Beverage Industry Insights

Anheuser-Busch InBev hopes to close the SABMiller transaction in the second half of this year

A-B InBev and its SABMiller divestments - Focus

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several dive...

SABMiller will see almost all of its presence in Europe sold off once Anheuser-Busch InBev completes its takeover

SABMiller in Cent'l & E Europe - What is for sale?

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakd...

AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito wants to target no- and low-alcohol beer

Where does AB InBev see the future of beer?

Anheuser-Busch InBev had its general shareholders meeting this week, during what must be one of the busiest times in the company's history....

Brown-Forman has purchased Scotch whisky company BenRiach

Brown-Forman's march on premium whisk(e)y -Comment

Yesterday's acquisition of single malt Scotch whisky producer The BenRiach Distillery Co is the latest signpost on Brown-Forman's path into...

Brand Dr Pepper saw a 4% lift in volumes in the first three months of 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q1 results by brand

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increase...

Critiques from the ISFAR look at research into the health effects of consuming alcohol

ISFAR Critique 185 - alcohol and the heart

A recent study in Denmark tested the hypothesis that alcohol consumption, both observational (self-reported) and estimated by genetic instru...

Coca-Cola Enterprises Q1 2016 results - Preview 27 Apr 16

On Thursday, Coca-Cola Enterprises will report its results for the first three months of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the soft drinks company's performance in the period: 

Are consumers getting tired of consuming? - Consumer Trends 26 Apr 16

In this month's Consumer Trends spotlight, Ben Cooper examines consumption itself and asks whether government statistics in the UK published earlier this year, coupled with observations by the head of sustainability at Ikea, signify slowing demand for consumer goods.

Thought Leaders

  • People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    People Pattern's Spirits Brands Report

    This report provides in-depth detail on audience segments within the liquor industry. With this report, companies can learn how to: *Understand audience attrib...

  • New Tastes – New Glasses

    New Tastes – New Glasses

    The craft beer movement is gaining ever more momentum also across Germany. Newly established breweries are presenting their aroma-rich creations at numerous events, in stylish ...

Drinks Industry News

eBay launches eBay Wine in Drync partnership

Andy Morton | 29 Apr 16 eBay Wine went live this week

eBay has linked up with mobile wine app Drync to expand its US online wine platform.

CCE lines up Monster boost as merger looms

Andy Morton | 29 Apr 16

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is planning to roll out new Monster energy drinks in Europe, ahead of its expected bottler merger in the region.

Kirin eyes expansion after Byron Bay Brewing buy

Andy Morton | 29 Apr 16 Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, already owns James Squires and Little Creatures

Kirin Brewery's Australia unit, Lion, is looking to expand Byron Bay Brewing Co's distribution after adding the east coast brewer to its craft beer portfolio.

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Beverage Industry Interviews

How craft beer can succeed in the premium on-trade - Interview, Harviestoun Brewery MD Toby Knowles 26 Apr 16

Andy MortonHarviestoun Brewery was founded in 1983 in Alva

Scotland, already well-known for the quality of its whisky, is carving out a reputation as a centre of craft beer excellence. According to Nielsen data, craft beer consumers in Scotland drink more per head than almost anywhere else in the UK, and every year an increasing number of new breweries open to accommodate this thirst. Last year, there were 93 breweries in Scotland, the Campaign for Real Ale, says, with 20 of them opening over the past 12 months.

"Half of our beer around the world isn't creamy with a white head" - Interview, Diageo's global head of beer, Mark Sandys, part II 14 Apr 16

Lucy BritnerMore than half of Diageo's beer business is in emerging markets

Much as the markets of Europe and the US tend to dominate the brewing headlines, Diageo's beer business also operates further afield from these craft playgrounds. In the second- of our two-part interview, Diageo's global head of beer, Mark Sandys, details the importance of Africa, the rise of Guinness in Korea and how the company is tackling new restrictions in Indonesia.

Why not just buy a craft brewery? - Interview, Mark Sandys, global head of beer, Diageo - Part I 12 Apr 16

Lucy BritnerMark Sandys is global head of beer at Diageo

In the first of a two-part interview, Diageo's global head of beer, Mark Sandys, talks to just-drinks' Lucy Britner about craft breweries, the company's new Open Gate Brewery project and why innovation is a growing part of Diageo's beer

just-drinks Blog

To the morgue for Thai drink drivers

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 12 Apr 16

Would the thought of working in a morgue stop you from drink driving?

Heineken plays 'hard' ball in US cider

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 12 Apr 16

You would be forgiven for thinking that the US cider boom is over. Sales growth of as much as 90% in the past few years has shrunk to double figures.

PepsiCo's Johnston's new Twitter role is hard to Tweet

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 8 Apr 16

The drinks industry could do more to benefit from new technology.

Beverage Hot Issues

Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

Coca-Cola Co's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

On 20 April, The Coca-Cola Co released its results for the first three months of 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers

Heineken's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

Heineken's Q1 results 2016 - Round-Up

In April, Heineken released its results for the three months to the end of March. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Constellation Brands full-year results fiscal-2016 - Round-Up

Constellation Brands full-year results fiscal-2016 - Round-Up

In early-April, Constellation Brands released its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Pernod Ricard's first-half results 2015/16 - Round-Up

Pernod Ricard's first-half results 2015/16 - Round-Up

Pernod Ricard released its H1 results in mid-February. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

Global sparkling wine insights - market forecasts, product innovation and c

Global sparkling wine insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

Based on primary research undertaken for this report, the non-Champagne sparkling wine sector is set for a period of "healthy growth" over the next five years following the category’s slowdown in 2014. This latest joint-report from just-drinks and The IWSR predicts consumption will rise by some 17.5m nine-litre cases over the coming five years to 2018. The forecast increase comes on the back of a fall of 0.9% in 2014 for the segment, to 212m cases. This report will help you and your company by delivering only the most important global strategic business information for the category.. Read more

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Carbonates in China

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Global Lager Market 2016-2020

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Soft Drinks Global Overview: Growth Opportunities Between Category Lines

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Global Hot Drinks Market: News and Events February 2016

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