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Technology bringing tasting events closer to home

In a first for Amazon Prime Video, Bacardi last month used the platform to present a live whisky tasting, where audience members could order...

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

Can alcohol slow the onset of dementia? - analysis

The latest study to go under The ISFAR's microscope was designed to assess the association between alcohol consumption and dementia and the...

Nutrition & hydration watchwords for soft drinks

Drinks companies are finding it increasingly difficult to persuade lawmakers not to impose taxes on sweetened soft drinks. The reasons why,...


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

GlobalData

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

GlobalData

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

GlobalData

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.


Major spirits brands dodge the US tariff bullet... for now - Analysis 7 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Last week, the US Government announced a list of imported European goods that from 18 October will be subject to extra tariffs. The list, which includes a range of spirits and liqueurs, was expected since the World Trade Organisation sided with the US in a long-running battle with the EU over aeroplane subsidies.


FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - September 2019 1 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during September, a quieter month than usual for purchases and divestments, with Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition in wine leading the headlines.


Global Travel Retail - The state of the union - TFWA 2019 Preview 26 Sep 2019

Joe Bates

This year's TFWA World Exhibition & Conference kicks off on Sunday. Ahead of the six-day Global Travel Retail event, channel commentator Joe Bates looks at the latest data, which underlines the resilience of the wider alcohol category in this most diverse of retail channels. Challenges, however, still remain.


Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - September 2019 20 Sep 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.


The Coca-Cola Co's delicate sports sponsorship balancing act - Sustainability Spotlight 19 Sep 2019

Ben Cooper

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived by campaigners.


Why Carlsberg's time is now, why Q3 is set fair for drinks and why spirits should learn from Neil Woodford - The just-drinks Analyst 17 Sep 2019

Ian Shackleton

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian considers the recent turnaround at Carlsberg, what the third-quarter reporting season is set to look like and what drinks companies with maturing stock can take away from the events that have affected high-profile fund manager Neil Woodford.


Plugged in, amped up - music festivals are the perfect stage for brand creativity - Consumer Trends 10 Sep 2019

Laura Foster

As the summer in the UK rumbles to a close and autumn takes over, I’m packing up my festival kit once more. Away goes the tent and the thankfully-unused wellington boots, unlikely to be unearthed again until the weather warms up again next year.


Does moderate alcohol consumption in later life reduce the risk of mortality? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 232 4 Sep 2019

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

There are well-known problems inherent in most observational studies of alcohol and health. As well as having to rely on self-reporting of intake, these include single-time point consumption assessments, inadequate confounder adjustments, accounting for reverse causation, selection bias, short follow-up, residual confounding and lacking information on chronic health conditions that may mediate the association between alcohol consumption and mortality.


FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - August 2019 2 Sep 2019

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during August, a month that saw a brace of high-profile property divestments and the intensification of the craft spirits shopping spree.


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