Beverage Industry Insights

Asia has opened up as the latest battleground for craft beer

Asia - the latest front in the craft beer battle

We're off to Asia with beer commentator Stephen Beaumont this month. Vietnam, to be specific, with the country serving as an example of how...

C&C Group unveiled new packaging for Magners last year

How C&C Group plans to rescue Magners - Focus

In the world of mass-market cider, geography has become a valuable marketing tool. Of the major brands on sale in the UK, Heineken's Old Mou...

Analyst Ian Shackleton singled out PureCircle as a stock to watch in 2017

The just-drinks analyst returns...

Rounding off his first full year with us, just-drinks resident analyst Ian Shackleton prepares for Christmas with a look at recent developme...

The ISFAR is unimpressed with a recently-released piece of research

We need to talk about moderate drinking

A recently-released publication from the American Society of Clinical Oncology attempted to describe the relation between alcohol consumptio...

Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing

The sobering message from Minimum Unit Pricing

It was a dark day for the drinks industry yesterday, and one that demands we take a long, hard look at ourselves. Because, the confirmation...

The rise of apps has both helped and hindered the global on-premise

Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 2

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin last month hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long internat...


Why 2017 has been the most dramatic year in living memory for wine - Comment 15 Nov 17

As 2017  draws to a close, Chris Losh looks back at a year that will go down in history as a major turning point for the global wine industry.


The death of craft statements, opportunities in e-sports and mainstream moderation - Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Part 1 14 Nov 17

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin this October hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long international conference ranged from Diageo on the future of drinking to the meaning of authenticity from design firm Stranger & Stranger. Here, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner rounds up the key forecast trends from the presentations.

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Drinks Industry News

Craft puts vodka on comeback trail in UK on-trade

Andy Morton | 23 Nov 17 Craft vodkas are becoming a bigger part of the UK bar scene, the Bibendum report said

Vodka is making a comeback in the UK on-premise as craft bridges the gap between entry-level and super-premium brands, a new report has said.


AB InBev lines up US$250m brewery in Nigeria

Lucy Britner | 23 Nov 17 Good growth in Nigeria fuelled AB InBev's Africa beer volumes in Q3

Anheuser-Busch InBev has started building a new brewery in Nigeria, as it looks to become the biggest player in the market. 


Danone Manifesto Ventures invests in Kona Deep

Lucy Britner | 23 Nov 17

Danone's venture capital arm has invested in Hawaii-based water brand Kona Deep.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:32pm 24 Nov 2017)

Diageo stops YouTube ads over exploitation fears

Spirits industry eyes boost as China cuts tariffs

Diageo pulls The Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey

This week's top soft drinks coverage

This week's top spirits & wine coverage

This week's top beer & cider coverage

Coca-Cola Christmas ad wins facial-tracking study

Brookfield Brewing Co's Lionheart Ale - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Only dead fish go with the stream" - Interview, Maison Villevert CEO Jean-Sébastien Robicquet 22 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, Cognac-headquartered Maison Villevert unveiled the next chapter in the history of its G'Vine gin brand, with the relaunch of G'Vine's Nouaison expression. Ahead of the event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Maison Villevert CEO Jean-Sébastien Robicquet to talk about why the brand needed to change and what the future holds for Maison Villevert.


"It's a slightly false choice to say that it is us or Jameson" - Interview, William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt and Tullamore Dew global brand director Caspar MacRae 1 Nov 17

Andy MortonWilliam Grant & Sons acquired Tullamore Dew in 2010

Last month, William Grant & Sons opened a new grain distillery and bottling plant at its Tullamore Dew site. The ceremony, held on a rainswept afternoon in central Ireland, was one of the final stages in William Grant's Irish whiskey venture, launched when it bought the Tullamore Dew brand in 2010.


"You could argue that we are stupid to sell in Travel Retail; for us it is the right environment" - Interview, Edrington MD for Global Travel Retail, Igor Boyadjian 10 Oct 17

Andy MortonEdrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian, was a co-owner of FIX, a joint-venture in the Middle East with Edrington

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.

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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.


Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 17 Oct 17

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?


Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 14 Jul 17

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.

Beverage Hot Issues

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

In mid-November, three drinks industry trade associations lost their appeal against proposals to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in Scotland. Here's just-drinks' full coverage of the move, which clears the way for MUP's introduction in the country.

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

This week, the Travel Retail world converged on Cannes in France for the TFWA exhibition. just-drinks was in tow, so here's a round-up of our coverage.

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

In late-August, Brown-Forman released its first-quarter results for the three months to the end of June 2017. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in the period.

Drinks Market Research

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The international (non-Scotch) whiskey category is a vast, high-growth part of the global alcoholic drinks marketplace, totalling some 307m nine-litre cases in 2016. Of this figure, the Indian whisky segment alone accounts for 189m cases, while US whiskey (43m cases), Canadian (27m cases), Japanese (13m cases) and Irish (8m cases) are all substantial categories in their own right.This all-new report provides 2016 full-year data and IWSR's latest forecast data, delivering the most vital international whiskies data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Our experienced drinks industry specialists have summarised the global market conditions, categories, regions and markets... Read more

Published: October 2017 - ($1500.00)


Global Gin Insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: November 2017 - ($1500.00)


Sports Nutrition in the United Kingdom

Published: November 2017 - ($990.00)


Global Home Beer Brewing Machine Market 2017-2021

Published: October 2017 - ($4067.00)


Global Soft Drink Market 2017-2021

Published: October 2017 - ($4067.00)


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