Beverage Industry Insights

The sugar tax took effect in the UK in April

Sugar - Do it yourself or get told what to do

This year saw the launch of the first non-stop passenger service from Australia to the UK, reducing a journey that once took 42 days to a li...

The latest spirits insights research from just-drinks and The IWSR looks at the gin segment

How will the coming years treat the gin segment?

As the global gin bandwagon rolls on, growth is set to continue in the vast majority of markets around the world – although the US is yet to...

The latest research to be critiqued by the ISFAR looks at the likelihood of developing cancer, related to the amount of alcohol consumed

The more you drink, the greater your cancer risk

Scientific studies have shown consistently that the consumption of small amounts of alcohol on a regular basis is associated with a lower ri...

How will the future wine retail landscape look?

What the wine consumer of the future looks like

Chris Losh is looking to the future in this, his latest postcard from the far edges of wine. Our wine category commentator reports this mont...

The latest critique from the ISFAR considers research into how consumers in developed markets can best avoid premature death

How best to fight the 'diseases of ageing' - ISFAR

It has long been known that a number of lifestyle factors – such as not smoking, being physically active, avoiding obesity – decrease the ri...

How are the likes of Evian and Vittel coping with the onslaught of newer competition?

Mineral water's race with its bottled water foes

They represent some of the oldest soft drinks brands around, but how is the mineral water segment dealing with the environmental debate, com...


FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - June 2018 3 Jul 18

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during June.


Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data 2 Jul 18

In late-March, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2018 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, as a healthy final quarter gave the period a flourish. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

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E&J Gallo signs three-year deal with Alibaba

Lucy Britner | 13 Jul 18 E&J Gallo has signed a three-year deal with Alibaba

E&J Gallo has become the latest wine firm to team up with China's internet giant Alibaba.


US wholesale tier backs cannabis legalisation

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 18 Beverage firms are showing a growing interest in cannabis

The trade association for US wine and spirits wholesalers has thrown its weight behind cannabis legalisation, but has warned that the drug must conform to the same laws that govern alcohol in the country.


Clearly Drinks snaps up The Powerful Water Co

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 18

Soft drinks maker Clearly Drinks has acquired the intellectual property and secured distribution rights of rival operator The Powerful Water Company (POW) for an undisclosed sum.

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Diageo’s Buchanan’s Select 15-Year-Old - NPD

Britvic realigns Purdey's as natural energy drink

Bacardi counters Cuba Ron claim on Havana Club

Pernod lines up Cuba price rise for Havana Club

Gin boom continues as prospects look bright

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Havana Club is a kind of rebel brand. It is important to protect that" - just-drinks meets Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré 12 Jul 18

Andy MortonLast month, just-drinks travelled to Cuba to speak to the two men leading the JV behind the Havana Club brand

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV,  Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the head of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the first of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton sat down with Barré, a former Spain and Mexico CEO for Pernod, to discuss the African rum market, the potential opportunity in the US  and why negotiating with the Cuban Government is like dealing with European supermarkets.


"Havana Club belongs to Cuba" - just-drinks meets Cuba Ron Corp president Juan Gonzalez 12 Jul 18

Andy MortonLast month, just-drinks travelled to Cuba to speak to both heads of the JV behind the Havana Club brand

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV, Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the president of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the second of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton went to Cuba Ron's Havana HQ to speak to Gonzalez, who has led the state-run entity for the last eight years. During their time together, Gonzalez talked about the Government's relationship with Pernod, its hopes of an end to the US trade embargo and why he believes that Cuban rum does not belong to Bacardi.


"We look for the person best-suited to an opportunity, not the person who's been here the longest" - just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part IV 21 Jun 18

Olly WehringCarlos Brito spoke exclusively to just-drinks in London earlier this month

In the final part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito, we get a glimpse of the group's employee culture, we head over to China and we consider placing some bets.

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Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 18

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.


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.

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just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito

In early-June, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev , Carlos Brito, spoke to just-drinks editor Olly Wehring in London. Here are all four parts of our exclusive interview.

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Round-up

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Round-up

In June, Pernod Ricard held its Capital Market Day in Shenzhen, China. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

Remy Cointreau fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

Remy Cointreau fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

In mid-April, Remy Cointreau released its full-year results for the 12 months to the end of March 2018. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in its fiscal-2018.

ProWein 2018 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2018 - 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

Global gin insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

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

This is the first in our latest series of global category reports, published in partnership with The IWSR. Containing newly released 2017 market data, this offers the very latest global category insights for the gin sector. The 2017 IWSR data release confirms gin’s impressive growth trajectory in many markets, with total sales rising at a double-digit clip. However, while growth looks set to continue in most global markets, the US remains the glaring exception. Brand owners will be keen to turn positive signs at the upper end of the market into more widespread and solid growth... Read more

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