Beverage Industry Insights

Inviting smart tech into homes comes with questions around privacy

FUTURES - Smart technology in food and drink

Smart technology has long been behind the scenes at food and beverage companies. As consumers become more tech-savvy, the rise of smart tech...

Where would wine be with more brand owners?

Could a Pernod offload revolutionise wine?

We're all used to the rumour mill churning out the well-worn trope, and this week was no exception: Pernod Ricard is mulling an offload of i...

A quarter of Generation Z consumers prefer not to drink alcohol at all

How to ride the 'Gen Z' wave in the on-premise

Last month, I took a look at the growing interest among consumers for experiences.  A recent report in the UK from Red Brick Road and Opiniu...

The latest critique from The ISFAR considers whether to advise  diabetics to consume small amounts of alcohol

Could consuming alcohol help with diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly-common condition throughout the world, related closely to increases in obesity and ageing of population...

Cees 't Hart has led Carlsberg through an efficiency drive that has become 'a way of living'

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2014-2018 - data

In early-February, Carlsberg released its full-year results for 2018. The brewer saw sales last year climb by 6.5% with volumes rising by ju...

Barely a month after closing the acquisition of Costa Coffee, The Coca-Cola Co has lined up an RTD range under the Costa brand name

Iced coffee will be one to watch for soft drinks

In this month's consideration of the soft drinks category, category commentator Richard Corbett turns his attention to the iced coffee segme...


International Women's Day in the drinks industry - Focus 8 Mar 19

Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what drinks companies are doing to mark the occasion and champion women in our industry.


Why is wine getting more complicated in an age of simplicity? - Comment 5 Mar 19

In his latest missive for just-drinks, wine commentator Chris Losh voices his concerns about what he sees as the over-complication of the category at a time when consumers are craving less detail, not more.

Thought Leaders


  • RASTAL – the Glass for Enjoyment

    RASTAL – the Glass for Enjoyment

    Over the past 100 years, RASTAL has become a highly regarded partner to renowned clients operating in the national and international beverage arena, in the hospitality ...

  • 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-...

Drinks Industry News

Constellation silent on wine sale to E&J Gallo

Olly Wehring | 18 Mar 19 Constellation Brands is rumoured to have found a buyer for its lower-end wine brands

Constellation Brands is rumoured to have found a buyer for the lower-end of its wine stable, with E&J Gallo Winery thought to have entered the fray.


Nederburg name to be relegated from auction

Andy Morton | 18 Mar 19 The Nederburg wine auction has taken place in South Africa every year since 1975

Distell is to drop the Nederburg name from the South African wine brand's 44-year-old Nederburg Auction.


Casella to roll out 8.5% abv Yellow Tail

Andy Morton | 18 Mar 19 Casella said the lower-abv Yellow Tail will target health-and-wellness trends

Casella Family Wines is to launch a lower-abv range under its global powerhouse Yellow Tail brand.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:10pm 18 Mar 2019)

PepsiCo lines up new Latin America CEO

Amatil quells Lion Drinks & Dairy purchase talk

Champagne sales hold steady in 2018 - figures

Owen's Craft Mixers readies Walmart listing

The Coca-Cola Co's Vitaminwater Fire & Ice - NPD

SPI Group's Cenote Cristalino Tequila - NPD

Generation Z craving ‘expressive’ drinks

United Breweries to launch Heineken 0.0 in India

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Irish whiskey and gin can't rest on their laurels" - Interview, Shane Hoyne, CMO, Quintessential Brands 12 Mar 19

Lucy BritnerQuintessential Brands has just opened The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery, with the Thomas Dakin gin distillery in Manchester scheduled to open this year

Last month, Quintessential Brands opened the doors for the first time to its The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery and visitor experience, making its mark on the city's burgeoning whiskey scene. Ahead of the launch event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Quintessential's CMO, Shane Hoyne, to talk about brand homes, the future of the Irish whiskey category and the company's broader acquisition plans.


"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 19

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.


"We've still got a job to do" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 1 Feb 19

Olly WehringIvan Menezes became CEO of Diageo in July 2013

Earlier this week, Diageo released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.5% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December. Late yesterday, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes as he travelled between media interviews in London.

Latest Industry Insights

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - Feb

Olly Wehring | 4 Mar 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 February, a month that saw PepsiCo buy in to CytoSport,...


Has the gin ship already sailed? - Comment

Richard Woodard | 26 Feb 19 Is it too late to get into gin?

While the gin category continues to hog the drinks industry headlines, our white spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, has some sage advice...


Pernod Ricard plans Irish assault on global gin

Andy Morton | 26 Feb 19 Pernod Ricard aims to use its distribution clout to carve out a global Irish gin category

Gin is enjoying unprecedented growth in Ireland. According to GlobalData figures, the category is expected to be Ireland's fastest growing i...

Beverage Hot Issues

ProWein 2019 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2019 - just-drinks round-up

March saw the annual ProWein exhibition return to Germany. just-drinks was in attendance and here's a full round-up of our coverage.

just-drinks FUTURES

just-drinks FUTURES

The FUTURES series is designed to look at what will disrupt the drinks industry and offer insight into what businesses can start to do now, in order to prepare.

Super Bowl 2019 - What our industry has planned

Super Bowl 2019 - What our industry has planned

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest marketing opportunities in the US for the drinks industry. Here's a round-up of the activities we can expect to see around Sunday's game.

just-drinks predicts - 2019 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2019 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks takes a look at what will shape the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine categories in the year ahead.

Drinks Market Research

Opportunities in the Western Europe Wine Sector: Analysis of opportunities

Opportunities in the Western Europe Wine Sector: Analysis of opportunities offered by high-growth economies

The Western Europe wine sector was valued at US$126,799.8 million in 2017, and was the largest worldwide with a share of 39.6% of the global market... Read more

Published: February 2019 - ($2100.00)


Failure Case Study: Amazon Restaurants in the UK - Facing the challenges of the competitive online food delivery landscape

Published: February 2019 - ($995.00)


Aldi Inc - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: February 2019 - ($125.00)


Spirits Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: February 2019 - ($1495.00)


Brown-Forman Corporation - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: February 2019 - ($175.00)


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