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Responsible drinking issues around the world

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

The just-drinks analyst returns...

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts...

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%...

New business environment causing drinks problems

Consumer goods - including alcohol and soft drinks - are approaching a "challenging crossroads", according to one analyst group, thanks to a...


What does alcohol's future look like? - Sustainability Spotlight 12 Sep 2017

Ben Cooper

Recent weeks have seen the publication of reports detailing the contrasting drinking habits of younger and older consumers. Ben Cooper ponders what they mean for the long-term sustainability of the alcohol sector.


Why drinks companies will struggle to break Generation Z - Consumer Trends 7 Sep 2017

Ben Cooper

This month, Ben Cooper examines what a new report from marketing consultants Protein on Generation Z - or Gen Z - consumers may mean for marketers, particularly for those in the drinks arena.


China spirit - How Diageo reinflated the baijiu bubble - Part II 6 Sep 2017

Andy Morton

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subsequent rise - of baijiu, and shows how the company is learning from past mistakes to help shape the Chinese white spirits' future. Here's part two of Andy's story.


China spirit - How Diageo got burned by the baijiu bubble - Part I 6 Sep 2017

Andy Morton

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subsequent rise - of baijiu, and shows how the company is learning from past mistakes to help shape the future of the baijiu category.


How much alcohol will kill you, and when? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 205 5 Sep 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The most usual finding in longitudinal cohort studies has been that light-to-moderate consumers of alcohol tend to be at lower risk for total mortality, and show greater longevity of life, even when other lifestyle/demographic factors known to affect longevity are adjusted for in the analysis. A recent analysis is important as it presents data on the relation of alcohol intake to total mortality as well as to specific mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer for a very large number of subjects in the US.


Distell fiscal-2017 by category and region - results data 4 Sep 2017

Olly Wehring

In late-August, Distell posted results for its fiscal-2017. Sales in the 12 months to the end of June increased by just under 6% year-on-year for the multi-category group, with volumes in the year coming in flat. Here, just-drinks breaks down Distell's figures for the period by category and by region.


Martell growth turns Pernod Ricard's attention to Chivas in China - Analysis 1 Sep 2017

Lucy Britner

In yesterday's fiscal-2017 results announcement, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard highlighted a return to growth for the group in China - something the company hasn't seen since 2013.


How playing the indulgence card could return CSDs to success - NPD trends 1 Sep 2017

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

Carbonated soft drink producers seem to be fighting a losing battle when it comes to sugar. Reformulating drinks with no- or low-calorie sweeteners has not worked out as planned. Smaller-size packages are boosting margins, but at the expense of volume. Apologising for sugar is not working; maybe, going in the opposite direction by celebrating sugar (and indulgence) could produce a different result.


Concha y Toro H1 2017 by region - results data 1 Sep 2017

Olly Wehring

In late-August, Concha y Toro released its results for the first half of 2017. The group's sales fell by 4%, with CyT blaming lower volumes and the impact of "adverse" exchange rates for the poor performance. Here, just-drinks breaks down the company's figures for the first six months of the year on a regional basis.


Pernod Ricard fiscal-2017 by brand and region - results data 31 Aug 2017

Olly Wehring

In late-August, Pernod Ricard posted results for its fiscal-2017. Sales in the 12 months to the end of June increased by almost 4% year-on-year, as operating profits rose by just over 3%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the wine and spirits group's figures for the period by brand and by region.


Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 by brand & region - results data 30 Aug 2017

Olly Wehring

In late-August, Brown-Forman reported its results for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. Sales in the three months to the end of July rose by 6% in organic terms, while net profits increased markedly, by 24%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by market and by brand in the three-month period.


Pernod Ricard FY fiscal-2017 results - Preview 30 Aug 2017

Lucy Britner

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will release its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's highlights during the final quarter of its fiscal year, the three months to the end of June.


Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - August 2017 23 Aug 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.


Coca-Cola Amatil H1 2017 - results data 23 Aug 2017

Olly Wehring

In late-August, Coca-Cola Amatil released its results for the first six months of 2017. The group saw its sales slip by almost 4%, with net profits in organic terms fall by the same amount. Here, just-drinks breaks down Coca-Cola Amatil's figures for the half-year by region.


How much should you drink to help you live longer? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 204 22 Aug 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A number of studies have shown that the risk of cognitive impairment appears to be reduced among elderly subjects who consume moderate amounts of alcohol; most studies indicate that both light and moderate drinking are associated with a lower risk of dementia, but heavy drinking is often shown to be associated with higher cognitive risk for dementia and cognitive impairment.


Digital marketing's over-hyped status, the quarterly results bonanza and the local spirits investment opportunity - The just-drinks analyst 18 Aug 2017

Ian Shackleton

This month, former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton takes a long, hard look at marketing spend in the digital world, a better-than-expected results season and the return of green shoots for local spirits.


Strong H1 for Carlsberg fails to temper fear over what lies ahead - Analysis 17 Aug 2017

Andy Morton

"So far, so good," was the verdict from Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling yesterday after Carlsberg posted its first-half results.


Treasury Wine Estates fiscal-2017 by region - results data 17 Aug 2017

Olly Wehring

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates posted results for its fiscal-2017. Sales in the 12 months to the end of June were up by just over 11% on an 8.5% lift in volumes. Here, just-drinks breaks down the wine group's figures in the period by region.


Carlsberg H1 2017 by region - results data 16 Aug 2017

Andy Morton

Today, Carlsberg reported a 2% rise in first-half sales, with profits up by 23%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the brewer's figures in the period by region.


Treasury Wine Estates FY fiscal-2017 results - Preview 15 Aug 2017

Olly Wehring

Ahead of the release later this week of Treasury Wine Estates' results for fiscal-2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of June for the company.


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