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Sustainability's role in creating business value

Ben Cooper examines recent announcements from soft drinks producers Coca-Cola European Partners and Britvic that underline how sustainabilit...

CSR activity around the world - Feb

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

The link between alcohol and breast cancer

The relationship between alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer has been the subject of innumerable epidemiologic studies over ma...

The just-drinks analyst returns

The lively start to 2020 for the global drinks industry has given just-drinks' in-house analyst plenty to think about. In his latest outing,...


Moët Hennessy Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 19 Feb 2020

Richard Woodard

In late-January, Moët Hennessy reported a 6% increase in sales from 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the wine & spirits group's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global wine and spirits categories, more broadly.


Heineken’s strong global footprint leaves big shoes to fill - analysis 13 Feb 2020

Lucy Britner

This week featured what analysts have dubbed a "big 24 hours" for the world’s second-largest brewer.


Who is using TikTok and how can drinks brands take advantage? - consumer trends 11 Feb 2020

Lucy Britner

 This month, Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the burgeoning social media platform, TikTok. 


How will the coronavirus impact the beverage industry? - focus 7 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

In 2003, I was living in Taipei at the height of the SARS panic. The city was a sea of facemasks and hand sanitiser. Taipei's crowded public transport suddenly became even less appealing. At a time when everyone had a SARS story to tell, I spoke to one doctor whose hospital was quarantined without warning, trapping staff, patients and even people who had dropped by to visit relatives.


Why is the Coca-Cola Co being conservative for 2020? - analysis 4 Feb 2020

Richard Woodard

The Coca-Cola Co's impressive full-year performance in 2019 demonstrates the company's "broad-based strength", while guidance for the current year looks conservative, analysts believe.


How slowing H1 growth could shape Diageo's future - analysis 4 Feb 2020

Richard Woodard

"The minute you react to short-term volatility, that's when businesses get into trouble" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes


The Super Bowl 2020 drinks ad showdown - focus 3 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

As the on-field action went delightfully off-script in this year's Super Bowl - Kansas City Chiefs rallied late to beat the San Francisco 49s - the ads inbetween rarely strayed far from the tried-and-tested.


just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2020 - FREE TO ACCESS 3 Feb 2020

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January, a month that saw Suntory move for a stake in Edrington, Distill Ventures bring another non-alcoholic spirits brand to Diageo's attention and Molson Coors make its latest craft beer play.


How can drinks firms connect with consumers on climate action? – Sustainability Spotlight 31 Jan 2020

Ben Cooper

The New Year - and decade - have begun much as the last ones ended, with climate change making headline news and a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl delivering uncomfortable truths to an audience of elite grown-ups. This month, the alphas on the receiving end of Greta Thunberg's uncompromising words and unsettling, piercing stare were gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.


What is the outlook for CBD beverages in Europe? - focus 27 Jan 2020

Simon Creasey

Recent comments from regulators in Europe have left some in the food and beverage industry worried about what's ahead for the region's nascent CBD food market. Simon Creasey explores further.


Where you should invest in 2020, what's the worst ever beer deal and why Vimto could be a 2020 no-no - The just-drinks Analyst 23 Jan 2020

Ian Shackleton

In his first just-drinks outing of 2020, in-house analyst Ian Shackleton shares his drinks stock tip, flags what could be the worst beer transaction of all-time and considers what could be a tough 12 months for one of the UK's more curious soft drinks players.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - January 2020 22 Jan 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.


Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt? - analysis 17 Jan 2020

Richard Woodard

The time could be ripe for Campari Group to make another major acquisition, with the company able to call on a possible war chest of up to EUR4bn (US$4.4bn), according to a recent client note.


What will shape consumer trends in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

As 2020 kicks off, consumer trends commentator Lucy Britner offers her views on the key trends that are set to shape the next 12 months.


What effect does alcohol have on consumers with a lower socio-economic status? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 235 16 Jan 2020

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

In recently-released research, the authors aimed to investigate whether - and to what extent - consumption by beverage type, BMI, smoking and other factors explain inequalities in alcohol-related harm evidenced through wholly-attributable alcohol-related hospital admissions (ARHA).


What does the future hold for low- and no-alcohol? - analysis 3 Jan 2020

Callum Tyndall at GlobalData

The no-alcohol drinks segment has been gaining increasing attention in light of the booming health & wellness trend. Callum Tyndall talks to those within the industry to learn about the state of the sector and where it's heading.


just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - December 2019 - FREE TO ACCESS 2 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December, a month that saw Diageo move into on-tap cocktails, Carlton & United Breweries make a craft brewer play and Constellation Brands revise its brands offload to E&J Gallo.


The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS 24 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

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 over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.


The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS 23 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

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 over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2019 20 Dec 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.


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