Beverage Industry Insights

NPD: Tools to Defuse Wine Choice Explosion

In this month's review of drinks NPD, Tom Vierhile considers how wine companies are helping consumers make their wine-purchasing decisions....

Focus - The Prosecco shortage that isn't

Last week, news spread of an impending Prosecco shortage. But beyond the sensationalist headlines, how likely is it that fans of the fast-gr...

Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual stud...

SABMiller & Meantime: Notes for the New Owner

Earlier this month, SABMiller announced the purchase of UK craft brewer Meantime Brewing Co. Larry Nelson has found the instruction manual....

Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that Th...

Comment - How to Target Cognac's Mok Generation?

You might not know international superstar Karen Mok, but I do. I used to wake up to her every morning....


Sustainability in Drinks - Walking the Walk on Water 20 May 15

The recent problems that the Coca-Cola Co has encountered in India, and the launch by Diageo of its new Water Blueprint, underline once again just how central water stewardship is to the sustainability strategies of major beverage companies.


Comment – Spirits – Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky's Mistakes? 19 May 15

Despite the market split, the Tequila category is on the cusp of its own boomtime. But, the positioning of the mixto sector compared to 100% agave carries echoes of Scotch whisky past-tendency to hype single malts to the expense of blends. And now, Scotch volumes are suffering. Will Tequila make the same mistake? Richard Woodard investigates.

Thought Leaders


  • Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

    In this look at sustainability in the drinks industry we turn the spotlight on the wine sector. Topics tackled include the drought that has affected Cali...

  • 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

William Grant targets Africa with Grant's ad

Andy Morton | 27 May 15

William Grant & Sons has launched an Africa-exclusive TV ad for its Grant's blended Scotch whisky.


PepsiCo CEO makes Forbes Powerful Women list

Lucy Britner | 27 May 15

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is the only woman from the beverage industry to make the Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.


Trade bill to slash spirits tax in US

Lucy Britner | 27 May 15

A new bill that would see tax cut by around US$10 per proof gallon of alcohol has been introduced in the US.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:19pm 27 May 2015)

just a While Ago - On 27 May in...

Nicolas Feuillatte hails record volumes in 2014

Grand Marnier switches distribution in Australia

AG Barr sees sales slip in Q1

Coca-Cola Enterprises reopens UK ops centre

Tingyi's Q1 beverage profits plunge

Eckes-Granini ups FY profits as sales slip

Distell appoints head wine maker

Beverage Industry Interviews

just the Answer - Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 15

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.


just a Moment With … Michael Urquhart, former MD of Gordon & MacPhail 5 May 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the retired managing director of Scotch whisky producer Gordon & Macphail, and just-drinks subscriber, Michael Urquhart.


just a Moment With … Toby Heasman, head brewer at Hall & Woodhouse 30 Apr 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the head brewer at Badger Ales brewer Hall & Woodhouse, and just-drinks subscriber, Toby Heasman.

just-drinks Blog

Measuring up fake wine

Lucy Britner | 27 May 15

Collecting wine is big business – and so is faking it. So, how do you tell your Chateau Lafite from your Chateau La Counterfeit?


Are you going to London Wine Week?

Lucy Britner | 20 May 15

Here in London, the second Wine Week has kicked off to coincide with UK wine trade event London Wine Fair.


All aboard the Aperol bus

Lucy Britner | 14 May 15

Commuting in London is a drag. It’s overcrowded, sweaty and rarely goes to plan. In fact, it’s enough to turn a person to drink.

Beverage Hot Issues

International Wine Challenge 2015 - The Winners

In May, the International Wine Challenge released the gold medal winners for 2015. Here they are.

Round-Up - Carlsberg's Q1 Results

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

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q1 Results

In May, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its results for the first three months of its fiscal year. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the figures.

Round-Up - CAGE 2015

In March, London hosted the 2015 Consumer Analyst Group Europe (CAGE) conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the annual meet-up.

Drinks Market Research

Soft Drinks in China

Soft Drinks in China

Chinese consumers continue to show interest in premium soft drinks. They perceive higher-priced products to contain higher-quality ingredients, especially in areas such as juice and bottled water, where interest in premium products is closely linked to the products’ health claims... Read more

Published: April 2015 - ($2100.00)


Hung Fook Tong Holdings Ltd in Soft Drinks (Hong Kong, China)

Published: May 2015 - ($572.00)


Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd in Health and Wellness (United Kingdom)

Published: April 2015 - ($572.00)


Successful New Product Development Strategies in the Food, Drinks and Personal Care Market

Published: April 2015 - ($7995.00)


Sports Drinks in Hong Kong, China

Published: May 2015 - ($990.00)


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