Beverage Industry Insights

Heineken needs to improve distribution in China's premium restaurant channel, according to a beverages analyst

Heineken faces China distribution gap - comment

It is almost 15 years since I managed a bar in Chengdu, one of China's biggest second-tier cities, but I still remember the early afternoon...

Super Bock Group has recently released Super Bock Sem Glúten in Portugal

'Gluten-free' beer for everyone, not just coeliacs

Portugal's Super Bock Group is the latest brewer to enter the 'free from' category, launching a gluten-free beer brand in its home market. A...

Drinks companies will see the heat turned back up on their environmental efforts under a Biden administration in the US

Biden win focuses drinks on climate change

Ben Cooper assesses the impact of Joe Biden's election victory in the US on drinks companies' efforts to address climate change....

Diageo's Bulleit Bourbon may benefit from tailwinds for US whiskey

How US wholesalers view the next six months

The global beverage industry is approaching the first anniversary of the coronavirus impact, dating back to the first effects in China back...

Pernod Ricard's Opn at-home cocktail concept was retired earlier this month

The just-drinks analyst returns

The recent announcements of a vaccine for COVID-19 have got in-house analyst Ian Shackleton all a-flutter. Should we be concerned, though, t...

The Whisky Exchange makes an interesting case study in how companies are switching from physical to virtual events

How to engage consumers with your virtual event

In a year of social distancing and shutdowns, one word has been on the lips of many in business: pivot. The organisations and individuals th...


How the on-premise can make the most of Christmas 2020 - analysis 10 Nov 20

While many markets are the subjects of a second wave of lockdowns right now, and the subsequent effect these latest COVID measures are having on the on-premise channel, Heineken's UK division has today drawn up a plan of attack for pubs and bars when - if? - they are allowed to reopen early next month.


COVID's acceleration of technological solutions in the vineyard - comment 5 Nov 20

With necessity long being the mother of invention, the COVID crisis has brought outlying technology into the mainstream, and at speed. Wine category commentator Chris Losh has seen similar leaps and bounds at the production end of the wine industry.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Former Diageo exec to head Heineken's commercial

Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 20

Heineken has announced the latest change to its senior executive team with a new chief commercial officer set to come onboard.


Bacardi acquires Tails pre-mixed cocktails brand

Olly Wehring | 19 Nov 20 Tails launched four pre-mixed cocktails in the UK off-premise in 2017

Bacardi has made what it describes as an on-premise play, acquiring full control of London-based pre-mixed cocktail company Tails.


PepsiCo "fired" as Bang Energy distributor

Andy Morton | 18 Nov 20 PepsiCo took over US distribution of Bang Energy in April

The owner of Bang Energy has launched a scathing attack on PepsiCo after terminating a distribution partnership between the two companies after just seven months.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:12pm 23 Nov 2020)

Bruno Mars readies SelvaRey rum refresh

Bacardi assembles influencer team for Conga push

Bega Cheese to buy Lion Dairy & Drinks - report

Diageo to cut water usage, go carbon neutral

Campari launches investigation into IT attack

Danone to cut up to 2,000 jobs

Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-year-old Bourbon

Glen Moray 'Warehouse 1' Scotch range

Beverage Industry Interviews

"China is certainly a worry" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Tim Ford 5 Nov 20

Olly WehringTreasury Wine Estates welcomed a new CEO this year, with Tim Ford moving up from his COO role in July

Earlier today, Treasury Wine Estates held its AGM. just-drinks took the opportunity to catch up with group CEO Tim Ford to learn more about the latest news out of China and Ford's recent transition into the role, vacated by Mike Clarke earlier this year.


"Carbon neutrality will be basic hygiene factor stuff in ten years time" - just-drinks speaks to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller 25 Sep 20

Andy Morton

Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller about the alcohol industry's re-tuned focus on sustainability and how the company's plan to open a carbon-neutral distillery in St Andrews serves as a model for the future.


"The rest of Europe is so primed for hard seltzer" - just-drinks speaks to Loon Water co-founders Fabio & Francesca Bruni 23 Sep 20

Andy MortonLoon Water launched Two Brooks alcoholic sparkling water in the UK earlier this year

Loon Water founders Fabio and Francesca Bruni talk about the difference between the US and UK markets, why distillers risk brand dilution with big-name launches and where the global hard seltzer category goes from here.

Latest Industry Insights

CSR activations around the world - Oct

The IARD editorial team | 29 Oct 20 Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking rounds up recent higher-profile CSR activity from drinks brand owners

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


Indonesia the wildcard in CCA buy - comment

Andy Morton | 26 Oct 20 CCA has expertise in alcohol, including a brewery JV for Yenda beer

Over the weekend, Coca-Cola European Partners offered a textbook example of how to turn a crisis to one's advantage. As markets reel from th...


The just-drinks analyst returns

Ian Shackleton | 20 Oct 20 The Coca-Cola Co unveiled its Topo Chico alcoholic sparkling water in the Summer

The timing of Ian Shackleton's latest consideration of the drinks industry couldn't be better. With the latest results season breaking all a...

Beverage Hot Issues

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-September, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-June, Brown-Forman posted a flat set of sales numbers for the 12 months to the end of April 2020.just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC (Anheuser-Busch), a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, is a brewer. The company operates breweries across the US. It is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans. Anheuser-Busch offers specialty beers, non-alcohol brews, malt liquors and specialty malt beverages. The company along with its subsidiaries produces and distributes beer under Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch, Goose Island, Michelob, Natural Light, Landshark Lager, Bud Light, Stella Artois, and Shock Top brands The company also offers services such as beverages packaging material and packaging services. It sells products through a distribution network of independent wholesalers. Anheuser-Busch is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the US... Read more

Published: September 2020 - ($125.00)


Distil plc - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: October 2019 - ($175.00)


Pernod Ricard SA (RI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: October 2020 - ($125.00)


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