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CSR activations around the world - Oct

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

The just-drinks analyst returns

The timing of Ian Shackleton's latest consideration of the drinks industry couldn't be better. With the latest results season breaking all a...

Alcohol & hypertension - What does your diet do?

The authors of a recent study tested the hypothesis that overall diet quality influences the association between alcohol consumption and the...

Treasury Wine Estates Performance Trends 2016-2020

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates reported a 9.3% decline in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. A tough second half of the fisc...


Are beverage firms paying enough attention to deforestation? - sustainability spotlight 22 Oct 2020

Ben Cooper

A new initiative to address deforestation was launched last month by the Consumer Goods Forum involving 17 major manufacturers and retailers - but no drinks companies. Ben Cooper explores whether the beverage sector needs to do more in the area of deforestation.


How COVID has accelerated the trend towards sobriety - consumer trends 13 Oct 2020

Laura Foster

Having taken a break for 13 months to bring a human into the world, Laura Foster re-dons her consumer trends chapeau and finds our drinking habits to be much-changed compared to when she left us.


Cost-cutting a priority for Heineken's new broom - analysis 13 Oct 2020

Andy Morton

The coronavirus pandemic has been a baptism of fire for new Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink, who took over from Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer on 1 June at the apex of the global lockdowns.


Who were the top beer influencers on Twitter in Q2 2020? - analysis 13 Oct 2020

GlobalData

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


Latest research into alcohol and cancer has too many holes - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 242 5 Oct 2020

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

In an attempt to assess the relationship between light alcohol consumption (less than 12.5g per day) and the risk of a number of types of cancer, a recent report conducted a review of meta-analyses published within the last 15 years.


Why alcohol companies must be resolute in their support of responsible drinking bodies - sustainability spotlight 29 Sep 2020

Ben Cooper

A recent study alleges industry-funded but independent organisations, set up to inform consumers about responsible drinking, exacerbate harmful behaviours through concealed "dark nudges" exploiting cognitive biases in consumers. Ben Cooper takes issue with serious and unsupported assertions made by the researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, particularly those concerning the crucial role medical professionals play in advising and scrutinising the work of such organisations.


Has Diageo opened the door to a takeover, will alcohol-free spirits really take off and is Anheuser-Busch InBev looking for a new leader? - The just-drinks Analyst 22 Sep 2020

Ian Shackleton

In his latest just-drinks outing, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton ponders Diageo's next move, the opportunity (or otherwise) of 0%-abv spirits and the likelihood of a new CEO at Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - September 2020 18 Sep 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's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.


Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data 17 Sep 2020

Richard Woodard

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. The decline was slightly sharper than rival Diageo, which saw its top-line slide 8% over the same period. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.


Just how big were online sales in lockdown? - analysis - FREE TO READ 16 Sep 2020

GlobalData

Shopping habits in the US and Europe have shifted dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has found, driving the rapid adoption and growth of buying online, pick-up and in-store services.


How COVID has changed consumers' shopping habits for the long-term - consumer trends 15 Sep 2020

Lucy Britner

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked major changes in the way we shop. These changes, says Lucy Britner, will be with us for the foreseeable future.


Who could be the next CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev if Brito departure reports are true? - analysis 8 Sep 2020

Olly Wehring

If this week's reports are to be believed and Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO is readying his exit, then the depth of the pool of potential replacements seems rather shallow.


How did Champagne exports perform in 2019? - data 28 Aug 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Earlier this month, trade association Comité Champagne released a report detailing the export performance of the category in 2019. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the numbers.


Why no- and low-alcohol is a good news story but not free from controversy- sustainability spotlight 20 Aug 2020

Ben Cooper

The growing sales of no- and low-alcohol offerings have given brewers and drinks companies the rare opportunity to convey a positive health and wellness message, Ben Cooper writes. However, controversy is never far away.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - August 2020 20 Aug 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's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.


Diageo Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data 19 Aug 2020

Richard Woodard

In early-August, Diageo posted an 8% decline in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. A 4% top-line lift in the first half of fiscal-2020 was undone by the COVID-hit H2, when sales slumped by 23%. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.


How the second quarter has played out, how the on-premise has been performing and how South Africa has stepped back from the brink - The just-drinks Analyst 18 Aug 2020

Ian Shackleton

In his latest report from the investment front-line, just-drinks in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, reviews second-quarter performances, bemoans the troubled return after lockdown of the on-premise channel and cheers his recent predictions in South Africa.


How are older consumers reacting to the post-lockdown world? - consumer trends 11 Aug 2020

Lucy Britner

As lockdown starts to lift in many countries, safety concerns are causing the more mature generation to react in different ways to younger drinkers. While this might spell trouble for certain areas of the off-premise, extra caution among older consumers will drive growth in other areas.


Who were the top wine influencers on Twitter in Q2 2020? - analysis - FREE TO READ 10 Aug 2020

GlobalData

An analysis of GlobalData's 'Wine Influencer' platform, which tracks 800 leading industry experts and their discussions covering the emerging trends, pain areas, new fields of innovation and other popular areas on Twitter, has identified wine consultant Ken 'Alawine' as the top influencer on the social media platform during the second quarter of 2020.


COVID's longer-term impact on soft drinks - analysis - FREE TO READ 10 Aug 2020

GlobalData

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how consumers around the world approach the non-alcoholic beverage aisle. Over the next three years, bottled water is likely to be consumed in greater quantities, while carbonates and RTD tea and coffee are both expected to see a significant drop in popularity, compared to previous forecasts.


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