Beverage Industry Insights

Has Remy Cointreau finally dialled down its China reliance to more manageable levels?

Remy Cointreau rediscovers China balance - comment

In a year like this, good news in the spirits category has been thin on the ground. While the first three months of 2020 were... okay, the s...

Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking rounds up recent higher-profile CSR and environmental activities from drinks brand owners

CSR activations around the world - Nov

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

The Coca-Cola Co withdrew the Odwalla juice brand earlier this year

Juice on the slide in NA - comment

The North American juice market is expected to decline in value from US$14.8bn in 2019 to $12.5bn by 2023, according to GlobalData, with the...

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....

Whiskey boom and vodka slide? How US wholesalers view the next six months - analysis 19 Nov 20

The global beverage industry is approaching the first anniversary of the coronavirus impact, dating back to the first effects in China back in January. Despite the distance, the outlook still remains clouded, with spiking infection rates in some parts of the world and fresh lockdowns adding to the complexity.

Has COVID vaccine turned us from bears to bulls, have company presentations lost their fun and has 'innovation' become a dirty word? - The just-drinks Analyst 17 Nov 20

The recent announcements of a vaccine for COVID-19 have got in-house analyst Ian Shackleton all a-flutter. Should we be concerned, though, that he's now worried about the end of bears, the end of company pizzazz and the end of innovation efforts in the beverages industry?

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Drinks Industry News

Tariffs risk reversing Australian wine's hard work

Andy Morton | 27 Nov 20 Australian wine has worked hard to make China it's most valuable overseas market

Earlier today, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) advanced an on-going anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine with the announcement that, from tomorrow, bottled imports from the country will face preliminary tariffs of as much as 217%. Comments from the Australian wine industry that this was a disappointing outcome were, to say the least, an understatement.

China slaps import tariffs on Australian wine

Andy Morton | 27 Nov 20 Australian wine brands, including Treasury Wine Estates' Penfolds, have focussed on the China market

The Australian wine industry has reacted with disappointment to China's implementation of substantial trade tariffs on bottled wine imports from the country.

International Beer Strategies Conference 2020

Olly Wehring | 26 Nov 20 The International Beer Strategies Conference takes place, virtually, next week

This year's International Beer Strategies Conference, hosted by just-drinks' sister company, Arena International, is almost upon us.

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Beverage Industry Interviews

"There will be a reframing of consumers' creativity around this year's socialising" - just-drinks speaks to Natasha Curtin, global VP for Bombay Sapphire 27 Nov 20

Rhodri Morgan

Like many spirits brands, Bacardi-owned gin Bombay Sapphire has had to re-evaluate its marketing strategy this year. Through activations such as virtual tastings and experimentation, Bacardi has been encouraging consumers to express their creativity through the likes of mixology and art. Earlier this week, just-drinks spoke to Natasha Curtin, Bacardi's global VP for Bombay Sapphire, about the challenges the brand has faced in 2020, the impact of recurring lockdowns on consumer habits and how the gin is promoting artistic expression across the festive season.

"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.

Latest Industry Insights

How to engage consumers with your virtual event

Laura Foster | 12 Nov 20 The Whisky Exchange makes an interesting case study in how companies are switching from physical to virtual events

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

Olly Wehring | 10 Nov 20 Despite being closed in many markets at the moment, the on-premise channel could have a bumper December on the way

While many markets are the subjects of a second wave of lockdowns right now, and the subsequent effect these latest COVID measures are havin...

Technology in the vineyard - comment

Chris Losh | 5 Nov 20 The use of technology in the vineyard is rising - and fast

With necessity long being the mother of invention, the COVID crisis has brought outlying technology into the mainstream, and at speed. Wine...

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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