Beverage Industry Insights

just-drinks considers the forces that have shaped the wine category in 2019

The wine category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry ov...

Ballast Point could come to signify the US craft beer scene's high watermark

Constellation cuts losses on Ballast Point folly

Ballast Point has fallen victim to the new broom of Constellation CEO Bill Newlands, who since his appointment in March has shown a determin...

The Champenoise will be holding their breaths right now

US Champagne tariffs threaten critical blow

These are trying times for Champagne exporters. Three months after dodging a tariff bullet through their exclusion from a list of retaliator...

Bacardi acquired full control of Stillhouse Spirits Co last month

just-drinks' M&A database - November

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during November, a month that saw Anheuser-Busch InBev finally...

Consumers are increasingly looking to companies to up their environmental efforts, and fast

Your company needs to do more to curb emissions

As 2019 draws to a close, the reviews of the year will surely focus on the upsurge in impassioned concern over climate change, with montages...

CBD beverage producers are waiting for clearer guidance from the Food and Drug Administration

FDA must lead CBD out of legal shadows - Comment

In declining to define CBD as a Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) ingredient this week, and sending warning letters to 15 companies sellin...


Why US craft beer is still holding its value - Comment 26 Nov 19

just-drinks' beer commentator has had another craft acquisition to digest this month. Stephen Beaumont takes a closer look at Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to eventually move for Craft Brew Alliance. His conclusions may differ from yours.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2019 26 Nov 19

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

If you read only one thing on just-drinks ...

Olly Wehring | 6 Dec 19

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


PepsiCo opens latest round of start-up project

Olly Wehring | 6 Dec 19

PepsiCo has kicked off the second round of its entrepreneur-focused funding project in North America, with a total of US$300,00 set aside for successful businesses.


How did Brown-Forman perform in H1 fiscal-2020?

Olly Wehring | 5 Dec 19 Brown-Forman bounced back in the second quarter of its fiscal-2020

A healthy second quarter has boosted Brown-Forman's performance in the first half of the group's fiscal-2020.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:14pm 6 Dec 2019)

B Wise Vineyards snaps up neighbour Amapola Creek

Nestle launches latest Perrier Artxtra bottles

Talks continue as A-B InBev Belgium blockade ends

Grain & Barrel partners Dixie Vodka with NASCAR

The Coca-Cola Co joins NASCAR elite tier

Coca-Cola unveils light-up Star Wars bottles

SipCozy alcohol-free hemp-infused rose wine - NPD

Carlton & United buys Balter Brewing craft brewer

Beverage Industry Interviews

"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 19

Thandie Sibanda

Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.


"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co 28 Oct 19

Andy MortonLouise Werner from Pernod Ricard's Absolut unit examines the prototype paper bottles

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.


"The Constellation deal helps to take my choke-chain off" - just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin 21 Oct 19

Olly WehringConstellation Brands owns an unspecified holding in Colorado-based Montanya Distillers

Late last week, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskins found time to meet with just-drinks to look back at the history of the Colorado-based craft spirits company and to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

Latest Industry Insights

Why hard seltzer's US success won't translate

Olly Wehring | 26 Nov 19 Mark Anthony Brands may be doing well in the US with White Claw, but will the hard seltzer market leader travel?

The impressive performance of the alcoholic sparkling water category in the US has prompted virtually all and sundry to jump on the speeding...


Pound bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod

Andy Morton | 22 Nov 19 The Pound has strengthened recently against the Euro and US Dollar

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value o...


The just-drinks Analyst returns

Ian Shackleton | 21 Nov 19 There's a lot going on at Molson Coors at the moment - Is there even more to come?

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks a...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

In early-September, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with Pernod Ricard's CFO, Hélène de Tissot, in London, following the company's presentation of its results for the 12 months to the end of June.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: United States of America

Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: United States of America

GlobalData’s United States of America Quarterly Beverage Tracker Q2-19 covering soft drinks, dairy drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks is an essential tool for keeping up-to-date with the latest industry performance and developments on a quarterly basis... Read more

Published: August 2019 - ($1495.00)


Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: China

Published: August 2019 - ($1495.00)


Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: United Kingdom

Published: August 2019 - ($995.00)


South Africa Wine

Published: November 2019 - ($875.00)


UK Wine

Published: October 2019 - ($875.00)


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