Beverage Industry Insights

Carlsberg reduced its price on its namesake lager in Russia last year

Strong H1 for Carlsberg fails to temper H2 fear

"So far, so good," was the verdict from Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling yesterday after Carlsberg posted its first-half results....

What lessons can other spirits companies learn from Remy Cointreau's recent adventures?

What can the spirits industry learn from Remy?

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Remy Cointreau's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Ian Buxton considers t...

Treasury Wine Estates will release its full-year results on Thursday

Treasury Wine Estates FY 2017 results - Preview

Ahead of the release later this week of Treasury Wine Estates' results for fiscal-2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three mo...

Carlsberg will release its half-year results tomorrow

Carlsberg Q2 & H1 2017 results - Preview

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Carlsberg's results for the second quarter and first six months of 2017, here's a look at the events th...

Which drinks brands are playing the social media game and winning?

Drinks brands that are getting social media right

Social media has become an integral part of marketing for most brands, and it works particularly well for drinks, both soft and alcoholic. H...

Nine Lives in London is focused on sustainability

Sustainability and the on-premise - trends

Sustainability in the on-premise started with outlawing the plastic straw. Now, it is evolving into a much bigger concept, thanks to industr...

Why we need to unlock the potential of the Internet of Things - Industry Comment 10 Aug 17

In June, Pernod Ricard announced SharpEnd, a UK agency that helps brands benefit from Internet of Things technology, as its global partner. In an exclusive comment for just-drinks, SharpEnd founder & CEO Cameron Worth reveals some of the work his company is doing for Pernod and why the drinks industry needs to embrace this creative new tool.

How brands are looking to utilise sustainability to connect with consumers - Sustainability Spotlight 8 Aug 17

In late-July, Coca-Cola European Partners unveiled an increased 2020 target for recycled content in its plastic bottles in the UK. just-drinks' sustainability commentator, Ben Cooper, believes this news also underlines the role that brands can play in encouraging consumers to recycle.

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Drinks Industry News

Treasury looks to buy as H1 2017 sales rise

Olly Wehring | 17 Aug 17 Treasury Wine Estates said today it is mulling 'inorganic growth opportunities'

Treasury Wine Estates has said it is "pursuing inorganic growth opportunities", having posted another double-digit lift in the top line for its latest fiscal-full-year.

Carlsberg posts H1 jump despite Russian slide

Andy Morton | 16 Aug 17 Shares in Carlsberg dropped this morning following the H1 results announcement

Carlsberg has posted a first-half rise in sales and profits but lost further market share in Russia as a ban on large PET bottles kicked.

AB InBev backs "spent grain" soft drinks venture

Andy Morton | 15 Aug 17 Canvas said more than 8m pounds of spent grain is produced every year through the brewing process

Anheuser-Busch InBev is helping to develop a range of soft drinks made from the leftovers of the beer brewing process.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:36pm 17 Aug 2017)

European return adds shine to global Cognac growth

Molson Coors to bolster low- and no-alcohol

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi exits Trump forum

E&J Gallo buys Germain-Robin US brandy

AB InBev's Strawberry Hells Forever - NPD

India highway ban just a "hiccup" - Carlsberg CEO

Talking Rain to handle water brand in Tata tie-up

Phusion's John Daly Grip It & Sip It hard tea

Beverage Industry Interviews

"I can see us getting Smirnoff into growth in the US next year" - Interview - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 27 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.

"Our major task, however simple it sounds, is to reach every consumer personally" - Interview, Global Spirits owner Eugen Chernyak 27 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerGlobal Spirits founder & owner Eugen Chernyak at the Shustov Cognac distillery in Odessa

Last month, just-drinks was a guest of Ukrainian drinks group Global Spirits. The tour took in the company’s Cognac distillery, Shustov, in Odessa as well as the Khortytsa vodka facility in Zaporizhia. just-drinks sat down with Global Spirits’ founder & owner, Eugen Chernyak, to talk about his firm’s US ambitions, the ongoing battle to preserve Ukrainian 'Cognac' and the importance of quality.

"We have never seen anything like this level of enthusiasm for American whiskey" - Interview, Heaven Hill Brands president Max Shapira 20 Jun 17

Lucy BritnerHeaven Hill's portfolio includes the Evan Williams and Elijah Craig whiskey brands as well as Deep Eddy vodka

Later this year, US spirits firm Heaven Hill Brands will see both a new Bourbon and a new vodka production facility become operational. Yesterday, just-drinks sat down with Heaven Hill president Max Shapira at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to talk about family ownership, the Bourbon boom and the company's investment in vodka.

just-drinks Blog

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 14 Jul 17

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 5 Jul 17

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.

Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 28 Jun 17

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around.

Beverage Hot Issues

Remy Cointreau performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Remy Cointreau performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In June, Remy Cointreau released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Remy Cointreau's performance over the past five years.

Heineken's First-Half 2017 results - Round-up

Heineken's First-Half 2017 results - Round-up

In July, Heineken reported its results for the first six months of 2017. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

Diageo's fiscal full-year 2017 results - round up

Diageo's fiscal full-year 2017 results - round up

In July, Diageo reported its results for the 12 months to the end of June. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the company's numbers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev First-Half 2017 results - Round-up

Anheuser-Busch InBev First-Half 2017 results - Round-up

In July, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported its results for the first six months of 2017. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the brewer's numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Wine Markets in Western Europe to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Fore

Wine Markets in Western Europe to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

The report package Wine Markets in Western Europe to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for wines in different Western European countries. The package includes wine country reports from the following countries:.. Read more

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Global Beer Manufacturing - Industry Market Research Report

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Wine Markets in Eastern Europe to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

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