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A deeper consideration of the issues making the headlines on just-drinks.



Five political developments with potential consequences for business in Q1 2018 - Focus 17 Jan 2018

Anybody hoping that the world would enter a period of calm in global politics in 2018 is likely to be disappointed.


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

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


Minimum Unit Pricing - The Reaction 15 Nov 2017

Earlier today, the UK Supreme Court cleared the way for the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland. Here, just-drinks pulls together reaction to the news, from trade associations, drinks companies and the authorities.


Coca-Cola HBC Year-to-Date 2017 by market - results data 9 Nov 2017

In November, Coca-Cola HBC released an update on its performance during the first nine months of 2017, with sales rising by almost 6% year-on-year. Here, just-drinks breaks down Coca-Cola HBC's figures for the period - to the end of September - by region.


As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its challenges - Focus 8 Nov 2017

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey.


Concha y Toro Year-to-Date 2017 by region - results data 7 Nov 2017

In early-November, Concha y Toro released its results for both the first nine months od 2017 and the third quarter. In the year-to-date, the wine group's sales were down by 4.5% on the corresponding period a year ago, with Q3 sales also dipping, by 5.5%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the company's figures for the year so far on both a quarterly and a regional basis.


The Coca-Cola Co's next sustainability move - Focus - just-drinks Exclusive 7 Nov 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has said a new strategy in Western Europe to reduce packaging waste will act as a template for a global initiative, due to be unveiled next year.


Carlsberg Q3 & YTD 2017 by region - results data 2 Nov 2017

In early-November, Carlsberg reported a decrease in the speed of sales growth in the third quarter of 2017. The brewer's sales in the three months to the end of September were down year-on-year by 1%, pulling the growth of the top-line down from +2% in H1 to +1% in the first nine months of the year. Here, just-drinks compares the brewer's performance to the same period a year ago, and breaks down the figures by region.


Brown-Forman performance trends 2013-17 - results data 24 Oct 2017

In mid-June, Brown-Forman released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of April dip by 3% as profits came in down compared to the year-prior, when the bottom-line was boosted by a one-off divestment. Here, just-drinks considers Brown-Forman's performance over the past five years and looks at what lessons the wider spirits industry can learn from the group's recent history.


Pernod Ricard Q1 fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data 19 Oct 2017

In mid-October, Pernod Ricard reported a near-6% rise in sales for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. The 5.7% lift in organic terms was hampered by ForEx, however, with sales on a reported basis coming in 2% up on the corresponding period a year earlier.  Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of September.


Remy Cointreau first-half fiscal-2018 - results data 17 Oct 2017

In mid-October, Remy Cointreau updated the market on its sales in the first half of fiscal-2018. On an organic basis, the group's top-line in the six months to the end of September rose by 7% to just over EUR513m (US$605m). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by reporting division in the first half and second quarter.


Constellation Brands' H1 fiscal-2018 by category - results data 9 Oct 2017

In early-October, Constellation Brands reported its results for the first-half of its fiscal 2018. Group sales in the six months to the end of August increased by 7% in organic terms, repeating the rate of top-line growth in the first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the six-month period on a by-category basis.


What is set to shape the future for the drinks industry? - just-drinks at Drinktec 2017 2 Oct 2017

Held every four years in Germany and hosting the biggest global names, Drinktec is the Olympics of the drinks industry's trade show calendar. Nothing else gives you the same insight into beverage innovation, whether from a packaging, flavourings or labelling perspective. However, like the Olympics, Drinktec is massive - a cavernous experience that can defeat even the hardiest of trade show attendees. Luckily, just-drinks' news & insights editor, Andy Morton, travelled to Munich earlier this month to digest the enormity of it all and deliver these nine bite-sized nuggets of learning.


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

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

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.


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