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PepsiCo's new Pepsi Zero Sugar spots will roll out in the US

Total consumer customisation? - focus

This time last month, Pepsi marketing head Todd Kaplan was in the middle of Super Bowl preparations, PepsiCo's biggest marketing spend of th...

China's powerful domestic consumption will influence global trends

How post-COVID China will reshape the world

A new report from McKinsey has outlined what China's continuing recovery from the pandemic will look like and the effect it will have on the...

Will Michelob Ultra continue on its upward growth trajectory for Anheuser-Busch InBev?

Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2020 - results preview

On Thursday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its full-year results for 2020. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped A-B...

Spirits brand owners are working on introducing measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Spirits brand owners and their green efforts

Recent developments at the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) point to how trade associati...

How will Moet Hennessy emerge from the COVID era?

Moet Hennessy Performance Trends 2016-2020 - data

In late-January, Moët Hennessy reported a 14% slide in full-year sales from 2020. Here, just-drinks picks through the wine & spirits group's...

Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink is making Ian Shackleton feel his age

The just-drinks Analyst returns - Feb '21

just-drinks' in-house analyst joins us again this month with perfect timing. Company results are flooding in and Ian Shackleton runs his bea...

Campari Group in 2020 - results preview 16 Feb 21

On Thursday, Campari Group will announce its full-year results for 2020. In October, the company reported a 12.9% surge in sales from the three months to the end of September. The performance represented a reversal on the 11.3% slide in sales in Campari's first half, resulting in year-to-date sales standing at -2.8% on the corresponding period a year ago. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Campari Group's performance in the three months to the end of December.

Treasury Wine Estates in H2 2020 - results preview 15 Feb 21

On Wednesday, Treasury Wine Estates will announce its fiscal half-year results - the six months to the end of December. Back in August, the group posted a 9.3% decline in sales from fiscal-2020, as the pandemic put the brakes on the first half's flat top-line performance. Fast forward to November, and Treasury reported a 6.4% fall in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped TWE's performance in the six months to the end of December.

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A-B InBev gears up for "good start" to 2021 - CEO

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 21 CEO Carlos Brito was upbeat about the prospects for Anheuser-Busch InBev this year

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reiterated its optimism for the near-term future, with the figures for 2020, released this week, showing good momentum coming into the current year.

Molson Coors offloads India arm to Inbrew

Andy Morton | 26 Feb 21 Molson Coors will operate in India through a licensing agreement with Inbrew

Molson Coors Beverage Corp has sold its Indian unit to Singaporean investment group Inbrew Holdings.

Cuervo up 20% in 2020, buys out Conor McGregor

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 21 Jose Cuervo was a 2020 COVID winner for its owner

Cuervo has seen its 12-month sales slow towards the end of 2020, although the group's top-line still finished up by almost 20%.

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"This is very much a craft brand within the portfolio" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy's founder & brand director for Eminente Reserva rum, Camille de Dominicis 24 Feb 21

Olly Wehring

Having announced the addition of a Cuban rum to its portfolio last year, Moet Hennessy has added more details to the roll-out of Eminente Reserva this month. Following the news, just-drinks caught up with brand director Camille de Dominicis to hear more about the group's venture into Pernod Ricard and - more recently - Diageo territory.

"We have to be able to have honest dialogue" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy NA diversity & inclusion head Dr Atira Charles and Hennessy US senior VP Jasmin Allen 18 Feb 21

Rhodri MorganHennessey senior vice president Jasmin Allen and head of diversity and inclusion for Moët Hennessey Dr Atira Charles

In December, Moët Hennessy announced the appointment of Jasmin Allen to senior VP of the company's flagship Cognac brand in the US, followed swiftly by the hiring of Dr Atira Charles as head of diversity & inclusion in North America. The hires saw two women of colour take executive positions at one of the spirits industry's biggest names. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with both Allen and Charles to reflect on the issue of diversity in corporate America, a year of social unrest and the continued importance to brand identity of cultural resonance.

"Most people just want to talk about China at the moment!" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Tim Ford 17 Feb 21

Olly WehringLast April, Treasury Wine Estates began an investigation into hiving off its Penfolds business as a separate company

The release today of six-month results provided the opportunity for just-drinks to catch up with Treasury Wine Estates' CEO, Tim Ford. During our London-to-Melbourne call, Ford explains how TWE is benefitting from the COVID pandemic in Europe, is looking to sell off brands in the US, is preparing for a 'new normal' in China and wasn't bluffing - honest! - when the company mulled demerging Penfolds.

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CSR activations around the world - Jan

The IARD editorial team | 10 Feb 21 Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking rounds up recent higher-profile CSR and environmental activities from drinks brand owners

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

Why Scotch could take years to rebound in the US

Amy Hopkins | 9 Feb 21 Scotch whisky - particularly single malt - has plenty to worry about in the US

A protracted trade dispute has blocked single malt Scotch whisky's access to the all-important US market at a time when the category despera...

The Coca-Cola Co in 2020 - results preview

Andy Morton | 9 Feb 21 The Coca-Cola Co suffered last year from an outsized exposure to out-of-home

On Wednesday, The Coca-Cola Co will announce its results for the final three months and the full 12 months of 2020. In July, the group poste...

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just-drinks' Previews for 2021

just-drinks' Previews for 2021

just-drinks looks ahead to the next 12 months. What does 2021 have in store for you?

just-drinks' Reviews of 2020

just-drinks' Reviews of 2020

just-drinks looks back at the last 12 months. How has 2020 treated you?

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-September, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-June, Brown-Forman posted a flat set of sales numbers for the 12 months to the end of April 2020.just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Drinks Market Research

Opportunities in the Americas Spirits Sector

Opportunities in the Americas Spirits Sector

The global spirits sector was valued at US$823,604.3 million in 2019. Over the forecast period, the global spirits sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.7% to reach US$894,041.4 by 2024. Americas was the second largest market in the global spirits sector with value sales of US$162,413.2 million, accounting for a value share of 19.7% in 2019. Americas is set to grow at a value and volume CAGR of 2.5% and 3.8%, respectively, during 2019-2024. Based on the relative performance of countries on multiple metrics, the US, Canada, Panama, and Colombia were shortlisted as high-potential countries, primarily due to the large spirits sector size, projected high-value growth rates, and projected rising per capita value growth levels... Read more

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India Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2026

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Russia Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2024

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