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Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...
Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....
Among people who consume alcohol, it would be assumed that the excess calories provided by the alcohol would add to their risk of obesity. H...
For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" in the glo...
The race for volume in the drinks industry is drawing to a close, with smaller packaging options coming to the fore, particularly in beer and soft drinks. Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor investigates.
Global beer market volume sales in 2014 were forecast to grow by 2%, according to Euromonitor International, primarily driven by the top five global brewers, which account for 48% of global sales.
Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his Budget for the UK. From Monday (23 March), the following duty changes will come into effect on alcoholic products sold in the country:
Mediterranean area. The primary basis of the diet is on plant-based foods (whole grains, vegetables, fruits), olive oil, moderate wine consumption, and limited intake of meat or dairy products.
Aging consumers are responsible for a significant consumption proportion. However, marketers often get their message wrong by targeting stereotypes of the older generation, such as being overly fragile and worried about their health. In reality, targeting this age group is not radically different to targeting other adults.
The head of Gruppo Campari has admitted that the performance of Wild Turkey was its one disappointment in 2014, but is predicting bigger things from the Bourbon brand this year.
The head of Stock Spirits has reiterated his disappointment at the company's failure to land an acquisition last year, but has maintained that the firm is still conducting negotiations.
Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind the baijiu brand Shuijingfang.
Champagne’s direct correlation to economic dynamics has historically proven to be a double-edged sword.
Earlier today (10 March), Gruppo Campari announced its full-year results, with sales picking up during the last quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's results in 2014 by region and brand:
SABMiller is upping its focus on the “huge opportunity” for mainstream spirits in Africa by targeting more countries on the continent, and aims to help “legitimise” the category.
Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.
The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging country.
Today, Brown-Forman posted its YTD and Q3 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the nine months to the end of January.
News emerged in the UK late last month that 2,500 litres of fake wine and spirits were seized by police in the country as part of the worldwide Operation OPSON, run by Interpol. The counterfeit drinks industry is very much alive and kicking, even in developed markets like the UK, and drinks companies need to be more vigilant if they wish to protect their brands.
Last month, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted the 'Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee' to the Secretaries of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
A central tenet of the Coca-Cola Co's forthcoming minority stake in Monster Beverage Corp is the certainty that the partnership will boost the energy drinks firm's international footprint.
The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has admitted there is still a “lot of work” for the group to do in the US, despite seeing healthy growth for its higher-end brands.
On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of January:
Monster Beverage Corp's CEO has blamed a weaker Australia for a Q4 sales slowdown in Asia but said Japan continues to grow.
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