Beverage Industry Insights

The use of plastic in packaging is under scrutiny as companies vie to find alternatives

FUTURES - Can the drinks industry be plastic-free?

An increasing number of retailers and suppliers are pledging to go 'plastic-free', but will the industry ever do away with plastic completel...

Pernod Ricard's Absolut sales in the US have been under a great deal of pressure

What will be Pernod Ricard's priorities?

As part of just-drinks' deep-dive into the trends that have driven Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years, news & insights edi...

The more experiential the activation, the more consumers will remember them

Why consumers want more experiential marketing

Flicking through a magazine over the festive break, I happened across an article that was simultaneously fascinating and depressing. Instagr...

Coca-Cola is only selling the Bar Nøne range in the Atlanta area

Bar Nøne launch proves Coca-Cola is faster

This week has seen yet another launch in the adult soft drinks category. Another company keen to target moderation trends with a cocktail-st...

What does 2019 have in store for the brown spirits category?

What's coming up in spirits in 2019? - Predictions

After the excesses of December, brown spirits commentator Neil Ridley takes a cursory glance into what 2019 is likely to bring, including a...

Dan Jago joined Berry Bros & Rudd as CEO in mid-2015

Another drinks CEO steps down - But, why?

Barely two weeks into a new year and the drinks industry already has its first CEO departure. With a raft of drinks leaders announcing in 20...


Where will the future take Tequila & mezcal? - Research in Focus 11 Jan 19

The long-term success story for Tequila looks set to continue in the years ahead, but there are challenges looming. Clouds on the horizon include the ongoing agave shortage and the category's ever-increasing reliance on the US market.


Will the race to the top drown out the value end for wine? - just-drinks thinks 11 Jan 19

Goodness me, they're all at it! Wine's major players all appear to be singing from the same hymn sheet, the title of which is 'Premiumisation'.

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

WhistlePig sells minority stake to BDT Capital

Lucy Britner | 18 Jan 19 WhistlePig was founded in 2008

US rye whiskey producer WhistlePig has announced a 'partnership' with a bank geared towards helping family and founder-led businesses.


Canopy Growth prepares NY 'hemp industrial park'

Lucy Britner | 18 Jan 19 Canopy Growth will invest up to US$150m in a 'hemp industrial park'

Constellation Brands-backed Canopy Growth has been granted a licence by New York State to process and produce hemp.


Low-/no-alcohol trend takes hold in UK - survey

Olly Wehring | 18 Jan 19

Consumers in the UK are changing their attitudes to alcohol, according to a survey this week, with a willingness to reduce alcohol strength becoming increasingly prevalent.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:28pm 21 Jan 2019)

Treasury Wine Estates COO Robert Foye departs

UK trade welcomes settled status fee u-turn

Keurig Dr Pepper's chief strategy officer quits

Cider makers target authenticity with UK alliance

PepsiCo launches new Mtn Dew campaign - video

Highland Spring rolls out 100% recycled bottle

Schooner Brewing, San Juan Seltzer to merge

Gordon & MacPhail's 1948 from Glen Grant - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"The need to open a bottle 'just to be seen' is going away" - just-drinks meets Piper-Heidsieck Champagne's global executive director, Benoit Collard 7 Jan 19

Lucy BritnerPiper-Heidsieck sells around 85% of its Champagne outside of France

Late last year, Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck released two expressions under its prestige cuvée brand, Rare. A bottle of Rare Le Secret High Jewellery, which costs around US$150,000, features a precious stone embedded "in the heart of interwoven bands of gold set with 510 diamonds". It was released in partnership with jeweller Mellerio. The second expression, Le Secret Goldsmith, is limited to 1,000 magnums and carries an RRP of around $1,650. Shortly after the launch, just-drinks sat down with Benoit Collard, global executive director for Piper-Heidsieck, to talk about prestige cuvée consumers and what the future holds for Piper-Heidsieck.  


"We've got to be a little different and break some of the moulds" - just-drinks meets Distell CEO Richard Rushton - Part II 4 Jan 19

Olly Wehring

Late last year, just-drinks spoke to Richard Rushton, CEO of Distell, in London. In part two of our exclusive interview, Rushton tells us about the group's plans outside of Africa and how Distell aims to become a larger player internationally, while also riding the wave in markets closer to home.


"It was a lot harder without the power of Diageo behind me" - Ami-Lynn Bakshi, co-founder of Cafe Agave & former Diageo executive 4 Jan 19

Andy MortonThe 12.5%-abv Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew is made with agave syrup and a cold-brew concentrate

Last year, Ami-Lynn Bakshi launched one of the first alcoholic cold-brew coffee RTDs in the US, the 12.5%-abv Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew. Before helping to pioneer the hard coffee category, she spent 20 years working for Diageo in a number of roles around the world, including North American innovations head and American whiskey marketing director. Here, Bakshi tells just-drinks what she learned from her time with the spirits multinational and how those lessons are informing her new career as a beverage entrepreneur.

just-drinks Blog

Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 18

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.


Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 18

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...


Bad day on the beer? This'll help

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 17

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

Diageo Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

Diageo Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

just-drinks picks through Diageo's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

IGD Digital Commerce 2018 - The Future of Retail

IGD Digital Commerce 2018 - The Future of Retail

In October, research company IGD held the 2018 edition of its Digital Commerce conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks content on the show, which featured presentations from Amazon, JD.com, Diageo and Heineken

Cape Wine 2018 - A look at the South African wine industry

Cape Wine 2018 - A look at the South African wine industry

In September, Cape Town played host to the Cape Wine exhibition. just-drinks was there to take the temperature of the South African wine market and see what lies ahead.

Drinks Market Research

Global Tequila and mezcal insights - market forecasts, product innovation a

Global Tequila and mezcal insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

This is the last report of our 2018 series of global category reports, published in partnership with The IWSR. Containing latest released 2017 actual market data and new forecasts to 2022, this offers the very latest global category insights for the Tequila and mezcal sectors.. Read more

Published: January 2019 - ($2793.00)


Competitive Strategies in Alcoholic Drinks

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Country Profile: Wine in Germany

Published: November 2018 - ($875.00)


Country Profile: Wine in the UK

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Country Profile: Wine in Russia

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