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Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt?

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 E...

Alcohol and socio-economic status - research

In recently-released research, the authors aimed to investigate whether - and to what extent - consumption by beverage type, BMI, smoking an...

just-drinks' M&A database - December

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December, a month that saw Diageo move into on-tap cock...

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

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 ov...


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 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.


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.


The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS 17 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry. In part III, deputy editor Andy Morton picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.


Could Molson Coors Europe & International become the first big M&A deal of 2020? - analysis 17 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its name. The switch to Molson Coors Beverage Co suggested a "pivot away from beer", a suggestion that has plenty of evidence to back it up – hello, Vizzy hard seltzer! Less was made, however, about the prospects for the company's operations outside its North American heartland. Until now.


The soft drinks category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS 11 Dec 2019

Lucy Britner

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, Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.


Finally, proof the UK gin boom is over - Analysis 10 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

It's a question often asked - is the UK gin boom over? According to one analyst, for the first time we can answer with a definitive 'yes'.


The wine category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS 5 Dec 2019

Ben Cooper

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, Ben Cooper picks out the highs and lows for the wine category.


FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - November 2019 2 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during November, a month that saw Anheuser-Busch InBev finally take the plunge with Craft Brew Alliance, Bacardi make a canned spirits play and Refresco embark on a mini shopping spree in soft drinks.


Your company needs to do more to curb emissions - Consumers demand it - Sustainability Spotlight 29 Nov 2019

Ben Cooper

As 2019 draws to a close, the reviews of the year will surely focus on the upsurge in impassioned concern over climate change, with montages of extreme weather, forest fires, Extinction Rebellion civil disobedience, children across the globe walking out of school in protest and Greta Thunberg scolding the UN's Climate Summit. However, while the climate debate undeniably gathered pace this year, the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions sadly did not.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2019 26 Nov 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.


Why hard seltzer's US success won't translate to Western Europe - focus 26 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

The impressive performance of the alcoholic sparkling water category in the US has prompted virtually all and sundry to jump on the speeding train. As consumer trends and beer category maturity have combined with supportive distribution models and tax treatments, the 'seltzer boom' has come about in the country as a result of - wait for it - a perfect storm of circumstances.


Who were the top drinks influencers on Twitter in Q3 2019? - analysis 25 Nov 2019

GlobalData

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


Sterling's bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod Ricard as Jameson is taken to the mat - Analysis 22 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value of the pound. Overnight, production costs, relative to other currencies, dropped sharply for beverages made in the country.


Molson Coors shapes exit strategy, the changing shape of whistleblowers and how the drinks stock tips shape up - The just-drinks Analyst 21 Nov 2019

Ian Shackleton

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks at the whistleblowers of today and reviews which drinks stocks have performed as he'd hoped.


How good for you is red wine? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 234 18 Nov 2019

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The latest research to go under The ISFAR's microscope supports earlier research relating wine consumption to gut microbiota and its relationship with obesity as well as with cardiovascular and other diseases.


How technology is bringing tasting events closer to home - Consumer Trends 14 Nov 2019

Lucy Britner

In a first for Amazon Prime Video, Bacardi last month used the platform to present a live whisky tasting, where audience members could order samples to taste along with experts. Guest columnist Lucy Britner explores the wider consumer trends and the future of interactive TV tastings 


Protecting the brand - What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks? - analysis 12 Nov 2019

Callum Tyndall at GlobalData

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure its continued safety in the wake of changing regulations and agreements. One of the less explored areas is how such changes may affect trademarks and intellectual property. Callum Tyndall investigates.


Can alcohol consumption slow the onset of dementia? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 233 11 Nov 2019

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The latest study to go under The ISFAR's microscope was designed to assess the association between alcohol consumption and dementia and the roles of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and apolipoproteinEe4 (APOEE4) genotype in modifying this association.


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