Beverage Industry Insights

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

Responsible drinking efforts around the world

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

The latest critique from The ISFAR looks at research into a link between alcohol consumption and the risk of dying of prostate cancer

How red wine can reduce risk of prostate cancer

In an analysis from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, investigators evaluated the relation of alcohol consumption in their over 45,0...

Boston Beer has found it impossible to turn around Samuel Adams volumes

Boston Beer seeks safety in Dogfish merger

They are beer's squeezed middle. Far smaller than the international brewers, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors, that dominate th...

Campari reported a Q1 organic sales jump of 10%, to just over EUR370m

Campari on verge of margin boost - Analysis

Campari Group's better than expected performance in the first quarter of 2019 could see the company make a "significant step up" in terms of...

Campari Group has continued to grow its spirits portfolio over the last five years

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - data

In early-March, Campari Group released its results for 2018. The group saw sales in the 12-month period come in 5.3% up on 2017. Here, drink...

Last year, Treasury Wine Estates launched a brandy under its Penfolds wine brand name

How wine can surf the waves of consumer change

Chris Losh has been around long enough to know 'category change' when he sees it. As a wine commentator, however, he hasn't had too much cha...


Molson Coors can take heart from Q1 silver linings - Analysis 3 May 19

Molson Coors is facing volumes challenges in the US and Canada. But could strong pricing, better results elsewhere and an exciting innovation pipeline signal better times ahead?


Innovation strategy paying off for Coca-Cola European Partners - Analysis 2 May 19

From new-to-world products to an explosion in flavour iterations, the Coca-Cola system's innovation pipeline is in full flow.

Thought Leaders


  • Sweegen: Zero in on Stevia

    Sweegen: Zero in on Stevia

    Consumers world-wide are looking for sugar-reduced and zero-sugar products that still have the familiar sweet taste we all know and love. Stevia not only provides that sugar-...

  • Personalised Marketing Can Transform The Drinks Industry

    Personalised Marketing Can Transform The Drinks Industry

    Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen the transformative effects that big data has had on business. From agriculture to air travel, industries have...

Drinks Industry News

CyT mimics spirits with wine age statements

Andy Morton | 16 May 19

Concha y Toro has taken cues from premium spirits for its new Casillero del Diablo Travel Retail wine range, which features ascending age statements.


Pressure mounts on Craft Brew Alliance to sell up

Olly Wehring | 16 May 19 Will Craft Brew Alliance move on the shareholder call to seek new ownership?

A shareholder in Craft Brew Alliance has called for the US brewer to seek a sale, in light of last week's merger of two companies in the country's craft beer segment.


Speyside China deal includes "option to invest"

Andy Morton | 16 May 19 Speyside brands will now have access to China's domestic and duty free markets

A new distribution partnership for Speyside Distillers in China could see the Scotch whisky maker sell a stake to one of China's biggest alcohol companies.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:16pm 17 May 2019)

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New VinExpo CEO eyes "radical change"

MillerCoors hails jail sentence for ex-executive

Mystery Flavor SKU returns for Sparkling Ice in US

BA adds another drinks firm to birthday list

E&J Gallo launches Barefoot wine cans in UK

Investment group snaps up Domaine Select

MillerCoors unveils Arnold Palmer Spiked trial

Beverage Industry Interviews

"If the domestic retailers had our growth, they would be singing and dancing" - just-drinks speaks to ex-TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen 13 May 19

Andy MortonFormer TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen spoke to just-drinks ahead of his exit from the organisation

Prior to the TFWA Asia-Pacific exhibition, which kicks off in Singapore this week, just-drinks news & insights editor Andy Morton met Erik Juul-Mortensen, the former head of TFWA. The interview, which took place just before Juul-Mortensen left the association late last year, covers the Global Travel Retail expert's parting thoughts on the industry, including the challenges the sector faces from falling footfall and margin pressures, as well as the threat - and opportunity - of digital.


"Our strategy is to double the top and halve the bottom" - Interview, Kay Nash, MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates 3 Apr 19

Andy MortonKay Nash became MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates in January

It's been less than three months since Kay Nash was unveiled as the head of South African multi-category drinks group Distell's new premium wine unit, called Libertas Vineyards & Estates. However, the management consultant and self-described "fixer" has been working for the company since the start of the last year, seeding the ground for one of Distell's most ambitious projects to date.


"Irish whiskey and gin can't rest on their laurels" - Interview, Shane Hoyne, CMO, Quintessential Brands 12 Mar 19

Lucy BritnerQuintessential Brands has just opened The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery, with the Thomas Dakin gin distillery in Manchester scheduled to open this year

Last month, Quintessential Brands opened the doors for the first time to its The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery and visitor experience, making its mark on the city's burgeoning whiskey scene. Ahead of the launch event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Quintessential's CMO, Shane Hoyne, to talk about brand homes, the future of the Irish whiskey category and the company's broader acquisition plans.

Latest Industry Insights

Mergers & Acquisitions database - April 2019

Olly Wehring | 1 May 19 Constellation Brands sold off a raft of brands to E&J Gallo and bought into the mezcal category last month

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during April, a month in which Constellation Brands played the...


South-East Asia - Beer's next consolidation wave?

Olly Wehring | 26 Apr 19 South-East Asia could be at the centre of beer's next big consolidation wave

With the likelihood increasing of a flotation of one of its regional operations, Anheuser-Busch InBev looks set to start the next brewing co...


Grey Goose heralds new era of luxury marketing

Andy Morton | 26 Apr 19 Bacardi has launched a new marketing platform for Grey Goose called 'Live Victoriously'

Having a super-premium spirits brand that is too luxurious may not seem like a problem. But it is for Lee Applbaum....

Beverage Hot Issues

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

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

just-drinks considers the trends that have shaped the last five years for Campari Group.

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results

In late April, The Coca-Cola Co released its Q1 results. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

ProWein 2019 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2019 - just-drinks round-up

March saw the annual ProWein exhibition return to Germany. just-drinks was in attendance and here's a full round-up of our coverage.

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

Published: March 2019 - ($3450.00)


Category Packaging Opportunities: Non-Alcoholic Drinks - Identifying pack formats and features that make a brand worth paying more for

Published: March 2019 - ($495.00)


Opportunities in the Western Europe Wine Sector: Analysis of opportunities offered by high-growth economies

Published: February 2019 - ($1680.00)


Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: February 2019 - ($125.00)


Opportunities in the Americas Wine Sector: Analysis of Opportunities Offered by Countries in the Region

Published: February 2019 - ($1680.00)


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