Beverage Industry Insights

Campari Group has made big purchases every three-to-four years, the last one being in 2016

Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt?

The time could be ripe for Campari Group to make another major acquisition, with the company able to call on a possible war chest of up to E...

The latest critique from The ISFAR considers research into the effects of alcohol consumption on consumers from a lower socio-economic status

Alcohol and socio-economic status - research

In recently-released research, the authors aimed to investigate whether - and to what extent - consumption by beverage type, BMI, smoking an...

What does 2020 have in store for the dark spirits industry?

What's coming up in dark spirits in 2020?

The dawning of a new decade will bring plenty of surprises, creativity and optimism. As we welcome 2020, then, what will be the first likely...

How will 2020 treat the soft drinks category?

What's coming up in soft drinks in 2020?

As 2020 kicks off, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner offers her views on the key trends that are set to shape the category during the nex...

The long-running sale of brands from Constellation Brands to E&J Gallo was trimmed back last month

just-drinks' M&A database - December

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December, a month that saw Diageo move into on-tap cock...

Here's part two of just-drinks' review of the spirits industry in 2019

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry ov...


The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS 23 Dec 19

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2019 20 Dec 19

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

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Drinks Industry News

"Great anxiety" over tariffs for US distillers

Richard Woodard | 17 Jan 20 US President Donald Trump has shaken up the global economy with a wave of tariff increases

The Trump administration's "bold" approach to international trade could help resolve the tariff dispute impacting spirits producers on both sides of the Atlantic, according to the CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council.


Villa Maria CEO quits after just a year

Olly Wehring | 17 Jan 20 Villa Maria Estate's current CEO, Justin Liddell, started with the company in October

Villa Maria Estate has confirmed to just-drinks that its previous CEO left the company last year.


Analyst warns "no swift action" on CBD in US

Andy Morton | 16 Jan 20 The FDA is working towards an update on its CBD advice for food and beverages

CBD beverage producers in the US may have to wait for clarity on regulation as authorities look set to miss a February deadline, an analyst has said.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:33pm 17 Jan 2020)

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Stoli Group creates chief commercial officer post

Lanson starts 2020 with GTR executive change

Coca-Cola unveils creatine-based Powerade Ultra

Latitude Beverage's Wheel Horse rye whiskey - NPD

Lucky Saint rolls out non-alc beer on draught

Nestle commits US$2.1bn to plastic pledge

PepsiCo unveils Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel Zero

Beverage Industry Interviews

"The Trump administration has been bold in addressing long-standing trade barriers" - just-drinks speaks to Distilled Spirits Council CEO Chris Swonger - Part I 16 Jan 20

Olly WehringThe Distilled Spirits Council of the US represents the country's spirits industry, both at home and abroad

Spirits producers in the US had plenty to worry about last year, and 2020 shows little sign of respite. Late last week, just-drinks spoke to Chris Swonger, the CEO of trade association the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. In this, the first in an exclusive, two-part interview, Swonger, who assumed the role in late-2018, leads us through the twists and turns of tariffs and trade talks in recent months.


"Consumers are not stupid - they're the trendsetters" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland - Part II 13 Dec 19

Olly WehringConsumers are increasingly moving to closed messaging apps such as WhatsApp

Olly Wehring speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland. Here, in the second part of an exclusive two-part interview, Sutherland talks about breaking through to 'dark social', the power of imfluencers and the lack of a digital rule book for beverage.


"The shift we're seeing is towards more personal and private social networks" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland - Part I 10 Dec 19

Olly WehringDiageo is concentrating a lot of its marketing effort on the digital channels

Earlier this year, just-drinks published its latest issue of FUTURES, a series of reports that consider the longer-term future. The report, 'Over the Influence? The future of social media' is available to download free of charge here. For the report, editor Olly Wehring spoke to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland. Here, in an exclusive two-part interview, Sutherland tells us what he does, how he does it and why it's the shape of things to come.

Latest Industry Insights

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' review

Andy Morton | 17 Dec 19 In a bold marketing move this year, Carlsberg's UK division admitted its namesake lager brand was inferior

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry...


Molson Coors Europe, International - For sale?

Olly Wehring | 17 Dec 19 Molson Coors announced a 'revitalisation plan' at the end of October

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its nam...


Soft drinks in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

Lucy Britner | 11 Dec 19 One of the biggest releases of the year was Coke Energy

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry ov...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks predicts - 2020 forecasts for the global drinks industry

just-drinks' bank of category commentators takes a look at what will shape the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine categories in the year ahead.

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

At the end of another lively year for the global drinks industry, we look back at the most-popular comment pieces, analyses, interviews and news stories on just-drinks in 2019.

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

In early-September, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with Pernod Ricard's CFO, Hélène de Tissot, in London, following the company's presentation of its results for the 12 months to the end of June.

Drinks Market Research

China Spirits - Market Assessment and Forecast to 2023

China Spirits - Market Assessment and Forecast to 2023

The Chinese spirits sector is led by the specialty spirits category while tequila & mezcal category is forecast to register the fastest value and volume growth during 2018-2023. Hypermarkets & supermarkets accounted for the leading share in the distribution of spirits in China. Older young adults aged between 25-34 years accounted for the highest consumption of spirits in 2018. Niu Lan Shan Distillery, Beijing Red Star Co Ltd and Jiangsu Yanghe Group Co.,Ltd. are the leading players in the Chinese spirits sector... Read more

Published: October 2019 - ($875.00)


India Spirits - Market Assessment and Forecast to 2023

Published: October 2019 - ($875.00)


United States Spirits - Market Assessment and Forecast to 2023

Published: October 2019 - ($875.00)


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