from just-drinks is now available in the research store

What does the future hold for Champagne? - Focus

Champagne will look to overcome short-term challenges in some of its mature markets as the category continues to pursue a value-driven strat...

Our industry must keep an eye on drinkers outside of their own kind

Lift our heads out of our drinks - Trends

It can be very easy for those working in the drinks industry to forever be in search of the new. We're all guilty of it - marketers, tastema...

The latest critique from The ISFAR considers recent research into the link between alcohol consumption and developing colorectal cancer

Alcohol's link with colorectal cancer

While heavy alcohol consumption is recognised as a contributor to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), an increasing number of studie...

Remy Cointreau's CEO, Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, joined the company five years ago

Chapoulaud-Floquet's Remy legacy - j-d thinks

Is Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, who announced yesterday she will leave her post as Remy CEO at the end of the year, a contender for the spiri...

Why the wine consumer is getting angry and what you should do about it - Comment 9 Jul 19

Climate change is having a seismic effect on the global wine industry, but not only in the vineyards. Chris Losh believes consumer sentiment towards companies is also taking a hit from freak weather spates.

The key trends shaping drinks consumption in Asia-Pacific - Focus 5 Jul 19

The beverage sector has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade in line with changing consumer preferences. Sumit Chopra, consumer research director at GlobalData, highlights six major innovation trends that are set to impact the production, marketing and sales of the beverage sector in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in 2019.

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Drinks Industry News

Zonin US name change signals acquisition hunt

Thandie Sibanda | 17 Jul 19

The US arm of Italy's Zonin1821 has unveiled a name change to designed to show the unit's intention to diversify beyond the wine category.

Pernod Ricard starts Myanmar spirits JV

Andy Morton | 17 Jul 19 Pernod is looking to expand in Asia with the new whisky-focussed JV in Myanmar

Pernod Ricard has completed the formation of its Myanmar spirits joint-venture.

Edrington appoints Francois Saurel as A-P head

Andy Morton | 17 Jul 19 Francois Saurel previously worked for Coty and Proctor & Gamble

Edrington has named a former executive from beauty company Coty to lead its Asia-Pacific operations.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:25pm 18 Jul 2019)

Molson Coors takes control of Czech's Pardubicky

Heineken names Stephen Watt as UK on-trade head

A-B InBev teams up with US forest foundation

Coca-Cola HBC lines up Costa Coffee roll-out

How did Remy Cointreau perform in Q1 2020?

Corte Molino Prosecco runs golden cork competition

Tribeology’s Bodega Bay Hard Seltzer - NPD

Pernod readies zero-abv dark spirit Celtic Soul

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II 11 Jul 19

Olly WehringWhich company does Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi see as the group's main competition?

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

"We need to pick our battles and identify where we want to grow on a scale basis"- just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part I 9 Jul 19

Olly Wehring

Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with Beam Suntory's CEO, Albert Baladi. In this, the first of a two-part interview running this week, Baladi discusses what he found when he took the helm at the spirits group earlier this year, and how Beam intends to spend its money to get where it wants to be.

"We're putting our money where our mouth is" - Halewood Wines & Spirits jumps into CBD with hemp rum - Focus 5 Jul 19

Andy MortonHalewood's new Dead Man's Fingers Hemp Rum contains CBD and was launched in the UK this week

At a London cocktail trade show in London earlier this week, the Dead Man's Fingers stall was causing a bottleneck. Bartenders and other interested parties blocked the aisles to get a taste of the spiced rum brand's newest innovation, a hemp-flavoured spirit infused with CBD. The ingredient, mainly extracted from hemp but also present in cannabis, is already a big noise in the soft drinks scene. But, London's cocktail cognoscenti haven't seen anything like this before. 

Latest Industry Insights

Soft drinks can tap into meal delivery revolution

Lucy Britner | 4 Jul 19 Food takeaway delivery services, such as Deliveroo, offer strong potential for soft drinks sales

This month, soft drinks columnist Lucy Britner turns her attention to takeaways. As the trend towards convenience and frictionless delivery...

Diageo at "peak innovation" - NPD showcase

Andy Morton | 3 Jul 19 One of Diageo's newest releases is the American sipping whiskey blend Cascade Blonde, which uses Tennessee water

Yesterday, Diageo presented some of its newer spirits and beer launches to the media in an innovation showcase at the company's London city...

Global responsible drinking activity - Round-up

The IARD editorial team | 28 Jun 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...

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

TrendSights Analysis 2019: Connoisseurship - Keeping up with consumer "expe

TrendSights Analysis 2019: Connoisseurship - Keeping up with consumer "experts"

Within the FMCG context, connoisseurship describes the ability to appreciate and judge quality, and select the best products. Connoisseurs pride themselves on their knowledge of specific products and services, as well as their personal ability to select the highest-quality experiences. These individuals will not settle for anything less than what they perceive to be the best. As consumers’ expectations rise in general, more of them consider themselves to be connoisseurs or assume similar traits... Read more

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Champagne markets, companies and production

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Beer & Cider Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

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Diageo Plc (DGE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Quarterly Beverage Tracker Fourth Quarter 2018: Germany

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