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Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 2

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin last month hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long internat...

Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 1

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin this October hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long intern...

D-Day for Minimum Unit Pricing - Focus

Tomorrow, the UK's Supreme Court will hand down the final ruling on the legal status of the introduction in Scotland of Minimum Unit Pricing...

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 4%...


Minimum Unit Pricing - How much? - data 15 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, the UK Supreme Court cleared the way for the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland. Here, just-drinks breaks down the minimum price consumers will face in the country once the measure takes effect.


Coca-Cola HBC Year-to-Date 2017 by market - results data 9 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

In November, Coca-Cola HBC released an update on its performance during the first nine months of 2017, with sales rising by almost 6% year-on-year. Here, just-drinks breaks down Coca-Cola HBC's figures for the period - to the end of September - by region.


As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its challenges - Focus 8 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey.


Is Gruppo Campari poised to re-enter the M&A frame? - Analysis 8 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Following the release of third-quarter and year-to-date results yesterday, analysts appear to be largely impressed with a "well-run" and "focused" Gruppo Campari. 


Gruppo Campari Year-to-Date 2017 by region - results data 7 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari posted a boost in nine-month sales as priority brands in developed markets drove performance. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's year-to-date performance by region.


Concha y Toro Year-to-Date 2017 by region - results data 7 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

In early-November, Concha y Toro released its results for both the first nine months od 2017 and the third quarter. In the year-to-date, the wine group's sales were down by 4.5% on the corresponding period a year ago, with Q3 sales also dipping, by 5.5%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the company's figures for the year so far on both a quarterly and a regional basis.


The Coca-Cola Co's next sustainability move - Focus - just-drinks Exclusive 7 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has said a new strategy in Western Europe to reduce packaging waste will act as a template for a global initiative, due to be unveiled next year.


Is there a 'right' amount of alcohol to drink when pregnant? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 207 6 Nov 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

There is no question that high levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can lead to severe adverse effects on the foetus, with the most serious condition known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Many studies have also related alcohol intake during pregnancy with premature birth, low birth weight, and the infant being small for gestational age (SGA). Data on the effects of occasional or light drinking are not as clear, but most studies have not detected adverse effects.


Kick-starting FABs with higher abv's - NPD trends 6 Nov 2017

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

Tired of losing sales to higher alcohol categories like spirits and wine, brewers of beer and flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs) seem to have decided that if you cannot beat them, join them. A new generation of high-abv products offers consumers twice the alcohol content or more of 'regular' beer or FABs and looks likely to be the alcohol trend to watch in 2018.


What does the future hold for the global gin category? - Research in Focus 2 Nov 2017

Richard Woodard

The continuing global gin boom is beginning to shift and evolve, with growth accelerating in second-tier markets across Western Europe and beyond, according to the latest Global Gin Insights report from just-drinks and the IWSR.


Carlsberg Q3 & YTD 2017 by region - results data 2 Nov 2017

Olly Wehring

In early-November, Carlsberg reported a decrease in the speed of sales growth in the third quarter of 2017. The brewer's sales in the three months to the end of September were down year-on-year by 1%, pulling the growth of the top-line down from +2% in H1 to +1% in the first nine months of the year. Here, just-drinks compares the brewer's performance to the same period a year ago, and breaks down the figures by region.


Changing trends in US take shine off Anheuser-Busch InBev savings - Analysis 27 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

Announcing Anheuser-Busch InBev's YTD results yesterday, CEO Carlos Brito took a moment to reflect that it is now just over a year since his company successfully completed the third-biggest corporate merger in history, with the takeover of SABMiller.


Can Bai still deliver for Dr Pepper Snapple Group? - Analysis 27 Oct 2017

Lucy Britner

In the notes that followed Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q3 & YTD 2017 conference call, analysts expressed disappointment, calling Bai's performance "weaker than expected". 


Anheuser-Busch InBev's YTD 2017 by region - results data 26 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

Today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported an increase in nine-month sales thanks to a strong global performance from its Corona brand. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the year so far.


The Coca-Cola Co's Q3 2017 performance by region - results data 25 Oct 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, the Coca-Cola Co hailed a "solid third quarter", with organic sales up 4%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's regional performance in the three months to the end of September:


Brown-Forman performance trends 2013-17 - results data 24 Oct 2017

Richard Woodard

In mid-June, Brown-Forman released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of April dip by 3% as profits came in down compared to the year-prior, when the bottom-line was boosted by a one-off divestment. Here, just-drinks considers Brown-Forman's performance over the past five years and looks at what lessons the wider spirits industry can learn from the group's recent history.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 2017 results - Preview 24 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

Ahead of the release on Thursday of Anheuser-Busch InBev's third-quarter 2017 results, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of September for the company.


Pernod Ricard Q1 fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data 19 Oct 2017

Olly Wehring

In mid-October, Pernod Ricard reported a near-6% rise in sales for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. The 5.7% lift in organic terms was hampered by ForEx, however, with sales on a reported basis coming in 2% up on the corresponding period a year earlier.  Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of September.


Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2017 19 Oct 2017

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.


Cognac bounces back for Remy Cointreau in US, with Moet Hennessy in its sights - Analysis 18 Oct 2017

Olly Wehring

Having cycled tough comparisons for Cognac in the US in its first quarter, Remy Cointreau yesterday reported "normalised" sales in the category and market in Q2. For the rest of its fiscal year, Moet Hennessy’s current stock issues appear to present the group with a golden opportunity.


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