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just On Call - Pernod shifts Scotch focus in China

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market....

Heineken seeks "clarity" in Indonesia

Heineken's departing CEO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third....

Diet Coke "a work in progress" in US - Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Co has said there is still work to be done on Diet Coke in the US despite a recent sales turnaround....

Focus - Pernod's YTD Performance by Region

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 6% rise in sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a look at the performance of the company...

Analysis - Heineken faces subdued Q2 amid tough comp's 23 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Heineken’s “solid progress” during the first quarter – to quote the words of CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer – could be checked temporarily over the next three months.

Analysis - Is Coca-Cola Co “back on track” after brighter Q1? 23 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Management at the Coca-Cola Co clearly views 2015 as a “transition year” as the company’s strategic shift beds in, but analysts are already applauding the early impact.

Round-Up - NPD: Are Fruit Juice Makers Throwing Away their Answer to the Sugar Content Conundrum? 23 Apr 2015

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

By taking the pulp out of their products, could fruit juice makers be missing a trick when it comes to consumers craving healthy alternatives? Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor delves deeper.

Focus - Coca-Cola Co's Q1 Performance by Region 22 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co today reported a 4% drop in full-year profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:

Focus - Heineken's Q1 Performance by Region 22 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Today, Heineken reported a lift in profits and sales in the first three months of this year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region:

just the Preview - The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 21 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co will report its first-quarter results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of March:

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard's Q3 & YTD 21 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard will report its third-quarter numbers on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of March:

Research in Focus - Could Tequila Benefit from Craft and Bourbon Bounce? 20 Apr 2015

Ben Cooper

Already one of the healthiest spirits categories, the Tequila sector is benefiting from two significant external factors in its prime market, according to a new IWSR/just-drinks report, namely the boom in craft distilling and the current resurgence of the American whiskey category.

just The Preview - Heineken's Q1 20 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

On Wednesday, Heineken will report its first-quarter numbers. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to the end of March:

Analysis - SABMiller edges Diageo as beer trumps spirits 17 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Two international beverage companies released financial results yesterday - SABMiller and Diageo - to differing reactions.

Focus - Indonesia: Prohibition in Paradise? 17 Apr 2015

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive policies in a widening number of markets ranging from Turkey to Russia, and from advertising restrictions to distribution barriers, the paradisiacal archipelago is joining the ranks of emerging markets that are falling from the alcoholic drinks industry’s grace.

Focus - SABMiller's FY Sales Performance by Region 16 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Today, SABMiller reported a 4% rise in full-year sales despite a flat performance from North America. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the numbers:

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 162: What is the Association between Alcohol Consumption and Cancer? 13 Apr 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Three major papers on the association of alcohol consumption and cancer have recently been published. ISFAR forum members considered that all were well-done, and presented valuable new information on the topic.

Analysis - Stagnant wine growth a concern for Constellation Brands 10 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

The main takeaway from Constellation Brands' full-year results yesterday was the continuing strength of its beer business.

just On Call - Craft beer has "opened window" for can growth - Constellation Brands CEO 9 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands is upping its focus on beer in cans after craft brewers premiumised the format, the company's CEO has said.

Analysis - Will Brown-Forman prosper as US whiskey claws back vodka gains? 8 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

If the spirits story of the last 40 years has been vodka's ascent to domination, are we now witnessing a whiskey fightback?

just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q4 & FY 7 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Constellation Brands will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday (9 April). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spirits producer's activities in the final three months of its financial year:

just on Call - MillerCoors flags "exploding" gluten-free opportunity 7 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Gluten-free beer brands have the ability to attract “lost drinkers” back to the beer category in the US, according to MillerCoors.

just the Facts - United National Breweries 2 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Diageo confirmed plans to take full control of UB Group's United National Breweries. The Guinness producer will pay an initial US$22m for the 50% of the sorghum beer producer it does not already own. Here's some facts on United National Breweries:

just the Facts - Scotch Whisky Top 20 Export Markets by Value, Volume 1 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (1 April), the Scotch Whisky Association released full-year export figures for the category. Here's just-drinks provides a full rundown of the top markets by value and volume and how they performed in 2014:

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