Beverage Industry Insights

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

Responsible drinking activations around the world

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

The Coca-Cola Co has come under fire for marketing Coke Classic alongside the brand's no-sugar offerings

Coca-Cola's delicate sports sponsorship balance

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived b...

Carlsberg continues to give investors reasons to head for the bar

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian co...

Pernod Ricard's Emeishan distillery could be the start of a whole new category in malt whisky

Pernod breaks boundaries with Chinese distillery

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmar...

Eric Vallat will take over from Remy Cointreau CEO Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet in December

New Remy Cointreau CEO - just-drinks thinks

What does yesterday's announcement of Eric Vallat as Remy Cointreau's next CEO tell us about the company's plans?...

Music festivals are a lot of fun - and can offer your brand a host of new consumers

Let your brand creativity go wild at festivals

As the summer in the UK rumbles to a close and autumn takes over, I’m packing up my festival kit once more. Away goes the tent and the thank...


Why Gen Z's interest in health & wellness should boost soft drinks innovation around Asian ingredients - Comment 5 Sep 19

This month, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the driving forces behind flavour migration in Asia-Pacific.


Does moderate alcohol consumption in later life reduce the risk of mortality? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 232 4 Sep 19

There are well-known problems inherent in most observational studies of alcohol and health. As well as having to rely on self-reporting of intake, these include single-time point consumption assessments, inadequate confounder adjustments, accounting for reverse causation, selection bias, short follow-up, residual confounding and lacking information on chronic health conditions that may mediate the association between alcohol consumption and mortality.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

A-B InBev signs up Kirin brands for UK delivery

Andy Morton | 23 Sep 19 Beer Hawk Fresh will include brands from Kirin's Little Creatures brewery

A new project from Anheuser-Busch InBev's incubator unit is to deliver cold craft beer across London, including brands owned by Japanese brewer Kirin.


Atom Brands hails extra stock for new releases

Andy Morton | 19 Sep 19 The ten-year-old Aerolite Lyndsay is from Atom Brands' new The Character of Islay Whisky Co

The availability of extra stock has allowed Anheuser-Busch InBev's UK-based spirits unit, Atom Brands, to launch two permanent expressions, moving beyond its traditional offering of only small-batch and limited-edition releases.


Coca-Cola HBC agrees US$97m Acque Minerali buy

Andy Morton | 19 Sep 19 Coca-Cola HBC is expected to complete the Acque Minerali purchase by the end of the year

Coca-Cola HBC is to buy Italian bottled water company Acque Minerali for EUR88m (US$97m).

Recent News - (Updated: 5:39pm 23 Sep 2019)

Boston Beer's Truly hard seltzer to sponsor NHL

UNESDA confirms DG switch, enter Nicholas Hodac

Innis & Gunn appoints new chairperson

A-B InBev to halt plastic ring production in UK

Molson Coors to expand Cape Line RTD portfolio

Budweiser Reserve Black Lager - NPD

Wm Grant's The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 6 - NPD

This week's must-reads on just-drinks

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Not being in the American whiskey category has been something we wanted to change" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part II 19 Sep 19

Olly Wehringjust-drinks sat down with Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot earlier this month

In the first part of our exclusive interview with Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot, we learned more about her experiences in Asia and in M&A. Here, in part two, de Tissot discusses Kentucky Bourbon, Castle Brands, Chinese whiskey and Pernod's wine operations.


"We're looking for brands that can bring new growth opportunities to the group" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part I 17 Sep 19

Olly WehringHélène de Tissot has been with Pernod Ricard since 2002

In late-August, Pernod Ricard reported its results for fiscal-2019, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the year rose by 6%, although the group's key US market came in flat. Earlier this month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with CFO Hélène de Tissot in London, following the company's presentation on its most recent performance. In part one of this exclusive two-part interview, we look at de Tissot's experiences in Asia and in the M&A arena, and discuss some of the macro-economic challenges facing the likes of Pernod.


"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019 5 Sep 19

Olly WehringDistell CEO Richard Rushton spoke to just-drinks following the release of full-year numbers for fiscal-2019

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.

Latest Industry Insights

Why do consumers find wine so... boring? - Comment

Chris Losh | 3 Sep 19 Specific details of the production process may excite wine aficionados, but what about the average consumer?

Our resident wine commentator, Chris Losh, has spent some time on 'the other side'. He's returned from his recent visit to the spirits world...


Brown-Forman upbeat despite tough Q1 - Analysis

Olly Wehring | 30 Aug 19 CEO Lawson Whiting remains bullish after Brown-Forman's first-quarter sales came in flat

Against a backdrop of mid-single-digit sales rises for its spirits peers, Brown-Forman would be forgiven had it taken a doom-and-gloom stanc...


Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - data

Richard Woodard | 29 Aug 19 CEO Ivan Menezes has navigated Diageo through some tough times in the last five years

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6.1...

Beverage Hot Issues

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.

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

Trends and Opportunities in the US Packaging Industry

Trends and Opportunities in the US Packaging Industry

The packaging industry in the US is estimated to grow from 587.9 billion units in 2018 to 623.5 billion units by 2023, at a CAGR of 1.2%. Busier lifestyles, rising purchasing power and consequently growing demand for quick and on-the-go packaged goods is fueling growth in the packaging industry in the US. Product packaging with convenient, functional, and eco-friendly formats are expected to gain greater proliferation in the country. Over 2018-2023, the unit growth of rigid plastics is expected be the fastest, while the use of paper & board is expected to decline, over the same period... Read more

Published: July 2019 - ($3120.00)


Global Sector Insights: Scotch Whisky

Published: May 2019 - ($3450.00)


Success Case Study: Seedlip Alcohol-Free Spirit

Published: July 2019 - ($995.00)


Gin & Genever (Spirits) Market in Europe - Outlook to 2022: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2018 - ($2500.00)


Heaven Hill Brands - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Published: June 2019 - ($175.00)


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