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How to capture the post-COVID-19 wine consumer

Concha y Toro has outlined strategies that wine companies can adopt to connect with consumers once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided, in...

Industry-funded research - Sponsorship bias?

A recent study set out to evaluate sponsorship bias in observational alcohol research by focusing on a spectrum of health outcomes related t...

CSR efforts around the world - May

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

Carlsberg's Marston's JV a boost for both sides

Beverage industry analysts have welcomed Carlsberg's UK joint venture with pub owner and brewer Marston's, calling the move both financially...

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data 3 Jun 2020

Richard Woodard

In April, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2020 were up 3% on the corresponding period a year earlier, a less impressive performance than the +7% posted in fiscal-2020. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

COVID-19 prompts consumers to look more locally for their drinks choices - research - FREE TO ACCESS 28 May 2020


PepsiCo's recently-released extension of its namesake CSD in China highlights the growing trend among consumers towards more locally-sourced beverages, a trend heightened by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Could bulk beer shipping be another COVID-19 legacy? - sustainability spotlight 22 May 2020

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic could prompt brewers to look afresh at shipping beer in bulk, with 'bag-in-tank' shipping now offering solutions to longstanding logistical challenges.

Why a low abv and a botanical leaning is the ideal drinks mix this summer - analysis - FREE TO READ 22 May 2020


As the summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, many drinks brand owners are lining up their seasonal variants. For the alcohol industry, botanical flavours look set to continue to be all the rage in the coming months.

Campari Group Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 21 May 2020

Richard Woodard

In mid-February, Campari Group reported a near-6% lift in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The top-line performance was in line with the year prior, with 2018 sales growing by 5.3%. Here, just-drinks considers Campari's performance over the last five years.

Why 'stuck at home' means 'goodbye premiumisation', how to strip out the stock market jargon and whither 'Environment, Social & Governance'? - The just-drinks Analyst 19 May 2020

Ian Shackleton

just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton is back with us to run his eye over the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, he looks at why drinks brand owners are struggling to keep the premiumisation trend afloat. Ian also walks us through the relevant stock market definitions for drinks and mulls the current CSR calm.

Molson Coors Beverage Co Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 13 May 2020

Richard Woodard

In mid-February, Molson Coors Beverage Co released its full-year results for 2019. The group posted flat sales for the 12 months on a 3.5% decline in volumes. Here, just-drinks considers Molson Coors' performance over the last five years.

Why the coronavirus paves the way for e-commerce, omnichannel push - consumer trends 12 May 2020

Lucy Britner

COVID-19 continues to affect consumer trends in all markets, throwing some off course and speeding others up - including the shift to e-commerce. As more FMCG companies look at direct-to-consumer options, retailers will need to pivot to an omnichannel presence when lockdown is lifted, says consumer trends commentator Lucy Britner.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 11 May 2020

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here, a little later than planned, is a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Will 2020 be a game of two halves for Remy Cointreau? - analysis 1 May 2020

Andy Morton

When Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet announced last year she was to step down as Remy Cointreau CEO, just-drinks suggested that any future downturn in China could threaten her legacy at the premium spirits company.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 30 Apr 2020

Richard Woodard

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2019. The brewing giant posted a 4.3% lift in sales from the year in organic terms, with volumes inching up by 1.1%. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

How drinks companies can capitalise on coronavirus cocooning - analysis 29 Apr 2020


UK spirits distributor Highball Brands has recently announced the launch of Drinks Drop - a not-for-profit cocktail delivery service that will partner with some of the biggest bars around the UK to bring high-quality, premixed cocktails right to the consumer's doorstep.

Who were the top spirits influencers on Twitter in Q1 2020? - analysis 28 Apr 2020


Based on research from GlobalData's 'Spirits Influencer Platform', here's a countdown of the ten most influential Twitter users in the spirits category during the three months to the end of March.

How COVID-19 is shaping the drinks industry of the future - analysis - FREE TO ACCESS 28 Apr 2020

Marina Leiva at GlobalData

The number of new deals is plummeting as the beverages industry faces a change in consumption channels precipitated by COVID-19. Meanwhile, global foreign direct investment (FDI) is forecast to slump across all sectors.

Will Asahi's 1,000-person virtual bar be a success? - analysis 24 Apr 2020


Tomorrow, Asahi Breweries will open a 'virtual bar' in Japan.

How COVID-19 is prompting a reevaluation of nudge theory in marketing – Sustainability Spotlight 23 Apr 2020

Ben Cooper

Applying the thinking that has shaped its obesity policy to the COVID-19 crisis has landed the UK Government in difficulty. During the pandemic, discussion of further anti-obesity measures targeted at soft drinks firms has been further deferred, Ben Cooper writes. How governments address conflicts between commercial freedoms and wellbeing may be up for a thorough re-appraisal as part of the post-COVID-19 reset.

COVID-19 drives health & wellness trend to greater heights - analysis 23 Apr 2020


In Japan, Kirin Beverage Co's recently-launched Kirin iMUSE water, featuring immunity-boosting lactic bacteria, reached its three-month sales target within a week of release.

Coronavirus fails to extinguish China's appetite for luxury as lockdowns loosen - analysis 22 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

In these times of uncertainty, I'm willing to guarantee one thing - the word of 2020 will be 'resilience'.

Why the CO2 conundrum puts craft brewers in the firing line - analysis 22 Apr 2020


The beer and carbonated soft drinks categories are at high risk of production grinding to a halt, due to supply chain consequences arising from the knock-on impacts of COVID-19.

Why stock markets are strong while companies are weak, how best to keep investors informed and why Q1 doesn't matter so much - The just-drinks analyst 21 Apr 2020

Ian Shackleton

None of us - not even just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton - has seen anything like this. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown us all into panic. As the need for calm heads grows, allow Ian to talk you down.

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