Beverage Industry Insights

TikTok videos offer brands a useful template for their own social media content

How to reach Gen Z in the coronavirus era - focus

Social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram have played a large role in Gen Z lives during the coronavirus lockdown. But how can dri...

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted consumers to demand more CSR transparency from brands

Mindful consumption and carbon counting on labels

The first half of this year has seen many nascent trends accelerate, most notably in the areas of health & wellness and environmental consci...

Indian food companies are putting herbal ingredients into products

Traditional herbs can boost Indian beer sales

Craft beer brands in India can boost sales with health-aware consumers by adding traditional immunity-boosting ingredients....

Constellation Brands features in the list of top M&A for the second quarter

Global drinks deals in Q2 2020 - data

The value of drinks industry M&A plunged in Q2 but acquisitions still managed to go ahead despite the coronavirus, according to a deals data...

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey has steered the company into a number of new categories

Coca-Cola alcohol launch a statement of intent

The Coca-Cola Co's announcement it is to release an alcoholic sparkling water in Latin America shouldn't be a surprise. But it is....

While 'Quality Control' may not sound very exciting to today's craft brewers, the larger players are all over it

Why 'Quality Control' is the name of the beer game

Although not the most glamorous aspect of brewing, being able to provide the consumer with an assurance of your beer's quality is where it's...

Why are spirits brand owners still getting women wrong? - comment 29 Jul 20

The recent unveiling by Bacardi of its Plume and Petal brand backfired somewhat, with the group stirring up a social media storm with the lower-abv vodka. Spirits category commentator Richard Woodard thinks he may know what the problem was. Again.

Can alcohol consumption accelerate breast, ovarian cancer? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 241 22 Jul 20

The latest study to be considered by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research used a 'Mendelian Randomisation' (MR) approach to try to determine if alcohol consumption is causally associated with the risk of female hormone-dependent cancers.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Asahi to combine European units

Andy Morton | 7 Aug 20 Asahi will consolidate its European teams into Asahi Europe International

Asahi is restructuring its European business after the coronavirus dragged down second-quarter sales by double-digits.

Diageo to launch more whisk(e)y RTDs - CEO

Andy Morton | 5 Aug 20

Diageo is to launch new RTDs under its whisk(e)y brands as the company ramps up pre-mixed innovations, its CEO has said.

Kingsland unveils premium spirits arm - EXCLUSIVE

Andy Morton | 31 Jul 20 Kingsland is moving further into premium spirits with the launch of the new unit

Kingsland Drinks is to set up a standalone premium spirits business as the UK company expands further into new alcohol opportunities

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This week's must-reads on just-drinks

SB&F warns of lockdown return as H1 sales drop

UK's Black Chalk readies distribution in Japan

Bacardi redesigns RTD rum cocktail range

The Chapel Gate’s JJ Corry The Lock In - NPD

just-drinks to host brewing sustainability forum

Bardstown Bourbon’s Copper & Kings Sherry Finish

Penryn Spirits’ Bora Botanical Rum - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Consumers have embraced cocktail making like they have cooking and baking" - just-drinks speaks to Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi 30 Jul 20

Andy MortonBeam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi said his company's second half will be better than its first

Beam Suntory, the international spirits arm of Suntory Holdings, today posted a 3% fall in first-half sales, a result that could be viewed as excellent amid a global pandemic. Speaking to just-drinks yesterday, Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi talks about the company's coronavirus resilience, the emergence of the "home premise" and whether Japanese bar helmets will become a global must-have.

"What we have right now is an unsustainable trading model"- just-drinks speaks to Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association 16 Jul 20

Olly WehringThe British Beer & Pub Association has had its hands full helping members survive the coronavirus lockdown

Late last year, Emma McClarkin was appointed chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association. Within four months of taking the helm, the coronavirus pandemic prompted the outright closure of the UK on-premise channel. Speaking exclusively to just-drinks today, McClarkin talks us through her tenure so far and how - or if - her members have survived lockdown. She also considers what the 'new normal' will be like for the country's pubs and brewers.

"COVID has accelerated many categories and RTDs is one of them" - just-drinks speaks to Rima Sawaya, senior brand manager for Pernod Ricard's Kahlua 16 Jul 20

Andy MortonKahlua Nitro Cold Brew is available in packs of four

just-drinks speaks to Kahlua senior brand manager Rima Sawaya about where Pernod Ricard is taking the brand in the COVID era, as well as the hard seltzer effect on spirits and the odds of seeing a non-alcoholic Kahlua RTD.

Latest Industry Insights

The just-drinks analyst returns

Ian Shackleton | 21 Jul 20 South Africa has reinstated its ban on alcohol sales - the effect on the country's drinks industry could be devastating

As we embark on the latest round of companies results, resident analyst Ian Shackleton returns to set the scene on what investors are consid...

CSR activations around the world - July

The IARD editorial team | 20 Jul 20 Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking rounds up the higher-profile CSR activities by drinks brand owners

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...

Worst-case scenario avoided, where now for beer?

Andy Morton | 10 Jul 20 Carlsberg is having to lean on its beer brands that consumers are most familiar with

In the same way that sports fans might jump at the pre-game offer of a draw against feared opponents, Carlsberg management would probably ha...

Beverage Hot Issues

Remy Cointreau Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Remy Cointreau Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

just-drinks reviews the last five years for Remy Cointreau and considers the challenges facing the group in the months ahead.

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

Coronavirus outbreak 2020 - Round-up

The Wuhan coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused deaths and forced stringent travel restrictions in China. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the outbreak as it spreads worldwide.

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

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

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

At the end of another lively year for the global drinks industry, we look back at the most-popular comment pieces, analyses, interviews and news stories on just-drinks in 2019.

Drinks Market Research

Opportunities in the Americas Hot Drinks Sector

Opportunities in the Americas Hot Drinks Sector

Americas was the second largest market in the global hot drinks sector with value sales of US$45,747.2 million, accounting for a share of 22.4% in 2019. The region was also the second largest market in terms of volume with 3,851.8 million units, during the same year. In 2019, the hot coffee category accounted for the largest value share of 73.3% followed by hot tea and other hot drinks categories. The US accounted for 45.2% value share of overall sales in Americas hot drinks sector in 2019... Read more

Published: May 2020 - ($2100.00)

Australia - Quarterly Beverage Tracker First Quarter 2020

Published: May 2020 - ($995.00)

Hot Drinks in India: Top Growth Opportunities

Published: June 2020 - ($2995.00)

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