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The Bulk Wine Market - just-drinks special report

Bulk wine accounts for around 80% of the global wine market, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many. In a two-part special report,...

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...

Vermouth - The next big thing? - Consumer Trends

Among the talk at the on-premise Tales of the Cocktail conference in the UK this April, the consensus appeared to be that vermouth is once a...

Remy Cointreau Q1 2018 trading update - Preview

Ahead of the release on Thursday of Remy Cointreau's first-quarter 2018 trading update, here's a look at the events that shaped the three mo...


Remy Cointreau first-quarter fiscal-2018 - results data 20 Jul 2017

Olly Wehring

In mid-July, Remy Cointreau released a trading update for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. Sales in the three months to the end of June increased by 8% year-on-year, with the group's Remy Martin posting a "remarkable" 18.7% jump in value sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by reporting division in the quarter.


Cocktail culture gives ginger ale new lease of life, while other carbonated segments fizzle out - Research in Focus 20 Jul 2017

Matthew Barry, beverages analyst, Euromonitor International

Every year since 2008, retail volumes of ginger ale have grown faster globally than CSDs overall. This trend is set to continue and, in the years between now and 2021, ginger ale will grow faster than every other sector of carbonates, with the exception of seltzers.


Are the days of syndicated data numbered? - Focus 18 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Syndicated data - nearly all of us use it, and those that do rely on it for an accurate picture of the beverage industry. But just how reliable is it, especially in a retail sector undergoing significant consumer changes?


How important is folate intake for reducing breast cancer risk from alcohol consumption? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 202 18 Jul 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The strongest factor associated with the risk of a woman developing breast cancer appears to be a positive family history of such a diagnosis in a sibling or mother. Among environmental factors, almost all studies have shown that alcohol consumption relates to increased risk; a slight increase is often seen even among women who report only light drinking - an average of less than one drink per day, for example.


Molson Coors performance trends 2012-2016 - results data 17 Jul 2017

Richard Siddle

In February 2017, Molson Coors released its full-year results for 2016; the year in which the brewer took full control of the MillerCoors joint-venture in the US. While the transaction has skewed the numbers for 2016 - full details of which can be found here - the results from the four years prior provide an interesting guide to Molson Coors' longer-term performance.


How to grow organically, results season approaches and how my stock is faring - The just-drinks analyst 12 Jul 2017

Ian Shackleton

This month, our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton considers how best to grow your top-line, considers that the next round of results will throw up and looks at how his stock picks have performed so far.


just-drinks speaks to Carlsberg's sustainability director, Simon Boas Hoffmeyer - Sustainability Spotlight 11 Jul 2017

Ben Cooper

Last month, Carlsberg unveiled ambitious long-term sustainability targets, including a commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030. The company's sustainability director, Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, spoke with Ben Cooper about the rationale behind the new long-range targets.


What do the new IWSR figures tell us about global spirits trends? - Analysis 6 Jul 2017

Andy Morton

Analysts at Exane BNP Paribas have dug deep into latest IWSR figures to uncover the emerging trends in global spirits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at some of the prevailing winds currently on show.


How are changing eating habits affecting wine consumption in the UK? - Consumer Trends  4 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

Changing attitudes to meals in the UK are having an impact on the amount of wine consumers drink, recent research suggests.


Drinks industry focuses on road ahead after Trump's Paris climate agreement decision – Sustainability Spotlight 3 Jul 2017

Ben Cooper

Last month, Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. Ben Cooper looks at how the drinks sector has responded and what US withdrawal means, both for global efforts to address climate change and for multinational beverage corporations.


IPO done, what next for Jose Cuervo? - Analysis 3 Jul 2017

Olly Wehring

Almost five months since going public, and Jose Cuervo has already changed its culture to become more results-driven. That's pretty quick, for a company founded in 1758.


Was Brown-Forman ever on the cards? The future of M&A for Constellation Brands - Analysis 3 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier this year, the rumour mill went into overdrive when a CNBC report suggested Constellation Brands had made a move to acquire Brown-Forman. At first, Brown-Forman declined to comment, only to break its silence a few days later, when the company stated categorically that it "is not for sale".


Why doesn’t Diageo buy Fever-Tree? - Analysis 28 Jun 2017

Olly Wehring

Following the purchase of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev last year, no drinks company can be ruled out as a takeover target, whatever its size. That includes Diageo, which has been suggested previously as potentially being in the sights of the likes of AB InBev.


The IWSR Real 100 Spirits Brands Worldwide - The Facts 27 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

The IWSR's annual top 100 list of global spirits by volume has just been released, and on the whole, it is very much like last year's. Hite-Jinro's Jinro easily holds on to its commanding position at the top - the South Korean soju sold more than the brands in second and third combined - while there was only a minor shuffling of places in the top 10.


What effect - if any - does lifestyle have on mortality? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 201 27 Jun 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent study set out to examine differences in the risk of mortality and in survival associated with a healthy lifestyle versus a less healthy lifestyle.


Why the juice category must get to grips with its lead problem - Focus 23 Jun 2017

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

Lead is an insidious poison; there is no such thing as a 'safe' level of lead in the blood, and even small amounts can lower IQ and cause behavioural problems. These realities are why lead was removed from gasoline and paint decades ago. But, what about fruit juice? Disturbing new research from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in the US reveals that lead is much more common in foods like fruit juice than consumers may realise. The research gives fruit juice producers something to think about.


Is Diageo’s US$1bn Casamigos play expensive? Who cares? - Analysis 22 Jun 2017

Olly Wehring

Diageo was keen yesterday to make a big noise about its latest M&A play. At up to US$1bn, we shouldn’t be too surprised. But, that didn’t stop several analysts expressing surprise at what the group has bought for its billion.


Responsible drinking measures around the world - The IARD Digest - June 2017 21 Jun 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.


European Union spirits exports 2016 - data 20 Jun 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, trade association SpiritsEurope released its 2016 trade review for the spirits segment, detailing the performance of the region's spirits industry in its export markets. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the headline numbers from the report.


How to write a winning entry form for a drinks competition - Focus 16 Jun 2017

Pete Brown

It's been a while, but one of our former beer commentators is back on just-drinks. In a guest-posting, Pete Brown considers what it takes to pull together an attention-grabbing awards submission.


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