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Sugar - Do it yourself or get told what to do

This year saw the launch of the first non-stop passenger service from Australia to the UK, reducing a journey that once took 42 days to a li...

How will the coming years treat the gin segment?

As the global gin bandwagon rolls on, growth is set to continue in the vast majority of markets around the world – although the US is yet to...

The more you drink, the greater your cancer risk

Scientific studies have shown consistently that the consumption of small amounts of alcohol on a regular basis is associated with a lower ri...

How best to fight the 'diseases of ageing' - ISFAR

It has long been known that a number of lifestyle factors – such as not smoking, being physically active, avoiding obesity – decrease the ri...

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - June 2018 3 Jul 2018

Olly Wehring

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

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data 2 Jul 2018

Richard Siddle

In late-March, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2018 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, as a healthy final quarter gave the period a flourish. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

Rising costs put heat on Constellation Brands - Q1 Results Analysis 2 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

Ever since a beer-assisted business boom - taper lit by the takeover of the Corona and Modelo brands in the US - sent its share price rocketing, Constellation Brands has made its investors a lot of money. Company stock has more than quadrupled in the past five years, buoyed by a consistent procession of quarterly sales jumps and earnings increases.

Summer's here! So is a global trade war - The just-drinks Analyst 28 Jun 2018

Ian Shackleton

In his latest missive from the investor coal-face, former analyst Ian Shackleton shares his thoughts on how the second quarter is shaping up, the prospects of a trade war between the US and, well, everybody else and how drinks companies are starting to think longer-term than the next three months.

The Millennials are taking over. But, why are they so miserable? – Consumer Trends 25 Jun 2018

Ben Cooper

This year sees the last of the Millennial cohort reach adulthood. The economic prospects for the generation differ widely between mature and emerging markets, Ben Cooper writes, but the world over they punch above their weight in terms of their influence and the interest they receive from brands.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - June 2018 22 Jun 2018

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

Why is kombucha gaining traction with big drinks companies? - NPD trends 20 Jun 2018

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

These are changing times for kombucha. Molson Coors' acquisition of California-based Clearly Kombucha earlier this month, following PepsiCo's 2016 purchase of kombucha and vinegar tonics producer KeVita and Suja's (partly owned by Coca-Cola) recent kombucha extension show that the segment is in the process of graduating from niche status to a broader market sufficient in size and scope to interest the beverage giants. This being the case, the odds on 2018 marking a breakout year for kombucha are shortening.

Middle-class Millennials, working with Tencent and using Big Data – Pernod Ricard's operations in China - Focus 12 Jun 2018

Lucy Britner

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its ambition to double the size of the imported spirits sector in the country by 2025.

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Asia overview - Focus 11 Jun 2018

Lucy Britner

Last week, analysts, journalists and investors from around the world travelled to Shenzhen in China for Pernod Ricard's Capital Market Day. The group's management was keen to show why Asia is a "key engine" for growth and why China, in particular, remains an exciting prospect.

Retaliatory tariffs "wild card" for Brown-Forman – Analysis 11 Jun 2018

Lucy Britner

In the same week as reporting its fiscal full-year results, Brown-Forman saw its share price fall by around 5%. The problem, analyst said in notes to clients afterwards, is the overhanging question of retaliatory tariffs from US trading partners.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - May 2018 8 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

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

Brown-Forman fiscal-2018 - results data 6 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

In early-June, Brown-Forman reported results for its fiscal-2018. The group saw sales in the 12 months to the end of April rise by 6%, with fourth-quarter sales increasing by 5%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance in the 12-month period.

Brown-Forman fiscal-2018 results - Preview 5 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will release its results for the final quarter and the full year of its fiscal-2018. Here, just-drinks looks back the events that will have affected the group's performance in its final quarter, the three months to the end of March.

Why the on-premise is failing to tempt consumers away from classic cocktails - Consumer Trends 4 Jun 2018

Laura Foster

Anyone working in the on-premise channel will, no doubt, be aware that Diageo's Reserve World Class cocktail competition is rumbling slowly towards the final, in Berlin later this summer. National heats are taking place around the world, with competitors jumping through numerous bibulous hoops to win a golden ticket.

The winning ownership model, SABMiller lives and the CEO's money worries - The just-drinks Analyst 31 May 2018

Ian Shackleton

In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering embers of SABMiller and offers sympathies to CEOs dealing with rejected salary requests.

Company plastic pledges - reason to be positive or time to panic? - Sustainability Spotlight 31 May 2018

David Burrows

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months. In response, there has been a flurry of drinks companies announcing pledges on their use of packaging. The pressure is on to act. However, David Burrows argues businesses should be mindful before leaping on the latest developments in packaging while NGOs are arguing some of the companies' commitments are far from ambitious.

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry - Analysis 31 May 2018

Richard Woodard

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the US dollar.

Why consumers don't yet know about your sustainability efforts - Sustainability Spotlight 30 May 2018

Ben Cooper

A recently-published study suggests consumers may not be as drawn to Anheuser-Busch InBev's new 100% renewable electricity icon as the brewer might hope for. But, Ben Cooper writes, there are factors other than consumer sentiment driving the beverage sector's investment in renewable energy.

How can organic juice grow its share of the global soft drinks market? - Research in Focus 29 May 2018

Hope Lee, senior analyst at Euromonitor International

The organic movement started at a grassroots level, led by consumers. It has never been a core business for multinationals.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2018 24 May 2018

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

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