Beverage Industry Insights

What would happen to Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka in the event of a sale?

Diageo/LVMH move for Pernod won't wash

A couple of years ago, during a debate in London, former Diageo CEO Paul Walsh said that an acquisition was worth any price, provided you be...

Diageo is set to reopen its Port Ellen distillery on the Scottish island of Islay

How to win the marketing war in spirits

Our brown spirits commentator, Neil Ridley, has had his passion for whisky reignited, thanks to a recent trip to the Scottish island of Isla...

Alex Ricard set out the main battlefields for Pernod Ricard as part of the group's next three-year plan

Where will Pernod focus its attention in 2019-21?

Earlier this week, following the release of results for the first half of the current fiscal year, Pernod Ricard came to London to look both...

Cannabiniers owns the Two Roots Brewing non-alcoholic cannabis beer brand

Is cannabis a new exit strategy US craft beer?

Back in 2017, the US craft beer industry was figuring out the best way to get its hands on more money....

Heineken 0.0 launched in the US in January

Heineken 0.0's march to global success - Analysis

The general move towards moderation might not be music to the ears of some alcohol producers, but for companies that are out ahead with alco...

How long before our DNA determines what we drink?

Future of personalised nutrition - FUTURES vol. 4

The demand for personalisation is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Consumers are starting to consider their own genetic make-up when it...


Six trends shaping the cannabis beverage industry - just-drinks at the Future Cannabis Strategies Europe Conference 2019 12 Feb 19

The eyes of the global cannabis industry were on London last month as some of the biggest companies in the category rolled up to the Future Cannabis Strategies Europe Conference 2019. Growers, brand owners and extraction specialists met to hear the latest on the fast-changing industry, and answer questions on regulation, technical challenges and the future course of the category. just-drinks' news & insights editor, Andy Morton, was there to cover all of the major talking points.


Asia "firing on all cylinders" for Carlsberg – Analysis 8 Feb 19

Aside from championing good weather and the FIFA World Cup, Carlsberg's full-year 2018 results this week highlighted robust growth in Asia.

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

This week's must-reads on just-drinks

Olly Wehring | 15 Feb 19 This week, just-drinks released its latest free-to-read deep-dive on the opportunities of the future

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Coca-Cola cleans house with "zombie" kill-off

Andy Morton | 15 Feb 19 Coca-Cola's product innovations last year included the launch of the Bar Nøne range

A Coca-Cola Co mission to kill off underperforming beverages has led to the axing of more than 700 so-called "zombie" SKUs, the company's CEO has said.


Treasury Wine Estates goes shopping in France

Lucy Britner | 15 Feb 19 Treasury Wine Estates hopes to boost its French brands in the Chinese market, according to CEO Michael Clarke

Treasury Wine Estates is in negotiations to purchase wine production and supply facilities in France, as the group looks to expand sourcing capabilities to capitalise on the Chinese market.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:46pm 18 Feb 2019)

How did Coca-Cola HBC perform in 2018? - data

PepsiCo to cut jobs, close factories

Self-serve data leads to CCEP Fanta Grape launch

Cuervo taps consumers to create online push - data

Varun takes more PepsiCo territory in India

William Grant names new chief people officer

The Coca-Cola Co appoints new chief people officer

Henry's Hard Sparkling Water flavours - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"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.


"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.

Latest Industry Insights

Pernod Ricard plan under fire - Analysis

Andy Morton | 8 Feb 19 Pernod Ricard has defended itself from criticism by Elliott Management

There must have been at least a moment of happiness for Pernod Ricard in the wake of its half-year results this week. Sales were strong, up...


How to adapt to changing trends in wine - Comment

Chris Losh | 5 Feb 19 Will the INAO project help future-proof France's vineyards?

The wine category has long had a reputation for being too slow to react to changing trends, both among consumers and within the industry. Ch...


When is a rum not a rum? When it's Captain Morgan

Olly Wehring | 5 Feb 19 Diageo has positioned Captain Morgan more as a brand than a rum

Last week's half-year results have given Diageo a solid base for its fiscal full-year. But, amidst the 7.5% sales lift for the group in the...

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

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.

Drinks Market Research

United National Breweries (SA) (Pty) Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate

United National Breweries (SA) (Pty) Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

United National Breweries (SA) (Pty) Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information.. Read more

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National Wine & Spirits, Inc. - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

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

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Spirits Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

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AEON Co Ltd (8267) - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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