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A number of epidemiologic studies have found that light-to-moderate alcohol intake is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia an...
On Wednesday, PepsiCo will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in...
On Tuesday, The Coca-Cola Co will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's perform...
If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....
Scotch whisky is contemplating a brighter future after three consecutive years of falling global sales, according to the latest joint Global Insights report from just-drinks and The IWSR. While worldwide consumption of blended Scotch and single malts fell slightly in 2015 – down 0.2% to just under 94m nine-litre cases – the early signs from 2016 are positive, and the years to come look brighter still.
In a fiscal-2017 trading update yesterday, Remy Cointreau praised the continued strong performance of its Remy Martin Cognac division - naming Asia Pacific and the US as key growth drivers.
A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caused by plastic bottles. The report is particularly critical of the lack of progress on bottle re-use, which suggests to Ben Cooper that this may have to feature more prominently in sustainability strategies if further damaging criticism is to be avoided.
In a trading update, released today, Remy Cointreau hailed continued momentum in Asia Pacific in its fiscal-2017, with its Cognac brands also helping to drive growth. Organic sales in the 12 months to the end of March were up by almost 5%, with sales in reported terms rising by 4.2%. Here, we take a closer look at the group's performance by division.
Earlier today, Heineken reported a 0.6% increase in sales from the brewer's first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the three months to the end of March by region.
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.
Pernod Ricard will report its third-quarter numbers on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of March.
"It was just a lucky punt," says Steve Lofty of the BrewDog shares he bought back in 2011. That was when the Scottish craft brewer raised GBP2.2m (US$2.8m) in a second phase of crowdfunding. "I'd just got a bonus from work and it seemed like a fun company."
Late last week, Concha y Toro released its full-year results for 2016. The Chile-headquartered wine group saw the first six months prop up the full-year performance, as currency fluctuations triggered by June's EU referendum in the UK battered profits. Here, just-drinks considers CyT's performance over the last five years.
Earlier today, Constellation Brands reported a double-digit sales lift for fiscal-2017, with last year's Canadian wine sale boosting the bottom line. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's full-year performance by category.
Ahead of the release on Thursday of Constellation Brands' results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of February for the company.
The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liquor sales within 500m of state and national highways was surprising.
There are good times ahead for sparkling wine producers all over the world, including Champagne, according to the latest joint just-drinks/IWSR Global Insights report – with non-Champagne fizz set for dramatic growth. At first glance, that might look surprising. After all, overall sparkling wine consumption (including Champagne) only expanded by 0.3% in 2015, with Champagne bucking the recent trend by outperforming its global competition.
One of the older flavours in the soft drinks market has become one of the category's hottest new trends. Ginger is spicing things up with a wave of new product innovation sweeping through non-alcoholic beverages, from carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks to plant waters, healthful shots, and beyond.
Earlier this week, US trade body the Brewers Association released its craft beer volumes and sales figures in the country for 2016. Here, just-drinks provides an overview of the craft beer sector in the US over the past few years.
Yesterday, the head of Pernod Ricard's Europe, Middle East & Africa operations, Christian Porta, updated analysts on the group's performances in the regions, as well as reviewing Latin America. Here, just-drinks picks out the key themes, with commentary from analysts.
Recent research by Euromonitor International into the health & wellness trend in soft drinks shows that the description of 'natural' is very much a self-governed practice: There is not yet any conclusive and scientific definition for the term. The lack of a clear definition is causing confusion and harming the trustworthiness of natural claims.
In our latest look at consumer trends in the drinks industry, Ben Cooper turns his attention to the marketing of products along gender lines and asks, why are drinks brands struggling to keep up with society's changing approach to the sexes?
Last week, E&J Gallo Winery increased its presence in its home state of California, when it lined up the acquisition of Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley.
Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But, this year's exhibition marks the end of an era. Joe Bates reports.
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- Diageo to cut 105 jobs in Scotland, 50 in Italy
- Scotch sales set to soar, despite recent struggles
- Pernod Ricard posts solid YTD sales jump - results
- Pernod Ricard YTD fiscal-2017 sales performance
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- Global Scotch insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- Global Champagne and sparkling wine insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
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