Beverage Industry Insights

Have drinks companies got carried away with digital marketing?

The just-drinks analyst writes...

This month, former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton takes a long, hard look at marketing spend in the digital world, a better-than-expected r...

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...


How can spirits brands get involved in sustainable bartending?  - On-premise trends 10 Aug 17

Sustainability in the on-premise started with outlawing the plastic straw. Now, it is evolving into a much bigger concept, thanks to industry influencers both behind the bar and behind the brands. Lucy Britner looks at how - and why - drinks companies are getting involved in sustainable bartending.


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.

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Drinks Industry News

Treasury Wine Estates looking for US purchases

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 17 Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke is splitting his time between Australia and the US

Treasury Wine Estates has "sent a signal" to potential acquisition targets, with the group head saying he is "very patient" to make the right purchase.


PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi exits Trump forum

Andy Morton | 17 Aug 17 PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi joined the group in December

A high-level business forum set up by US president Donald Trump, and including PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, has disbanded, saying intolerance has "absolutely no place in this country".


E&J Gallo buys Germain-Robin US brandy

Olly Wehring | 17 Aug 17 E&J Gallo also owns spirits brands New Amsterdam and E&J brandy

E&J Gallo has confirmed the addition of Germain-Robin to its brandy portfolio.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:04pm 21 Aug 2017)

UK wine consumers broaden reach as price peaks

Fair Pomegranate liqueur - NPD

Loch Lomond heads into Nordic Travel Retail

TWE's Tom King to sit on WSTA board

Moet Hennessy’s Ardbeg An Oa - NPD

Tesco adds bread beer Toast Ale to craft range

Grenache grape to get North America push

Carlsberg revives founder for 170th anniversary

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

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

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

Agave-based spirits is one of the global success stories of the spirits industry. In 2016, worldwide sales of Tequila increased by 2.6% to 30.4m nine-litre cases. The Americas region accounts for 89.1% of global agave-based spirits consumption. Total regional sales climbed by 5.9% to 27m cases in 2016.This all-new report provides 2016 full-year data and aims to deliver the most vital flavoured spirits data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Our experienced drinks industry specialists have summarised the global market conditions for the major flavoured spirits categories, regions and markets... Read more

Published: August 2017 - ($1500.00)


Molson Coors Brewing Co in Beer (World)

Published: July 2017 - ($572.00)


Heineken NV in Beer (World)

Published: July 2017 - ($572.00)


Wine Market in Japan to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($557.74)


Wine Market in France to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: July 2017 - ($557.74)


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