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Editor's Viewpoint – Can We Blame Diageo for Not Acting Sooner on Mallya? 27 Apr 2015

Column: Editor's Viewpoint

It's not every day that one can accuse the world's biggest spirits producer of being a bit stupid, but my peers in India are making hay today, doing just that. But, before wading in against Diageo and the call by its United Spirits unit in India for chairman Vijay Mallya to stand down, ask yourself this one question: What difference does it make?


just On Call - Dr Pepper Snapple Group tests "naturally-sweetened" range 27 Apr 2015

Column: just On Call

The CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has said it is “still early days” for a new range of naturally-sweetened CSDs as the company launches US tests.


Product Launch - Summerhouse Drinks' Tonic Water 24 Apr 2015

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Scottish soft drinks maker Summerhouse Drinks has launched a tonic water to target growing demand for gin.


just On Call - Pernod Ricard shifts Scotch focus to find China growth 24 Apr 2015

Column: just On Call

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market.


just On Call - Heineken seeks clearer rules in Indonesia after "substantial" hit 23 Apr 2015

Column: just On Call

Heineken's departing CFO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third.


just On Call - Diet Coke "a work in progress" - Coca-Cola Co 23 Apr 2015

Column: just On Call

The Coca-Cola Co has said there is still work to be done on Diet Coke in the US despite a recent sales turnaround.


Focus - Pernod Ricard's YTD Performance by Region 23 Apr 2015

Column: Focus

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 6% rise in sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a look at the performance of the company's 14 major spirits and Champagne brands in the year-to-date, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region:


Round-Up - NPD: Are Fruit Juice Makers Throwing Away their Answer to the Sugar Content Conundrum? 23 Apr 2015

Column: Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

By taking the pulp out of their products, could fruit juice makers be missing a trick when it comes to consumers craving healthy alternatives? Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor delves deeper.


Focus - Coca-Cola Co's Q1 Performance by Region 22 Apr 2015

Column: Focus

The Coca-Cola Co today reported a 4% drop in full-year profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:


Focus - Heineken's Q1 Performance by Region 22 Apr 2015

Column: Focus

Today, Heineken reported a lift in profits and sales in the first three months of this year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region:


Product Launch - Heineken's Old Mout Pomegranate & Strawberry 21 Apr 2015

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Heineken is to support the launch of a new flavour in its Old Mout cider range with a GBP4m (US$6m) marketing campaign.


Product Launch - MightyBee's Raw, Virgin Coconut Water 21 Apr 2015

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

London-based MightyBee has launched its first products, a range of coconut water beverages.


just the Preview - The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 21 Apr 2015

Column: just the Preview

The Coca-Cola Co will report its first-quarter results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of March:


just the Answer - Casella Family Brands' global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt 21 Apr 2015

Column: just the Answer

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.


Product Launch - Old Orchard Brands’ Old Orchard Healthy Balance Pineapple Orange, Peach Mango 21 Apr 2015

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Old Orchard Brands has launched two new tropical variants in its Healthy Balance reduced-sugar juice drink range.


just The Preview - Pernod Ricard's Q3 & YTD 21 Apr 2015

Column: just the Preview

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:


Comment - Spirits - Will We Understand the Language of Rum? 21 Apr 2015

Column: Comment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard

Gruppo Campari's decision to change the names of several rum brands in its Appleton Estate portfolio suggests that the segment may have stumbled on its own language. Does this mark the end of rum's reliance on the terminology used by Cognac and Scotch whisky? Richard Woodard delves deeper.


just The Preview - Heineken's Q1 20 Apr 2015

Column: just the Preview

On Wednesday, Heineken will report its first-quarter numbers. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to the end of March:


Research in Focus - Could Tequila Benefit from Craft and Bourbon Bounce? 20 Apr 2015

Column: Research in Focus

Already one of the healthiest spirits categories, the Tequila sector is benefiting from two significant external factors in its prime market, according to a new IWSR/just-drinks report, namely the boom in craft distilling and the current resurgence of the American whiskey category.


Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Laphroaig 15-Year-Old 20 Apr 2015

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations for Islay single malt Scotch whisky Laphroaig, brand owner Beam Suntory has announced the limited re-release of the Laphroaig 15-year-old expression.


Product Launch - Camus Cognac's Extra Dark & Intense 20 Apr 2015

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Camus Cognac used has a unique production process to create a new expression of its Camus Extra bottling, decanting eaux-de-vie from their casks, re-toasting the wood and then refilling them with the same spirit.


just a Moment With … Bruce Tyrrell, MD of Tyrrell’s Wines 20 Apr 2015

Column: just a Moment With...

This week, we speak to the MD of Australia's Tyrrell’s Wines, and just-drinks subscriber, Bruce Tyrrell.


Editor's Viewpoint - Is Diageo on the Brink of a Brain Drain? 17 Apr 2015

Column: Editor's Viewpoint

Another day, another drinks executive stepping down “to explore new opportunities”. Usually, this is code for “is leaving to join one of our competitors in a slightly better-paid position”. But, with nowhere to go to yet, Andy Fennell's departure from Diageo is a strange one, especially as he has been held up internally as the 'next big thing'.


Focus - SABMiller's FY Sales Performance by Region 16 Apr 2015

Column: Focus

Today, SABMiller reported a 4% rise in full-year sales despite a flat performance from North America. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the numbers:


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Will Keurig Kold come to Coca-Cola Co's Rescue? 16 Apr 2015

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

Will the next innovation in at-home carbonation prove to be the silver bullet for The Coca-Cola Co? Richard Corbett considers the prospects for the Keurig Kold.


Product Launch - Wild Drinks' Wild Elderflower Spritz 15 Apr 2015

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

UK beverage maker Wild Drinks has launched a sparkling perry-based drink ahead of the summer.


Focus - Remy Cointreau's FY Performance by Region, Brand 15 Apr 2015

Column: Focus

In a trading update yesterday, Remy Cointreau posted marginal organic sales growth for its fiscal full year, but reported sales dropped by 6%, Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by region and brand in the 12 months to the end of March.


Editor's Viewpoint – Heineken's move for Pivovarna Lasko: Because It's There 14 Apr 2015

Column: Editor's Viewpoint

Nine months after Pivovarna Lasko hung out the 'for sale' sign, Heineken has emerged as the Slovenian firm's favoured suitor – or should that be saviour?


just the Answer - Accolade Wines' AMESCA/SE commercial director, Nick Pringle 14 Apr 2015

Column: just the Answer

As a former professional cricketer, Nick Pringle is well-aware of the power the game's biggest names wield over the public. That's why Accolade Wines has recruited the services of Glenn McGrath to promote its Hardys brand in India. Earlier this week, Pringle, who is now the company's commercial director for the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the Middle East, South & Central America, and Southern Europe, talks to just-drinks about the McGrath tie-up, as well as Accolade's market challenges elsewhere.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 162: What is the Association between Alcohol Consumption and Cancer? 13 Apr 2015

Column: Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Three major papers on the association of alcohol consumption and cancer have recently been published. ISFAR forum members considered that all were well-done, and presented valuable new information on the topic.

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