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just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - Dec

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December....

Alcohol and gastric cancer - research

While heavy alcohol intake has regularly been found to increase the risk of upper aero-digestive tract cancers (mouth, tongue, pharynx, lary...

Will cannabis inflict change at Constellation?

It has been the same old growth story for Constellation Brands over the past few years - strong performance in beer outpacing weaker results...

Constellation Brands Q3 - results preview

At the end of this week, Constellation Brands releases results for the third quarter of its fiscal-2018 as well as for the nine months to th...

Pernod Ricard performance trends 2013-17 - results data 15 Jan 2018

Richard Woodard

At the end of August, Pernod Ricard released results from its most recent fiscal year, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the period were up by almost 4% on the corresponding period a year earlier, breaking the EUR9bn barrier for the first time. Here, industry commentator Richard Woodard considers Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years and looks at what lessons the wider wine and spirits industries can learn from the group's recent history.

Constellation Brands' fiscal-2018 to-date by category - results data 5 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

In early-January, Constellation Brands reported its results for the third quarter and the first nine months of its fiscal 2018. Group sales in the nine months to the end of November increased by 7% on an organic basis, the same as the rate of increase for both the half-year and the first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the nine-month period on a by-category basis.

Gruppo Campari will not stop at Bisquit Dubouché et Cie Cognac - Analysis 21 Dec 2017

Lucy Britner

The drinks industry crystal ball has been predicting M&A activity in the Gruppo Campari camp for a few weeks now. 

How will the next five years treat the global vodka sector? - Research in Focus 18 Dec 2017

Richard Woodard

The global vodka category continues to experience mixed fortunes, with overall volumes persistently declining, but continued opportunities for higher-priced products, according to the latest joint report from just-drinks and the IWSR.

"The US is not all about Jameson and Absolut" for Pernod Ricard - Analysis 14 Dec 2017

Lucy Britner

Much has been written over the past year, and beyond, about Pernod Ricard's Jameson and Absolut brands in the US market.

Does alcohol make you fat? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 209 14 Dec 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The public, and scientists, have long been concerned about the relation between alcohol consumption and weight gain, as all alcoholic beverages contain calories. However, most epidemiologic studies do not find that light or moderate drinkers weigh more than their abstaining peers, and some even show lower weight among moderate drinkers than among abstainers.

The wine category in 2017 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS 12 Dec 2017

Ben Cooper

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. In this, the third in our four-part category review, Ben Cooper considers how 2017 has treated the wine sector.

Plain packaging - A clear and future danger to drinks? - Focus 12 Dec 2017

Andy Morton

Research this week has brought into stark relief the potential threat that plain packaging laws could have on the global drinks industry.

Brown-Forman H1 fiscal-2018 by brand & region - results data 6 Dec 2017

Andy Morton

In December, Brown-Forman reported its results for the second half of its fiscal-2018. Sales in the six months to the end of October rose by 7% in organic terms, while operating profits increased by 14%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by market and by brand in the six-month period.

Brown-Forman's Q2 & H1 2018 results - Preview 5 Dec 2017

Lucy Britner

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of Brown-Forman's results for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal-2018, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of October for the group.  

How Danone has upped its health & wellness game - Research in Focus 30 Nov 2017

Hope Lee, senior analyst at Euromonitor International

In Euromonitor International's health & wellness (H&W) system, Danone ranked fourth last year in the global health & wellness food & beverages market in 2016, based largely on Activia's strong position in fortified & functional dairy-based yoghurt and Evian in naturally-healthy bottled water.

Will blending bubbles with functionality kill CSDs? - NPD trends 29 Nov 2017

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

There's a popular saying that goes "when it rains, it pours". Carbonated soft drink marketers know the feeling, as the segment's consumption declines seem to be never-ending. In the US market alone, per-capita consumption of CSDs is down by roughly one-third since 1999, according to GlobalData. A new burst of innovation in healthy carbonated drinks could accelerate those declines.

Britvic FY fiscal-2017 by region - results data 29 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales but profits were down as the company invested in a business capability programme. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in fiscal 2017. All sales values are on a constant currency basis.

How will Scotch whisky perform in the next five years? - Research in Focus 27 Nov 2017

Richard Woodard

After a tough period since 2012, the global Scotch whisky market is facing a brighter future over the next five years – but there are still concerns about the category's lack of dynamism compared to its rivals.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2017 27 Nov 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.

The Irish connection - How C&C Group plans to rescue Magners - Focus 23 Nov 2017

Andy Morton

In the world of mass-market cider, geography has become a valuable marketing tool. Of the major brands on sale in the UK, Heineken's Old Mout claims New Zealand heritage, Strongbow English, while both Rekorderlig and Kopperberg play heavily on their Scandinavian roots. Now, C&C Group is looking differentiate itself in the UK's cut-throat cider market by bolstering the Irish credentials of its Magners brand.

Bacardi's possible resurgence, how Q3 panned out and how my drinks stock tips have performed in 2017 - The just-drinks Analyst 21 Nov 2017

Ian Shackleton

Rounding off his first full year with us, just-drinks resident analyst Ian Shackleton prepares for Christmas with a look at recent developments at Bacardi, a review of results from the third quarter and a look at how his stock tips have done this year. He also has a future tip for the top of his own.

The long-running battle to promote moderate drinking goes on - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 208 20 Nov 2017

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recently-released publication from the American Society of Clinical Oncology attempted to describe the relation between alcohol consumption and cancer, including the effects on the risk of developing cancer and effects among subjects currently being treated for cancer. It came to the conclusion that there is a need for the public to be warned about the use of alcohol because of its effects on cancer, and describes numerous approaches for decreasing alcohol use in the population.

Cannabis, food democracy and the trouble with apps - Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Part 2 16 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin last month hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long international conference ranged from Bacardi's view on the headwinds and tailwinds affecting the industry, to the convergence of food and drink from Diageo. Here, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner rounds up the key forecast trends from the presentations.

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.

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