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Responsible drinking activations around the world

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

Drinks companies' land use in the spotlight

Ben Cooper looks at how the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will influence drinks manufacturers' greenho...

What effect does alcohol have on obesity?

While alcoholic beverages contain calories that are absorbed, the association between alcohol intake and body weight and obesity is unclear....

The effect of beverages on developing diabetes

Of all lifestyle factors that relate to health and disease, probably the most difficult ones to evaluate are dietary factors, including food...

Why drinks CEOs last longer, what your head office says about you and Anheuser-Busch InBev's box of surprises - The just-drinks Analyst 20 Aug 2019

Ian Shackleton

Our resident analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly take on recent industry developments as viewed through the eyes of an investor. This month, Ian looks at the acceptable tenure for a CEO, why a company's choice of head office location matters and what has been an up-and-down few weeks for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

"The door is open" for guidance upgrades - Carlsberg H1 2019 - Analysis 19 Aug 2019

Lucy Britner

Good news from several Asian markets - as well as continued success with cost-savings - contributed to a positive first six months of this year for Carlsberg.

How personal DNA testing will shape the future of drinking - Consumer Trends 13 Aug 2019

Lucy Britner

This month, guest consumer trends columnist Lucy Britner explores how DNA testing will change what we drink, offering her own results as a bellwether.

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 12 Aug 2019

Richard Woodard

Earlier this year, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2019 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, when the group's topline also increased by the same percentage. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - July 2019 12 Aug 2019

Olly Wehring

Here, a little later than usual, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during July, with Molson Coors' European exploits and Pernod Ricard's Myanmar adventure both overshadowed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to offload its Australian operations to Asahi Group.

Can marketing turn beverage consumers into unconscious environmentalists? - Sustainability Spotlight 31 Jul 2019

Ben Cooper

In just-drinks' latest look at sustainability, Ben Cooper asks if companies can use their marketing muscle to nudge consumers into making more sustainable choices in the beverage aisle - whether they realise it or not.

Heineken’s H1 2019 results deliver "negative surprises" - Analysis 30 Jul 2019

Lucy Britner

Analysts have flagged a lack of communication by Dutch brewer Heineken, as results for the first half of the year came with a few surprises.

Why Diageo has work to do to maintain upward trajectory - Analysis 26 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

If Diageo's employees are in party mood today, then yesterday's results give them a good enough excuse. The 6.1% rise in full-year sales for fiscal-2019 represents the group's best performance in a decade - just pipping the 6% lift recorded in 2012.

The Coca-Cola Co reaps rewards of Quincey's innovation bet - Analysis 25 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's James Quincey has been talking about innovation since he took over as CEO from Muhtar Kent in 2017.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2019 24 Jul 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 industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis 19 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.

Groans turn to cheers as Anheuser-Busch InBev divestment brings Australian sunshine - Analysis 19 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

The velveted brickbats were flying earlier in the week after Anheuser-Busch InBev pulled the plug on its Asia-Pacific IPO. "A rare misstep," said Bernstein. "The signal is pretty bad," added AlphaValue.

The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data 19 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

The ethical investor is here, how second-quarter reporting season is shaping up and the troubles ahead for Anheuser-Busch InBev - The just-drinks Analyst 16 Jul 2019

Ian Shackleton

Returning to just-drinks for his monthly look at our industry from an investor's perspective, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, flags the growing presence of ethical investment decisions. He also looks at what to expect from the latest round of quarterly results and the likelihood of alarm bells ringing at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

What does the future hold for Champagne? - Research in focus 15 Jul 2019

Richard Woodard

Champagne will look to overcome short-term challenges in some of its mature markets as the category continues to pursue a value-driven strategy in a growing number of emerging non-European markets around the world.

Why we all need to lift our heads out of our drinks - Consumer Trends 11 Jul 2019

Laura Foster

It can be very easy for those working in the drinks industry to forever be in search of the new. We're all guilty of it - marketers, tastemakers, even journalists. What can result is a churn of trends and a lot of white noise that obscures the bigger picture stories of what consumers are actually enjoying, both in the on-premise and at home. 

How alcohol can affect the development of colorectal cancer - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 229 11 Jul 2019

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

While heavy alcohol consumption is recognised as a contributor to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), an increasing number of studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption may not have an adverse effect on the risk of CRC, or even decrease the risk.

The key trends shaping drinks consumption in Asia-Pacific - Focus 5 Jul 2019

Sumit Chopra

The beverage sector has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade in line with changing consumer preferences. Sumit Chopra, consumer research director at GlobalData, highlights six major innovation trends that are set to impact the production, marketing and sales of the beverage sector in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in 2019.

Diageo's "peak innovation" belies more selective approach to NPD - Focus 3 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

Yesterday, Diageo presented some of its newer spirits and beer launches to the media in an innovation showcase at the company's London city centre headquarters. In a wide-ranging presentation, Diageo's global head of innovation, Michael Ward, talked about the importance of recruiting new consumers - and keeping current ones - through the group's product pipeline.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - June 2019 2 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during June, a quiet month for brewers but a lively one in spirits, with both Brown-Forman and Pernod Ricard making category entrances/reentrances.

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