Beverage Industry Insights

PepsiCo today announced its agreement to buy SodaStream International for US$3.2bn

Is SodaStream a 'twofer' solution for PepsiCo?

It was not that long ago that SodaStream International fancied itself as something of a plucky eco-hero, portraying its plastic-free drinks...

The latest just-drinks/The IWSR report, looking at the vodka category, is published this week

Where should vodka look for its future growth?

The global vodka market continues to send mixed messages, with volume increases among higher-priced products offset by heavy declines in the...

The sugar tax came into effect in the UK at the start of April

Will the sugar tax story pan out as expected?

Four months on from the arrival of the tax on full-sugar soft drinks in the UK, category commentator Richard Corbett looks at what the numbe...

Bernstein said CR Beer is strong in China's traditional off-premise but not in super premium channels

Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

Tony Magee founded Lagunitas from his kitchen stove in 1993 before selling the company to Heineken

Lagunitas - the brewery infecting Heineken

Ask Tony Magee, the founder of Heineken's Californian craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Co, about the relationship his company has with the gl...

Will Keurig Dr Pepper lose any more of its 'allied brands'?

Could Keurig Dr Pepper lose other brands?

Yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co announced an agreement to purchase a minority stake in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor....

Anheuser-Busch InBev in Africa - Focus 9 Aug 18

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding a host of analyst presentations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in Africa, as well as its future expectations for the continent.

Indra Nooyi leaves PepsiCo in good shape, but what lies ahead for Ramon Laguarta? - Comment 7 Aug 18

With a rumoured predisposition to going shoeless around the office and a past life as a guitar player in a band, Indra Nooyi was one of the more colourful CEOs in the corporate world of global drinks. But, that's not the only reason the woman once described as a "hippie" in one of her many stage introductions will be missed when, as announced yesterday, she passes the PepsiCo baton to her global president, Ramon Laguarta.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Cognac sales hit new annual high - data

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 18

The Cognac segment has enjoyed another year of growth, according to figures released today, with 12-month volumes hitting a record high.

UK gin exports in 2018 set to double over 2008

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 18 Gin is poised to be the second-fastest-growing international spirits category to 2021, according to The IWSR and just-drinks

Exports of gin in the UK continue to rise, according to figures released this week, with full-year shipments forecast to come in twice as high as ten years ago.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up Bodyarmor stake purchase

Lucy Britner | 14 Aug 18 The Bodyarmor Sports Drink is available in 12 flavours

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to acquire a minority holding in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:17pm 21 Aug 2018)

PepsiCo launches The Hive unit

A-B InBev launches UK Corona outdoor activation

Coca-Cola unveils Coke redesign in UK

Bacardi GTR launches personalised bottle service

PepsiCo's Mountain Dew airs first Chase Elliott ad

LGBTQ stars appear in Diageo's new Smirnoff push

Weather extremes prompt early grape harvest

Marvolio's Nostrums' small batch liqueurs - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz on vodka's US problem, Forty Creek's upcoming expansion and cannabis hurdles 2 Aug 18

Andy MortonCampari's CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said vodka remains a tough category to play in

Yesterday, Campari Group released its first-half 2018 results, with organic growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz after the announcement to discuss the challenging US vodka market, a European roll-out for Canadian whisky Forty Creek and why we probably shouldn't expect Campari to dive into the cannabis category any time soon.

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 18

Lucy BritnerDiageo CEO Ivan Menezes says the more casual early evening occasion is driving the gin market

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 

"The consolidation of the spirits industry is not over" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard's CEO of EMEA & LatAm, Gilles Bogaert 17 Jul 18

Lucy BritnerGilles Bogaert, Pernod Ricard's CEO for EMEA & LatAm, took up his new role at the start of this month

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard's former MD of finance, Gilles Bogaert, moved to head up the group's Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America division. just-drinks sat down with Bogaert at the company's Capital Markets Day in China to talk about the job transition, the future of M&A and how data has changed the business.

just-drinks Blog

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.

Beverage Hot Issues

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Capital Markets Day in South Africa

Between 7-9 August, Anheuser-Busch InBev's top management hosted analysts in Johannesburg to update them on the company's performance. Here, just-drinks distils some of the biggest highlights from the three-day conference.

just-drinks meets Havana Club

just-drinks meets Havana Club

In June, just-drinks travelled to Cuba to speak to the people behind Pernod Ricard's Havana Club JV with the Cuban government. Click here for content including interviews with Havana Club CEO Christian Barre and Cuba Ron Corp president Juan Gonzalez

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.

Drinks Market Research

Better For You Beverages in the US

Better For You Beverages in the US

There is continuing growth stemming from high-intensity sweeteners that are being integrated into the soft drinks space, no doubt as a response to the public backlash against aspartame as an artificial sweetener. Zevia is a perfect example of a product that has capitalised on the growing popularity of high-intensity sweeteners by using them in its marketing. This low-calorie soft drink utilises stevia, monk fruit and erythritol to power the drink’s sweetness. The combination of these three ingre..... Read more

Published: June 2018 - ($990.00)

Success Case Study: Suntory Craft Boss - Craft-style ready-to-drink coffee resonates with Japan's Millennials

Published: June 2018 - ($995.00)

Alcoholic Drinks in the US

Published: June 2018 - ($2100.00)

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

Published: July 2018 - ($2793.00)

Dairy Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: July 2018 - ($995.00)

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