Beverage Industry Insights

Relationships are clearly improving within the Coca-Cola system

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers...

Campari has added to the Wild Turkey portfolio and premiumised the Kentucky Bourbon

Pernod is back in Kentucky, but why did it leave?

Ten years ago, Pernod Ricard sold Wild Turkey Bourbon to Campari Group. Today, as the French spirits group announces the purchase of Louisvi...

Consumers in the on-premise channel need guidance to make their non-alcoholic choices

The opportunity for no-alcohol in the on-premise

The UK has found itself divided recently, and not just over the thorny issue of Brexit. Last month, bar owner Sam Espensen made headlines fo...

How has CEO Carlos Brito steered Anheuser-Busch InBev through the last five years?

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2014-2018

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2018. The group posted a 4.8% increase in sales on an organic basi...

Craft brewers in the UK are working hard to win over Generation Z consumers

How UK craft brewers are winning with Generation Z

The adage that younger consumers of alcohol are drinking less but drinking better is widely-recognised. Earlier this month, the Society of I...

Is Diageo the Nestle of the global drinks industry?

Dull Diageo - Ideal for investors - Analysis

Diageo's biennial Capital Markets Day this year, held in New York late last month, saw the drinks group attempt to impress investment analys...


Wine's uphill struggle with the health & wellness trend - Comment 6 Jun 19

This month, category commentator Chris Losh has some worrying news for the wine industry. The rising preference among consumers for drinks that do them good at best and cause no harm at worst is a train that is leaving the station. And, wine risks being stuck on the platform.


Debunked - the four main myths of alcohol consumption - Focus 5 Jun 19

A new report from beverage analysts at Bernstein highlight four major myths surrounding alcohol. Here is a just-drinks summary of the findings.

Thought Leaders


  • Sweegen: Zero in on Stevia

    Sweegen: Zero in on Stevia

    Consumers world-wide are looking for sugar-reduced and zero-sugar products that still have the familiar sweet taste we all know and love. Stevia not only provides that sugar-...

  • Personalised Marketing Can Transform The Drinks Industry

    Personalised Marketing Can Transform The Drinks Industry

    Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen the transformative effects that big data has had on business. From agriculture to air travel, industries have...

Drinks Industry News

SWA opens door to Tequila-cask Scotch whisky

Andy Morton | 18 Jun 19 Scotch whisky distillers will now be allowed to age their liquid in a wider range of casks

Scotch distillers could be allowed to mature whisky in Tequila and other casks under new rules that loosen restrictions on how the spirit is produced.


Diageo pulls out of London Irish sponsorship

Andy Morton | 14 Jun 19 Guinness has sponsored the London Irish rugby union team for around 40 years

Diageo has cancelled a decades-long Guinness sponsorship of London Irish after the English rugby union team signed a player who stood trial for rape.


Pernod back in Kentucky Bourbon with Rabbit Hole

Thandie Sibanda | 14 Jun 19 Rabbit Hole Whiskey was founded in 2012 and today boasts volumes of 15,000 cases per year

The US unit of Pernod Ricard has acquired majority control of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, marking the group’s return to the Kentucky Bourbon category after a ten-year hiatus.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:24pm 19 Jun 2019)

Roust Group appoints Russia CEO - data

Diageo joins online safety alliance

Wildcat Gin teams with The Crystal Maze in UK

Craft spirits bottler opens in Scotland

CCEP gives UK push to new Diet Coke flavours

Carlsberg to open London Fields brewery in August

Felipe Pantone hired for latest Hennessy VS look

C&C Group’s Magners Rosé cider - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"The craft beer buying spree created some confusion in the marketplace" - just-drinks speaks to Paul Gatza, Brewers Association senior VP of professional brewing 5 Jun 19

Ben CooperThe Brewers Association launched a seal for independent brewers in the US in 2017

In an increasingly-competitive beer market, craft brewers to be underselling their sustainability credentials. Paul Gatza, senior VP of the professional brewing division at the Brewers Association, speaks with Ben Cooper about what sets craft brewers apart and why they seem not to be taking full advantage of some natural strengths. 


"There's been a big consumer shift in drinks" - just-drinks speaks to Distill Ventures CEO Frank Lampen 23 May 19

Olly WehringDistill Ventures has an exclusive partnership arrangement with Diageo

Since coming into being almost six years ago, Distill Ventures has continued to make headlines in the drinks industry. The Diageo-backed incubation project may be best-known for investing in Seedlip, the non-alcoholic spirits brand. The biggest break, however, came late last year, when Diageo brought Belsazr Vermouth on to its books after the German brand was backed by DV in 2014. Earlier this month, Olly Wehring sat down with co-founder & CEO Frank Lampen to find out more about Distill Ventures and its relationship with thelargest premium spirits company in the world.


"If the domestic retailers had our growth, they would be singing and dancing" - just-drinks speaks to ex-TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen 13 May 19

Andy MortonFormer TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen spoke to just-drinks ahead of his exit from the organisation

Prior to the TFWA Asia-Pacific exhibition, which kicks off in Singapore this week, just-drinks news & insights editor Andy Morton met Erik Juul-Mortensen, the former head of TFWA. The interview, which took place just before Juul-Mortensen left the association late last year, covers the Global Travel Retail expert's parting thoughts on the industry, including the challenges the sector faces from falling footfall and margin pressures, as well as the threat - and opportunity - of digital.

Latest Industry Insights

How drinks companies can trump the water fountain

Lucy Britner | 4 Jun 19 The Coca-Cola Co is set to broaden the rollout of Dasani-branded water stations in an attempt to reduce single-use plastic

This month, just-drinks' new soft drinks commentator, Lucy Britner, looks at the next wave of smart drinks dispensers, as soft drinks compan...


just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - May

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 19 Every month, just-drinks looks at the M&A activity across all categories of the global drinks industry

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during May, a month that saw some interesting developments in...


Trump hands Mexican headache to US importers

Olly Wehring | 31 May 19 President Trump has long bemoaned the flow of immigrants into the US

Constellation Brands, Casa Cuervo and Diageo will be among the drinks companies holding their breath in the coming days, hoping that Preside...

Beverage Hot Issues

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

In May, Diageo held its biennial Capital Markets Day investor conference, in New York. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the 2019 edition of TFWA Asia-Pacific, which covers the region's Travel Retail industry

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

just-drinks considers the trends that have shaped the last five years for Campari Group.

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results

The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results

In late April, The Coca-Cola Co released its Q1 results. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Revie

Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Molson Coors Brewing Co (MCBC) produces, develops, and distributes beer and other beverage products. The company markets products under Global priority brands, Regional champion brands, Craft and import brands, and Hard cider brands. Major brands of MCBC include Blue Moon, Coors Light, Miller High Life, Steel Reserve, Grolsch, Hop Valley, Molson Canadian, Cobra, Corona Extra, Coors and Thunderbolt. The company has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the US, Europe and other international markets. The company distributes products through on-premise and off-premise channels that include bars, restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores and other retail outlets. MCBC is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the US... Read more

Published: June 2019 - ($125.00)


Anheuser-Busch InBev NVSA (ABI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: May 2019 - ($125.00)


Category Packaging Opportunities: Non-Alcoholic Drinks - Identifying pack formats and features that make a brand worth paying more for

Published: March 2019 - ($495.00)


Red Bull GmbH - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: April 2019 - ($175.00)


Beer & Cider Global Industry Almanac 2013-2022

Published: March 2019 - ($2995.00)


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