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The post-Brexit winners and losers - Analysis

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the a...

Customisable drinks - The next consumer trend

It wasn't supposed to end like this – a refund of the full purchase price and a chance to forget the whole thing. Keurig Kold was viewed as...

What Brexit means for drinks industry? - Analysis

The UK's vote yesterday (June 23) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty, not only over the shape of future food and drink...

What does Brexit mean for AB InBev's SAB deal?

Immediately following the UK's decision yesterday to leave the European Union, the Pound dropped to its lowest point against the US Dollar s...


Can fruit cider survive UK slowdown? - Focus 22 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

It was 1997 and Anders Nanne knew Rekorderlig had hit the big time. The co-creator of the Swedish cider was driving out of Gothenburg airport and saw an empty Rekordelig can in a small wood. "When you see it as garbage, that's when you know it's a big brand."


Today's Market Trends - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part II 22 Jun 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.


Tomorrow's Market Trends - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part III 22 Jun 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part three, we look at what the future trends will be for the sector.


Key Brands Performance - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part IV 22 Jun 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.


Category Trends - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part V 22 Jun 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part five, we look at the consumer and category trends that have come into play for the sector.


Category Challenges & Innovations - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part VI 22 Jun 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In the final part, we look at the challenges facing the segment and the opportunities that innovation will offer in the months and years ahead.


How does the off-premise work in Sweden? - The Facts 22 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Sweden's off-premise channel is dominated by state-owned retailer Systembolaget. With hundreds of outlets across the country, Systembolaget is the exclusive seller of all alcohol above 2.5% abv in Sweden.


The Non-Scotch whisky category today - An introduction - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part I 21 Jun 2016

Richard Woodard

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part one, we look at how the sector has performed in recent years.


Is there a link between alcohol and skin cancer? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 187 14 Jun 2016

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Skin cancers, whether melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell, are all increased by ultra-violet rays of the sun, and such cancers are much more common in areas of the world with more sun exposure. The risk of such cancers, however, is higher among individuals reporting excessive tanning. A recent study was undertaken to judge the relation between alcohol consumption and the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), an association that is unclear from earlier research.


Molson Coors looks forward to Miller boost in Latin America - Analysis 13 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

In November last year, Molson Coors confirmed its intention to buy out SABMiller from the MillerCoors US joint venture for US$12bn.


Brown-Forman seeks next 150 years of Jack Daniel's growth - Analysis  10 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

It is shaping up to be a big year for Jack Daniel's. The Tennessee whiskey marks its 150th anniversary in October, and owner Brown-Forman is pulling out all the stops. Commemorative bottles have been produced, management will ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange and a huge party is planned in the Jack Daniel's hometown of Lynchburg.


Brown-Forman's FY Performance by Region, Brand - Focus 8 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its Q4 and FY results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the 12 months to the end of April.


Eden Springs - What has Cott Corp bought? - The Facts 8 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Yesterday, Cott Corp announced its intention to acquire office coffee and water supplier Eden Springs for EUR470m (US$525m). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at Eden Springs.


How do Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo fare under Oxfam's spotlight? Part II – Sustainability Spotlight 6 Jun 2016

Ben Cooper

The world's two largest soft drinks producers, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo, are among the ten multinational companies included in Oxfam's 'Behind the Brands' report, which rates the global food and drinks businesses across seven criteria relating to their supply chain policies. Oxfam's scores and summaries of Coca-Cola's and PepsiCo's performance are detailed here, along with the companies' responses.


How do Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo fare under Oxfam’s spotlight? - Sustainability Spotlight 6 Jun 2016

Ben Cooper

PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co have made progress on some of the agricultural supply chain issues monitored by Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign. But, Ben Cooper writes, the NGO bemoans the companies’ lack of progress on farm worker pay and conditions and support for smallholders.


Brown-Forman Q4 & FY - Preview 6 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal-2016. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of April.


Anheuser-Busch InBev & Starbucks - Teavana - The Facts 3 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Late yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev said it will team up with Starbucks to launch an RTD Teavana tea across the US.


The top 20 US craft beer brands - The Facts 2 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Chicago-based market research firm IRI released a list of the biggest craft beer brands in the US off-premise. Here, for the 12 months to 15 May, is the top 20.


AdeS soy-based beverages - what have Coca-Cola Co, Coca-Cola FEMSA bought for US$575m? - The Facts 2 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co and Coca-Cola FEMSA agreed to acquire Unilever's AdeS soy-based beverage business, in a move to bolster their non-carbonates portfolios. Here, we take a closer look at AdeS and why Coca-Cola has bought it. 


How RTDs are stealing share from all other categories - Research in Focus 1 Jun 2016

Ben Cooper

Looking for a single reason why the ready-to-drink (RTD) category is set for such strong progress during the coming five years will be a fruitless task. Yet, it is for that exact reason why the segment's future is so rosy.


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