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Campari faces familiar troubles - analysis

It is hardly the fault of Campari Group that the coronavirus has effectively shut down the Italian on-premise and disrupted international tr...

Molson Coors Performance Trends 2016-20 - data

In February, Molson Coors Beverage Co released its full-year results for 2020. The now-multi-category group posted an 8.7% dip in sales from...

Remy Cointreau grabs its YOLO moment - analysis

Earlier this week, Liberium analyst Joachim Klement highlighted new research that shows credit card spending spikes in the wake of traumatic...

Molson Coors in Q1 2021 - results preview

On Thursday, Molson Coors Beverage Co will announce its results from the first three months of 2021. The numbers are the first set to follow...


Anheuser-Busch InBev in Q1 2021 - results preview 5 May 2021

Andy Morton

On Thursday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its results from the first quarter of 2021. The numbers are the first to follow 2020's full-year sales decline of 3.7%. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped the group's performance in the three months to the end of March.


What will Anheuser-Busch InBev's priorities be for the years ahead? - analysis 26 Apr 2021

Richard Woodard

Earlier this month, just-drinks analysed Anheuser-Busch InBev's performance trends over the last five years. In this excerpt from the report, we consider what's currently top of inbox for CEO Carlos Brito.


Carlsberg in Q1 2021 - results preview 26 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

On Wednesday, Carlsberg will announce its results from the first three months of 2021. The numbers are the first set to follow 2020's full-year sales decline of 8.4%. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Carlsberg's performance in the three months to the end of March.


Earth Day 2021 Special - How ESG data could be used to measure brand owners' reputations - sustainability spotlight 22 Apr 2021

Ben Cooper

As major drinks brand owners time their announcements about renewable energy, regenerative agriculture and paper bottles to coincide with Earth Day, Ben Cooper reflects on the relationship between sustainability, PR and reputation.


Heineken throws Q1 surprise but stage set for LatAm battle - analysis 22 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

On the face of it, Heineken delivered a disappointing set of first-quarter results this week. In its major market, Europe, beer volumes dropped by 10% as on-premise performance cratered because of the coronavirus lockdown. In the UK, for example, on-premise volumes (and presumably sales, although Heineken doesn't disclose them in Q1 and Q3) dropped to near-zero.


Remy Cointreau in fiscal-2021 - results preview 21 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

On Friday, Remy Cointreau will announce the results of its fiscal-2021. The numbers, to the end of March, have as their base a 1.6% sales decline from the nine months to the end of December. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Remy's performance in its Q4 reporting period.


Why Kirin's hopes in beer are no more, why company results don't really matter right now and who's better, Coke or Pepsi? - The just-drinks Analyst 20 Apr 2021

Ian Shackleton

In his latest investor-based take on the drinks industry, former analyst Ian Shackleton takes a look at Kirin's broken promises, a results season where the latest numbers matter less than the future ones and who's currently on top in the Cola Wars.


Pernod Ricard in year-to-date fiscal-2021 - results preview 20 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will announce the results from the first nine months of its fiscal-2021. The numbers, to the end of March, have as their base a 3.9% sales decline from the six months to the end of December. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Pernod's performance in its Q3 reporting period.


Is consuming alcohol good for avoiding cataracts? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 248 19 Apr 2021

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Members of The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research were generally impressed by a recent analysis of a large number of cases of cataract surgery in the UK; there were reasonable measures of the exposure (alcohol consumption), including the amount and type of beverage consumed and appropriate potentially confounding factors were taken into consideration.


Why COVID has changed trade shows forever - focus 15 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Trade shows, a staple of everyone's business year, have been among the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic. Their very design goes against even the loosest virus controls: packed with people who like to shake hands, often international and - in beverages, at least - lots of sampling.


Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data 14 Apr 2021

Richard Woodard

In late February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2020. The brewing giant posted a 3.7% dip in sales from the year, on a volumes decline of 5.7%. Here, just-drinks picks apart A-B InBev's numbers over the last five years and considers the trends that are set to shape the future for the company, specifically, and the beer category, more broadly.


How COVID has closed the digital gap between young and old - consumer trends 13 Apr 2021

Laura Foster

When it comes to contemplating older consumers and their digital consumption, stereotypes about tech-phobic grannies who refuse to buy smartphones or use internet banking often come to mind. Yet, while this has been true to a certain extent, the basis on which the stereotype formed is starting to disappear.


The top US brewers in 2020 - data 12 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Late last week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2020. Here is the top 50.


The top US craft brewers in 2020 - data 12 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Late last week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest craft brewers in the country in volume terms in 2020. Here is the top 50.


What will The Coca-Cola Co's priorities be for the years ahead? - analysis 7 Apr 2021

Richard Woodard

Earlier this week, just-drinks analysed The Coca-Cola Co's performance trends over the last five years. In this excerpt from the report, we consider what's currently top of inbox for CEO James Quincey.


Constellation Brands in fiscal-2021 - results preview 7 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

On Thursday, Constellation Brands will announce the results from its fiscal-2021. The numbers, to the end of February, bring to an end a 12-month period that saw year-to-date sales rise by 3.4% to US$6.66bn. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Constellation's performance in its Q4 reporting period.


Why Ocean Spray Wave could have TikTok to thank for 'Dream' launch - analysis 1 Apr 2021

GlobalData

Ocean Spray Cranberries' latest addition to its namesake drinks brand ticks many boxes for US consumers, while the co-operative's viral online smash last year also bodes well for Ocean Spray Wave.


The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data 31 Mar 2021

Richard Woodard

In mid-February, The Cola-Cola Co posted a 9% dip in sales from the 12 months of 2020. An improved performance in the final quarter failed to offset the COVID-impacted second and third quarters for the soft drinks giant. Here, just-drinks picks apart Coca-Cola's numbers over the last five years and considers the trends that are set to shape the future for the company, specifically, and the soft drinks category more broadly.


The battle for beer dominance in Vietnam - market data 26 Mar 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Earlier this year, South Asian brewer ThaiBev confirmed plans to launch an IPO for its combined Thai and Vietnamese operations on the Singapore Stock Exchange.


Why premium mixers will be winners in the post-COVID environment - analysis 25 Mar 2021

GlobalData

In a move designed to capitalise on the at-home cocktail trend, PepsiCo has unveiled Neon Zebra, a four-strong line of mixers, in the US.


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