Beverage Industry Insights

This latest report from just-drinks FUTURES explores Generation Z

Connecting with Generation Z - FUTURES

Described by consumer insights company Trend Hunter as the ‘anti-Millennials’, Generation Z is digital-native, politically aware and likes t...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking activities from around the world

Responsible drinking efforts around the world

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

Malfy Gin's range comprises Originale, Con Limone, Gin Rosa and Con Arancia

Pernod is buying Malfy for the flavour - comment

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard announced its intention to purchase the Malfy gin brand from New York-based company Biggar & Leith....

Ian Shackleton offers his investor perspective on the drinks industry

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he examines...

Carlsberg launched Danish Pilsner exclusively to the UK market last month

Is Carlsberg treating consumers like suckers

In 1991, Gerald Ratner, the owner of UK high street jewellery shop chain Ratner's, stepped into corporate infamy when he declared that some...

Technology will provide both opportunities and disruption in the years to come

Drinks industry’s evolution into digital age

Smart technologies are on the rise in a variety of sectors as technologies become ever more connective and automation promises market-wide c...

Serious sustainability, channel-blurring, new tech and hyper-personalisation - The future of soft drinks according to Britvic – Focus 12 Apr 19

Britvic called 2018 an "unprecedented year" in terms of events that affected the soft drinks industry in the UK. From the sugar levy, cold weather and C02 shortages to World Cup hopes and a sweltering hot summer, there were certainly some highs and lows. With 2018 behind us, the soft drinks maker yesterday turned its attention to what lies ahead. Here, just-drinks highlights the key trends for the UK soft drinks market in 2019 and beyond.

Why being careful is not careful enough for spirits marketers - Comment 11 Apr 19

As Edrington's The Macallan is forced to withdraw its major advertising campaign in the UK following a handful of complaints, Neil Ridley wonders if the rules surrounding the above-the-line promotion of spirits are turning us into a nation of naysayers and killjoys, or is there a deeper message here for the drinks industry as a whole?

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Bacardi promotes Vinay Golikeri to GTR hotseat

Olly Wehring | 17 Apr 19 Vinay Golikeri joined Bacardi in 2003

Bacardi has recruited internally for the new head of its Global Travel Retail division.

FrieslandCampina sells cream liqueurs business

Lucy Britner | 17 Apr 19 FrieslandCampina's business is split into four global units: Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Dairy Essentials

Netherlands-based dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has agreed to sell its cream liqueurs manufacturing business to Wagram Equity Partners.

PepsiCo boosts Q1 global beverage volumes

Andy Morton | 17 Apr 19 PepsiCo lost drinks volumes in North America but boosted sales in the first quarter

Latin America has helped drive a global beverage volumes increase for PepsiCo in the first three months of 2019.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:25pm 18 Apr 2019)

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Nestle CEO admits bottled water stuggles

How did Pernod perform in YTD fiscal-2019? - data

Brown-Forman launches Jack Daniel's AR app

Britvic creates UK MD role for incubator arm

PepsiCo lines up sports drink innovation - CEO

Bacardi launches global Grey Goose campaign

Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Marsala Finish - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Our strategy is to double the top and halve the bottom" - Interview, Kay Nash, MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates 3 Apr 19

Andy MortonKay Nash became MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates in January

It's been less than three months since Kay Nash was unveiled as the head of South African multi-category drinks group Distell's new premium wine unit, called Libertas Vineyards & Estates. However, the management consultant and self-described "fixer" has been working for the company since the start of the last year, seeding the ground for one of Distell's most ambitious projects to date.

"Irish whiskey and gin can't rest on their laurels" - Interview, Shane Hoyne, CMO, Quintessential Brands 12 Mar 19

Lucy BritnerQuintessential Brands has just opened The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery, with the Thomas Dakin gin distillery in Manchester scheduled to open this year

Last month, Quintessential Brands opened the doors for the first time to its The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery and visitor experience, making its mark on the city's burgeoning whiskey scene. Ahead of the launch event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Quintessential's CMO, Shane Hoyne, to talk about brand homes, the future of the Irish whiskey category and the company's broader acquisition plans.

"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 19

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.

Latest Industry Insights

Focus on farming to win the consumer's love

Laura Foster | 9 Apr 19 While the organic trend is well-established, drinks companies need to up their game to surf this particular wave

Have you given much thought to the environmental and health impact of the growing of your raw materials? For decades now, the efficiency of...

Alcohol consumption & chronic kidney disease

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research | 8 Apr 19 The latest critique from the ISFAR considers research into the likelihood of developing kidney disease from consuming alcohol

While many studies have found that moderate consumers of alcohol tend to be at a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), pote...

UK Deposit Return Scheme - Action Required!

Olly Wehring | 5 Apr 19 The Deposit Return Scheme will affect all drinks containers in the UK and Northern Ireland

Almost exactly a year ago, the UK Government announced its intention to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for the country. The proposal targ...

Beverage Hot Issues

ProWein 2019 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2019 - just-drinks round-up

March saw the annual ProWein exhibition return to Germany. just-drinks was in attendance and here's a full round-up of our coverage.

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.

Drinks Market Research

Beer & Cider North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide 2013-2022

Beer & Cider North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide 2013-2022

The NAFTA Beer & Cider industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2013-17, and forecast to 2022). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

Published: March 2019 - ($795.00)

Beer & Cider Global Industry Almanac 2013-2022

Published: March 2019 - ($2995.00)

Beer & Cider Global Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: March 2019 - ($1495.00)

Beer & Cider Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide 2013-2022

Published: March 2019 - ($1495.00)

The Better Drinks Co Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: March 2019 - ($175.00)

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