Beverage Industry Insights

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

CSR activations around the world - Oct

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

CCA has expertise in alcohol, including a brewery JV for Yenda beer

Indonesia the wildcard in CCA buy - comment

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 Coca-Cola Co unveiled its Topo Chico alcoholic sparkling water in the Summer

The just-drinks analyst returns

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

This review from the  International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research looks at research into how your diet could affect the likelihood of developing hypertension from consuming alcohol

Alcohol & hypertension - What does your diet do?

The authors of a recent study tested the hypothesis that overall diet quality influences the association between alcohol consumption and the...

Treasury Wine Estates has garnered great success from its increased focus on value rather than volume

Treasury Wine Estates Performance Trends 2016-2020

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates reported a 9.3% decline in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. A tough second half of the fisc...

Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink inherited a number of ongoing challenges at the Dutch brewer

Heineken must cut costs to aid recovery - analysis

The coronavirus pandemic has been a baptism of fire for new Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink, who took over from Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer on...


South Africa's wine industry is on its knees and it's not just thanks to COVID - comment 8 Oct 20

South Africa's wine producers have been hard-done-by this year, more so than any other wine-producing nation. As Chris Losh explains, the country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic is a case study in 'How not to support your high-profile industries'.


Why bottled water should tap into more drinking occasions - comment 6 Oct 20

Our soft drinks category commentator, Lucy Britner, turns her attention this month to bottled water - and spies some burgeoning growth opportunities.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

A-B InBev bucks trend with sales rise in Q3 - data

Olly Wehring | 29 Oct 20

Anheuser-Busch InBev enjoyed a stellar third quarter of 2020, going so far as to post sales growth in the three months while its brewing peers struggle to reach parity.


Heineken to cut corporate costs next year

Andy Morton | 28 Oct 20 Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink said the cuts will help the group find the right balance

Heineken has followed up on a pledge not to make any coronavirus-related job cuts this year with an announcement that it will reduce personnel costs at head and regional offices by 20% in 2021.


Heineken volumes almost flat in Q3 - data

Olly Wehring | 28 Oct 20

The expected return to growth for brand Heineken came good in the third quarter, helping its namesake owner to deliver a 1.9% decline in volumes for the period.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:29pm 29 Oct 2020)

Bacardi names Patron president & COO

Coca-Cola offers free Coke Energy across US

KDP takes distribution in-house in key US states

Diageo lines up Buchanan’s whisky US campaign

Pernod launches drive to stop online hate speech

RR Whisky's River Rock single malt - NPD

G-Zee Brands’ H2O Sonoma Soft Seltzer 0.0% - NPD

Angel’s Envy 2020 Finished in Port Barrels - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"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.


"We're living in a world of the unknown" - just-drinks speaks to Umi Patel, CMO for PepsiCo Beverages North America north division 11 Sep 20

Andy MortonPepsiCo launched a national NFL campaign in the US last month

Earlier this week, just-drinks spoke to Umi Patel, CMO for PBNA's north division, about tailoring experiences for fans of different teams, why PepsiCo is front-loading its marketing spend and the enduring appeal of the fan can.

Latest Industry Insights

Alcohol-and-cancer research has too many holes

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research | 5 Oct 20 The latest research review from The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research found the authors wanting

In an attempt to assess the relationship between light alcohol consumption (less than 12.5g per day) and the risk of a number of types of ca...


How to win in vodka in the US - A history lesson

Richard Woodard | 1 Oct 20 The history of the Smirnoff brand offers some insight into future opportunities for vodka brand owners in the US

Vodka is one of the most competitive spirits categories out there and only more so in the US. Want to get ahead? Well, according to white sp...


Alcohol must be resolute in responsible drinking

Ben Cooper | 29 Sep 20 Are alcohol brand owners compromised in their efforts to discourage irresponsible drinking?

A recent study alleges industry-funded but independent organisations, set up to inform consumers about responsible drinking, exacerbate harm...

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

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

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

Pernod Ricard SA (Pernod Ricard) is a producer and supplier of alcoholic beverages such as spirits, beers and wines. The company offers aniseed products, bitters, brandy, champagne, cognac, distilled spirits, gin, liqueurs, rum, scotch whisky, tequila, vodka, and whisky and wines under the brand names including Absolut Vodka, Chivas Regal, Ballantine's, Beefeater, Jameson, Kahlua, Malibu, Ricard, Suze, Wiser's, Wyborowa, Seagram’s gin, The Glenlivet, Wild Turkey, Wisers and Wyndham Estate. It markets through partner agencies, digital media platforms, specialist stores, retail shops, hotels, bars, and restaurants and night clubs. The company has business operations across Europe, Americas, and Asia. Pernod Ricard is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France... Read more

Published: September 2020 - ($125.00)


Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: September 2020 - ($125.00)


National Beverage Corp (FIZZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: September 2020 - ($125.00)


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