Beverage Industry Insights

Pernod Ricard's Emeishan distillery could be the start of a whole new category in malt whisky

Pernod breaks boundaries with Chinese distillery

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmar...

Eric Vallat will take over from Remy Cointreau CEO Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet in December

New Remy Cointreau CEO - just-drinks thinks

What does yesterday's announcement of Eric Vallat as Remy Cointreau's next CEO tell us about the company's plans?...

Music festivals are a lot of fun - and can offer your brand a host of new consumers

Let your brand creativity go wild at festivals

As the summer in the UK rumbles to a close and autumn takes over, I’m packing up my festival kit once more. Away goes the tent and the thank...

Suntory launched its Goodmood 'water plus' brand in several Asian markets earlier this year

Asian ingredients opportunity for soft drinks

This month, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the driving forces behind flavour migration in Asia-Pacific....

The latest critique from The ISFAR looks at recent research into the effects of alcohol consumption on the chances of mortality in older consumers

Does moderate consumption reduce mortality risk?

There are well-known problems inherent in most observational studies of alcohol and health. As well as having to rely on self-reporting of i...

Specific details of the production process may excite wine aficionados, but what about the average consumer?

Why do consumers find wine so... boring? - Comment

Our resident wine commentator, Chris Losh, has spent some time on 'the other side'. He's returned from his recent visit to the spirits world...

Why a poor first-quarter won't cause sleepless nights for Brown-Forman - Analysis 30 Aug 19

Against a backdrop of mid-single-digit sales rises for its spirits peers, Brown-Forman would be forgiven had it taken a doom-and-gloom stance after posting a flat performance in quarter one this week.

Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 29 Aug 19

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6.1% in organic terms on the year-prior. Here, 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.

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Drinks Industry News

A-B InBev silent on Bud Light Seltzer claims

Andy Morton | 13 Sep 19 A-B InBev's Bud Light portfolio may be about to expand

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports suggesting the pending launch of four new Bud Light products, including a Bud Light seltzer.

Brown-Forman appoints next chief brands officer

Thandie Sibanda | 12 Sep 19 Bentel is Brown-Forman's MD for Jack Daniel’s

Brown-Forman has named Matias Bentel as its next chief brands officer.

Distell demands review of A-B InBev investigation

Andy Morton | 12 Sep 19 Distell alleges that A-B InBev has breached conditions of its merger with SABMiller in 2016

South African competition authorities have revealed Distell is seeking a review of an investigation into alleged breaches by Anheuser-Busch InBev of its merger conditions with SABMiller.

Recent News - (Updated: 9:17am 17 Sep 2019)

Hayman's establishes London rum blending house

Diageo launches responsible drinking ad in Aus

PepsiCo lines up business hub for India

A-B InBev buys kegged, canned wine maker Riot Wine

Celsius snaps up Finland's Func Food Group

Concha y Toro gives Don Melchor its independence

Lighthouse Strategies buys Rochester Mills brewery

Global Brands' All Shook Up Llamartini RTD - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019 5 Sep 19

Olly WehringDistell CEO Richard Rushton spoke to just-drinks following the release of full-year numbers for fiscal-2019

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.

Pernod Ricard's Chinese malt whisky distillery - just-drinks speaks to China MD Jean-Etienne Gourgues and Asia marketing head Tracy Kwan 29 Aug 19

Andy MortonPernod Ricard's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, at the ground-breaking ceremony in Emei today

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard unveiled plans to build a malt whisky distillery near Mount Emei, one of China's four sacred Buddhist peaks. The distillery is expected to start production in 2021, with the first product set to be released in 2023. just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Pernod's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, and Asia VP of marketing Tracy Kwan by phone from Emei to hear more about the project.

"We want to be the number one importer of French wine into Asia" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part I 16 Aug 19

Olly WehringTreasury's CEO, Michael Clarke, has set the wine group's sights on Asia

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates reported a healthy showing in the 12 months to the end of June, with group sales rising by 12% on the corresponding period a year earlier. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with group CEO Michael Clarke in a very early-morning call to Australia

Latest Industry Insights

Why Diageo's Cuban play won't save rum

Richard Woodard | 29 Aug 19 Diageo's tie-up over the Santiago de Cuba rum brand doesn't mean the category's work is complete

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. More than a quarter of a century after Pernod Ricard signed its Havana Club joint ve...

How concerned should beer be about hard seltzers?

Stephen Beaumont | 28 Aug 19

Hard seltzers have hogged the headlines in recent months, particularly the category's perceived threat to beer. Our beer commentator, Stephe...

Responsible drinking activations around the world

The IARD editorial team | 23 Aug 19 Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking activities from around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

Diageo's Capital Markets Day 2019 - Round-up

In May, Diageo held its biennial Capital Markets Day investor conference, in New York. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' content from the event.

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

TFWA Asia-Pacific 2019

Here is a round-up of just-drinks' content from the 2019 edition of TFWA Asia-Pacific, which covers the region's Travel Retail industry

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

just-drinks considers the trends that have shaped the last five years for Campari Group.

Drinks Market Research

Beer & Cider BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide 2013-2022

Beer & Cider BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide 2013-2022

The BRIC Beer & Cider industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2013-17, and forecast to 2022). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

Published: March 2019 - ($995.00)

Champagne markets, companies and production

Published: July 2019 - ($905.00)

Gin & Genever (Spirits) Market in China - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($500.00)

Lager Beer (Beer & Cider) Market in United States of America - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($500.00)

Whiskey (Spirits) Market in Germany - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

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