Beverage Industry Insights

Awards, awards, everywhere ...

Which awards should your spirits brand go for?

This month, spirits commentator Neil Ridley ponders whether there are too many spirits category awards these days, and what it actually mean...

Consumers have more powerful research tools than ever before

How will brands connect in the post-trust era?

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer found levels of trust in the US general population have declined by the largest margin the survey has eve...

Dr Pepper Snapple Group will merge with Keurig Green Mountain later this year

Keurig Dr Pepper - A bit good. A bit bad - Comment

Late last month, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain agreed a merger - in effect an acquisition of the former by the latter -...

Can social media replace traditional media when it comes to drinks marketing?

Will social media marketing take over from trad?

In the quest for authentic connections with consumers, the rise of social media has been a godsend: Never before have companies had so much...

Soft drinks is one of the top items purchased by SNAP households in the US

Helping poorer US consumers will harm soft drinks

Carbonated soft drinks companies are used to navigating choppy waters, especially in the US where sales have been declining since 2003, acco...

Coca-Cola's Honest Tea brand is set for a wider roll-out this year

Is Coca-Cola's optimism for 2018 misplaced?

2017 turned out to be a pretty good year for The Coca-Cola Co. Refranchising its distribution network may have sent reported performance int...


Where does the wine trade fit in the great recycling debate? - Comment 15 Feb 18

Soft drinks firms have long been under scrutiny when it comes to single-use plastic bottles. As the debate widens out to encompass more industries and all forms of sustainability, Chris Losh looks at what it means for the wine trade. 


How is the future shaping up for Cognac and Brandy? - Research in Focus 13 Feb 18

Although global brandy sales have been generally flat over the past five years, this disguises the continued momentum for Cognac consumption and a premiumisation trend that permeates the entire category. According to the Global Cognac & Brandy Insights 2018 report from just-drinks and The IWSR, the Cognac category has recovered from the impact of austerity measures in China, posting renewed gains in the market as it begins to normalise.

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Drinks Industry News

Coke releases California Raspberry & Georgia Peach

Lucy Britner | 22 Feb 18 Coca-Cola Georgia Peach launched in the US this week

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a pair of craft-style beverages in the US market as it looks to capitalise on the growing popularity of craft soda. 


Diageo joins advertising's equality push

Olly Wehring | 22 Feb 18 Free the Bid is working for equal opportunities for women in the advertising industry

Diageo has signed up to an equal opportunities initiative targeted at the advertising industry.


Martini tests alcohol-free sparkling wine

Lucy Britner | 22 Feb 18 Martini may roll out a zero-alcohol sparkling wine variant to other markets

The global director for Bacardi's Martini sparkling wines portfolio has told just-drinks that the company is testing an alcohol-free variant.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:29pm 22 Feb 2018)

Heineken to spend US$25m on production in France

Boston Beer sees 2017 sales dip continue - results

PepsiCo ramps up pod-based Drinkfinity launch

United Breweries eyes craft beer launch - report

The Chapel Gate takes JJ Corry 'The Gael' to US

Porterhouse unveils US$7.4m Dublin brewery

Coca-Cola eyes two execs to join board

Actor Ryan Reynolds buys into Aviation Gin

Beverage Industry Interviews

"We have more ideas on the table than the capability to handle them" - just-drinks speaks to Marco Mazzini, global director of Martini sparkling wines at Bacardi 22 Feb 18

Lucy BritnerBacardi acquired the Martini & Rossi group in 1993

In 2016, Marco Mazzini took on the newly-created role of global director for Martini sparkling wines at Bacardi, with a view to creating a new vision for the brand. Here, he tells just-drinks how Martini is evolving and what it's like to work on sparkling wines within what is predominantly a spirits company.


"Consumers know that brewing locally means less transportation and fewer carbon emissions" - Interview, Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart 13 Feb 18

Lucy BritnerCarlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart recently became a member of the WEF Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

just-drinks speaks to Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart over email to talk about the wider sustainability challenges for the brewing industry.


"Money has never burnt a hole in our pocket" - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part II 8 Feb 18

Andy MortonCampari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz

Last month, just-drinks sat down with Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz during a visit to the new Appleton Estate visitors centre to discuss the rum category. While we had him, Kunze-Concewitz broached a number of other subjects including Campari's M&A ambitions, the overheated Irish whiskey category and why a ban on plastic straws may not be the way to solve waste issues.

just-drinks Blog

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 18

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...


Bad day on the beer? This'll help

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 17

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 17 Oct 17

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?

Beverage Hot Issues

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

In mid-November, three drinks industry trade associations lost their appeal against proposals to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in Scotland. Here's just-drinks' full coverage of the move, which clears the way for MUP's introduction in the country.

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

This week, the Travel Retail world converged on Cannes in France for the TFWA exhibition. just-drinks was in tow, so here's a round-up of our coverage.

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

In late-August, Brown-Forman released its first-quarter results for the three months to the end of June 2017. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in the period.

Drinks Market Research

Global Cognac & brandy insights - market forecasts, product innovation and

Global Cognac & brandy insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The global market for ready-to-drinks (RTDs) continues to be one of the healthier sectors of the global marketplace, rising by 1.6% to 399.6m nine-litre cases in 2016. This is a slight reduction over its 2012-2016 CAGR of 3.5%. Of the top 50 markets, 33 posted CAGR gains over this period, including eight out of the top 10 markets. The value of the global market has grown roughly in line with volume growth. Global value between 2012 and 2016 was up by a CAGR of 3.5% to $17.4bn (fixed exchange with tax)... Read more

Published: February 2018 - ($1500.00)


Middle East and North Africa - ISA Economic Forecasts

Published: February 2018 - ($199.00)


Global RTD & cider insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: January 2018 - ($1500.00)


Global vodka insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: December 2017 - ($1500.00)


Wine Market in Italy to 2022 • Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: January 2018 - ($589.14)


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