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The wine category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry ov...

just-drinks' M&A database - November

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during November, a month that saw Anheuser-Busch InBev finally...

Your company needs to do more to curb emissions

As 2019 draws to a close, the reviews of the year will surely focus on the upsurge in impassioned concern over climate change, with montages...

CSR around the world - Nov

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

Why hard seltzer's US success won't translate to Western Europe - focus 26 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

The impressive performance of the alcoholic sparkling water category in the US has prompted virtually all and sundry to jump on the speeding train. As consumer trends and beer category maturity have combined with supportive distribution models and tax treatments, the 'seltzer boom' has come about in the country as a result of - wait for it - a perfect storm of circumstances.

Who were the top drinks influencers on Twitter in Q3 2019? - analysis 25 Nov 2019


Based on research from GlobalData's 'Influencer' platform, here's a countdown of the ten most influential Twitter users in drinks during the three months to the end of September.

Sterling's bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod Ricard as Jameson is taken to the mat - Analysis 22 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value of the pound. Overnight, production costs, relative to other currencies, dropped sharply for beverages made in the country.

Molson Coors shapes exit strategy, the changing shape of whistleblowers and how the drinks stock tips shape up - The just-drinks Analyst 21 Nov 2019

Ian Shackleton

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks at the whistleblowers of today and reviews which drinks stocks have performed as he'd hoped.

How good for you is red wine? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 234 18 Nov 2019

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The latest research to go under The ISFAR's microscope supports earlier research relating wine consumption to gut microbiota and its relationship with obesity as well as with cardiovascular and other diseases.

How technology is bringing tasting events closer to home - Consumer Trends 14 Nov 2019

Lucy Britner

In a first for Amazon Prime Video, Bacardi last month used the platform to present a live whisky tasting, where audience members could order samples to taste along with experts. Guest columnist Lucy Britner explores the wider consumer trends and the future of interactive TV tastings 

Protecting the brand - What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks? - analysis 12 Nov 2019

Callum Tyndall at GlobalData

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure its continued safety in the wake of changing regulations and agreements. One of the less explored areas is how such changes may affect trademarks and intellectual property. Callum Tyndall investigates.

Can alcohol consumption slow the onset of dementia? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 233 11 Nov 2019

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The latest study to go under The ISFAR's microscope was designed to assess the association between alcohol consumption and dementia and the roles of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and apolipoproteinEe4 (APOEE4) genotype in modifying this association.

Why soft drinks companies must have nutrition & hydration as their watchwords - Sustainability Spotlight 7 Nov 2019

Ben Cooper

Drinks companies are finding it increasingly difficult to persuade lawmakers not to impose taxes on sweetened soft drinks. The reasons why, Ben Cooper writes, can be found in two reports from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - October 2019 7 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during October, a month that saw Carlsberg take control in Cambodia, Pernod Ricard consolidate in France and The Coca-Cola Co reportedly mull a sale in India.

Four tips on how to start a CBD-beverage company - Focus 6 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

This week, just-drinks spoke to Tanisha Robinson, a former CEO of BrewDog North America and now CEO of her own CBD beverage start-up W*nder. In this exclusive chat, Robinson shared her insights into how to start a CBD-beverage company.

Slower growth for gin gives rum chance to capitalise in UK - data 28 Oct 2019


Since 2009, when the so-called 'gin boom' began, the gin category has been on-trend, particularly in the UK. Going forward, however, rum is set to dominate the headlines, according to GlobalData, with the impressive sales growth and innovation activities of recent years giving the sector a strong advantage.

Four key takeaways from William Grant & Sons' UK market report - Focus 23 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has launched its annual UK market report, which takes a deep dive into the trends shaping the alcohol category. just-drinks pulls out the leading themes from this year's study.

The tariff war squib, Pernod Ricard's activist success and the latest round of drinks companies' results - The just-drinks Analyst 22 Oct 2019

Ian Shackleton

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, casts his eye this month over the escalating - or not - tariff row and its effect on spirits brand owners. Ian also has some warm words for Pernod Ricard and makes some cautiously upbeat sounds about the current results reporting season.

Enhanced beverage market continues to climb, despite sugar content awareness - analysis 22 Oct 2019


The enhanced beverages segment is gaining a strong market position, especially as consumers are seeking out products that benefit their health.

Youth gone wild - How young consumers are transforming brands - analysis 17 Oct 2019

Callum Tyndall at GlobalData

As younger consumers continue to dominate the trends driving FMCGs, GlobalData's Callum Tyndall finds out how packaging is being adapted to cater to them.

What were the most-mentioned drinks terms on Twitter in Q3 2019? - analysis 17 Oct 2019


The wine category monopolised Twitter in the third quarter of 2019. GlobalData identifies some of the top tweeted terms in the beverage industry by key individuals (influencers) in the three months to the end of September.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019 16 Oct 2019

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's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

A bit of a blur - Why everywhere is now a drinking occasion - Consumer Trends 15 Oct 2019

Lucy Britner

As consumer-facing channels continue to merge, there are few places that can't become a drinking occasion, finds guest consumer trends columnist Lucy Britner.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 9 Oct 2019

Richard Woodard

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

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