Beverage Industry Insights

Does the replacement of brand Carlsberg in the UK with Carlsberg Danish Pilsner signify a turning point in the wider beer category?

Big beer versus craft beer - Is the fight over?

For beer commentator Stephen Beaumont, the recent activities by Carlsberg in the UK signal the end of the war between 'big beer' and craft b...

Conor McGregor's Proper No. 12 Irish whiskey is a potential risk to Pernod's Jameson growth

Is Conor McGregor a threat to Pernod? - Analysis

While always of significance, Pernod Ricard's quarterly results announcements have taken on even greater importance since activist investor...

This latest report from just-drinks FUTURES explores Generation Z

Connecting with Generation Z - FUTURES

Described by consumer insights company Trend Hunter as the ‘anti-Millennials’, Generation Z is digital-native, politically aware and likes t...

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...

Malfy Gin's range comprises Originale, Con Limone, Gin Rosa and Con Arancia

Pernod is buying Malfy for the flavour - comment

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard announced its intention to purchase the Malfy gin brand from New York-based company Biggar & Leith....

Ian Shackleton offers his investor perspective on the drinks industry

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he examines...


Does Carlsberg's new UK campaign treat consumers like suckers? - just-drinks thinks 16 Apr 19

In 1991, Gerald Ratner, the owner of UK high street jewellery shop chain Ratner's, stepped into corporate infamy when he declared that some of the inventory his stores sold was "total crap".


Get smart - Examining the drinks industry’s evolution into the digital age - Focus 15 Apr 19

Smart technologies are on the rise in a variety of sectors as technologies become ever more connective and automation promises market-wide change. Joe Baker investigates where technology has been providing a boost to the drinks industry and looks at what the future could hold.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

PepsiCo unveils fruit-juice-flavoured Pepsi range

Andy Morton | 23 Apr 19 PepsiCo said the launch is the first time Pepsi has contained “real fruit juice'

PepsiCo has launched a range of flavoured Pepsi variants that contain fruit juice.


Former A-B InBev CMO departs for Kraft Heinz

Andy Morton | 23 Apr 19 Miguel Patricio had been with Anheuser-Busch InBev for 20 years, including six as CMO

Anheuser-Busch InBev's former global CMO, Miguel Patricio, has left the brewer to take the reins at under-pressure Kraft Heinz.


Edrington to launch The Macallan Boutique in Dubai

Andy Morton | 23 Apr 19 The Macallan Boutique's design will be based on Edrington's new distillery for the single malt Scotch

Edrington is to open a dedicated store for its The Macallan Scotch whisky brand in Dubai airport.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:07pm 24 Apr 2019)

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Cannabis beverage body calls for regulation tweaks

Henkell Freixenet unveils global piccolo push

C&C Group makes stake purchase in UK craft brewer

Hapi Drinks takes US$100,000 PepsiCo prize

SPI Group names Lee Tatum as Kentucky Owl MD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"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.


"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 19

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.

Latest Industry Insights

The future of soft drinks according to Britvic 

Lucy Britner | 12 Apr 19 Using technology to create personalised connections with consumers will play a key role in the future of soft drinks, according to Britvic

Britvic called 2018 an "unprecedented year" in terms of events that affected the soft drinks industry in the UK. From the sugar levy, cold w...


Why spirits marketers must be more careful

Neil Ridley | 11 Apr 19 Edrington has invested heavily in The Macallan in recent years

As Edrington's The Macallan is forced to withdraw its major advertising campaign in the UK following a handful of complaints, Neil Ridley wo...


Focus on farming to win the consumer's love

Laura Foster | 9 Apr 19 While the organic trend is well-established, drinks companies need to up their game to surf this particular wave

Have you given much thought to the environmental and health impact of the growing of your raw materials? For decades now, the efficiency of...

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

just-drinks FUTURES

just-drinks FUTURES

The FUTURES series is designed to look at what will disrupt the drinks industry and offer insight into what businesses can start to do now, in order to prepare.

Super Bowl 2019 - What our industry has planned

Super Bowl 2019 - What our industry has planned

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest marketing opportunities in the US for the drinks industry. Here's a round-up of the activities we can expect to see around Sunday's game.

just-drinks predicts - 2019 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2019 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks takes a look at what will shape the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine categories in the year ahead.

Drinks Market Research

Beer & Cider Global Industry Almanac 2013-2022

Beer & Cider Global Industry Almanac 2013-2022

Global Beer & Cider industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2013-17, and forecast to 2022). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

Published: March 2019 - ($2995.00)


Starbucks Corp (SBUX) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: March 2019 - ($125.00)


Sunkist Growers Inc - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: March 2019 - ($125.00)


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

Published: February 2019 - ($2100.00)


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

Published: February 2019 - ($2100.00)


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