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Responsible drinking issues around the world

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

The future of retail in China - analysis

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences i...

Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In mid-February, The Coca-Cola Co released its full-year results for 2017. The soft drinks group posted a 3% lift in sales from the year in...

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In late-March, Concha y Toro released its full-year results for 2017. The wine group posted a 1.2% sales rise for the 12 months, as its prem...


How targeting night-time consumption will breathe life into CSDs - NPD trends 18 May 2018

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

Soft drink innovation in Japan is often on a different level to that in other world markets, with new offerings coming and going at a furious pace. This makes it difficult to judge whether or not a specific launch is evidence of something big or just a fling with the latest flavour fad. Time will tell, but Suntory's launch of Pepsi J-Cola Midnight in Japan last month could be evidence that the global soft drinks group has bigger plans in store for night-time beverages.


How did the alcoholic drinks sectors fare in 2018? - Analysis 17 May 2018

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

As Euromonitor's latest annual research approaches completion, 2017 is starting to look like it was a vintage year. The alcoholic drinks industry's global volume growth might not appear positively intoxicating at first glance but, at 1%, this is actually its strongest performance in half a decade.


Why the drinks industry is falling behind food on sustainability matters - Sustainability Spotlight 14 May 2018

Ben Cooper

A new report from US-based sustainability non-profit Ceres, which assesses the performance of 613 US-based publicly-traded corporations on a comprehensive range of sustainability criteria, reveals food and drinks to be among the most progressive and highest-achieving sectors. However, the research does not reflect well on the drinks sector specifically.


Female? Smoker? What you should know about alcohol consumption - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 215 14 May 2018

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

While essentially all epidemiologic studies have shown adverse health effects of cigarette smoking and beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption, a recent study in this area that followed a cohort of elderly women into very old age proved interesting reading.


FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - April 2018 11 May 2018

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during April.


Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data 10 May 2018

Nigel Huddleston

In early-March, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2017. The group posted a 5.1% lift in sales from the year, thanks in part to a bumper final quarter. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.


Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2018 - results data 10 May 2018

Olly Wehring

In early-May, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported its results for the first quarter of 2018. Here, just-drinks takes a deeper look at the group's performance during the three months to the end of March.


Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2018 results - Preview 8 May 2018

Andy Morton

On Wednesday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will release its Q1 results for 2018. Here, just-drinks looks back the events that will have shaped the brewer in its first quarter, the three months to the end of March.


Campari Group Q1 2018 - results data 8 May 2018

Olly Wehring

In early-May, Campari Group reported its results for the first quarter of 2018. Here, just-drinks takes an in-depth look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of March.


Molson Coors Q1 2018 - results data 2 May 2018

Olly Wehring

In early-May, Molson Coors reported its results for the first three months of 2018. The brewer saw sales in the three months slide by just over 7% on a 3% decline in volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the quarter.


Will the World Cup give Carlsberg the boost it needs in Russia? - Analysis 2 May 2018

Lucy Britner

Russia has proven once again to be a thorn in Carlsberg's side, but there could be good news around the corner for the group as the country prepares to suffer from World Cup fever.


How to collect data without alienating your consumer - Consumer Trends 1 May 2018

Ben Cooper

The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal may have been played out largely in the political arena but the implications for branded companies are arguably as serious as they are for politicians. Ben Cooper investigates.


Carlsberg Q1 2018 - results data 1 May 2018

Andy Morton

On 1 May, Carlsberg released its results for the first quarter of 2018. The brewer's sales in the three months to the end of March rose by 2% on the corresponding period a year earlier, on flat volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the quarter.


The march towards premium brown spirits - Research in Focus 1 May 2018

Catherine Krol at Euromonitor International

In an interesting transition that summarises many of the changes brought on by Millennials, the alcohol industry has been changing rapidly in the last few years. Quality is indeed more important than quantity, particularly in spirits.


Coca-Cola European Partners Q1 2018 - results data 27 Apr 2018

Olly Wehring

Late yesterday, Coca-Cola European Partners released its results for the first quarter of 2018. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the three-months to the end of March.


How Q1 results have panned out, the ongoing appeal of Pernod Ricard and a refined approach to social media - The just-drinks Analyst 26 Apr 2018

Ian Shackleton

Our in-house analyst is back, fresh from a raft of first-quarter results announcements. This month, Ian Shackleton runs the rule over the drinks companies' recent performances, while also praising Pernod and trolling Twitter.


Strong Q1 despite "murkiness" puts Coca-Cola in driving seat against peers - Analysis 25 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

At first glance, yesterday's Q1 results for The Coca-Cola Co held up well - another strong quarterly performance under the increasingly stable-looking leadership of CEO James Quincey. However, not everyone was convinced. In a note from Bernstein's Ali Dibadj, the analyst says that underneath the headline gloss of an organic sales increase and a 4% volumes climb for sparkling soft drinks lies a certain amount of "murkiness".


The Coca-Cola Co Q1 2018 - results data 24 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

In April, The Coca-Cola Co released its results for the first three months of 2018. The group saw its sales on an organic basis rise by 5% on the corresponding period last year, with volumes increasing by 3%. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's performance in the first quarter of 2018, in greater detail.


Should recommended alcohol consumption limits be reduced? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 214 23 Apr 2018

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Using individual-participant data from a number of large studies, predominantly from the UK and other European countries, the authors of a recent study have estimated the association between the reported level of alcohol intake among drinkers with cardiovascular outcomes and mortality.


Cognac gains set to level off but Remy Cointreau still packs a punch - Analysis 19 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau dropped a solid set of full-year results yesterday - sales for the 12 months were up 7%. But management at the self-styled luxury alcohol company appear concerned that these gains – fuelled by continuing increases for Cognac as it revives in Asia – may not last the distance.


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