Beverage Industry Insights

Coca-Cola's Coke Life may now fade into the background in Western Europe

Coke Life - Coca-Cola's niche soda - Comment

It was to be a key weapon in The Coca-Cola Co's fight against declining soda sales. But since its launch in Argentina in 2013 Coke Life has...

Former Diageo World Class winner Tim Phillips pours a cocktail

The Future of Cocktails - Consumer Trends

The world will have 400m new luxury spirits consumers by 2020, according to a new report from Diageo....

A global water replenishment target may not consider local water issues

Global water targets risk hiding local concerns

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. H...

Moor Beer Co's brewer Justin Hawke said cans used to have a 'horrible reputation'

How the can has a part to play in beer's future

In the beer category, the aluminium can was until recently considered the bastion of the big brand. Here in the UK, this continues to be the...

The sports drinks segment needs to re-engage with consumers in Western Europe, argues Richard Corbett

Why sports drinks fail to ride the Olympic wave

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market a...

Are brewers guilty of trying to appeal more to men than women?

It isn't just men who like beer - Comment

Back in the 1990s, a demographic peculiarity began to make itself apparent at beer festivals in the US and Canada. Rather than attracting wh...

What do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus 20 Sep 16

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The financial firm claims the report is more forward-looking than traditional channel data and attempts to "identify key trends before they appear in Nielsen data and sell-side forecasts". The survey also quizzed wholesalers on future category performance. Here's a run-down of the key findings:

How the craft economy is loosening North America's alcohol laws - Focus 19 Sep 16

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good.

Thought Leaders

  • People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    This report provides in-depth detail on audience segments within the liquor industry. With this report, companies can learn how to: *Understand audience attrib...

  • New Tastes – New Glasses

    New Tastes – New Glasses

    The craft beer movement is gaining ever more momentum also across Germany. Newly established breweries are presenting their aroma-rich creations at numerous events, in stylish ...

Drinks Industry News

EXCLUSIVE - Coca-Cola turns Coke Life to "niche"

Andy Morton & Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 16 Coke Life was given equal billing in the trademark Coke portfolio in a marketing drive unveiled in January

The Coca-Cola Co is to change tack on its Coke Life distribution in Western Europe, downgrading the newest Coca-Cola trademark innovation to one that targets only to a "niche" group.

PepsiCo ups nine-month beverage volumes

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 16 CEO Indra Nooyi praised PepsiCo's YTD results

PepsiCo has increased year-to-date beverage volumes as its North American drinks unit boosted sales and profits.

US hits AB InBev with US$6bn fine over India sales

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 16 AB InBev exited the JV cited in the ruling in 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay a US$6m fine after US authorities ruled that an Indian unit of the brewer had violated a corrupt practices act in India and "chilled" a whistleblower. 

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Beverage Industry Interviews

Coca-Cola Co's global water stewardship director, Greg Koch - Interview 30 Sep 16

Ben Cooper

In achieving its goal to replenish water equivalent to its 2015 sales volumes "back to nature and communities", Coca-Cola gave itself a compelling sustainability story to tell consumers. Greg Koch, senior director of Global Water Stewardship at Coca-Cola, spoke with Ben Cooper about what "replenishment" means, and why getting the minutiae of the methodology right is so important.

"There is a ceiling for Campari, but not at the level of Grand Marnier" - Interview, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Gruppo Campari CEO - Part II 8 Sep 16

Olly WehringGruppo Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz spoke to just-drinks in London late last month

In part two of our interview with Gruppo Campari's CEO, we talk to Bob Kunze-Concewitz about the company's approach to its portfolio and to the craft segment, as well as its M&A strategy and non-core asset plans.

"We have the brands and we have the patience" - Interview, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Gruppo Campari CEO - Part I 6 Sep 16

Olly WehringGruppo Campari acquired Marnier-Lapostolle earlier this year

Bob Kunze-Concewitz has seen a lot in his time with Gruppo Campari. Having joined the company from Procter & Gamble in 2005, when he came on board as CMO, he'll celebrate a decade as group CEO in May next year. In that time, he's seen Campari's fortunes rise, fall and rise again as drinks trends have come and gone. He's also been at the helm during an active period of M&A, not only for Campari specifically, but also within the spirits category generally. Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with him on a visit to London.

just-drinks Blog

"Buy a Mountain Dew and enjoy it"

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 16

No, this is not PepsiCo's new ad slogan for its Mountain Dew brand.

Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop?

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 27 Sep 16

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.

Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking?

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 27 Sep 16

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand.

Beverage Hot Issues

Pernod Ricard FY 2016 - Results Round-up

Pernod Ricard FY 2016 - Results Round-up

In early-September, Pernod Ricard released its results for the 12 months to the end of June 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-up - Carlsberg's H1 Results

Round-up - Carlsberg's H1 Results

In August, Carlsberg released its results for the first six months of 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

just-drinks Rum Essentials

just-drinks Rum Essentials

What are the key trends in rum? Where are the important markets and what does the future hold? just-drinks, in partnership with The IWSR, presents a six-part review of the rum category

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

Round-Up - Diageo's FY Results

In July, Diageo released its figures for full-year 2015/2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' 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 edition of our global gin report contains the latest 2015 data from The IWSR combined with our unique analyst insights and brand interview extracts. The UK, Spain, Germany, Canada and Belgium & Luxembourg all saw double-digit growth for premium-and-above gin, but sales in the US again lagged behind the general market. It is clear that gin has a bright future, but it needs to continue to appeal to ageing consumers who account for the bulk of its demographic.This report strategically reviews the global gin category, providing future insights into what the sector has to do to grow over the coming years... Read more

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Retail Sales of Food and Drinks Specialists in North America: Market Size, Growth and Forecast to 2020

Published: August 2016 - ($1500.00)

Beer in India

Published: September 2016 - ($990.00)

Spirits in India

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Bacardi Limited - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: August 2016 - ($125.00)

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