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What does the future hold for Champagne? - Focus

Champagne will look to overcome short-term challenges in some of its mature markets as the category continues to pursue a value-driven strat...

Our industry must keep an eye on drinkers outside of their own kind

Lift our heads out of our drinks - Trends

It can be very easy for those working in the drinks industry to forever be in search of the new. We're all guilty of it - marketers, tastema...

The latest critique from The ISFAR considers recent research into the link between alcohol consumption and developing colorectal cancer

Alcohol's link with colorectal cancer

While heavy alcohol consumption is recognised as a contributor to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), an increasing number of studie...

Remy Cointreau's CEO, Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, joined the company five years ago

Chapoulaud-Floquet's Remy legacy - j-d thinks

Is Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, who announced yesterday she will leave her post as Remy CEO at the end of the year, a contender for the spiri...

As freak weather episodes provide challenges in the vineyard, so the challenges are also playing out with the consumer

Why the wine consumer is getting angry - Comment

Climate change is having a seismic effect on the global wine industry, but not only in the vineyards. Chris Losh believes consumer sentiment...

Asia Pacific is the focus of many drinks companies in pursuit of future growth

The key trends consumption trends in Asia-Pacific

The beverage sector has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade in line with changing consumer preferences. Sumit Chopra...

How soft drinks can tap into meal delivery revolution - Comment 4 Jul 19

This month, soft drinks columnist Lucy Britner turns her attention to takeaways. As the trend towards convenience and frictionless delivery continues, where do soft drinks fit in?

Diageo's "peak innovation" belies more selective approach to NPD - Focus 3 Jul 19

Yesterday, Diageo presented some of its newer spirits and beer launches to the media in an innovation showcase at the company's London city centre headquarters. In a wide-ranging presentation, Diageo's global head of innovation, Michael Ward, talked about the importance of recruiting new consumers - and keeping current ones - through the group's product pipeline.

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AG Barr a bellwether for UK soft drinks

Andy Morton | 16 Jul 19 Irn-Bru owner AG Barr has been busy reformulating and filling its innovation pipeline

A profits warning from AG Barr this morning brought a strong reaction from London's financial market. The Irn-Bru owner's forecast that full-year profits will be down 20% on the year-prior sent shares spiralling by almost 30%. Consequently, the gains AG Barr had made since the UK Government implemented its sugar tax last April were almost completely wiped out.

Molson Coors buys Hop Stuff Brewery and Taprooms

Andy Morton | 12 Jul 19 Molson Coors' purchase of Hop Stuff today rescued the craft brewer from the threat of liquidation

Molson Coors has bought London craft brewer Hop Stuff Brewery and Taprooms.

Diageo raids Coca-Cola Co for new CCO

Olly Wehring | 12 Jul 19

Diageo has appointed a former senior employee at The Coca-Cola Co as its new chief commercial officer.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:53am 17 Jul 2019)

Edrington appoints Francois Saurel as A-P head

Barr delivers profits warning over sugar tax slump

The Refreshionals' front US Jim Beam push

Heaven Hill extends UFC tie-up for Blackheart rum

Funkin canned cocktails set for UK marketing push

Diageo unveils Ketel One bridesmaid cocktail kit

Wine trade ass'n CIVB votes in next president

Brewery Ommegang's final Game of Thrones ale - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II 11 Jul 19

Olly WehringWhich company does Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi see as the group's main competition?

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

"We need to pick our battles and identify where we want to grow on a scale basis"- just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part I 9 Jul 19

Olly Wehring

Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with Beam Suntory's CEO, Albert Baladi. In this, the first of a two-part interview running this week, Baladi discusses what he found when he took the helm at the spirits group earlier this year, and how Beam intends to spend its money to get where it wants to be.

"We're putting our money where our mouth is" - Halewood Wines & Spirits jumps into CBD with hemp rum - Focus 5 Jul 19

Andy MortonHalewood's new Dead Man's Fingers Hemp Rum contains CBD and was launched in the UK this week

At a London cocktail trade show in London earlier this week, the Dead Man's Fingers stall was causing a bottleneck. Bartenders and other interested parties blocked the aisles to get a taste of the spiced rum brand's newest innovation, a hemp-flavoured spirit infused with CBD. The ingredient, mainly extracted from hemp but also present in cannabis, is already a big noise in the soft drinks scene. But, London's cocktail cognoscenti haven't seen anything like this before. 

Latest Industry Insights

Global responsible drinking activity - Round-up

The IARD editorial team | 28 Jun 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...

Low-alcohol - Where the beer growth lives

Stephen Beaumont | 27 Jun 19 Could consumers' reputations be the growth-driver for lower-alcohol brews?

Historically, the brewing industry has enjoyed the race to the top, in abv terms. Category commentator Stephen Beaumont, however, believes t...

Sustainability cues offer a marketing opportunity

Ben Cooper | 25 Jun 19 'Terroir' should not be exclusive to the wine category, suggests Ben Cooper

A strawberry-flavoured vodka made by distilling the discarded whey from cheese-making, an apple vodka flavoured with 14 varietals of "non-GM...

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

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

Drinks Market Research

Champagne markets, companies and production

Champagne markets, companies and production

There are short-term challenges, but in mid-2019 Champagne is continuing to develop in terms of value creation and internationalisation, opening up and expanding emerging markets, and increasing sales of higher-margin products such as prestige cuvées and rosé Champagne. just-drinks' review of the Champagne sector focuses on a review of production in the region, exports and the brand owners involved. Annual data is provided from 2009 to 2018... Read more

Published: July 2019 - ($905.00)

Milk (Dairy & Soy Food) Market in the United Kingdom - Outlook to 2023: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: June 2019 - ($500.00)

Soymilk & Soy Drinks (Dairy & Soy Food) Market in South Africa - Outlook to 2023: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: June 2019 - ($500.00)

Drinkable Yogurt (Dairy & Soy Food) Market in Spain - Outlook to 2023: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: June 2019 - ($500.00)

Soymilk & Soy Drinks (Dairy & Soy Food) Market in United States of America - Outlook to 2023: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: June 2019 - ($500.00)

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